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Summer of Two Wishes (Cedar Springs #1)

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Whose wife was she?

Macy Lockhart's life shattered in a moment with the news that her husband, Finn—serving in the military overseas—has been killed in the line of duty. Their ardent and devoted marriage is over, leaving Macy alone, empty, directionless. But while she tries to sustain herself with memories of Finn, the quiet, strong man who made her and their small Texas
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Published June 29th 2010 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2009)
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Aug 30, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of emotional contemporary romance
This was a pretty enjoyable contemporary that really made me think “what would I do” if I faced the situation that the heroine in this book does. There were some really heart-breaking moments, and the heroine has to make some tough decisions about the two men she loves, and no matter what decision she makes, someone is going to get hurt. I felt sorry for all the players involved--there’s no real bad guy in the story, but I was definitely rooting for one of the men to get his HEA, but then I felt ...more
I wrote the review below 2 years ago after reading the paperback. Today I finished the audio book and came away with a much clearer picture of the story and a better understanding of what motivated the characters to behave the way they did. The narrator, Natalie Ross (nar. KMM's Dreamfever series) did an outstanding job of bringing the story to life. My revised rating for SOTW is a solid 5+ stars and probably my new number 1 favorite audiobook.

If ever there was a heroine confronted with a mind-b
Miss Kim
Nov 17, 2009 Miss Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Auntee
A young couple, Finn and Macy, just starting out in their marriage, is put to the test when he joins the service and heads over seas to fight in Afghanistan. Macy didn’t want him go, but she supported him. She stays back on their ranch and tries to run it alone. A few months later she is told he was killed in action, due to a car bomb. She is devastated, of course. She’s struggling to hold every thing together—herself, his ranch, horses. She forms a survivor’s support group with another war wido ...more
Jul 19, 2010 Manda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I’m not sure that I have ever been more annoyed by two characters. Finn’s backstory is interesting, but him as a character is lacking. (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 18, 2009 Bridget rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Macy is distraught when she hears the news that her husband has been killed while serving in the military. While she misses her husband dearly, she can't help but fall for Wyatt who shows her once again what it feels like to be truly alive. She finally feels like it is time to move on and she marries Wyatt. And just when she thought she was settled into this new life, the shock of a lifetime hits like lightening. Finn is alive and he's come back for his wife.

It was really hard during some parts
Summer of Two Wishes deals with a love triangle and as always it comes down to the woman between the two men who must decide who she wants to be with. Writing a believable love triangle is a hard thing to do. The question here is was Julia able to accomplish that?

Macy has a wonderful life. She is married to a wonderful man who gives her everything and more. Wyatt Clark has money and prestige and showers all his love on his wife Macy. There marriage seems to be a match made in heaven, but Macy wi
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I've always thought the subject of this book would make a great heart breaking story. This was a good story and easy to read. But I would like to have gotten to know the characters better. I also would have liked for London to have shown us how the characters feel instead of telling us. This book was the perfect set up to make me feel every heart ache that the characters felt. I was not disappointed in Macy's choice, but I honestly don't think there was a wrong or right choice in this situation. ...more
Apr 16, 2013 Kailyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am surprised I got through this novel as quickly as I did, because it felt like I was trudging through mud. I am not happy for Macy by the story's end because all through the novel she came off as a pampered and privileged girl. The only character with any lasting likability was the dog, Milo.
Aug 18, 2009 Nely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
Macy Lockhart is devastated when she is informed that her beloved husband, Finn, has been killed while fighting in the war in Iraq. She succumbs to depression and lands herself in a deep, dark hole that she just can’t seem to climb out of. That is until Wyatt comes along and helps her accept the fate that Finn is gone and she must move on with her life - she eventually falls in love with and marries him.

