Wish Upon a Star

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9780007133383: Wish Upon a Star

From the bestselling author of UPTOWN GIRL and THE FIRST WIVES CLUB comes a sparkling New York romantic comedy about one woman finding her very own Prince Charming where she least expected to.Life in the city isn't all about sex, shopping and Cosmopolitans...For Claire, a secretary from Staten Island who takes the ferry each morning into Manhattan, it's spent working 9 to 5 at a law firm, listening to her friend's disastrous love life and reading romantic novels, desperately wishing that her life could be as full of excitement as the heroines featured.The only highlight is catching an occasional glimpse of devastingly sexy law partner Michael. Until the day Michael offers her the chance of a trip to London - all expenses paid.When Claire sets foot on British soil she falls head over heels in love - with a country. From red double-deckers to afternoon tea, she's finally found her home. Friends, family and even Michael are abandoned as she rents a room and sets out to make a whole new life as an American in London. But she reckons without the obstructive efforts of a very strait laced Englishman...

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Olivia Goldsmith's first novel, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, was made into a very successful movie. Others of her novels are in development, including YOUNG WIVES. She died in 2004.

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`If you're after escapism, it doesn't come more enchanting than this.' Daily MailACCLAIM FOR OLIVIA GOLDSMITH:A gorgeous witty story... It's Sex and the City and more.' Australian Woman's Day'Goldsmith's characters are wilful, robust, amusing and delightfully credible'Mail on Sunday'Goldsmith hands out her characters'rewards and comeuppances like Jane Austen dealing blackjack... You keep licking your fingers and reaching for the next page as if it were another potato chip'Newsweek'What a great feeling to fall into the capable hands of Olivia Goldsmith. The author of The First Wives Club and Bestseller always serves up believable characters in slightly outlandish situations in a mixture that makes highly entertaining reading...'People'Full of wisecracks, and gossip... Olivia Goldsmith can keep you reading'Cosmopolitan

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