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I *heart Nadio Simonenko! I read her Lost and Found (reviews here) and now I am one who has been waiting for a new release from her.
I got the email newsletter the other day that it was coming. I thought I have GOT to read this.
I didn’t even say the words out loud.
It showed up in my email box.
Thank you Nadia! Watch for the review coming up soon. On to Chasing Wishes!
"I wish I didn’t have to go home. I wish I was someone else–someone with a future…"
For sixteen-year-old Nina Torres, it feels as if life is nothing but a dead end. Despised by her rich classmates and afraid that she’ll become just like her drug-addicted mother, Nina’s future seems to get dimmer every day.
There is one bright spot in her life, though…
Sitting beside her one night, the only person in the world who cares about her makes a promise. No matter what happens–no matter how much Isaac’s wealthy family disapproves–he and his girlfriend Nina will be together forever.
Fate plays a cruel trick on Nina, though, and a visit from Child Protective Services the next morning turns Nina Torres into Irene Hartley, a woman with a future but who will never see her beloved Isaac again.
Nine years later, a blind and incredibly handsome young entrepreneur hires Irene to be his personal assistant. Terrence Radcliffe reminds her so much of Isaac that she can hardly believe her eyes, and she’s falling for him fast. Irene knows that fairy tales don’t come true, but she allows herself one last wish. She wishes that she could finally say goodbye to Isaac and let herself take a chance on Terrence.
What she doesn’t know is that Terrence is also searching for someone: a shooting star who streaked through his life nine years ago, and he won’t give up until he finds her…
Chasing Wishes is a powerful contemporary tale of lost love and wishes come true, recommended for ages 17+ due to adult content.
(85,000 words / 310 pages)
Check iTunes if you need it there.
It will be up, iTunes is just a little slower than Amazon and B&N.
Nadia Simonenko is a scientist and author currently living in Pennsylvania with her husband, two cats and a dog. When she isn’t writing, she develops new drug compounds and dreams about someday painting her office to look like a forest.
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