Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wishful Thinking
by Kamy Wicoff

Publisher: She Writes Press
Pages: 370
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Jennifer Sharpe is a divorced mother of two with a problem just about any working parent can relate to: her boss expects her to work as though she doesn t have children, and her children want her to care for them as though she doesn t have a boss. But when, through a fateful coincidence, a brilliant physicist comes into possession of Jennifer s phone and decides to play fairy godmother, installing a miraculous time-travel app called Wishful Thinking, Jennifer suddenly finds herself in possession of what seems like the answer to the impossible dream of having it all: an app that lets her be in more than one place at the same time. With the app, Jennifer goes quickly from zero to hero in every part of her life: she is super-worker, the last to leave her office every night; she is super-mom, the first to arrive at pickup every afternoon; and she even becomes super-girlfriend, dating a musician who thinks she has unlimited childcare and a flexible job. But Jennifer soon finds herself facing questions that adding more hours to her day can t answer. Why does she feel busier and more harried than ever? Is she aging faster than everyone around her? How can she be a good worker, mother, and partner when she can t be honest with anybody in her life? And most important, when choosing to be with your children, at work, or with your partner doesn t involve sacrifice, do those choices lose their meaning? 


Kritters Thoughts:  One woman is trying to be a full time mom, a full time professional and a full time single woman and she just doesn't have enough hours in a day and in walks a neighbor with an electronic app that can help her be full time in all aspects of her life. 

First, let me say, I am not a mom to children, but I do have two great pups and a house and a husband and a full time job.  I can feel the pull to want to be full time in each of my "jobs", so this book spoke to me even without two legged kids in my possession!  

I loved how Jennifer tried hard not to become attached to her lifestyle with the app, but you see her fall down the rabbit hole and enjoy being everything for everyone (as most women would love to do!)  With equal parts plot and character development and maybe a little bit of cheese factor, this one worked for me.    

Such a whimsical book that almost any reader can get lost in and just enjoy the ride.  If you are feeling overwhelmed with all that is going on, stop, pick up this book, and enjoy a moment outside reading this one!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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