Wishful Romance, Volume 1: Books 1-3

Wishful Romance Boxed Sets
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Series: Wishful Romance, Book 1-3
Length: 25 hrs and 4 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hart of Dixie meets Chesapeake Shores. Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains Books 1-3.

TO GET ME TO YOU (Book 1) 

A David vs. Goliath story with a side of sweet tea. 

Wishful, MS, is Cam's hometown. He's not sure a city girl like Norah can understand the place well enough to help him save it from the corporate big-box store threatening to set up shop. She's determined, though. She's falling hard for the charms of town - and the man. But even if they send the suits packing, can she really give up her corner office for a corner booth a the local diner?

KNOW ME WELL (Book 2) 

Heroes need not apply.

Riley Gower is no stranger to hard work. She's queen of Doing All The Things - solo. And that's exactly how she likes it. She's not holding out for a hero. When disaster strikes her business, former Marine Liam Montgomery jumps in to help - whether she likes it or not. Will they be able to work through their complicated past to save the pharmacy before she's forced to close its doors forever? 

BE CAREFUL, IT'S MY HEART (Book 3) 

The best things happen while you're acting....

The historic Madrigal theater, in the heart of downtown Wishful, is about to close its doors forever. A last ditch fund-raising effort, a production of White Christmas is probably the only thing that could bring Tyler Edison back to the stage after all these years. Little does she know that the leading man who broke her heart just blew back into town. Auditions start at six o'clock.                   

©2016 Kait Nolan (P)2018 Kait Nolan

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Great deal on sexy small town romance

Kait Nolan is my go to for sexy small town romance. Her writing is always a nice mix of fairly low angst, community charm, and a little bit of steam. This box set of 3 books for one credit is a terrific deal! To Get Me To You kicks off the Wishful series, and while the sheer number of people introduced was a little overwhelming at first I definitely got to know all the family & residents and find myself looking forward to all their stories. Cam is cousin to Norah’s BFF and sparks immediately fly between the two. Norah uses her marketing skills to help save the charming town from probable devastation wrought by a big box store. I felt like the technical aspects & mundane meetings disrupted the flow of the story at times, but overall I enjoyed the book. I grew up in a small town in the South and could see so many familiar people and business in the town of Wishful. Know Me Well is also a mashup of some of my favorite tropes including former military and Best Friend’s Brother/Sister’s Best Friend. Liam is now out of the Marines and back in Wishful trying to find his “new normal” in life as a civilian. Riley is self-reliant to a fault and nursing a 12 year crush on Liam. I love that we get to enjoy Liam & Riley as a couple for a big part of the story - including his need to care & protect at odds with her desire to remain independent. There are a LOT of laughs in this one, a few tears, and definitely an HEA. Be Careful, It’s My Heart didn’t work for me as well as the other stories in the series and I’m pretty sure it’s because I have never seen White Christmas - in either its play or movie form. Since the bulk of the story revolves around the production of the play for the town of Wishful and there were a lot of references to the storyline of White Christmas, I wasn’t able to connect with it as fully as I think I would have. That said, it’s still a cute second-chance romance. A big misunderstanding sent Brody & Tyler on separate paths years ago and a lack of communication threatens to keep them from working things out this time. Queue the positively-meddling folks of Wishful and their joined forces to save an aging theatre while simultaneously keeping Brody & Tyler from making the same mistakes. Wishful’s quirky residents continue to remind me of the small Southern town I grew up in. I’ve already purchased Volume 2 & 3 and I’m looking forward to all their stories. Amy McFadden does a great job of giving a unique voice to this huge cast of characters. Her voice and tone for “old Southern grandma” was especially spot on and caused me to giggle because I’m pretty sure I went to church with Mamie when I was growing up. 😉 What I love is that she’s consistent how she voices them through the series which makes these audios completely bingeable. I don’t know if McFadden color codes these folks or what, but if she does it’s definitely an impressive rainbow of voices she has in her repertoire.

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overall pretty good book nothing jumps out at you is like wow I didn't expect that but it's nice easy listening and I enjoyed the narrator

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  • Nicky
  • 09-05-19

Loved the books, not so much this interpretation

I love love love love love Kait Nolan's books so when I joined audible it was the obvious choice to down load Wishful Volume 1. I was so excited to revisit the characters I love and be part of their relationships as they grow. As I said I love Kait's books, I have read them all and I know they are set in the south, she writes with a southern twang however I wasn't quite ready for the performers interpretation. I appreciate how hard it is to narrate a book, especially one with so many characters, but it took me a long time to come to terns with her take on the characters voices, particularly I found Cam's (one of my favourite male leads) voice dull. I think if I had listened to the books I wouldn't have fallen in love with the series as I have. I love accents but found many of the voices used grating. Please don't let this review put you off the books, they are amazing and are so worth reading. I listened to all the books whilst I was busy at home and they have made be go back and dig out book 4 but I won't be buying Volume 2 :-(