The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson

Review published on May 12, 2017.

You know you have a winner when you stay up past your bedtime to read. Yep, that was me with this very book.

I found myself immersed in the story. I could really picture the scenery – Pot of Gold with Lewis standing behind the counter, the tea shop next door, Rainbow Cottage etc.

I found myself hating one character in particular. He was ignorant, self-centred and I could call him more names under the sun, but I will leave it here, at this final sentence. He was nothing but a vile being. If you’ve read the book, you’ll know who I’m talking about, but if you haven’t, I’ll leave it up to you to find out.

This was my first book by Milly Johnson and it will not be the last. I have been well and truly wowed, not just by the writing style, but also by the characters. Each and every character had their own personalities shine through, although there was one character in particular who really did shine for me. Her name is Bonnie. I mean can it really be that hard to walk away and grab a fresh start in life? Of course it can and this book reflects on that. Can Bonnie really become the queen of wishful thinking?!

This was a book I didn’t want to put down, let alone finish. From the way it started out to the way it ended, even how it all played out in between, this is a book that I can recommend as a MUST READ for all fans of Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.

It truly is a fun, feel-good read. Happy reading!

Lauren Anderson 5/5

The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson
Simon & Schuster UK 9781471161735 pbk May 2017

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