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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  109 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Terry Tyler

YOU WISH was the winner of the "Best Chick Lit/Women's Lit" in the eFestival of Words 2013.

Do we control our own destiny - or might it be determined by fate,
coincidence, luck...or even magic?

Ruth, an amateur psychic with a husband who smokes cannabis for breakfast, is
haunted by a tragic event from her teenage years which, she suspects, was the

Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published November 5th 2011 by CraniumX
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Wow! Just wow! I loved this book. It's funny, insightful, thought-provoking, well-written, contains realistic characters. It's the perfect book if you want to escape into a story. Terry Tyler's writing style is very relaxed and easy to read. It's reminiscent of Marian Keyes at her best. If you like contemporary fiction that will make you laugh out loud, and will keep you interested all the way through, you should read this book.
The story revolves around a Wishing Stone. Various characters make
Very enjoyable intelligent chick lit style novel about a magic stone and what happens when people wish on it. That sounds a bit trite but the book brings in eating disorders, mental health issues and more and it's very thought provoking. Picked up free or cheap for the Kindle and I already have another book by the author to read!
Not at all what i expected and a really enjoyable read with characters that you actually care about and have depth.
I've got her next book downloaded to my kindle and can't wait to see what that one brings. really looking forward to reading more from Terry Tyler
Zoe Saadia
I picked You Wish after I read another book by this author, so I was expectant. Still this book managed to surprise me. From the very first chapter I was drawn into the story in the way I'm not used to. Maybe it was due to the characters that were very well developed, or maybe I kept swallowing chapter after chapter because I never knew what will happen next. I had my guesses, yet the story managed to surprise me with every turn, going into places I would never guess it might go. Toward the end ...more
Julie Powell
I thought this story was very well written and hooked me from the beginning. The characters bring it alive and I could relate to the very real feelings it evoked within them. I didn't think the book was about luck at all, but more about the decisions people make and the consequences of them. It was very cleverly put together and I loved that 'extra' ingredient that always triggers my imagination - the idea of magic.

I don't give spoilers so I cannot say much more.

Highly recommended.
Yet again Terry has won me over!!!!
This was the first of Terry's books I downloaded before I'd read or even heard of the author Terry Tyler. & I have read all her books before I set down to read this....& now I'm asking myself, why did I?
It was a GREAT read!!! & I loved it.
I got this eBook when it was available as a free download from Amazon, I discovered this author on Twitter and this is the first book I’ve read from her so I had no idea what to expect.

The prologue was very intriguing, it involved the police and raised many questions in my mind. Chapter one came along with a mind, body and spirit fair which introduced me to the main characters - Ruth was very likeable but a bit of a worrier (the reason for the worrying was revealed later on in the book) and she
Scott Bury
Independent book review: You Wish

I admit it, I am probably not the target audience that Terry Tyler had in mind when she wrote You Wish. I’m the wrong sex. But I still liked it.

You Wish could be categorized as “urban paranormal fantasy.” Set in the southern part of the UK and spanning a period from the 80s to 2010, You Wish is about Ruth, a woman who scrapes out a living as a psychic advisor at county fairs and other events, and some of the people she comes into contact with.

As a girl, Ruth fin
Alan Shaw
I’ve never met Terry Tyler but as writers we follow each other on Twitter and Facebook. A few weeks ago this novel showed up as a free Kindle promo and I decided to give it a go.
Straight away I liked the way she timestamps her chapters, and is not afraid to write long ones when they serve the plot. I also like her occasional non-linear approach when she takes us back or forward in time in a way that whets the appetite or gives a sometimes chilling new perspective. It’s effective, and always mak
Peter Davey
`You Wish' is the first novel I've read by Terry Tyler and it more than came up to expectations. It's a tight, imaginative and poignant story, ingeniously structured and fluently told with an impressive cast of very human and humorous characters (Sarah's job interview at the optician's, for example, is hilarious and so recognizable). It's also a highly perceptive psychological study of adults and young people alike, particularly concerning the emotions of (often irrational) guilt and anxiety whi ...more
Debbie Bennett
I needed a lot of perseverance with this book. Not because it wasn't good, but because it mysteriously deleted itself from my kindle after I'd read the first chapter! Amazon wouldn't let me download it again and it took me a while to find a backed-up copy to drag-and-drop back onto the kindle...

