In book two of Cranley Wishes, we get Jo Milligan’s story. A supporting character in A Wish for Jinnie, the A Bit of Crumpet owner loves running her café but is yearning for more excitement in her life.
Does the answer to Jo’s dreams arrive in the form of her new assistant, Aaliyah? Maybe yes, maybe no. The outspoken young woman is also… wait for it… a genie, and will grant Jo three wishes. Seems simple enough, but these two cannot seem to agree on anything. So, it remains to be seen if Jo can get the life she yearns for, if Aaliyah can stop being the Queen of Chaos, and if Jo’s future includes Cranley’s moody new resident.
A fun romcom, this read brings the laughter and the tears as author Audrey Davis pulls us even deeper into the Scottish village with realistic characters and friendships. Add a little magic and a lot of heart and everyone’s kept on their toes. Especially Jo.
The pragmatic Jo and brusque Aaliyah balance the story nicely. Aaliyah’s unconventional viewpoints could be off-putting… and rude in some circles, but I loved her character and her challenging attitude.
Davis’ strong writing and talent for delivering the “feels” make A Wish for Jo a winner!
(Book one, A Wish for Jinnie, should be read first!)
The hilarious sequel to A Wish For Jinnie! Best read in order.
Jo Milligan’s café — A Bit of Crumpet — is her pride and joy.
But icing cakes and baking pastries in the sleepy Scottish village of Cranley isn’t hitting the sweet spot.
Jo longs for some excitement in her life. The arrival of gruff stranger Harvey Quinn doesn’t fill her with joy. Nor does the appearance of an unlikely assistant with an unexpected gift … and a serious attitude problem.
Genie Aaliyah grants Jo three wishes but coming up with ideas proves challenging.
As Jo grows closer to Cranley’s newest resident, secrets threaten to derail their relationship.
Can Jo find a way to cook up a happy ending, or do the ingredients add up to a recipe for disaster?