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One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot 📚 a book review â¤ï¸â„️

December 14, 2015

You all know my love for cities Paris, London and Istanbul, but in the USA Boston and New York are definitely in my top ten favourite cities ever!

New York especially has that extremely addictive and moorish quality, it’s busy, noisy and crowded but once you have left you just want to be back there again for more.

I’ve had some amazing visits to the Big Apple, with family and friends, and the memories have always been unforgettable. One thing on my bucket list is to spend Christmas in NYC one day, so when I saw that Mandy Baggot’s Christmas book was set in NY I just had to read it! 


The Book

As the title tells us ‘One Wish in Manhattan’ is a romantic Christmas story set in the bright lights of the Big Apple – New York City! Mandy Baggot is a fantastic author, who also wrote ‘Truly, Madly, Greekly’ – one of my favourite reads from this past summer!

The main character 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? 


If you aren’t really going anywhere this winter and wish you were, this is the book for you! Be prepared to be wisked away to the streets of New York City and spend a wonderful Christmas in the Big Apple!

Hayley and her daughter Angel are very loveable characters, I don’t have a daughter myself but if I did I think Angel would be the type of daughter I would want, she is just adorable! 

Mandy Baggot has approached the intense subject of trying to find a parent in a fun and enjoyable way, with billionaire playboy Oliver Drummond and some other great characters, the story is so enjoyable.

A true fairytale of a story filled with romance and the trials & tribulations of parenthood. 

It’s my 40th next year and after reading this wonderful book I’ve decided a trip to New York City is definitely on the books for the best celebration! 

One Wish in Manhattan is available to buy in paperback or as an eBook on Amazon now!

Find out more about Mandy Baggot here –

  1. What an exciting book! I’ll check it out. ❤️😘

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