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Wishes (Montgomery/Taggert #7)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  4,073 ratings  ·  116 reviews
Jace Mongomery was a stranger in Chandler. Tall, proud, and ruggedly handsome, he would make any woman's heart beat faster...
Even shy, sweet Nellie Grayson -- Nellie, who thought only of her beautiful younger sister's happiness. With Nellie's tireless aid, Terel Grayson easily became the belle of Chandler, Colorado.
Yet Jace, homesick for his closeknit family in Maine,
ebook, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Pocket Books (first published 1989)
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
A highly entertaining, enjoyable and humorous romantic novel.
he Heroine (and that's stretching it a bit) is one of the most pathetic characters I've about in awhile. She spends more than half the book as a doormat with perhaps two little acts of defiance. TWO! And the romance between Nellie and her love is cute but not sizzling. Personally I thought the most interesting character in the book was perhaps Berni and that was even stretching it abit. I spent most of my time not focusing on the romance but on Nellies complete and utter nativity and total lack ...more
Sophie ♥
Alethea Kontis
Wishes is one of my favorite books of all time. Escapist fiction magic at its best, in a recipe that bakes only pure happiness.

When I broke up with my high school boyfriend, WISHES was one of the two books he refused to return to me.

The other book was The Princess Bride.
Mar 04, 2015 Vava rated it 3 of 5 stars
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The heroine for the most part is very lovable and beautiful, but I was very annoyed by many things. Her eating out of sadness was realistic and she needed emotional help for it, but since when is 160 pounds considered morbidly obese? If she was 260 I would be concerned.

The hero loved the young lady exactly as she was, so why have her lose weight? It was as though the author wanted everyone to "accept" the girl, and the only way to accomplish this is to make her thin, the way all women "have" to
WARNING: This is NOT a better love story than Twilight. And that's about as harsh as one can get.

Definitely one of the weirdest books I've ever read. At the end of it all, I don't get what the book was trying to say. That true love triumphs over every obstacle? Scratch that, magic trumps it all. Why introduce any conflict at all if you would fix them with a Deux (or Douche) Machina fairy godmother? If the fairy godmother could've made people fall in love with whomever, why did we even have this
Ashleigh Cartmill
I liked this book a lot. Jace has got to be one of the best heroes ever. He's sweet and funny and rocks. I also love how they call the in-between place The Kitchen. It was nice to see Berni grow and a character and I loved the very end. Great romance novel for when you want to read something light and fun. And nicely free of explicit sex scenes so I didn't blush every time I tried to talk to my mom about it.
I didn't like it perfectly describes how I felt about it. The fairy Godmother was useless, the main chick is a doormat, and the only person I liked was the guy, but even he started to bug me after a while, I like reading about strong women and strong men, who come together in passion, and both make compromises, huh, I've just got an idea for what to request a romance novel for...
This was the first romance novel I ever read and it is still my favorite in that genre. It is unique in that it features an overweight heroine, which may be why I like it so much. It's not deep or brilliant -- it is a true example of the romance novel genre -- but it is comfortable. I re-read it from time to time to remind myself that true beauty lies within.
To meet a man who loves you for exactly who you are...
To have someone watch over you during your troubles...
To have a family filled with love and joy...
To have and to hold someone whom you shall forever love
And to know that the love shall be returned...
Makes life worth living.
This book is unusual. (1) It's a mixture of fantasy and historical fiction. (2) The heroine is overweight. Of course, the heroin loses the weight, but the handsome hero falls in love with her before the transformation.
Just...ugh. No. The concept had soooooo much potential, but it was horribly executed and completely unrealistic, even when you add in the "magic" of the "fairy godmother." Just no.
This is one of the very, very, very, (did I say very?) few romance novels I will read and I liked it. (My mom edited all the sex scenes for me! thanks mom!)
Carolyn F.
Another book that started out not very interesting and got much better. A super Happy Ever After. But still enjoyable.
Linsey Hall
This is my favorite romance novel of all time. I first read it in high school (which may be one reason I hold it so dear) but I've just adored it ever since. It is a fantasy romance, a fairy tale, really. It is more fantasy-based than Deveraux's other novels. I've read some negative reviews, and I suppose that if one doesn't approach the novel as being a fairy tale (there is a fairy godmother!) then one might be disappointed. But as long as you are expecting a fairy tale and are willing to suspe ...more
Nettie was just too stupid for a 28 year old woman and I just got tired of her falling into her sister's traps.
When Berni dies she is sent to the Kitchen, a place between heaven and hell in which you have to pass tests before moving on. Berni's test is to help Nellie Grayson, a woman who thinks of everyone before herself and who has captured the attention of Jace Montgomery. Nellie is bigger than most girls and as such has never had men pay attention to her and when Berni grants her three wishes, Nellie unknowingly makes things harder for herself when she uses her wishes on her family and their comfort. ...more
This is undoubtedly one of the weirdest books I have ever read. The plot is so unbelievably formulaic, the characters so steroetypically bland that I literally had to suspend any feeling realism in order to get any enjoyment out of this book. Meet Nellie, the most insecure woman on the planet. She could also give the Sugar Plum Fairy a few lessons in niceness and sacrifice. She was ridiculously depressing.

