What She Wanted

What She Wanted It seems Katy has been waiting for her eighteenth birthday all her life Raised by a grandfather who never got over losing Katy s mother to cancer at a young age she s dreamed of a life free of the bu

  • Title: What She Wanted
  • Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
  • ISBN: 9781601834881
  • Page: 270
  • Format: ebook
  • It seems Katy has been waiting for her eighteenth birthday all her life Raised by a grandfather who never got over losing Katy s mother to cancer at a young age, she s dreamed of a life free of the burdens of her family s tragedies But just before her birthday, she learns tragedy isn t finished telling its story Before she can begin her new life, Katy s grandfathIt seems Katy has been waiting for her eighteenth birthday all her life Raised by a grandfather who never got over losing Katy s mother to cancer at a young age, she s dreamed of a life free of the burdens of her family s tragedies But just before her birthday, she learns tragedy isn t finished telling its story Before she can begin her new life, Katy s grandfather suffers a heart attack, a box of her mother s keepsakes, including a journal written to Katy while she was in her mother s womb, at his side Believing the only thing her grandpa loves enough to live for is her mother s memory, Katy reads to him from the journal every night at the hospital Night after night, line after line, Katy begins to see herself as her mother saw her in her dreams Buoyed by her mother s undying love and conviction, Katy vows to make her mother s sacrifice mean something and promises to fulfill all her mother s requests Even the hard ones Especially those .

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    About “Julie Anne Lindsey”

    1. Julie Anne Lindsey

      Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night She s a self proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun Julie lives in Ohio with her husband and three spunky children Today, she hopes to make someone smile One day she plans to change the world Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America , and Sisters in Crime She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

    796 thoughts on “What She Wanted”

    1. There was nothing really special about What She Wanted by Julie Ann Lindsay. It was a somewhat predictable, but pleasant read. It is not a book that is ever going to set the world on fire or provoke great debate, but it does remind us that we shouldn't judge other people's actions until we understand what motivates them.Raised by her grandfather following the deaths of her mother and her grandmother, Katy plans to move out on her 18th birthday and leave her grandfather to enjoy the solitude he s [...]


    2. I laughed, I cried, I sympathized, but in the end, it really was just a Hallmark Special. This is not to say it was not well done, because it was. This is to say that it was what it says on the tin, a YA romance (or if it didn't say that, it should have).There is a bit of too incredible to believe romance, the handsome boy next door, falling for the protagonist, who is an outsider, hiding behind her camera lens. (Because we have never seen that before).The backdrop is that the main character's m [...]


    3. Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.It's true. I found this just average. Don't get me wrong, I liked it, but it was justaverage.The writing was average. Nothing spectacular or noteworthy, nothing that stood out on the page. The characters wereokay. They weren't deep and everything just seemed a bit surface level. The romance was mediocre. The author tried to put in some heated moments between Katy, the main character, and her love [...]


    4. Katy is a character with a sad story and a lot to overcome. Ultimately, she has to learn to live and believe in herself. She is raised by a grandfather, Mark, who shows little concern for her and zero affection. He seems to spend all his time mourning for the wife and daughter he lost and resenting the granddaughter he is saddled with. He holes up in his shed, which Katy has never been allowed to enter. She and her best friend, Heidi, speculated on what was in that shed for years. When Mark has [...]


    5. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my review.This wasn't your typical romance story, this was a story about a girl discovering who she is and learning to love a grandfather that was never really there for her.At times I felt this story was a bit too contrived, with the whole falling for the boy next door trope and country song commentary, but ultimately, it was a good story. I loved seeing how Katy and her grandfather grow closer and learn about each other, and have hi [...]


    6. Kensington Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of What She Wanted, in exchange for an honest review.Katy has been counting the days until her 18th birthday, when she can legally sign a lease and leave her toxic home life. Years of animosity towards Katy by her grandfather, because of a decision made by her mother, has left her feeling as though she does not have a family. When tragedy strikes, Katy finds a journal that changes everything. With a promising love interest and an [...]


    7. I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This book was so real to me. Katy is a girl, just like any other. She has just graduated from high school and is ready to escape her current life and move into her future. The past isn't quite ready to let go of her though. After the grandfather who raised her, but didn't seem to want to, has a massive heart attack, he needs someone home with him. Katy is the only one who can. The journey Katy takes is eye [...]


    8. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy while reading this beautiful tale by Julie Anne Lindsey! It is a powerful story filled with love, loss, laughter, and finding yourself. The main character, Katy, has struggled since her mom died of cancer shortly before Katy's first birthday. Katy was left to live with her grandfather who is mired in grief at the loss of his daughter and his wife to cancer. Katy has lived in the shadows and done her best to blend in and not cause trouble for her grandfather [...]


    9. I really enjoyed this book about finding yourself and feeling abandoned. I would identify it as an emotional coming of age story first and romance second. Some parts seemed a little too perfect and unbelievable but for the most part I really enjoyed the character's change and finding their place.



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