Wishful Thinking (Lakeview #4)

Wishful Thinking


Louise wishes she could be slim, pretty, and popular. So she can’t believe it when it seems her wish is coming true. If only it didn't all cost so much . . .

Dara wishes she could go back in time, and change everything. But she's married now, and nothing can change that. Can it?

Rosie wishes she knew how to make her children happy. Even though they're both grown up with their own lives, they seem to need her more than ever.

Three very different women, about to make a journey that will change their lives forever. You should be careful what you wish for… (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)


Honestly, I just found this story depressing.  While I really enjoyed some of the other Lakeview Series books, I couldn’t get into this one.  Every single character was frustrating to me.  Unlike Sophie Kinsella, I wasn’t quite able to suspend my disbelief in Louise’s shopping sprees, Dara is a selfish brat who can’t make up her mind and Rosie is very naïve for being a grown women.

Perhaps I’m being too harsh, but I like having at least one character who is self-sufficient and takes responsibility for their actions.  I kept reading hoping it would improve at the end, (and it did a bit) but it didn’t revive the book for me.

Rating: 2 stars!

Who should read it? Chick Lit and Melissa Hill devotees, but otherwise skip.

Want to read the whole series?

  • The Heartbreak Café (Lakeview #1)
  • All Because of You (Lakeview #2)
  • Never Say Never (Lakeview #3)
  • The Guest List (Lakeview #5)