Meet her sister Terel, a selfish, egoistic brat who seriously had not the capacity to consi
This isn't my first Jude Deveraux novel. I read so often I can't remember witch one was first. But she is an impecable story teller. She makes you feel every emotion her characters do and the empathy for the heroine that I felt was emense. Someone so selfless having such a hard time beliving someone genually love her for her. When her entire life has been spent trying to please her father and little sister. Nellie doesn't want to believe or see the worst in people. Especially her family who onl ...more
A little annoying, but a light read for a day at the beach.

Cold, unfeeling rich b**** Berni dies and becomes a "fairy godmother" to an overweight doormat of a woman that lived long before Berni was even born.

Nellie, the doormat, feels she isn't deserving of anything more than caring for her sister and father. She is overweight because she eats her emotions away, and her sister uses this to ENSURE Nellie stays overweight. Nellie's beauty isn't unnoticed by everyone in town, but it certainly isn't
I am going to write the same thing for the Taggart and Montgomery series of Jude Deveraux. First, I can't believe that I read these books because they are so blatantly bodice rippers (not my style at all). And second, and more importantly, I devoured them all! Here is the scoop: We stopped at a friend's house in Tennessee on the last leg of one of our cross country trips about 11 years ago and I had run out of books. She gave me three of Deveraux's books in the Montgomery series and I kindly too ...more
Karissa Keith
First off I Have to start off by stating that this is one of the best books I've ever read!
And second that my free download was only half the book!! (only to page 168)
I can't tell you enough how much I love this book!
I give it 6 stars out of 5! And ill recommend it over and over again! It's a must read for everyone!
& I only read half!
I don't think I've ever felt so many emotions reading a book! It's funny, romantic, and sensual. You can feel the love seeping from the pages through your fin
Evangeline Ravencraft
This was a really good book by one of the few Romance writers that I actually like. The story had an interesting plot and alot of humor which I like in this sort of book. I loved the character of Bernie and her idea of heaven or the waiting room (anyone want to play the helpless maiden), a snobby rich corpse who ends up really caring for her charge. I really loved Nellie and that she was not your typical romance heroine, carrying around some extra pounds that only makes the hero love her more. T ...more
Lizabeth Tucker
Based on the recent news of Jude Deveraux being scammed out of twenty million dollars, I felt like I should revisit one of her older books. I chose Wishes as I remember being pleased with the idea of a plus-sized heroine who got her man while heavy, not after losing her excess weight. This was actually the very first Deveraux book I had ever read.

Nellie Grayson was her family's slave, so belittled that she turned to food for comfort. Jace Montgomery, finally recovering from his wife's death in c
Maria Sanigan
Now, this novel has a different kind of punch amongst the other books of Miss Jude Deveraux that I have read. And surely, desperately, I wanted to say that this made my heart and mind more understanding and loving. I learned more than a lot of great things in life such as these:

It doesn't matter how you look. Whether you're fat, you lack height, or things the world sees as ugly . What matters most is the heart you have, the genuine kindness that is within you, and the love that you're capable
Alis Stevens
I honestly believe that this is my favorite book! There is just something about Jude Deveraux's characters.

First we meet Berni she just died today and has gone to the Kitchen. I love this part of the book. The Kitchen is a place where all women go who haven't been bad enough for hell and not quite good enough for heaven. In order for Berni to move past the Kitchen she must move become the Fairy Godmother to Nellie.

Nellie is what Berni calls a fattie. She weighs 160 pounds or so. But Nellie is b
This book was better than I thought it wohld be. I thought that the story was a cute more modern (as much as it can be in the late 1800's) Cinderella story. The thing that concerned me is that the main character Nellie was considered gross and obese at 160 lbs... everyone thought she was fat and ugly which is pretty sad. I'm guessing she had a body like Kim Kardashian by the way she was described but everyone in town treated he like a leper.
I hate the way the heroine treats herself. She gobbles up food like it's nothing just to make herself feel better while her sister and father verbally abuse her. The hero was a sweetheart and he really cared for Nellie but she was such a ditz towards her family. How could she not see how they treated her? This is why I give the story three stars. I loved the story but the characters did it in for me.
Jessica Cowgill
OMG! I loved this book..I admit at first I was like "are you serious" about Nellie and how much she has to put up with (her dad and sister suck!!) but then I got really into it..I love that she's on the heavier side..That's awesome. I really got sucked into the story and then without expecting it I was already at the end of the was definitely one I will read over and over. :)
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Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers. She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art. In 1967, Jude married and took her husband's surname of White, but four years later they divorced. For years, she worked as 5th-grade teacher.

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