What You Wish For

What You Wish For

Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living. But she wasn’t always that way.

Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided by the knowledge that bad things can happen. But he wasn’t always that way.

And Sam knows it. Because she knew him before—at another school, in a different life. Back then, she loved him—but she was invisible. To him. To everyone. Even to herself. She escaped to a new school, a new job, a new chance at living. But when Duncan, of all people, gets hired as the new principal there, it feels like the best thing that could possibly happen to the school—and the worst thing that could possibly happen to Sam. Until the opposite turns out to be true. The lovable Duncan she’d known is now a suit-and-tie wearing, rule-enforcing tough guy so hell-bent on protecting the school that he’s willing to destroy it.

As the school community spirals into chaos, and danger from all corners looms large, Sam and Duncan must find their way to who they really are, what it means to be brave, and how to take a chance on love—which is the riskiest move of all.

With Katherine Center’s sparkling dialogue, unforgettable characters, heart, hope, and humanity, What You Wish For is the author at her most compelling best.

Title:What You Wish For
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250219367
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    What You Wish For Reviews

  • Katherine Center

    I tried not to click on the stars this time. I really did. But HOW CAN I NOT click on them? They're just lined up there, all sad and empty, just . . . LONGING to be clicked. I blame the stars.And now ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    What you wish for? I wish to read this book ASAP and I’m really thankful to my lucky stars and witchy powers. Here I am. I devoured it at one sit. I’m personally in love with those amazing charact...

  • Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)

    JoyfulIf circumstances were different right now, I probably would be ripping this book apart. The characters are a little bit much and drove me crazy. The cheese factor is through the roof. However, ...

  • JanB

    This was just dreadful. The author is my go-to for a heartwarming, lighter read with substance, but this book was so silly and over-the-top I thought my eyes would roll out of my head. I'm sorry I was...

  • MarilynW

    I almost don't know how to rate What You Wish For. I've been reading so many thrillers, full of gruesome body counts, so making the transition to a book with no murders, just a death by natural causes...

  • Jayme

    3.5 rounded upYou know that song by Lee Ann Womack called “I Hope You Dance” ? 💃🏻This book reminds me of that song...It may not be the “love story” you are expecting when you pick up the...

  • jessica

    quirky school librarian + stuffy school principal = classic romcom shenanigans.yes, this story is cute. it has everything you want from a story about two people trying to both grow and help each other...

  • Debra

    Finding Joy....one butterfly at a time....Samantha (Sam) Casey is an elementary school librarian on the island of Galveston, Texas. When the school tragically loses their principal, she finds that his...

  • Susanne  Strong

    The Underlying Message here is: Choose Joy! Life. It Goes On.Living on the Island of Galveston, in Texas, Samantha Casey’s life is perfect. That is, until the day that her former crush, Duncan Carpe...

  • Kaceey

    3.75*Having recently finished Happiness For Beginners I couldn't wait to dive into this latest release by Katherine center. I grew quite fond of some of the characters and was excited to learn they wo...