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Wish Upon a Star

(Lakeside Mountain Rescue #4 & 5)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  560 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Love is in the air this Christmas!

The Christmas Marriage Rescue
Christy was hoping to skip Christmas this year. Her kids have other ideas - they've put their dad's name at number one on their Christmas list. So it looks as if Christy will be hightailing it up to the Lake District to play happy families with her ex!

Snow-capped mountains and roaring log fires - Alessandro's
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Mills & Boon
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Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Books 4 and 5 in the Lakeside Mountain Rescue series bring us more doctors and nurses, and was a bit of a mixed bag—the first involving a marriage in crisis which had me I leaping between from like and dislike, frustrated over a lack of basic communication between Mr. and Mrs. Garcia and wanting to kick the him right where it hurt for his 1950’s mentality.

description Which marriage rulebook says that it’s the woman who has to make all the changes in her life?”

Great dad-skills but the husband ones left
Claire Robinson
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
2 - Miffed Stars.

I never thought I would ever be rating a duology by this author with such a low rating.

In short I disliked the couple in the first book; The Christmas Marriage Rescue, and I was so bored I gave up on book two; The Midwife's Christmas Miracle. The writing was the authors usual standard, but with not liking the characterisations in the first and the tropes used in both of them, books five and six in the Lakeside Mountain Rescue Series, were a huge disappointment for me.

Once again a perfect setting of the lake district and I loved the thrill of the story being set among the mountains and hospital.

The two leading ladies are Christy and Miranda while the leading men are Alessandro and Jake. Set in two halfs one from Christy's point of view one from Miranda's.

Jake, Christy and Alessandro have knew each other for quite some time. Christy has two children with Alessandro. He is a brilliant father but to me lacking in the importance of acknowledging his wife at the s
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book contains 2 stories a little darker than the usual SM's books but heartwarming nonetheless.
The christmas Marriage Rescue
Very realistic story about a marriage in peril due to miscommunication and a workaholic husband. Christy had to leave a job she loved as a nurse in A and E department and with the mountain rescue team to raise the children. while Alessandro continued ahead in his career as consultant, Christy felt left behind. I liked how Christy kept proving herself as she got her job
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This was a real cheese-fest. Not really surprising in a mills and boon book. However it was lovely and Christmasy and a real feel-good book. It was exactly what I expected it to be and I enjoyed it all the more for it.

I expect I'll read a few more Christmas romance books along the same lines this December and I hope I enjoy them all as much as this one.
Rachel Gilbey
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Wish Upon A Star is a book with two separate stories, Christy's and Mirandas. They have a location and one character mainly in common but they are very different stories, but both really enjoyable.

Christy's story features Christmas as the heart of it, as all her kids want is for them to go home, and back to Alessandro, in the Lake District, for Christmas. She reluctantly agrees, but for the children's sake more than anything. Once back she is called into action alongside Alessandro, as
Jen - Reviews
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it

An enjoyable read. I love the rescue team at the Lake District.
Alessandro, the Spanish hero in this book, is hot and delicious! Christy is fabulous - strong, intelligent and capable. However, both hero and heroine needed a good slap! They didn't communicate clearly even though they were both crazy about each other. The kids in this story were fabulous and conversations with and between them hilarious!

This is a great story and has a bi
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Sarah Morgan book and i can safely report that it won't be my last. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and i even learnt a few things along the way, about mountain rescue, a & e nurses and being a midwife.

Wonderful characters and so well written, so much so that u really feel a part of the story.

I can't wait to read more of her books.
Oct 11, 2011 marked it as dnf
I'm being a real bah humbug this year. Christmas books aren't capturing my interest at all this year. ...more
Julie Barrett
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wish Upon A Star by Sarah Morgan
One section is about Christy:
The kids talk their mom into going home to the dads's place in the country for Christmas.
Alessandro is a doctor with emergency services. They agreed to get together for the sake of the kids.
Once they arrive in the country he has to go back to work at the hospital and again she feels
she never gets to talk to him. She is then asked to work at the hospital because the nurses that
were to be on duty are all sick. She agrees and the kids are
Paula  Phillips
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's Christmas time and the snow is falling , it should be one of the most romantic times of the year but for four people it isn't though with the Christmas joyous season, their lucks are about to change.
Wish upon a star contains two stories both set in the Lakes District ( home of Beatrix Potter) . The first is Christy and Alessandro's tale , a few months ago Christy was fed up and decided to up and leave and take the children with her to London to stay with her brother Pete. Expecting , Aless
Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Wish Upon a Star is a lovely book that I deeply enjoyed. It has two very cute stories and I read it in only one day.

