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Three Wishes [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Delinsky
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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From School Library Journal

YA?On a bitterly cold October evening, a truck skids across icy roads into a car that slides uncontrollably into pedestrian Bree Miller. The driver, Tom Gates, spends days helping the woman recover both at the hospital and later at her home. As they fall in love, Bree eventually tells Tom about her near-death, out-of-body experience and her recollection that she has been granted three wishes by the Being of Light she met during the episode. Once the three wishes are granted, she feels that she will die once more. Bree uses one wish as a test but the result is ambiguous, so she can't be sure if it is luck or the true power of the granted wish. It is only after her death that Tom has the hindsight to see that Bree's three wishes had been granted. Delinsky draws detailed portraits of her characters, from physical attributes to personalities. The picture-perfect, small-town Vermont setting is effectively drawn. The mystery of Bree's mother's identity adds another layer to the intriguing plot. For YAs who are fond of Lurlene McDaniel's novels, Delinsky's book is a natural progression into adult writing of the same genre.?Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Hit by a truck in the little town of Panama, Vermont, waitress Bree Miller awakens in the hospital with memories of a bright white light and a voice granting her three wishes. The only person who believes her near-death experience is newcomer Tom Gates, the driver who hit her. These two lonely people are drawn together by their shared experience, and, to the eventual delight of everyone in town, they fall in love and marry. Tom and Bree have never been happier, but both remember the three wishes as well as Bree's belief that she'll die after the third wish has been granted. Readers will want to keep a box of tissues handy for this beautifully written tearjerker. Fans of Delinsky's recent work (A Woman's Place, LJ 2/15/97) will not be disappointed, although those who loved her earlier books may find the new one a bit unexpected. Highly recommended for popular fiction collections.
-?Elizabeth Mary Mellett, Brookline P.L., Mass.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 846 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451679149
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (May 11 2010)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003LL3FFM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,870 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Story with a Sad Ending! May 27 2004
Format:Audio Cassette
Barbara Delinsky is one of my favorite authors, I listened to the audiobook recording of her book Three Wishes which was read by Amy Brenneman who some reviewers may know as the actress who stars in the TV show Judging Amy and she was very good as the reader. The story is good but has a very sad ending which I have to admit upset me because I just wasn't expecting it and was hoping for the typical escapist romance book with a happy ending and though I didn't care for the ending I liked everything else about Three Wishes and I recommend it to fans of Barbara Delinsky, but be prepared for a very sad ending that might make you feel a little blue and maybe even cry! So you might want to have a hankerchief or a box of facial tissues close by.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet Love Story May 13 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
While walking home one evening during a raging snowstorm, waitress Bree Miller is struck by a vehicle skidding out of control on the icy road. The vehicle's driver is renowned author, Tom Gates, who has just moved to the small Vermont town to take stock of his life tainted by fame. Tom accompanies Bree to the hospital, and remains with her during her recovery there, and eventually at home. Bree has no family to speak of, and her dreams of a home, a man to love, and family, appear to be within her grasp in the form of Tom. Eventually, she confides in him of her out-of-body experience, during the time her heart had stopped after the accident. She saw a white light, full of love, which once revived; she felt this entity had given her three wishes. The only thing is, she thinks there's a possibility she may die again once her wishes are fulfilled.
This was my first book to read by this author, and so far I haven't read any of her other work. It was a very well written and compelling story, with interesting, multi-faceted characters. In fact, I could hardly put the book down, because I kept wondering how it would end. The reason I haven't read anything else by this author, as good as she is, is because it was an emotionally draining story for me, full of bittersweet moments. My reading preference leans more toward romantic comedies or sweet, romantic love stories. If you don't mind quite a bit of sadness in your romance reads, then this is probably the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a different kind of read... Sept. 16 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The setting is that of a small Vermont town where the community knows everyone and is a family. The waitress at the local cafe, Bree Miller has no family in fact the community is her family. While walking on her way home one evening, Bree is hit by a passing jeep that is forced off the road by a truck that loses control on the icy road. She is rushed to the hospital and has a near-death experience while being revived on the operating table. During her "out-of-body" experience she receives three wishes to ask for.
