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The Marriage Wish / God's Gift

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  149 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Stories of sweet second chances from bestselling author Dee Henderson

The Marriage Wish

A birthday wish leads lonely bachelor Scott Williams to Jennifer St. Jamesbut love is the last thing on Jennifer's mind. Weighed down with sadness and regret, she's certain happiness is out of reach. Only patience, faith and everlasting love can make their marriage wishes come true.


Paperback, 512 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Love Inspired (first published February 1st 1998)
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Jul 28, 2012 Leah rated it liked it
This printing puts Dee Henderson's first two published works together in one volume. Both stories center around the romance of a woman who's lost her one true love and a man who wants her to find happiness again. I did find the stories very similar, but I was still able to enjoy them both. Both love stories are aided by God and Christianity.

The Marriage Wish tells the love story of Scott Williams and Jennifer St. James. Jennifer lost two very important things in her life and she feels she will n
Dec 01, 2012 Carole rated it liked it
The Marriage Wish was a difficult read for me as I felt so badly about how deeply she was grieving and couldn't seem to get past it and in God's Gift - was difficult to read how difficult it was to learn to adapt to a crippling disease and the doctor's could not diagnose and to see someone replacing work with a life. Both stories are very good, but difficult to read. Tear jerkers even tho they come out just fine at the finish.
Jul 27, 2013 LadyS rated it did not like it
it was just epically terrible!!! i never thought id give Dee Henderson such a terrible rating!! cheesy, predictable, sappy, unrealistic and certainly not convincing. i hated every moment especially the 2nd story. don't read these stories! infact, i.didn't even finish it...too painful
Dec 28, 2013 Mal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good, but dragged.

I really enjoyed the plot. although I thought that the stories dragged. I would still suggest the book to other's.
Apr 14, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing
Both women in this book were writers and I especially loved that. They both suffered tragedies that kept their hearts closed but God had second chances for them. A really good read, I'd recommend!
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Apr 29, 2013 A Lee rated it really liked it
Sad but good I really liked The Marriage Wish the most but God's gift was good also but I felt like you could have extended the book more...
Mar 31, 2013 Tina rated it it was ok
Didn't finish the 2nd book. The first was very sad and drawn out. Couldn't make it through the 2nd, needed more upbeat story.
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Dee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O'Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. As a leader in the inspirational romantic suspense category, her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA's RITA Award, the Christy Awa
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