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A Winter’s Wish Come True

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Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and na
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published November 22nd 2017 by HQ Digital
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.Under the pages
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, review
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Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my what a wonderful read!

In this story Cleo is still nursing a broken heart , from a year ago when her boyfriend Scott left her to live in Australia.  She has been working on herself and checking things off her bucket list.  She is slowly moving on, but not ready to date again.  Then after a sky diving experience with her bff Emma they decide to go to the pub to celebrate.  Low and behold she runs into none other than Scott.  All the feelings come rushing forward as he professes his apology a
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This was a very sweet romance that I had planned to read at Christmas, but it got pushed back a bit. Cleo is still in love with her ex-boyfriend Scott who up and left her a year earlier to move to Australia. When he returns to Silverdale, he wants to get back together. He admits he has made a mistake and begs Cleo to forgive him. She is not willing to do that, at least not at first. As they run into one another a few more times, they spend one passionate night in bed. In the morning Scott is gon ...more
Deanne Patterson
Oh my goodness I'm melting this was a super fun and romantic read. Perfect for a Winter's cuddle while reading. You may not know what you want until you have it then you desperately want to keep it. Second chance at love story that does have a HEA. I will be reading more by this author.
Pub Date 22 Nov 2017
Thank you to NetGalley and HQ Digital for a review copy in exchange for my honest review.
Kathy - Books & Munches
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, read-in-2017
After Cleo's battle with her body dysmorphia and her weight, she finally found her place in the world with Scott. But apparently that wasn't meant to be, since they broke up. A year later, Scott pops back into her life with life-changing consequences.

Even though The Summer of Hopes and Dreams wasn't really a light read for me, because of the weight-struggles and the familiarity of it all, I was happy that A Winter's Wish Come True did have a lighter air to it. Although Cleo still struggles with
Rachel Gilbey
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Somehow until just before I started this book I didn't twig that it was a sequel to A Season of Hopes and Dreams that was released a few months ago. However I am delighted that it was as it made getting into this story that bit easier, as I was already familiar with the characters's histories.

Easily one of my favourite things from this book besides the story, the writing, the characters and the duelling grandmothers to be, is the sheer amount of references to Friends, one of my favourite sitcom
Sara Oxton
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Winters Wish come true by Lynsey James a five-star read that will have you wishing upon a star. This is my first read by this author and what a read, it will have you laughing and crying, the story will touch you so much it’s not just about a couple meeting and falling in and out of love and then hooking up again, it’s so much deeper than that. Cleo as a character was someone I adored, she has faced battles and hardships and come out the other side, not stronger yet, but one day. All of the ch ...more
Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
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Having LOVED Lynsey James' previous book, 'The Summer of Hopes and Dreams', I was so excited to be able to re-visit Cleo and Scott. I was so looking forward to finding out what the pair had been up to in between books. Was Cleo finally happy? Had she reached a compromise with her demons?

Poor Cleo isn't as happy as I thought she would have been. When we left her in the previous book, things seemed like they were starting
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read and thoroughly enjoyed A Season of Hopes and Dreams a few weeks ago so I was delighted to see A winter’s Wish Come True hot on it’s heels.

So nice to be back with Cleo and her friends. I think it would be beneficial to read these books in order just for a smooth transition and why deprive yourself of a great read!

Poor Cleo is trying to get over the break up with Scott, she is determined to move forward but fate seems to step in and they bump into each other a couple of times and her resolv
eleonora -
Nov 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2017
I received this book through Netgalley.

This was so boring.
When Cleo’s ex boyfriend comes back from Australia they share the night and she gets pregnant. That’s it.
This book was not descriptive at all. We don’t know anything about the main character except that she’s a baker, she’s pregnant and she has body dysmorphia. Which, by the way, is addressed in such a shallow way that made me feel very angry.
Reading this novel was like watching a pregnancy reality show. We don’t know anything about t
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Full review on my blog,
Wit & Wonder Books
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ***

Life isn’t going quite how Cleo planned in A Winter’s Wish Come True by Lynsey James. An unexpected surprise and many decisions need to be made in order to find direction in her life.

Cleo Jones has been single for a year. And after all this time, she is still devastated from the break up with her boyfriend. She questions her decision to not go with him, and his decision to leave her behind, but she is living her life to the fullest. Her buc
Gem ~ Bee
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book follows on the story from A Season Of Hopes & Dreams however you can totally read it as a stand alone story as everything is explained & there are events between the books that separate the stories.
This is one of those sweet, uplifting, cosy reads that sometimes you just need, to reaffirm and escape in to. Reading this story is like catching up with an old friend and telling each other the juicy bits; there's drama, friendships, jealousy and heartache to share.
Zoe Hartgen
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I definitely recommend reading the first book before this one. There is not enough backstory in this one to understand what Cleo went through in the first book. Dare I say it, this is the better book out of the two. I don’t know if it’s because I related more with Cleo in this one, but this book felt more confident, it knew where it was going and it didn’t falter.

Cleo finds herself single at the beginning of this book, but is fine. Honestly. She’s still ticking of her bucket list from book one a
Jenny in Neverland
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, chick-lit
I read and reviewed Lynsey’s book The Season of Hopes and Dreams earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the concept of story and as I don’t usually read Chick-Lit / Women’s Fiction anymore (no offence at all to those genre writers but I think it’s normal for our tastes to change and adapt), it was a nice change to the normal Thriller’s I was reading. So when the sequel came out, A Winter’s Wish Come True, I knew I had to read it to find out what was next for Cleo and Scott – two c ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
A Winter’s Wish Come True, Lynsey James

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, women's fiction

A shortish, seasonal read, just under 2800 kindle locations. If light and fun, little sections such as the baby shopping with the two grandmothers, and the dinner from hell made me snigger even while feeling sad for Cleo and Scott, caught up in family issues and  granny rivalry.

