Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2015
Robin Alexander cooks up another tale using her favorite recipe—love, family, and a healthy dose of humor.
Dana Castilaw grew up tossing coins in a well, hoping her wishes would come true, but the candy fountain, puppy, and love never seemed to manifest. At eighteen, she left her hometown of Barbier Point, Louisiana, longing to be free of her father’s chokehold on her life and with a heart full of dreams she hoped would come true. Years later, she is forced to return home with at least one granted wish—her daughter, Sydney.
Alex Soileau stood at Dana’s side for years tossing her coins into the well, making the same wish each time, a secret plea that she refused to reveal even to her best friend. Time and maturity insisted that she give up on her one fervent desire, but her heart never would.
Reunited as adults, both women realize that maybe there was magic in the well after all.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 11, 2014
"Robin Alexander has provided a lovely place in which to escape for a while. As usual her characters are obviously drawn from life experience and are colourful and deep; the story is engaging and funny with some laugh out loud moments and touching ones too. There is also the occasional pearl of wisdom.
If you haven't read Robin's work before, then you can be confident that all her work is well written and edited, and I have never been disappointed. A highly recommended author ."