As You Wish by Jude Deveraux

As You Wish

As You Wish by Jude Deveraux will be available Mar 6, 2018. Preorder your copy today! One fateful summer, three very different women find themselves together in Summer Hill, Virginia, where they find they have much more in common than they realized… Sixty-year-old Olivia’s first marriage was long and unhappy, but now she is a newlywed, thrilled to finally be starting her life with the man she’s always truly loved—even if they are gettin...


Details As You Wish

TitleAs You Wish
ISBN9780778307617
Author
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherMira Books
GenreRomance, Fiction, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary
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Reviews As You Wish

  • Beth
    2018-03-27
    Three woman, all facing life altering decisions, are sent to a private retreat where they share in each other’s life stories, until an unfathomable opportunity arises…they can go back in time and change decisions they made to achieve the life they’ve always wanted. What would you do if you could have the life AS YOU WISH.This is a slow building story that in the end had me completely hooked. If you don't like cheating the beginning of this ...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    2018-03-25
    This is my first Jude Deveraux novel to read and I know now, that I will definitely be reading more!This was such an atmospheric, fun, and enjoyable read. The three main characters were realistic and relatable with the different situations each of them faced and it was nice to have characters crossing a span of different age ranges.This book really caught me off guard at some moments! The biggest twist, I definitely didn't predict happening and a...
  • Carolyn
    2018-03-07
    I just love the Summerhouse series and this latest addition is fabulous! Three very realistic women with real problems all given a chance for a "do over." That's right. Pick a critical time period in your life to live over again and get a chance to make a different decision that will change the rest of your life. You have three weeks for your "do over." What will you choose?Great characters, great stories. I just loved it.
  • Up All Night With Books
    2018-02-27
    ***ARC received in exchange for an Honest Review***Every once in a while you come across one of those books that just sticks with you, that at the end you feel like you lost your friends and humbles you. In, As You Wish, by Jude Deveraux, you get so much...fiction, romance, time travel, second chances, and true to life struggles. Jude Deveraux, delivers an easy to read story. One of the things that got me about the writing of this book is how wel...
  • Michele
    2018-03-04
    Actual Rating: 3.5 StarsSee the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comAs You Wish finds us back in Summer Hill, Virginia, with a whole host of characters–some familiar, some new–all of whom were affected by the decisions of three women struggling in their current lives.I enjoy Jude Deveraux’s imaginative stories and how she brings in elements from classic books and even movies to draw a reader in. But, honestly, I feel all over the place about ...
  • Cheryl
    2018-03-25
    I won this book on Goodreads. Three women find themselves together in Virginia. They are very different, Olivia is 61 and had a long unhappy marriage but now she is starting her life with the man she always loved,Kathy is in her 40's, married but her husband is in love with another woman, Elise is in her 20's with a troubled marriage. They tell their stories and then are allowed to go back in time for 3 weeks to relive and change things. They are...
  • Amy
    2018-03-12
    Summer House and Return to Summerhouse are two of my favorite novels and the plot lines are really my favorite.....love the ability to go back in time for "redos!" This one fell a little bit flat for me. I didn't connect with the characters as much and found Elise a bit simple minded....seriously, the black stallion? It vacillated between a good novel and a cheap romance. However, because this is my favorite type of plot line, I did love the last...
  • Natasha
    2018-03-28
    Loved it. Nic gave it to me for my birthday, because he knows I love this time-travel-relive-your-life type of story. It started out as a 3 for me, but it finished as a solid 5 stars. I really got into it, and stayed up way too late for two nights in a row. I liked the characters, and the premise of going back in time intrigues me. If you like that sort of thing, I recommend this book. I liked the writing style, very easy to read, and I will look...
  • Margaret
    2018-02-19
