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3.07 of 5 stars 3.07  ·  rating details  ·  138 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Celine Anderson lives an average solitary life, sticking to routine, never taking chances, and never experiencing true love. All of this changes when a handsome immortal enters her life. She has never laid eyes on the man before, but she somehow knows him and instantly trusts him completely.
Placing her life in his hands, Celine is taken on an unexpected journey and learns
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Published November 1st 2010 by Jewel of the West
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Linda
I think 3/4 of the book was just the two main characters gushing about how much they loved each other/were soulmates/wouldn't live without each other/couldn't imagine being apart for more than 5 minutes without missing the other..... etc, etc, mushy gushy. Ugh. Not my cup of tea. The plot was a little weak, too.
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Oh, the romance.

True mates with the destiny of fulfilling the prophesy together. Sebastian has spent the better part of his immortal life watching over and protecting Celine in the mortal world until one day she becomes a part of his immortal world. It is his duty to protect her because she is the one who will bring into life the Golden child. Eventually, Sebastian discovers he and Celine are bonded together, true mates for eternity. But evil Lord Dearth would have his way, trying to kill Celin
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Jade
The book was exciting at first, but I got bored as it went on. There's not much more to the plot than meets the eye.

Sebastian's mission is to protect Celine. He takes her to another land, Challis. A place where people are truly at peace and happy. Celine discovers that she is the Woman of Prophecy who must give birth to the Golden Child. Sebastian has been chosen to be her mate and their love continues to grow as they take this journey together. However, there are evil beings out in the world w
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Cindi
Perfect hero. Perfect heroine. Perfect couple. Perfect love story.

All of that is true actually. But there is only one problem: Everything is perfect. No angst. No disagreements. No normal couple issues. Just one big perfect existence. Okay, there are some bad creatures and even one or two bad people of the hero's kind. But otherwise all is just dandy.

I actually did like this book. Sebastian (the hero) is described as a towering man.... long, black silky hair. Italian. All those who know me know
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Tristi
I spent Saturday evening curled up with J. Adams' newest release The Wishing Hour. Here's a synopsis:

Celine Anderson lives an average solitary life, sticking to routine, never taking chances, and never experiencing true love. All of this changes when a handsome immortal enters her life. She has never laid eyes on the man before, but she somehow knows him and instantly trusts him completely. Placing her life in his hands, Celine is taken on an unexpected journey and learns of an ancient prophecy
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This book fell completely flat for me. It has an interesting synopsis which is why I downloaded it but the story just doesn't play out very well. There is no excitement in this book, no passion (and I'm not just talking about the bedroom kind). It all seems quite stilted and for me, the writing style was questionable to say the least.

The main female in it, Celine, lives a life by herself; so much so that no one will notice when she literally just disappears one night without taking anything with
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Kristin
let me first say thati really appreciate the author writing a romance novem that was clean. it was a nice refreshing change. I really liked the premise of the story, but what really bothered me was the writing style. I believe the intent was that the character's are telling their story, but it came across very formal and detracted from me building a relationship with the characters. Then at some point the story really lost me. im still not.clear on how a grown woman allows herself to be kidnappe ...more
OOSA
Soul Mates

Celine Anderson lives a pretty ordinary life of working with the elderly and taking care of her cat. That is until she lays eyes on Sebastian. From the moment she saw the immortal she felt the connection and knew that she could trust him and follow him around the world as he fought to protect her so that she could fulfill the prophecy.

J. Adams' "The Wishing Hour" is a refreshing, endearing love story centering around the meshing of two totally different worlds for the greater good. Th
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Loralee
I thought I had rated this on goodreads before, and was quite surprise to see I hadn't. I really enjoyed this book. Celine had a normal life, not expecting much else but to do what she's always done, when suddenly everything changes! I liked that the romance was clean, and that they respected each other, showing this by not jumping into intimacy too soon.
Roxane Wilborn
Very cute book with an interesting storyline. Celine is the key to a prophecy and Sebastian is her protector, who plays an important role in fulfilling the prophecy.

I would have liked a little more character development, but I love books that are character driven. The beginning is a bit redundant. Yes, we KNOW she totally trust this stranger she has never met before and she runs off with him. We get this repeated over and over and over at the beginning of the book. Please give the reader credit
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Tina
My Mom bought a copy of this book from an author's table at the Magna Library Grand Opening. She's been passing it around to all of my sisters, we all love a clean fantasy/romance. I had a hard time breaking through the veil of disbelief in the beginning. It was if the heroine didn't exist until the day the story started, and considering how flat the description of her life is that's probably a good thing. There are some incredibly creative concepts in the story and the twists kept coming. It's ...more
Laura Elizabeth
Okay, this was an Amazon freebie, I got a while back. Disclaimer: Lately, I’ve been in a slump where I felt I needed to pick up something new, something unassociated with any authors I’ve been used to, as I’m dying for certain books to come out already.

