[Book Review] Make A Wish:Stories Written For Real People Where They Are The Star by Marlayne Giron

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About the Book:
If you had one deep, heartfelt wish…what would it be? Then suppose that wish came true in story form and it was nothing like what you expected but exactly what you needed to hear? Make a Wish is a collection of short stories written for real people by author, Marlayne Giron.

About the Author:

Marlayne Giron is a Messianic Jew, wife and mother living in Orange County, California. She grew up in a nominally religious Jewish home. She has been married to her husband Michael since 1986.

In the course of her life she has had many small ”miracles” occur; the first major one being coming to faith in Christ in 1977. The second was meeting and marrying her future husband Michael whom she had prayed for by name as well as writing and illustrating a story (with his image in it) years before ever meeting him. The third is the publication of The Victor after almost 30 years. All three of these significant milestones in her life occurred during the Easter holidays. The fourth was becoming a mother of an adopted daughter on Christmas Eve in 1997.

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My Review:
Do you ever wish your dream could come true? Or that you could have just one more moment with a deceased love one to tell them how much they meant to you? If you do, then this is an absolutely FANTABULOUS book just for you. This author is like no other author, and God truly uses her to share happiness in the lives of others. I’m still, as I sit here, sharing my thoughts on this book, in awe of how completely incredible this book is.

In this “Make a Wish” book, Marlayne Giron creates short stories from people’s wishes. These stories play out like they would if it really happened. Marlayne, at the beginning of each “wish”/chapter tells a little bit about the person and their wish, and then jumps into the wish fulfillment story that stars that wish maker. Each wish is unique, some about dreams and hopes of marrying prince charmings or knights in shining armor, some are about getting that one more moment with a loved one, and some of them about getting one more chance to walk again. No matter what they are about, though, each have something in common with the one before it: they are all gifts from God. They are, simply put: beautiful. Of course, while many will make you smile, you must have LOTS of Kleenex available, for you will cry rivers after reading some (or, in my case, ALL) of them.

If there was any way possible, I would give this book 5 TRILLION stars instead of simply 5. Yes, it will remind you a lot of the “Make A Wish Foundation”, but it’s beautiful just like that. This book of wish fulfillments isn’t just for kids, like the MAW Foundation….it’s for ALL of God’s wonderful children, both young and old. So, whether you have a wish or not, I HIGHLY recommend this book to every one. You will fall in love with the book and it’s author. And, if you didn’t have a wish before, this book will leave you wishing…and hoping…and dreaming. And, if that happens, you should contact Marlayne! With God’s guidance, she’ll make it come true for you. I should know-she fulfilled my wish for me, too!

You can purchase your copy here
*An eBook copy of this book was provided for review by the author*

3 January, 2011
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