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Publisher's Summary

Emma and her friends are about to turn 30, and for Emma it's a defining moment. Defined, that is, by her having achieved none of the things she'd imagined she would. She's never jumped out of a plane, hasn't met the man she's going to marry or snogged anyone famous. As Emma hurtles towards her thirtieth, she discovers, with hilarious consequences, that some of them are trickier to tick off than she'd thought....

©2013 Jane Costello (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"If you like Sophie Kinsella you’ll love Jane Costello." ( Cosmopolitan)

"Close the doors, open a bottle of wine, get out the chocs and enjoy this wonderfully witty read. Jane Costello at her best." (Milly Johnson)

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  • Mrs. J. L. Davie
  • 05-20-15

Good listening

Good story, funny in parts, would recomend to friend. Good buy and easy listening, will listen to again. Chick lit

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  • Wendy Evans
  • 10-15-15

Fun, enjoyable read

This is the first book by Jane Costello that I have 'read' (listened to) and I really enjoyed it. The characters were likeable and well developed. I'd love to read/hear more books with these characters.

The main character Emma is delightfully scatty who epitomises many women of that age.

This was an easy girly read that I got more and more into as the story went on, so much so I didn't want it to end.

Whilst this is a girly book I wouldn't recommend it for teenagers.

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  • lynn clough
  • 10-01-15

Careful what you wish for

If you could sum up The Wish List in three words, what would they be?

Oh no don't. This book is a bit of a silly romp. having said that it is a good romp and great fum. lots going on at a great pace.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well you know more of Emma and see the world from her point of view, but Max and Emma's girl friends are well balanced characters. Amazingly for chick lit most of the men are great characters. Liverpool comes out very well too. The places described are real and true to life.

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

Positively she reads a great story negatively she drops in to an awful Scouse accent. I am a native It is my native language but at times it grated.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Its a book to laugh with. A perfect example of how humans can convinces them selves to do some pretty stupid things.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book. Yes its chicklit but it has some insights into human behavior and truths. Do we ever grow up? I would suggest not completely.

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  • Abi
  • 11-14-15

Struggled to finish

I found the story unchallenging . I wasn't intrigued by the ending. The main characters storyline stale.

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  • Catherine
  • 06-28-18

First book I’ve read by Costello

I really enjoyed the narration and the story. It was a bit fluffy in parts but generally likeable characters and believable story for the most part. I would read from this author and narrator again.

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  • Niamh Dermody
  • 01-16-18

Light fun book - perfect for the commute

Light and fun listening that a lot can relate to. Great for listening to on the commute to work. Love the scouse accents!

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  • E. Irvine Robertson
  • 07-09-17

Feel good book


The story was somewhat drawn out and predictable but I enjoyed getting to know the characters.
I laughed out loud in places and was reduced to tears, always a good indication of a good book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-20-17

enjoyed

good story for holiday . really enjoyed it really recommend this author to all romantic out there

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  • RJ
  • 02-14-17

Quite engaging

I liked the overall story which held my interest for the most part .
After a while I did get a bit fed up with the sometimes childish course jokes and sarcasm -too much for me.

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  • mrs caroline c robinson
  • 05-21-16

Brilliant

Totally enjoyed listening to this book. Made me laugh out loud at some parts ( it good when you're sat alone on a crowded bus) and found myself agreeing with Emma at other parts.

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  • Emily
  • 02-14-16

Terrible.

Bad writing. Boring characters. Predictable storyline. Silly premise. And way too many ridiculous metaphors. Not recommended.