    If you liked the Summer House and Return to Summer House, you will love this book. If you liked the characters from Summerhill, you are going to love this book. Jude Deveraux is so great at writing stories and creating characters that you instantly fall in love with. As You Wish is such a fun book to read, though I would recommend reading The Summer House first if you are new to these books, it is not going to leave you confused if you don't. I h...
  • Erica
    2018-02-15
    I enjoyed this new edition to the Summerhouse series. Ms. Deveraux has once again created authentic characters with real-life struggles, and then provided them with a "do-over".Despite the fact that I have shelved this as 'romance' - and I did so because there is quite a bit of focus on the three women's romantic relationships - I particularly liked the fact that they all came to the same conclusion in terms of how best to alter the course of the...
  • Christy
    2018-02-15
    3.5 starsThis was different from other Jude Deveraux novels I've read; not necessarily a romance (though of course there are elements) but maybe a combination of that along with chick lit.This is the story of three women who are brought together by a therapist to help each other as they deal with the marriages they are now in. It starts out as any other chick lit novel might; but then it delves into the paranormal genre as well.I found the book e...
  • LaRayne
    2018-03-14
    DisappointingLooked forward to this book but so disappointed. Characters were unappealing and unbelievably naive and stupid. Plot was boring and life changes for characters centered mostly on changing men. Ridiculous book,sorry I purchased. Read instead "Lilac Girls" or "The Wife Between Us," both great reads.
  • Beverly Turner
    2018-03-08
    First off, through the years I have read many Jude Devereaux books. And I have to admit it has been several years since I read one. This one was an ARC I won through a Goodreads giveaway.Frankly, I had to work to make myself finish this book. Cardboard stereotypical characters that I didn't care about, stilted dialogue and great chunks of information dumped into the story instead of being woven in. And a premise that wasn't believable to be hones...
  • S
    2018-02-01
    Very excited to have won this book it was exactly as I had hoped heavy on the romance with as bit of fantasy. Basically a nice fun read!
  • Alice
    2018-01-14
    Goodreads giveaway winner...Thank you!
  • Kacey
    2018-03-20
    This is my first experience with the author. It seemed like an interesting concept, and for a while the execution was pretty nice. I liked getting to know the three women and their various struggles. I liked the "girl time" they had together in that cabin. I knew the time traveling would be involved, but I'm afraid that's also where the book lost me. What I found really interesting in the time travel was how the women behaving differently affecte...
  • Jennifer
    2018-03-27
    I liked some parts, other parts were pretty annoying. Olivia attempting to right all the bad things that ever happened was pretty irritating, and her anger with Kit while ignoring her own culpability in the past. I also didn't think it was believable just how badly she let her previous husband and stepson screw her over, and the unreasonable expectations and bad attitudes of the stepson and wife, etc. That's nonsense. And apparently the stepson k...
  • Reading
    2018-03-31
    I can sum up this story in one sentence:Three women who have bad marriages get the chance to have a do-over.  But the true nature of the story is that As You Wish is a What If story. What If you had chosen someone different? What If you had responded differently to situations? And not just one character is wondering "What If...", but three women are going to get the chance to see if their What If can produce happiness. That is the premise of J...
  • Trina
    2018-03-20
    Rounding up from 4.5 stars, as I normally only give 5 star ratings to books I would unreservedly recommend to any reader. This is not that book, lol, but I'm a long time fan of Jude Deveraux's books and I've read everything she's published, to my knowledge, even Casa Grande. This book was a bit of a departure from her more recent works, thankfully, longer and much more detailed, I believe as a result of being with a new publishing house. My only ...
  • Catherine
    2018-04-02
    What a good book! I always enjoy her books; It's kind of like escaping from the real world. I like the 3 women and Ray, but I just wished that they're problems didn't involve a man, in some way of another. And, although I liked Elise, I felt the author spent too much time on her fixing her life. Maybe they should have gone to Futures Inc. sooner and give all three women the same time to "fix" they're futures. I think the author spent so much time...
