Book Review: Making Wishes At Bayview


Callie Derbyshire has it all: her dream job as a carer at Bay View, finally she has found the love of her life. Everything is perfect.

Well, almost.

Ex-partners are insistent on stirring up trouble, and Callie’s favourite resident, Ruby, hasn’t been her usual self.

But after discovering the truth about Ruby’s lost love, Callie is determined to give Ruby’s romantic story the happy ending it deserves. After all, it’s never too late to let love in again. Or is it?


The main character is obsessed with sugar daddies and overthinks every comment her current sugar daddy makes even when he is not calling her fat (size 16) she keeps going on about her weight. I’m sorry, not sorry actually but if you have a problem with your weight – whatever weight you are – DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Instead of moping about and complaining. Aside from her body image issues it was interesting to learn about Ruby’s life experiences.

When the brother Nick enters the picture, I really liked his summary for the day to be spent with his sister “A visit to the castle, crabbing in the harbour, crazy golf, jet boat, Ferris wheel, ice-cream, slot machines, sandcastles, doughnuts, an open-top bus ride round The Headland, and fish and chips on the beach.”

I really got into this novel after the whole beginning part. Especially as we see that the main character is caring person, a bit naive but caring towards those she cares for in work as part of her job, and even her bully of a boss. It’s a quality I really admire as she is there for people especially if they aren’t there for her, she cares about the consequences upon others if she had spoken the truth.

I like how she gets her what I call in novels ‘happy ever after’ from discovering peoples truths, and seeing the happiness that she does deserve / gets from when she opens up. And this is all within the first third of the novel.

Then everything seems nice and sweet and we learn more about Ruby however, as the story paces on, the main character starts to complain, compare and annoy me so much between Rhys, Tony and Maria. Yes you feel bad about your friend losing your job however it is not your responsibility to sort her life out. As for the guys well give over and stop repeating yourself page after page.

And as for Rhys, seriously. Cosying our having drinks with your ex when she was supposedly ill. Yes I get you’re trying to be nice and all but that is not on. I don’t know why Callie would accept that behaviour as it’s far too many times and clearly is not just for their only thing in common (the baby).

By the end I enjoyed this novel. However the last fifth of the novel started to drag as there was a lot of happy endings being met and there wasn’t much purpose by the end of it.

3/5 Stars


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