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If Wishes Were Husbands

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When Rachel invents the perfect husband, she thrills her friends with tales of his wonderful cooking, enthusiasm for housework and amazing sex! Until her invention takes on a life of its own and her fantasy husband appears on her sofa. Suddenly married to a man with only three things on his mind, she finds out why you should be careful what you wish for.Elizabeth Kyne has ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published 2011 by Elly Books
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Donna Brown
If Wishes Were Husbands was described to me as a ‘hilarious read’ and though I do like a good rom-com, be it film or book, I’m always a little wary of anything that is described to me as hilarious. Nonetheless, the description for Elizabeth Kyne’s tale seemed genuinely funny so I decided to check it out and I’m so glad I did.

While I’ve yet to read a fiction book that had me rolling in the aisles, this fun and funny read did have me laughing out loud. The concept of a woman somehow magicking up a

I won a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. The blurb on the back made it seem promising as well as the first couple of chapters. Unfortunately, I only made it about 30% of the way in before I had to give up.

The premise of the book is that Rachel dreams up her perfect man, telling her friends she's married to him and all of his excellence to complete the lie. Then he magically appears. Poof. It's a great tale with lots of potential, if executed correctly. Sadly,
Guilty Pleasures
Guilty Pleasures

Rachel Gibbons is tired. Tired of always being the one that everyone talks about, the woman who at 30 isn't married and is only a PA to a finace director. Rachel is just fine with her life, but the constant questions and stares are enough to make her scream. With one little white lie, Rachel will set her whole world on it's ear. But when the lie takes on a life of it's own, will Rachel see what she has as valuable or will she regret the words that fell from her lips so easily?

Donna McBroom-Theriot
If we could have the perfect husband we’ve always wanted, what would we wish for? Rachel made that wish and then began to weave a fairytale. All she really wanted to do was fit in. She was tired of being labeled as a 40 something year old single female who was married to her job. Little did she realize that when she returned home that night, her fairytale would have come to life. Maybe perfect isn’t what we’re dreaming of, that is, until it fads before our very eyes.

Rachel is out with friends on
Doris O'Connor
When I read the blurb, I knew I wanted to read this. Ms Kyne is a new author to me and she had me hooked from the minute I started reading. Written in the first person this is a truly entertaining read.

You can't help but like the heroine Rachel. Who hasn't sat in the hair dresser's chair and thought of something interesting to say to all those personal questions. Okay, most of us wouldn't make up a husband, but you can see why Rachel did. Her confusion when she comes home to that made up husband
great book, it made me cry near the end.
Kristina Acevedo
It took me a long time to get through this book, but overall, it was a fun and enjoyable read. I had a little bit of trouble keeping up with the whirlwind emotions of the main character, but then again, in each moment I could relate to why she was feeling the way she did. I particularly liked the idea of the story, and how the main character grew from her experience.
I discovered this book on good-reads and as soon as I read the blurb about it I added it to my to-read pile. I thought it was a really cute and funny story. It is about a girl named Rachel who is tired of telling everyone she is single so instead she makes up a fake husband who then shows up at her house one night.
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Elizabeth Kyne is a former pen name for Jane Killick

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