Thirty-eight and on top of his game. Or was he? After making a birthday wish to meet the woman of his dreams, Scott Williams encounters Jennifer St. James. Her beauty hides a heart mourning her late husband and a faith that once was deep, but now is fragile. Can their dreams of a family and healing come true with each other?
This was a great story. The only complaint I had was Henderson used their names WAY too often. Nearly every time one of the characters spoke to another, they used that person name. It became rather annoying, especially when most of the time it was only two people involved in the scene. Names just weren't needed. BUT, it's still a great, quick read.
"I think you chose the wrong time to get to know me, Scott". He tensed. He suspected this was heading somewhere he did not like. "Because of the memories?" "Because I don't want to get involved," she replied. "Not now." He sighed. "Jennifer, you're going to go through this, no matter how long you wait...." "The memories are too raw, Scott. I can't handle half a dozen flashbacks every day to a time when life was perfect. I'll shatter." Scott winced at the image. "Was it perfect, Jen?" he asked carefully. "For a time, yes it was," she whispered. "Jen, I can't take away the pain you are going through. But I can give you all the time you need."
Scott is a successful businessman. But on his 38th birthday, he realizes that even though he's blessed with family and friends and a great career - something is missing. As he blows out the candles on his cake, he whispers a silent prayer to God for a wife. The very next day Scott meets enigmatic author Jennifer St. James while strolling on the beach. Jennifer holds a lot of pain behind her angelic eyes. Still mourning the loss of her husband and infant daughter, Jennifer's once-deep faith is now fragile. Certain that Jennifer is the answer to his prayer, can Scott convince her to give love a second chance?
Linda C. (Seagull) reviewed The Marriage Wish (Steeple Hill Women's Fiction, No 13) on
Successful, blessed with friends and a rich faith--as Scott Williams's thirty-eighth birthday dawned, he was at the top of his game. Or was he? For while his life seemed perfect to others, Scott felt that something was missing. But how could a rugged executive admit he yearned for a family of his own to love?
After making a birthday wish to meet the woman of his dreams, Scott encountered enchanting author Jennifer St. James strolling along the beach. Her beautiful looks hid a heart mourning her late husband and a faith once deep, now fragile. Would Scott's hopes and prayers bring fulfillment for both of their dreams? (back cover)
Laurel H. (Laurel) reviewed The Marriage Wish (Steeple Hill Women's Fiction, No 13) on
After making a birthday wish to meet the woman of his dreams, Scott Williams meets author Jennifer St. James, strollig along the beach. Her beautiful looks hid a heart mourning her late husband and a faith once deep, now fragile. Would Scott's hopes and pryares bring fulfillment for both of their dreams?
"Blessed with success, rugged executive Scott Williams was pushing forty and was nearly fulfilled. But something was missing; a family to love. So when Scott blew out his bountiful b-day candles, he found himself wishing... for a wife!"