Book Review: Make a Wish: Stories Written for Real People Where They Are the Star by Marlayne Giron

An inspirational collection of short stories written for people as gifts granting their dearest wishes. Each story has an introductory biographical paragraph on who the story is written for and why.
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Source:  Author
Pages:  224

Have you ever wished for just one more day with a deceased loved one?  Have you ever wished for something that was entirely impossible?  If you have, you'll enjoy Make a Wish: Stories Written for Real People Where They are the Star.

Make a Wish is a compilation of short stories.  Each story features one person whom Marlayne Giron , the author knows.  The stories reflect the main characters' deepest desires, whether they are to see a loved one again, be free from a physical limitation, or realize a long-held dream.

Each story is different in its own way, and each one was touching, especially when you put the story in context with the main character's real life.  This book kept making me cry, the stories were so tender and sweet.  There is a Christian element to Make a Wish in that several of the stories feature a loved one up in heaven.  I'm no great fan of short stories, which is what kept this from being a five-star book for me personally, but I did really enjoy this book.

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  1. This sounds so beautiful...I love Giron's writing, and I love Christian elements. Brilliant review, Kelli :)

  2. O wow. I love the premise and cover of this story. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

  3. Awe. This does sound incredibly touching. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. From your description, it sounds something like the Chicken Soup For The Soul series. I like short stories - but must be in the mood for them. I think a longer book has a better opportunity to really pull the reader in deep and take him/her along for a fascinating ride.

    ~ Tami

  5. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I hope you'll stop by my blog to look at the book trailer; it's quite beautiful!


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