#BookReview: A Wish for Jinnie by Audrey Davis




A Wish For Jinnie

What if wishes really could come true? 

When Jinnie Cooper is dumped by her fiancé, and exiled to a job in an antiques shop in a sleepy Scottish village, little does she know a battered old lamp is about to shake up her life. 

Genie Dhassim grants wishes. But he also wants a few of his own to come true. Letting him explore the outside world proves nerve-wracking as Dhassim has an uncanny knack of putting his pointy-slippered foot in it. 

As Jinnie grows closer to her employer Sam, Dhassim discovers his time on earth is running out. 

Can both Jinnie and Dhassim find true happiness? Or are those wishes that cannot be granted?




I admit it, I was well and truly enticed by the cover of this book. A book about genies and a character called Jinnie, I was sold. Despite my experience of genies being limited to Robin Williams and Will Smith in Aladdin, I thought this was a brilliant concept.

Jinnie’s had a horrible break up and is ready for a fresh start. When she moves house and gets a new job at an antiques store, she had no intention of finding a magic lamp. When she takes the lamp home, she learns she has brought home way more than she bargained for. She’s brought home a genie inside the lamp called Dhassim, who isn’t used to the modern world or people struggling to have ideas for wishes!

There are some great characters in this book and Jinnie is definitely my favourite. She’s very selfless and for someone with a genie in her house, she doesn’t wish for much! She tolerates all of the genie’s strange habits, including keeping a clean house. If she fancies sending the genie my way next, it would be appreciated for that alone!

Jinnie’s experience in the village provides her with lots of new friends and potential love interests too. I thought she was spoilt for choice.

I felt like the story was a little slow moving at times and that’s reflected in my rating. I tend to be able to sit down and read a romcom fairly quickly and I just didn’t feel the motivation to want to pick this up, despite it being a good story. Personally, the book could have been shorter and had the same impact or it needed better pacing. Despite that, I still enjoyed the book and thought it was a solid romance novel.

A magical read that could make your wishes come true.

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wish-Jinnie-magical-romantic-difference-ebook/dp/B088HGYN8G/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Wish-Jinnie-magical-romantic-difference-ebook/dp/B088HGYN8G/

Author Bio –

Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.

She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.

Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Again, reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.

A Wish For Jinnie is her third standalone novel.

Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.

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