Then the news arrives that Finn is not dead - but alive. Macy is overcome with joy - her one
Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
Oct 11, 2010 Lea's Audiobooks Hensley rated it it was amazing
Unabridged audiobook version - I reviewed in the 9/30/19 Speaking of Audiobooks column:
Narrated by Natalie Ross
London’s 2009 contemporary (released in audio in 2010) is a moving tale featuring a returning soldier from Afghanistan believed to be dead for three years. Although devastated by the news, his wife has finally picked up the pieces and is now happily remarried. Natalie Ross does a superb job of delivering this heart wrenching story of a woman with two husbands and the dilemma they face.
Char (1RadReader59)
This had to be one of the most frustrating books I read in a long time. For that alone I gave it a 4*. But, I must say I never new for certain what Macy was going to do because she was such a wishy washy character. What is with the last few books i've read but this time it was a woman. As I said in my update her second husband I did not like at all, yet at the end I learned to give him a little respect.Finn though I enjoyed him all the way through a real cowboy gentleman hero in my book. Macy's ...more
Nov 08, 2015 Yuni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I keep telling myself to put it on hold. I cannot. I want Macy with Wyatt. Months or years I lost count. But then I accidentally read the story of Wyatt. Oh God, there's happiness for this guy. So I think again whether to read this book or not. I don't know how or when I took it, sitting on my favorite chair and open the first page.

Can't Macy get both men in her life??? Why Wyatt needs to suffer even for a little? And the last but not least, why I'm so emotional about this fiction??? Congratulat
Feb 20, 2012 Kathy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I do like Julia London but not this book. You would think a book on this subject matter would be emotionally heartwrenching, but instead it was very predictable from the start and I was never able to connect to the book emotionally.

Instead of empathizing with Macy's problem, I found her annoying. And as much as I enjoy most JL books, the "love" scenes in this book are about as engaging as reading a description of a mechanic tuning up your emotion whatsoever.
Mar 17, 2013 Nora rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Unbelievable characters that made bizarre choices & did 180 changes without warning. I didn't know Julia London could write something this bad. And now, I'm going to put it in my library bag, turn & walk away hoping to forget this ever happened.
Sandy M
Jul 26, 2011 Sandy M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I hadn’t intended to read this book for review when I picked it up to look it over. But it’s one of those themes that you’re curious to know how an author deals with the subject matter, the emotions, and, of course, the conclusion. This is one of those situations that is impossible to deal with, impossible to know what to do, impossible for a woman to choose. But there has to be an ending to the story, and it’s always interesting to see how many readers, especially women, want one solution and h ...more
Aug 18, 2009 Cinnamon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
There’s nothing like a good story about love lost and then love found to get the heart going. SUMMER OF TWO WISHES by Julia London was heart wrenching, yes, heart-wrenching from the very first page. A beautiful story about love and life, London created a masterpiece in this beautiful story. If you are a romance fan of any kind, I highly suggest SUMMER OF TWO WISHES. This is the kind of book that keeps you up at night wondering about the characters until you finally get a chance to go back to the ...more
Rachel Brand
I picked up A Light at Winter's End spontaneously in the library last year, and although I already knew the outcome to Wyatt's story, I wanted to go back and read the first book in the series. The idea of a woman remarrying after being told her husband had been killed in action, only to have him return years later definitely intrigued me. Some people have complained that Macy was too indecisive, or took too long to decide between her two husbands, but I honestly don't know if I could have done a ...more
Dec 10, 2009 Colleen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, romance
First off, let me say that I think the flap copy is rather deceptive- this book begins with Finn's return so we never really see Macy dealing with his death or finding solace in Wyatt, so basically the flap copy is the back story which I found misleading. I had a hard time with this book because I thought London did an excellent job with some aspects of the story but couldn't really feel strongly for Macy herself who I found rather aggravating in her inability to assess what she herself wanted o ...more
Jan 09, 2010 Patti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Description:
Whose wife was she?
Macy Lockhart's life shattered in a moment with the news that her husband, Finn — serving in the military overseas — has been killed in the line of duty. Their ardent and devoted marriage is over, leaving Macy alone, empty, directionless. But while she tries to sustain herself with memories of Finn, the quiet, strong man who made her and their small Texas ranch the center of his life, it is wealthy Wyatt Clark who slowly brings joy back into her life. Her love