The driver of the jeep, Tom Gates feels responsible and stays at the hospital for the days that it takes Bree to recover. Bree and Tom start getting to know each other by sharing about each other's lives. Tom is a famous author that has escaped from all of the publicity to the country to find himself again. He had separated himself from friends and family only to find himself alone in his life of fame and fortune. Through his time with Bree, Tom's experiences the joy of a simpler life. As Bree moves home from the hospital Tom becomes a regular there, too, against the wishes of the community, to help Bree continue to recover. She becomes more and more an important part of his life as he does for her- filling a void in her life for love that she never expected to experience. But what about the three wishes... were they real or just a dream? And what happens after the third wish is made? Bree and Tom fall in love but there are still parts of Bree's life that she wants to find out about - like the mystery of her mother that she never knew. Get ready... it's a tear jerker! Bree and Tom's love is sooooo fresh, sweet, and strong - yes, it is graphic at times, too!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good Start, Bad Finish! June 25 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
Well the beginning and middle of Three Wishes was good but that ending was a real disappointment, Sorry but I just didn't like the depressing ending!
What a let down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wishes are real... June 20 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
An awesome book for anyone that believes wishes really do come true. Bree wakes up in a hospial bed after being hit by a car. She remembers dying and remembers that she will be granted three wishes whenever she asks for them. Tom was there when she was hit and stays by her side through out. They end up falling in love and Bree tells Tom about her experience from beyond. Is what she remembers real and what will happen after she makes that third wish?
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5.0 out of 5 stars What if wishes really could come true? March 2 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Barbara has exceptionally mastered fitting all of the multifaceted concepts of love into a single work. Love between a man and woman, family, community, and even life itself is presented in such an emotional and clever way you will find yourself drawn in completely to the story. The protagonist, Bree Miller, seizes the reader with her dreams as well as her sensibility and independence. She immediately pulls you in with her extreme modesty, besides being a solitary spirit abandoned by her own mother. After she awakens from the accident, it becomes too easy to instantly fall in love with her and cheer her on as her whole world changes from that of a rational and lonely waitress to fortunate heroine gifted with a new life and three wishes. Panama, Vermont changes from a cozy place of quiet solitude to your own extended family and friends and the love shared by Bree and Tom will make you see you own loved ones with new compassion. Warmth radiates from the pages making it impossible to set down. Add in a tear-jerking ending and you have an excellent read.
This is a book you can go back to a thousand times and feel the same elation and heartache.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ohh man
well from the above stuff you know what it is about. Lets just say for the last half I had to stop reading every so often cause I was crying
Published on Jan. 15 2003 by Mona Carver
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Wishes Yet to Come True
Having never heard of Barbara Delinsky, I wasn't sure whether or not her novel Three Wishes would be any good. Read more
Published on Dec 10 2002 by Katie Atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Wishes -- My All-time Favorite Book!
I absolutely loved Three Wishes! I've read the book at least five times, but it never bores me. It's a great story with all the essential ingredients -- love, tragedy, humor... Read more
Published on July 26 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Love, life, and the people that mean most to us.
That is what a Delinsky novel reminds me of. I have yet to read one that hasn't brought tears to my eyes. Read more
Published on June 9 2002 by Denise Bentley
5.0 out of 5 stars So Sad But So Good
This story really got to me at the end. I could feel the pain of each of the characters as though the situation was really happening. Read more
Published on March 16 2002 by "wildwoodldy"
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, passion, joy and sorrow all in one storyline
Having read nearly all of Barbara Delinsky's books and enjoying them all, if I had to choose one that has touched me the most, it would have to be "Three Wishes". Read more
Published on Feb. 25 2002 by Heartsong
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely LOVED this book!
It has been several years since I read this book and it still ranks as one of my all-time favorites. Read more
Published on Jan. 30 2002
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