One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot

One Wish in Manhattan cover


It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . to fall in love

The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish on her mind…to start over.

With her nine year-old daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for an adventure. From hot chocolates and horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park, to ice-skating at the Rockefeller Centre, and Christmas shopping on 5th Avenue – they soon fall in love with the city that never sleeps.

But there’s more to New York than the bright twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has a Christmas wish of her own – to find her real dad.

While Hayley tries to fufil her daughter’s wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there’s something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked.

Determined to make her daughter’s dream come true, can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might turn into reality – could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever?

Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they both realise that life isn’t just about filling the minutes…it’s about making every moment count.


My Review – 5 stars

This is the first Christmas themed book I’ve read and now I’ve got that lovely Christmassy feeling!

The story starts in England as Hayley and Angel are packing for their holiday to New York.

They are going to spend a couple of weeks at Dean’s apartment (Hayley’s brother) while Hayley searches for Michel (Angel’s father who she has never met). Angel is the result of a one night stand.

Meanwhile, in New York, Oliver Drummond has issues of his own. And he dislikes Christmas for reasons that become apparent as you read the story.

Their paths cross a few times and the story is told from both viewpoints.

There are so many lovely characters in this book and I enjoyed getting to know them, Oliver’s mother, his PA, Dean’s partner and Tony.

Angel is an absolute superstar, a real bright spark.

I loved Hayley and Oliver and the way they kept running into each other at the beginning.

The scenes are so well described I felt I was right there in NYC, feeling the snow on my face.

It is a delightful book and I will keep it in my heart. It gave me a lovely happy feeling.

This is the first book I’ve read by Mandy Baggot but I will certainly be reading more.


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