The hilarious sequel to A Wish For Jinnie! Best read in order.
Jo Milligan’s café — A Bit of Crumpet — is her pride and joy.
But icing cakes and baking pastries in the sleepy Scottish village of Cranley isn’t hitting the sweet spot.
Jo longs for some excitement in her life. The arrival of gruff stranger Harvey Quinn doesn’t fill her with joy. Nor does the appearance of an unlikely assistant with an unexpected gift … and a serious attitude problem.
Genie Aaliyah grants Jo three wishes, but coming up with ideas proves challenging.
As Jo grows closer to Cranley’s newest resident, secrets threaten to derail their relationship.
Can Jo find a way to cook up a happy ending, or do the ingredients add up to a recipe for disaster?
I read the first book in the Cranley Wishes series last year and absolutely loved it. I loved Jinnie who was the main character of the previous novel as well as Jo who played a smaller role. Needless to say I was delighted that even though the tables have turned and Jo is now the leading lady with Jinnie more in the background, it was so good to catch back up with them with them both.
We are however introduced to a different genie this time round called Aaliyah. Some of the things she comes out with made me laugh and cringe at the same time as she is so outspoken. I have to admit I didn’t take to her as much as I did the previous genie who I totally adored but Aaliyah certainly brings the fun factor into the story! Jo had my every sympathy having to have her under her roof whilst she chose her three wishes.
A Wish for Jo is a great bit of escapism. One of Jo’s wishes in particular made me quite emotional and I can imagine it’s the one wish that most of us would make if we ever got the opportunity. The small community feel with the old and new friendships are just a couple of the perks of reading this book. If you are looking for a read that is a little bit different from the romantic comedies out there, then this is a book and series I can whole heartedly recommend. A magically charming read!
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Author Bio – Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.
Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.
A Wish For Jinnie was published in June 2020, and her fifth book – Lost In Translation – in January 2021.
All her books are available as Kindle ebooks and paperbacks through Amazon.
Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.
Social Media Links – https://twitter.com/audbyname