Sunny Shelly’s Review: Wishing In The Dark, by Colbie Kay

WISHING IN THE DARK
AUTHOR: COLBIE KAY
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 16, 2019
COVER DESIGNER: T.E. BLACK DESIGNS

Life.
Wishes.
Dreams.
Loss.

Some wishes never come true.

As a young girl, Poppy Montgomery was told if she made a wish on fireflies, it would come true. She carried those words throughout her life, even when her battles were lost. When Poppy didn’t have anyone else, the boy next door, Julien Pierce, vowed he would always be there for her…until he wasn’t.

Julien’s life has become too much for him to deal with. He wants a break from it all and to go back to his roots in Wishing, Kansas. He wants to remember the boy he once was, and there’s no one better to give him the reality check he needs than Poppy Montgomery. The girl he loved and left, the girl he made a promise to and then broke it. How is he supposed to face her again even after all these years?

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Star

Wishing In The Dark is a heartfelt story about best friends, first loves, and returning home. And wishing on fireflies.

Julien and Poppy were next-door neighbors and best friends, who always relied on each other. When his parents fought, she would let him sneak into her bedroom at night to escape. When she found herself pregnant at 14, he was the only one (aside from her mother) who stood by her side — even though there had been some distance in their friendship. But when Julien’s parents move away the night after he kisses her for the first time, which happens to be the day of her beloved grandfather’s funeral, Poppy’s world falls apart. She’s lost Julien and her PawPaw, and a few weeks later, her baby.

Julien goes through some ups and downs in his own life as well before becoming a hot country music star. But when he feels like he’s lost, he heads back home to Wishing, Kansas, and comes face to face with the one girl he never forgot. Has too much time and hurt come between them? Will Julien be able to prove to P that she’s never been far from his mind or heart?

I read this story in a little over an hour. It’s short and sweet. But a lot of it is set in the past, when they are kids, when they are apart. There isn’t much to the part that takes place in the present day…. and the ending kind of shocked me. Seriously was not expecting that to happen at all. And I wished that there was MORE to their present-day relationship that I got to read about, because I felt kind of cheated. The epilogue brings things full circle, and I love the connection between their son and the mason jars that Poppy used to collect fireflies to make her wishes.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Colbie Kay always had a love for reading and wanted to pursue writing. In 2015 she made that dream come true when she published her first book. Since then she has become a stay-at-home mom, writing full-time and bringing her passion to life through the words she creates.

The most fulfilling part of being an author for Colbie is to take readers into a fantasy world between the pages of her books. Becoming an author has also given her the opportunity to fill another passion of hers, which is traveling. She loves being able to attend book signings and meeting everyone that shares her love of books.

Colbie has many more stories to share with you, so be sure to connect with her and keep up with what is coming next.

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