Friday, April 8, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty



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ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

A New York Times bestseller, Three Wishes is the funny, heartwarming and completely charming first novel from Liane Moriarty, also the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies.

Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow them. But apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs. Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.

MY REVIEW:

Wow! Liane Moriarty can weave together a really great story.  This was my first experience with her work, but now I can't wait to read more of her books.

The Kettle sisters are triplets, but they each couldn't be more different from one another.  Lyn is the career woman with the picture perfect life.  Cat is the pessimist who is dying to have a baby when her marriage takes an unexpected turn for the worst.  And Gemma is the free spirit who doesn't commit to anything.  The story begins with an explosive event during their 34th birthday celebration and then leads the reader back in time to figure out how they got to that moment.

The story is a roller coaster of beauty and sadness and love and humor.  It's the kind of book that any woman could identify with in some way.  I highly recommend it!