  • Joanne
    2018-03-31
    Read this because the time travel aspect appealed to me. Shouldn't have bothered. That was a minor part of the book. Before I could get to the time travel aspect I had to suffer through the first half of the book and a clunky, contrived setup putting these three women of different ages and backgrounds into sharing a summer house. It was weird that pretty much immediately they all share their life stories in painfully honest detail with two strang...
  • Linda Smith
    2018-03-14
    This is the third installment in the Summerhouse series and it is impossible to put down. I finished it at 2:00 in the morning. The book gives a carefully selected trio of strangers the opportunity to go back to a time in their lives where a bad decision changed the course of their destiny. Each of these ladies married the wrong man and their marriages subsequently imploded. But what if they had done something differently? I loved that the women ...
  • Brigitte
    2018-03-22
    I won this book in a Goodreads contest.This is a Jude Deveraux novel so you know that the writing is excellent. The story is about three very different women who are all having martial difficulties to varying degrees. They end up together in a house for some therapy. They find more than therapy, they find friendship, redemption and a way to actually fix the one misstep they took in their pasts that lead them to their current state.The characters ...
  • Rose
    2018-03-21
    Jude Deveraux is a guilty pleasure. This is the third installment in the Summerhouse series. Olivia is in her sixties, and is finally married to the man of her dreams. But, she wishes that they were married in their 20s and had 40 years of love together. Elise and Kathy regret their marriages, and are sent to stay with Olivia. After telling each other their stories, they find a card which tells them they can rewrite their past. They go to check o...
  • Donna
    2018-03-29
    The story of 3 women from different generations.....compassionate Olivia, who at 60 years old, has only recently married her sweetheart of 40 years ago. Kathy is in her 40s and her husband loves another woman. Elise comes from family money and wishes her family had never forced her to marry her husband. They tell each other their life stories and then go back in time for 3 weeks to change how their lives will turn out. This book will appeal to th...
  • Trish
    2018-03-14
    ... What the heck happened? This is probably the worst Jude Deveraux book I've read in a long time. After re-reading A Girl From Summer Hill to prep, I was having a hard time going through this one. Blech. I couldn't connect with the characters on any level and the underlying anger theme (that pushed them to change things in their lives) just didn't work out for me. Everything felt shallow.Here's what disappointed me the most: Everything awesome ...
  • Kirsten
    2018-04-03
    This was a lovely bit of fluff. A nice break from some of the intense thrillers I read. I really loved the characters of Olivia and Kathy, Elise lesser so. In many ways, this book would have been better either broken up or with an additional 100 pages. I felt disappointed in the author's treatment of Kathy. The other two ladies got a much more fleshed out treatment. We knew who they were, what their problems were, who their men were. With Kathy i...
  • Linda Smatzny
    2018-03-27
    A very enjoyable read with characters that really seem like people. The pages just flew. It is the story of three women at different stages in their lives who are offered a do over. The main character is Olivia who is married to Kit Montgomery but only recently. The other two women are Elise who is running away from her family and Kathy who wants a man to love her. The story is set in Summer Hill, Virginia. The book was a quick easy read.
  • Jessi
    2018-03-18
    I don't usually read the Summerhouse series. It just doesn't appeal to me. But I thought this was the next book in the Montgomery series and, realizing that Olivia was a minor character earlier in the series, decided to keep reading. This one wasn't so bad. I liked Elise's story, wished we could have seen more of Kathy's and was disappointed in how changing her storyline changes the earlier story that Olivia was part of.
  • Patricia Salam
    2018-03-18
    Jude did it again!I have read every Jude Deveraux book ever published and enjoyed them all. I have read theRaider at least 4 times. Knight in ShiningArmor was the first one I ever read,and I have read that multiple times and got the audio book for car trips. Stephanie Zimbalist read it wonderfully. And on and on. As You Wish is wonderful, as always! The characters are all people I would like as friend. I will start with the first Summerhouse and ...