Having said that, this basically sums The Wishing Hour up: Celine is average; she never takes chances, she sticks to her routine and all this gets thrown off when a cute cute enters her life. Story of every girl’s life… just sayin’, boys. Only, he
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Miriam
A sweet and simple romance

This wasn't a long book and seemed pretty simple in the storyline. The writing was a bit juvenile for the age of the characters. Still, I enjoyed the Christian symbolism. 2.5-3 stars.
Emotonal Reads
This was a true romance, a wonderful love story and different from any story of bonded mates I've ever read.
Miss Adams is truly talented touches the heart, there are moments of laughter, sadness and joy, what a true romance should have.

I have to admit to being disappointed that the woman had to change in looks, she seemingly went from being a black woman to a white woman and the thought that she never truly felt beautiful until she changed. I would feel the same if I was reading about a white he
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Lisa
Easy read, read in a couple of hours. Really just a filler if you have nothing else to read that day Wasn't good, but wasn't awful.
Tifferz
Tifferz Take:
I had the privilege of getting a advanced reader copy of this amazing book. The Wishing Hour is an fun action packed fantasy romance that will leave you satisfied. I was drawn into the story quickly and could not put it down. The plot was fully developed.

J. Adams has a eye for detail and I felt like I was right with Celine and Sebastian on this dangerous romantic adventure. I really loved, loved the bonding ceremony. It was so powerful. The Wishing Hour is a clean read! I highly rec
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Nicky
I never could get into this book. It was one huge monologue about this woman and how lonely she was before meeting this man and how great her life is now that she has meant him. The author would give these peep shows into the man's history of his people and then go back to feelings. It's fine to state once in a while how the characters are feeling but there was just way to much of that going on. The idea was there it was set and it worked, it just wasn't opened up all the way, and I think even t ...more
Karla
Honestly I really liked this book. Its a bit strange when you start getting into it and I have to admit I was a little confused but everything came out right in the end. It was a pretty awesome book all the adventure was great but what really interested me was the cheese! I mean seriously! It was just a mountain of cheesy moments in this book it was unbeliveable! I thought it was really cute although it could have probably used a bit more detail but other than that I loved it! I would really rec ...more
Rachel
I loved the idea behind this book, it was very interesting. It's also the first romance novel I have ever read with a black heroine, which was a refreshing change. :) However, the story went by so fast, too fast really. I felt there could have been a lot more to it. I wish there had been more, it went by too quick and I wasn't able to really get emotionally involved with the characters like I love to. It was well written and besides from not so great formatting on the Kindle, it was a very good ...more
Jennifer
I've had an absurd amount of problems with this book. Editing and narration shifts aside, the plot was far too unreliable for me to swallow and the heavy religious overtone of the whole book just didn't sit right with me. I do like the premise, but the execution left me wanting and frankly, annoyed. If you are in the market for a clean perfect romance without any dissension, then The Wishing Hour is for you...I wish it were for me.
K.
Great. Enjoyed the author's superb talent. However, did not know she is LDS. And that explains some of what appears different. The romantic notion of a 'true mate', for example. The idea that a man who is so polite and so tender, so thoughtful and so brave would not be draining, is unrealistic. Nonetheless, if there are more books about the amazing world of Challis, I will definitely be reading them.
Sherry
Fantasy Book about a young Girl Whose has a Destiny Or Prophesy she is unaware of and a protector who's job is to make sure the prophesy is fullfilled. Dark forces follow and all hell breaks loose in order for this Prophesy not come true. Call them Angels or whatever..and the Mystical Land sounds alot like Heaven. Took me a few days to read . Its is ok .,,but not what I call a Great Read!!
Julie Baker
I loved this book! It was pretty short and I read it in a few hours but it was great! Made me smile and laugh out loud at times. Celine and Sebastian's love was amazing! I would love to see another book about them and their life with Marcello! So glad I found this book! So glad the author wrote it! Seriously good. I might have to check out some of her other stuff now!
Kira
The synopsis of this book sounded really interesting and its the kind of story I would normally read. However, the writing style wasn't really to my liking and I didn't feel any connection to the main characters at all. The love story was really bland and the evil subplot didn't make any sense at all. So sadly this book didn't rate very well for me.
Teresa
This was a sweet read, I loved the romance and love that the characters had for each other. Jewel Adams is a great author; this is the first of her books I have read. I'm really looking forward to reading her other books. The Wishing Hour is especially a good read for those of you that enjoy romance but not the smut. I recommend it!
Starla B
This was alright. I didn't care for the beginning. The way this woman instantly trusts and blindly goes with this strange guy. Yes, I get that it's part of the plot, but it just seemed incredulous to me. As the story progressed I found myself liking it more and more. By the end, I was pretty involved with the characters.
Katy
It was good, but everything was too perfect. And the romantic stuff went a little over board. There was (dare I say it) too MUCH romance that sort of got in the way of the story. But other wise it was a good book really interesting
Vicki
I really enjoyed this book, even though it's more romance than I normally read. I am not really into that. I did enjoy the creative concepts about the Challisian people and their world very much, fantasy is definitely more my thing!
Dawn
Short, light, syrupy romance. Long living guardian called to protect a woman to fulfill a prophecy. Author has a talent for description, but is written like a short-story. Which is not bad when you want something light to read.
Gail
I think with some editing this could be a better book. Too much "wiping eyes" and I knew I was reading much of the time. I liked the idea very much and the writing was ok- it just needed an editor to spruce it up
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