Ever wish that person you were infatuated with years ago, came back into your life? That’s what happens in What You Wish For when a librarian in Galveston finds herself face to face with a man she had a crush on in a former job. What You Wish For is a sweet, funny romance and I particularly liked it because I used to be a teacher and I love the setting of Galveston, a place I visit often. Scroll down to read my book review of What You Wish For.
About the Book
Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living.
But she wasn’t always that way.
Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided by the knowledge that bad things can happen.
But he wasn’t always that way.
And Sam knows it. Because she knew him before—at another school, in a different life. Back then, she loved him—but she was invisible. To him. To everyone. Even to herself. She escaped to a new school, a new job, a new chance at living. But when Duncan, of all people, gets hired as the new principal there, it feels like the best thing that could possibly happen to the school—and the worst thing that could possibly happen to Sam. Until the opposite turns out to be true. The lovable Duncan she’d known is now a suit-and-tie wearing, rule-enforcing tough guy so hell-bent on protecting the school that he’s willing to destroy it.
As the school community spirals into chaos, and danger from all corners looms large, Sam and Duncan must find their way to who they really are, what it means to be brave, and how to take a chance on love—which is the riskiest move of all.
With Katherine Center’s sparkling dialogue, unforgettable characters, heart, hope, and humanity, What You Wish For is the author at her most compelling best.
You know the old saying “Be careful what you wish for.”, well this humorous book illustrates just how bad it can get. When Sam, a librarian on Galveston Island thinks of unrequited love Duncan, she still pines for him. She is surprised to learn he will become the new principal at her school. He was always a crazy fun-loving teacher that she had an incredible crush on when she worked with him in California. When Duncan shows up he is nothing like he used to be and she grows to wish that he had never come to Galveston. I really enjoyed the camaraderie between the teachers and the vulnerable, romantic characters that the author created in Sam and Duncan. It was entertaining from beginning to end. This is a light, funny, inspirational tale of what happens when you get what you think you want.