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Wish Upon a Star

Narrated by: Julia Barrie
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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Summary

A wonderful warm festive treat from Sunday Times bestseller Trisha Ashley.

The perfect gift isn't always under the tree...

Single mum Cally's life is all about her little girl Stella. She's resigned to the fact that the only romance she's going to get is from the rom-coms she watches, and with her busy job and her daughter, she doesn't have time to even think about love.

But life gets very tough when Stella gets sick. Balancing her job as a recipe writer and looking after Stella is all consuming, so when Cally meets handsome baker Jago the last thing she wants to do is fall in love, especially when she's been badly burned by a Prince Charming from her past.

Can laid-back, charming Jago unlock Cally's frozen heart and help her find true love and magic under the mistletoe?

Come home for Christmas with this gorgeous festive treat, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell.

©2013 Trisha Ashley (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best" (Carole Matthews)
"Full of down-to-earth humour." (Sophie Kinsella)
"One of the best writers around!" (Katie Fforde)

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A Delicious Treat

Would you listen to Wish Upon a Star again? Why?

Yes. Because it's heartwarming but it also feels true to life.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the honesty of all the characters. None of them seemed to be stereotypical.

What does Julia Barrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She brings the characters to life in a lovely, soft non intrusive way.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A book that could rise to any occasion.

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good story ideal for relaxing and helping me sleep

Tjis was a simple but good story ideal for relaxing and helping me sleep, thsnks

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A relaxing, pleasant listen.

Fairly predictable, but in a comfortable, not irritating way.
Very well read. Although male characters read by female readers always tend to sound a bit odd (as is often the case vice versa).

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Lovely story and well told

Proper Tricia Ashley style book and loved that it actually links to the last one I read :)

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Lovely listen

Such a story you can’t stop till the end highly recommend
Hope there is more of this to come

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enchanting

loved it - but apart from one book I have loved them all especially 12 days of Christmas which is not on audible

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Lovely Story

I wouldn’t pick this book to read, but was brought it for Christmas and I really enjoyed it, such a beautiful story although I still wondered what happened.
Julia Barrie read the story perfectly!

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Comforting as a slice of cake...

You know it's definitely a good book if it's one you actually take the time to listen to again and so I've listened to it twice now, left it a couple of years in between and then it was lovely to meet the characters all over again and to discover bits of the story I had forgotten, these were nice surprises to come across. Trisha Ashley knows how to tell a good story and the narrator does fine. With all the many references to cake, recipes and baking in this book I can't resist saying that Wish Upon a Star is truly as comforting as a slice of cake. Suitable as a festive listen but works well at any other time too.

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A little magic

What did you like most about Wish Upon a Star?

The whole story. its excellent.

What does Julia Barrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Julia Barie is believable. She takes on the characterisation you hear her story. Excellent

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Worrying about a sick child is pretty moving.

Any additional comments?

Trisha Ashley writes excellent books