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Historical Romance Review: Her Every Wish by Courtney Milan

Her Every Wish by Courtney Milan (The Worth Saga #1.5)

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Synopsis from Goodreads
Crash has never let the circumstances of his birth, or his lack of a last name, bother him. His associations may be unsavory, but money, friends, and infamy open far more interesting doors than respect ever could. His sole regret? Once lovely, sweet Daisy Whitlaw learned the truth about how he made his fortune, she cut him off.

Daisy’s father is dead, her mother is in ill health, and her available funds have dwindled to a memory. When the local parish announces a Christmas charity bequest to help young people start a trade, it’s her last chance. So what if the grants are intended for men? If she’s good enough, she might bluff her way into a future.

When Crash offers to show her how to swagger with confidence, she knows he is up to no good. But with her life in the balance, she’s desperate enough to risk the one thing she hasn’t yet lost: her heart.

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 Impossibly cute and totally adorable! I love how very unconventional Milan historical romances are. Here the main heroes are both working class, they are young, very hard-working, both rising above desperate circumstances in a unique way. 

Milan continues the topic of breaking the mold here. Daisy who lives in genteel poverty, struggles to feed herself and her ill mother on the money she earns in a flower shop. When her  parish starts a charity competition for the best business proposal she enters herself in, determined to try and win.

Crash who is a mix of African and Indian, Portuguese or Chinese heritage (he is not sure about it) makes money taking bets, but his dream is to open a first bicycle shop in London. Daisy and Crash are both colourful, willful and fascinating characters, who inspire each other to do great things. It's lovely, and hopeful, and a definite "pick me up" story if you crave one.
As usual Courtney Milan writes like Paolo Coelho of historical romance. She is insightful and touching, and my only complaint is the novella format. I wish it was much longer!

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 Невероятно милая и трогательная история! Я обожаю насколько нетрадиционны исторические романы от Куртни Милан. Здесь главные герои - из рабочего класса, и бьются изо всех сил, чтобы выбраться из грязи и заработать на лучшую жизнь.

Дэйзи живёт в благородной бедности (то есть, из обедневшего среднего класса) и трудится в цветочном магазине изо всех сил, чтобы обеспечить себя и свою больную мать. Когда местный церковный округ разыгрывает благотворительный конкурс на лучшую бизнес идею, она вступает в него, отчаянно желая выигрыть и открыть магазин своей мечты.

Краш - наполовину африканец, наполовину португалец, индиец или китаец (он и сам не знает), который зарабатывает на жизнь букмекерством, мечтая открыть первый в Лондоне магазин по продаже велосипедов.

Краш и Дэйзи сначала глубоко ранят друг друга из-за нежелания разбить установленные обществом рамки общения и ожиданий, однако судьба снова сводит их вместе и вскоре они уже вдохновляют друг друга, чтобы ухватиться за свои мечты обоими руками и бороться за них во что бы то ни стало.

Трогательно и мило чуть ли не до слёз. Милан прямо-таки Паоло Коэльо исторического романа, и она всегда оставляет меня в восхощении. Единственная  жалоба - это формат повести. Хотелось-то прочитать полноценную книгу. Очень советую.

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