Wishes Can Come True!
Review by Rox Burkey
Author Yvette Calleiro takes the readers on a fairy tale adventure. Silena is a widowed mother who sets her sights on the wealthy, debonair William. She is also the hired help and server to many of the functions where she first noticed him.
The setting for this romance fantasy is the Roaring 20s. Here parties happened often, with drinking and dancing always on the menu. The research that Ms. Calleiro did on this period in history, is rich with the vernacular of the day. It allows the readers to be immersed into the story. I found the example below from this short story charming and descriptive.
“…She moved a strand of his hair away from his face, memorizing the way he gazed upon her. “You have seen me for over a year at many parties such as the one tonight, but you never cared to take notice.”
He grinned and smoothly said, “Well, I am taking notice now, especially of these fine stilts of yours.” He ran his hand up her leg.“
Silena’s daughter, Lena, is dating John, who may be the love of her life. Happy for her daughter, Silena misses companionship. Loneliness is often sadder when you think of your children ready to go out on their own.
Recommended for those who like fairy tales told in a non-traditional setting. You’ll gladly stay to the unexpected end.
About the Author
Yvette M. Calleiro is a heavily addicted reader of both young adult and
adult novels. She spends most of her time pseudo-living in paranormal worlds with
her fictional friends (and boyfriends). She’s also been known to ride the
stationary bike at her gym for hours while reading anything from paranormal to
fantasy to suspenseful thrillers.
When she’s living among real people, Yvette M. Calleiro is a middle school Reading and Language Arts teacher. She’s been sharing her love of literature with her students for over twenty years. Besides writing about the various characters that whisper (and sometimes scream) in her head, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying the beauty of the ocean.