Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Rating – 4

This story focuses on the three Kettle sisters who are triplets.  Each sister has their own story line in which we meet the key characters in their lives and see their individual struggles and successes.  However, these sisters are very close and their stories are also very entwined with one another.  They seem to attract attention wherever they go, but their bond seems to be one that cannot be broken.  As they approach their thirty-third birthday, will their lives be changed forever?

Lyn- A successful business woman who has a loving husband and adorable daughter.  She seems to have it all together.  She is extremely organized and goal oriented.  However, is her life really as put together as it seems?

Cat- Happily married and longing to expand her family, will she be able to put back together the pieces of her life after her husband drops a bombshell?

Gemma- The flighty sister who cannot seem to stick in a long term relationship.  Will she ever be able to find everlasting love?  Why is she incapable of making things last?  

When these sisters are faced with the choice, do they choose each other or their individual needs?  Are they able to choose both?

As always, Moriarty crafts a well written story with in depth characters.  While it wasn’t quite on par with Big Little Lies and The Husband’s Secret, the story brought me in and kept me intrigued.  I felt for the characters and the struggles they were facing.  I found myself asking what I would do in their situations.  I liked that they each had their own stories with unique personalities and struggles.  The overlapping of story lines was very strong in this book, perhaps even more than her other books, as they were triplets with a very close (perhaps too close) relationship sharing a dysfunctional family.  Even though it could be a bit slow at times,  I would definitely recommend buying.

This story does deal with infidelity and does not end with a HEA.  As with real life, their lives continue and they will continue to deal with problems, however, there is a sense of closure to the problems we have seen.

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