A Wish For Jo
(Cranley Wishes, #2)
by Audrey Davis
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?
We are back in the wee Scottish village of Cranley and I couldn’t wait to delve into this story, after reading A Wish for Jinne I was hoping that Jo would get her own story and Ms Davis did not disappoint with it!
Jo is now the proud owner of her very own Genie or rather Djinn Aaliyah – she is a sassy Geordie and drop dead gorgeous and Jo has her currently working in her cafe A Bit of Crumpet to try and explain her sudden appearance! Poor Jo had no idea what she had gotten herself into when she was cleaning the lamps that Jinnie had left and in turn had no idea how to deal with a genie! Jo’s first wish was just beautiful – she wanted to spend one more day with her parents, a wish that I think many of us would love to have. Her second wish is something she has always wanted to happen and that is to appear on a baking show and her third wish? Well that was harder to think on.
Harvey Quinn is new in town and he is not without his own baggage and hurt, he is a cantankerous old man in a way but Jo sees something in him, and he begins to warm to her and open up about his past, – but not all of it at once and when Jo finds out something that could be a deal breaker it is only then that she realises what her third wish isto be.
Despite this being Jo’s story we still have Jinnie, Sam and Dhassim making appearances and I feel we are going to be seeing a lot more of our two genies! I can’t wait to see who will have the delights of Dhassim or Aaliyah next.
Author Bio –
Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.
Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.
A Wish For Jinnie was published in June 2020, and her fifth book – Lost In Translation – in January 2021.
All her books are available as Kindle ebooks and paperbacks through Amazon.
Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.
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