I could see why they split but was sad that it came to that, that they didn't try to make long distance work for
Nov 14, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of A Winter’s Wish Come True by Lynsey James via NetGalley.
I let you love me, I trusted you, and you fucked it up twice. Not me, you. So spare me the armchair psychology,Scott. I’ve got bigger things to worry about right now, like having our baby.’

I’ll be honest, Cleo made me want to pull out my hair. I can’t begin to recall a more indecisive, emotionally wrecked, and completely irrational, drama queen than Cleopatra Jones (that name made me laugh out loud because ...serious
Grass monster
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it

The Blurb :
Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?
Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings fo
B.R. Maycock
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After loving A Season Of Hopes And Dreams (review here ), I was thrilled to jump STRAIGHT into this, A Winter’s Wish Come True, returning to see what had and would happen with Cleo and Scott. Books with pregnancy and babies or kiddies bundled up with comedy and romance are right up my street and I looked forward to seeing how Ms. Jame approached the whole thing. We start off somewhere along the street we ended up in (don’t worry, no spoilers for the last book!), with Cleo still attacking that bu ...more
Rachel (Rae)
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
After meeting Cleo and Scott in A Season of Hopes and Dreams I loved their connection and if there was ever a couple to root for it would be them. I'm sure most of us have wondered if our favourite couples really do get that perfect ending after The End. Well A Winter's Wish Come True shows you that maybe that isn't always the case. This book could be read as a standalone because it is like a new story but you would be missing out on how Cleo and Scott met.

It's a light read that was easy to get
Eve beinguniquebooks
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cleo and Scott were a couple, however pushed back together by the unexpected pregnancy, their baby may just push the two now friends back together as a couple once again as the pair face up to their shared future.

Scott now back from Australia after wishing to win Cleo back also has his work cut out now proving to everyone around them including baker Cleo's best friend's Emma and Zara he'll actually stick around this time!

There's also another added factor of an old face showing herself and also b
R.S. Williams
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As normal I start with the cover and blurb. I love how it's exactly the same as the previous book just different colours. The tree in the background is SO CUTE and Christmassy. Then we come to the blurb. THE BLURB PEOPLE. CLEO IS PREGNANT!!!! YAAAAAS.

In the beginning of the book, I found it a little hard to focus because as we are brought up to speed on what's happened. The scenes cut and change quite a bit which was a little disorientating. I found myself relating to a lot of things in this bo
Pam Robertson
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
There is plenty of mileage to be got from returning to Cleo and Scott and much has changed since the end of A Season of Hopes and Dreams. The pair have split up and Scott has spent the time in Australia. It was great to catch up with all the characters again and the pair of 'frenemies', ie their mothers, made me smile. All the humourous touches are still there and their passive aggressive remarks to each are genius.

I liked the way both Cleo and Scott's characters seemed to develop throughout t
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I didn't realize immediately that this was a sequel to The Summer of Hopes and Dreams but I finally realized it when the characters seemed so familiar. Then I went back and looked at her previous book and realized this was a sequel! My only (minor) complaint is that I wish authors would label their books that are in a series. I would be very disappointed if I read this book before the previous one because it wouldn' ...more
Sally Coles
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cleo was really happy with Scott until he took a job in Australia and dumped her, but that was a year ago and she has moved on hasn't she....... so why is it such a shock when she walks into a pub and he is back!
After a few run ins they have a one night stand but he is gone again in the morning and left her with a baby!

Scott is determined that he will support her and be involved in the baby's life... but how will that work out..... will they just be friends?

Great to be back with a catch up on Cl
Kathleen Gray
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cleo is a mess- she's overcome lots of issues but she's still got problems making decisions. Now, however, she's pregnant with Scott's baby. They were a couple once but he walked away so she's afraid it's going to happen again. Don't judge, just read this as a couple trying to find their way to one another. There are are some laughs, the dialogue is good, and you're going to find yourself both shaking your head and rooting for this pair. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. This is a fast diversiona ...more
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a super cute story and a really fun easy read for the holiday season. Although most of the book is set in the months before Christmas it ends on a festive note. I loved following Cleo through her pregnancy (it brought back so many of my own pregnancy memories) and though her and Scott did things in an unconventional way, they did them their way and I loved that about them!
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I didn't realise that this book was the sequel to A Season of Hopes and Dreams until I started reading the book. Even then I was not 100% sure, the names sounded so familiar. It was great to be back in Cleo's life again and see what her new challenges were.

Her boyfriend Scott left her to go to Australia, but now he is back and things aren't easy. And the. Out of the blue she finds herself being pregnant with his baby. After that t
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.***

A Winter’s Wish Come True is a story about second chances at love and new beginnings. Not having read other books by the author before, I didn’t know what to expect before reading the book and it didn’t disappoint. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Cleo Jones, a baker who is still struggling to move on from her previous break-up with her boyfriend, Scott. Her friends have been very supportive and there for her, but when she sees Sc
Debbie Binnersley
As I mentioned at the beginning of the post I'm taking a break from my usual genre of thrillers to read something a little more light hearted.

It wasn't until after I started reading this book that I realised that it was the sequel to Lynsey's earlier book A Season of Hopes and Dreams, which I hadn't read. However, there was no point in the story where I felt I had missed anything, so it's safe to say that this book can be read as a standalone book.

Cleopatra Jones is slowly getting over her break
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Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write ...more

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