Book Review: Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Book Description: Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow them. But apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs. Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.

 

My Review:

Moriarty has a brilliant gift for creating personable, flawed, hilariously witty characters that immediately leap off the page and demand attention, and the Kettle triplets are no exception. And when the book begins with an outsider’s glimpse of the mayhem that accompanies their 33rd birthday dinner, you literally go into the story wondering – what could possibly lead to a fondue fork in a pregnant triplet’s stomach?

Lyn, Gemma and Cat’s personalities are as different as their looks are the same, and each sister is going through her own ups and downs. Lyn is beginning to buckle under the pressure of her impeccably organized life, Gemma is dealing with unresolved feelings from a past relationship while trying to learn how to give new love a chance, and Cat is struggling to cope with a sudden strain on her marriage as well as her desire to be a mother. As they navigate through this tricky time in their lives, their quirky commentary and strong bond with each other serves as the glue to their unconventional family, and is a beautiful reminder that you can’t always plan for the challenges life throws your way.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It tackles some really sticky life situations, all with a seemingly effortless dash of humor that is so endearing. You won’t agree with all of the choices they make, but that essentially adds to the charm of their story. After all, life hardly ever goes as planned, and there’s something really refreshing about a book that embraces that.

3.5 stars

Happy Reading!

PS. I also have to mention that I LOVE Liane Moriarty! After stumbling on Big Little Lies (no idea what rock I was obliviously living under previously), I ran out and bought everything else she’d written. If you haven’t yet read anything of hers, I can highly recommend them all – particularly What Alice Forgot and The Hypnotist’s Love Story. SO GOOD!

 

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