But worth the effort. This book surprised me because it breaks all the "rules" of writing. Lots of telling, lots of exposition and an unusual structure for a novel. But I really enjoyed it. Excellent writ
E.L. Lindley
You Wish is a deceptively simple novel. The writing style is very readable and straightforward but this masks the fact that it contains some very thought provoking and relevant issues. It is an engaging and quick read because I am willing to bet that once you start reading it you won't be able to put it down. I really loved the twists and turns of the story and the way that ultimately everything is connected. The real joy of the story, however, is the way that Terry Tyler has created such realis ...more
Mandy Baggot
This was my first Terry Tyler novel but it won't be my last. The book follows the stories of would-be fortune teller, Ruth, her family and all the people who made wishes on a magical stone at a Bank Holiday fair.

Sarah wants to be thin, Petra wants true follow their lives after their wishes and see if anything comes true. And what of Ruth? Does she really believe in magic and the stone's power?

I confess that I didn't like any of the characters but that didn't matter because they were s
Francene Stanley

Halfway through the novel, I emerged from the intense revulsion of wishes going haywire for two women to read about a third couple who had wished on a magic stone at a fairground. My mind drew back in horror to think of how their normal, happy lives could change.

That's when I realized the brilliance and subtlety of the author's plot. Apart from a few editing glitches, Terry Tyler's writing in deep point of view drew me along through each woman's slide into degradation. The writing flows smoothly
Librarian Lavender
Ruth never feels comfortable being at the psychic fairs she and her husband are having a stand at. She's afraid that someone will dismantle them as frauds and every time she does her work as a psychic she feels stressed. Her husband can't stay away from cannabis and she's quite disappointed in him. One day their daughter joins them at the fair and she's brought Ruth's wishing stone. It's an enchanted stone that makes wishes come true. Because her daughter is donating the small amount of money sh ...more
Fiona Baker
OMG. I just loved this. A perfect escape from the stress of my own world. Had me hooked from the first page although scary to realise I could relate to all the Female characters in some way or other! Bang up to date with the Facebook theme too, again a bit too real. Yep got to say it again. I LOVED IT! Terry's next two books already lined up on my Kindle!
Brian Deegan
I would think I was outside the the author's target demographic when she wrote this! But that said I really enjoyed it. The characters were well written (although Petra scared me a little at first :) ) It was a nice easy read with good structure and conclusion. I will definitely be reading more by Terry Tyler in the future.
Wendy Steele
Ruth meets Fleur as the new girls at school and after Fleur confides her most precious treasure to Ruth, they become best friends. Ruth's vengeance, when her best friend returns to Cornwall as her parents reunite, changes her life forever.

This is a cracking story, well written and well conceived. I loved the background references to areas of the UK I know well. Tyler beautifully crafts her characters, nurturing the reader through childhood to adolescence and from youth to middle age. Not sure wh
3.5/5 stars

Amazon Description:
Do we control our own destiny - or might it be determined by fate,
coincidence, luck...or even magic?

Ruth, an amateur psychic with a husband who smokes cannabis for breakfast, is
haunted by a tragic event from her teenage years which, she suspects, was the
result of a wish she made on an allegedly enchanted stone. Too embarrassed to
admit her fears, she keeps her secret to herself for twenty-five years.

Petra is the perennial singleton amongst her friends, unable,
This is the second Terry Tyler I have read and loved. I think I have downloaded most of her others too, will check and purchase any I have missed. Yet another great read with good characters and story lines.
I just loved how you are lead to believe one thing all through the book and then it shifts at the end and you think "of course!"
There wasn't one bad character here. I was interested in all of them. Actually, I couldn't put this down and read it over 2 days. (I tagged it as reading awhile ag
Sonya Alford
'You Wish' is Terry Tyler’s debut novel. I had heard a lot about this book and got it free a few months back when there was a promotion on Amazon. As I am always on the lookout for new authors I was really looking forward to reading it.