When she heard that her husband Finn was killed in the line of duty overseas, Mary Lockhart felt like she'd died. Mary struggled to keep his Texas Ranch, but with cattle disease, her inexperience, and bad luck, she had to sell much of Finn's assets. Three years later, she'd picked herself up and created a new life. Mary still loved and missed Finn deeply, but she found stability and happiness with her new husband Wyatt Clark.

Stability and happiness that shatter when Mary receives news t
Oct 10, 2009 Cindi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is a "P.S. I Love You" type, with lots of heart-ache and heart-wrenching going on. Plan your follow-up read carefully!

Macy faces the ultimate anxiety: do I deserve to be happy with the man I loved or the man I married? Finn, her first-and only-true love, is killed at war about three years back from when the story starts. She grieves and withdraws and eventually, after 2 years, copes and emerges. She finds love again, albeit a different, more comforting type, with Wyatt and marries him
Apr 06, 2012 Tytti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure whether to give this book 3 or 4 stars... Okay, I'll give four, because overall, it was a good book.

The story goes... Three years ago Macy heard that her husband Finn had died in Afganistan. Her life came crashing down and she was heartbroken... and tried to struggle with their ranch. But eventually things got too hard and she had to sell their animals and possibly the ranch, too. Then she met Wyatt, a rich constructor who loves Macy and would do pretty much anything to make her hap
Jennifer Defoy
I can't imagine what I would do given what Macy had to face in this one. To first find out that your husband was killed, to get over that loss enough to fall in love and remarry, then to find out that your first husband was still alive.... Not something I ever want to experience, but it makes for a very emotional story. That's for sure.

This is an easy book to get lost in. 400 pages just seemed to fly by. Everything Macy, Wyatt and Finn go through is heart wrenching. It took me no time to connect
Feb 27, 2012 Tia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay I read a book pretty similar to this before and I hated and loved it. I have a lot of mixed feelings with this one too since it is so high with emotion, not to mention just a mess of characters. Although I enjoyed the book, a lot of points in the book make me sad and I don't think I want to read another book like this ever again, two is my limit.

Finn left Macy and went off to fight a war. They were husband and wife and Macy begged Finn not to go but he didn't listen. Then Macy received word
Aug 15, 2009 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three years ago, Macy Clark was Macy Lockhart. Macy can’t believe it has been three years, since her life was turned upside down. She was told by the military that her husband, Finn had been killed in action. It took Macy a while to move on but she finally did and married a good guy. His name is Wyatt Clark and he is a rich land developer.

Now as Macy has everything she desires, her life gets turned upside down once again. She is told that the military has made a big error and Finn is really ali
Feb 05, 2011 Christine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I skimmed this *heavily*. I kept feeling like I should have liked it, because there was certainly a heart-wrenching setup: Oops...turns out your husband wasn't dead, now what are you going to do with your new husband? Part of the trouble was, is that it was painfully obvious from chapter one which one she would choose. I often find this to be true of love triangle stories, and I suppose I really should start to realize that I have never ended up liking a true love triangle story, and take the hi ...more
Ash Ash
Aug 24, 2012 Ash Ash rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
read the synopsis and wanted to read the book badly.. after reading it i couldn't believe all the hype about this book.. Macy Lockhart is torn between two men who love her.. Her first husband Finn joins the army serves the military overseas and dies in the line of duty.. Macy is heartbroken and in grief.. but later she puts Finn's memory to rest and falls in love with Wyatt Clark and marries him.. Both of them have a happy marriage until Finn comes back from the dead, Finn was being held as host ...more
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Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than two dozen romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular historical romance series, the Cabot Sisters, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming R ...more
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