Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Wish in time

A Wish In Time
Laurel Bradley
ISBN-13: 978-0-595-40948-8 (pbk)

ISBN-13: 978-0-595-85307-6 (ebk)

ISBN-10: 0-595-40948-2 (pbk)

ISBN-10: 0-595-85307-2 (ebk)

Time Travel


In the seventeen hundreds in Scotland, Magda offers a final kindness to an old woman accused of witchcraft, not knowing that Auld Annie truly was a witch and so when she promised the young mother-to-be a wish, she had the power to make it so. Even if the granting would take over three centuries to fulfill. In New York, in the present, Maggie and her husband, David, long for a child, enough so that they are taking drastic medical measures to procure one. As Maggie goes under for her procedure, Magda goes to sleep beside her husband, Davy. When the two women wake, they have changed places. Now, each struggles to adjust to a new world, a new life, and a man who is and is not her husband. One of the men believes his wife has gone nuts, the other is able to accept what has happened, but withholds his complete love. Yet, the two mixed up couples find themselves falling in love as one set prepares for a birth and one continues to wish for it to be. Will the two women ever find their proper times?

Ms. Bradley has written a sweet story that shows how much of a miracle kindness can be and examines the importance of a baby in a family's life as well as what makes us who we are. Readers would do well to search out what may be a hard to find treasure and get this for their collection.

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