This story asks us if we control our own destiny or if it is actually determined by fate.

Ruth, am amateur psychic, is married with two children. Her unemployed husband has a breakfast consisting of cannabis each morning. A tragic event from Ruth’s teenage years s
K J Bennett
You Wish is an interesting take on the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for”. The adage is old, but the writing here is fresh. Whilst not as accomplished a work as the other Terry Tyler novel I’ve read - Dream On , this, to me, is still a five star read.

It’s not perfect – chapter 12, I thought, needn’t exist – and there are some inconsistencies in the style: some is six star, some only four! The six star stuff were the parts concerning the weight obsessed Sarah and her decline into ... I ca
‘Be careful what you wish for’ is the irony within this tale which is flipped on its head, with thought-provoking truth. We are all fascinated by magic and the imagination of things happening that cannot be explained, hence just as it drew the characters in so to does it with the reader making you wonder to yourself whilst reading ‘is there such a thing as magic?!’ I have never been so engrossed within a story which captured my imagination that was such a creative and original storyline as to bl ...more
Jul 25, 2012 Jane rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Having read an excellent review on this book, I decided to download to read for myself. I have to say I am really pleased I did.

A modern day twist on the saying "Be careful what you wish for". The story centres round 3 women a "wishing" stone and the wishes made upon the stone.

The wishes made; are wishes I think many women have made in passing, whether it is to find and be loved, lose and maintain weight, and regain a lost love. I know I have, but this is a cautionary tale of things may not be a
Jenny Twist
It is 2009 and Ruth and her husband Matt have set up a stall at the Mind Body and Spirit Fair in a Norfolk village – Ruth as a reluctant psychic (she doesn’t really believe she has the power) and Matt selling prints of his paintings. Everything would have been all right, perhaps, if their daughter Skye had not suddenly produced an object from Ruth’s past – the Wishing Stone. Ruth does not want to have anything to do with it, but Matt persuades her to let Skye set up her own table and charge the ...more
Karena Marie

This is the third book of Terry Tyler’s that I have read, and I absolutely LOVED IT! I can honestly say that she is one of my all-time favourite authors. I consider it a real treat to read one of her novels. I savour her books as I do my favourite chocolates, Lindt Truffles! I would love to gobble up all her other books at once, but I like knowing that there is a special treat awaiting me when the perfect time and mood strikes. As with her other novels, I now know that onc
Vanessa Wester
I downloaded this book months ago for free, and have only just got round to reading it since I collect a lot of free ebooks via Twitter!

When I started reading it I had no idea where it was going and (to be honest) did not think it was my kind of read at all... BUT... Was I wrong?!

As soon as the story unravelled I became completely engrossed and hooked, reading it at every chance (which during the summer holidays with the kids is hard going).

The premise of the story is that the main character, Ru
Alice Huskisson
I was given a Kindle for my birthday and knew immediately which book I should choose in order to lose my eBook virginity. I'd seen YOU WISH by Terry Tyler being tweeted far and wide by many authors at Twitter and had already read a lot of reviews about it. Easy choice, and I must say, an EXCELLENT one!

I like an easy read, not one that goes in to the deepest detail, but one which tells me just enough to allow me to use my imagination and create pictures of the characters in my head. I like a lot
Elizabeth Ducie
As a member of the burgeoning authors’ community, I read lots of novels by relatively unknown writers and always start a new one with a slight sinking feeling; is this going to be a badly-edited self-published book that I’m going to struggle with? So it was with a great sense of relief and pleasure that I realised my fears were unfounded where ‘You Wish’ is concerned. Terry Tyler’s writing is fluid, readable and well-edited. That is not to say that the story is a light one. It chronicles the liv ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Is our Destiny determined by Fate or do we control it? Ruth is an amateur Psychic who scrapes out a living as a psychic advisor at fairs and other events,As a young girl Ruth found a magical wishing stone: if you touch it and make a wish supposedly the wish will come true.Ruth at first laughs it off. But she is also afraid of the power such an object may hold so she keeps it hidden for most of her life. However one day Ruth's young daughter sets up a little display at her parents psychic fair fo ...more
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