The first story is about Christy. She made a mistake, leaving her husband a few months ago to make him notice her, but he was supposed to follow her and make her come back. He didn't and now it's Christmas, and the kids want to spend the holidays with the two of them, together. It's the moment to see if Alessandro, her sexy Spanish husband, still want to be wi
Jan 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Wish Upon A Star is a duet of two previously published medical romance novels with Christmas settings: The Christmas Marriage Rescue and The Midwife’s Christmas Miracle. In the first one, Christy Garcia takes her two children and leaves her hunky doctor husband Alessandro to his work in the A and E department and with the mountain rescue team. But what she hopes will force Alessandro to see the cracks in their marriage instead widen the emotional and physical distance between them. Her children ...more
Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it
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Two previously published medical romances 1) THE CHRISTMAS MARRIAGE RESCUE and 2) THE MIDWIFE'S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.

I definitely preferred the second story over the first.

The first one (The Christmas Marriage Rescue) is a marriage in peril between an A&E specialist and his wife who gave up her nursing career to raise their children. It's about reconnecting and rediscovering what brought them together in the first place. Typically, this is one of my favorite themes, but I had trouble connecting w
Clair Sharpe
Oh my goodness I found this so frustrating. This book is two separate stories set in the Lake District at Christmas time. The first is about Christy and Alessandro whose marriage is in trouble. The couple have an amazing sex life, a comfortable lifestyle but Christy appears to have left her husband because he works too hard at his job at the hospital! She comes home for Christmas with the children and what follows is a series of misunderstandings because no one actually talks to each other!!! I ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
previously to this book is read once upon a Christmas and absolutely loved it and feel in love with all the characters.

this book also had 2 stories in one. I struggled through part one to the point I was going to give up. but part 2 stole my heart. I loved watch jake and marinda story unfold.

over all a heart warming Christmas read
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Marie Godley
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
really enjoyed these stories - interesting characters.
Kathleen Booker
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm never disappointed with Sarah's stories. Christy takes her kids and leaves Alessandro because he is too busy to notice her any more. The kids convince her to go back for Christmas and their daughter Katy ( 11 going on 30) manages to make sure that they can't ignore their feelings. After his best friend Jake makes him see the error of his ways, Alessandro manages to mend fences with his wife and they are happy again.

Miranda grew up feeling unloved and neglected she meets older man and thinks
Kimberley Leamon
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book and was surprised by the 2 stories in one book that it has as it didn't appear to be like that in reading the back.
I enjoyed both stories and loved how they were also connected in little ways.
This author is becoming a favourite of mine.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
really sweet and romantic..
Sheila Penwell
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved both of the stories in this book. Would highly recommend this book.
Melissa Angus
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing loved both endings
Emily  Ralph
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another good heart warming Christmas story
Andrea Jones
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A real page turner! Loved every minute of it!
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed reading this book so much.
Serendipity Reviews
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book really took me by surprise. I was desperate for a lovely festive read and fell straight away for the cover of this book when I saw it on Net Galley, so I quickly requested it. Little did I know that it was a Mills and Boon book! To be honest I was shocked. I grew up reading my nan's Mills and Boons books and although I enjoyed them they were quite a secretive read. This was mainly due to the covers, so I was quite surprised to see such a lovely cover on this book.

I was even more flabb
Dec 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
The Deal: Wish Upon a Star is a compilation of two stories that have a lot to do with the Christmas season.

In the first one, Christy is still reeling from the temporary separation from her husband Alessandro, which is starting to look like a permanent thing even though she never intended for things to turn out that way, she was just trying to give Alessandro a wake up call as to the state of their marriage - namely that he worked too much, took her for granted and that they only 'quality' time t
Sarah (saz101)
Wish Upon A Star, a Christmas themed release from Sarah Morgan, is actually divided into two novellas: one following Christy and the other Miranda. They're, rather aptly, called 'Christy' and, yep, you guessed it, 'Miranda'. And they're fun.


Christy has made a Big Mistake. Namely, leaving the husband she's still wildly in love with, and taking their two children with her London. Which she hates. He was supposed to follow her and beg her to come back. Turns out it didn't work quite how she
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Two stories of finding love and enjoying the holidays. Christy and Alessandro are apart from each other during what should be a very happy time of year. Only their scheming children may be able to pull them back together again. Miranda on the other hand has given up on love, six months pregnant and not at all looking for love stumbles into Jake. Of course, Jake’s plans are completely different from Miranda’s and how it ends is entirely up to her. Christmas and happily ever afters come together i ...more
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About Sarah

USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women's fiction and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.

ONE MORE FOR CHRISTMAS, a warm, funny, family drama that reached number 2 on The Sunday Times bestseller list

Other books in the series

Lakeside Mountain Rescue (8 books)
  • The Doctor's Christmas Bride
  • The Nurse's Wedding Rescue (Lakeside Mountain Rescue Series, #2)
  • The Midwife's Marriage Proposal
  • The Christmas Marriage Rescue
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