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Wish I Had a Nickel (Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by J D Boudreaux

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Wish I Had a Nickel (Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by J D Boudreaux
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Genre – Contemporary Romance and a little Christian Fiction
Page Count – 401 Pages
Cover Designer – Ashley Byland @ Redbird Designs / http://www.redbird-designs.net/
Publisher – Bienvenue Press / https://bienvenuepress.com/
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Born two days apart in the same hospital, Alex and Leigh grew up to be inseparable. They were fierce protectors of each other, and it was only natural for everyone to assume they would one day find their happily-ever-after together.

Unfortunately, nothing in life is that simple.

When Leigh’s family decided to move to another state, it was only a matter of time before the distance between her and Alex caused them to drift apart…until finally, the special connection they had shared was lost.

Thirty years later, fate offers a chance at reuniting, but is it possible to erase years of separation? Or will fate require a little help?

Can a matchmaking mother and a smart-mouthed daughter working behind the scenes help Leigh and Alex regain what was lost?

~ AMAZON ~

Born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana, J D Boudreaux is married and has three grown children. The family now resides an hour south in the small town of Erath. A good story, good friends, and a good cup of coffee are the ingredients that make up a great day for J D. Add a little boudin, cracklins, and Momma’s homemade carrot cake, and J D will call it a perfect day!

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Wish I Had A Nickel Book 2 The Sand Dollar Series by J.D Boudreaux – Review by Jenni Bishop

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wish I Had A Nickel is the second book in The Sand Dollar series by J.D Boudreaux. It took me a while to figure out that I had read book one and what it was about. I do recommend that you read book one, because it will give you a better perspective of our main character an his life. This books is many years ahead of where the first book left off which was a surprise but didn’t detract from the story. This is a story of a man with man different relationships with many different people. He is always the man of the hour wanting to help people but what does he do for him. What is it that he is looking for? Does he even know? I hated the way the book ended because there is so much that I want to know now. I don’t want to wait for the next book but alas I don’t have a choice, J.D. is making me wait. “Sighs”

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Wish I Had a Nickle (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by JD Boudreaux – Review by Emily Brockschmidt

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You know that moment when you are reading a book and you realize that there isn’t enough time left in the story for everything YOU want to happen in it? Yeah, that happened to me with “Wish I Had a Nickle” by JD Boudreaux. This story is about Alex and Leigh, born two days apart and best friends since birth. Their mothers met in the hospital and became friends, and the children became very close. I don’t want to give anything away but time passes and Alex and Leigh reconnect, and that’s mostly where the story takes place. I love how JD Boudreaux laid out the story. It isn’t your common boy meets girl story told from each person’s side either. There are flashbacks and details that get sprinkled in that surprised me as a reader since most authors I’ve read don’t write like that, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! “Wish I Had a Nickle” was one of those books I didn’t want to end, as I loved being wrapped up in the story of Alex and Leigh. This is the second book in the Sand Dollar series. I did not read the first book and I do not think that hindered me at all while reading this one, but it is good to know and read in order if you feel you need to. I give “Wish I Had a Nickle” five stars, even if I wish it was longer! Fortunately for me, the next installment “The Broken Sand Dollar” comes out in February! I know I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for it!!
Review by @emilybee430

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Wish I Had A Nickel (Sand Dollar Series Book 2) By J.D. Boudreaux – Review By Dawn Daughenbaugh

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Wish I Had A Nickel (Sand Dollar Series book 2) by JD Boudreaux is the second book in the Sand Dollar Series. I definitely recommend reading the first book if you haven’t already.I loved this story it pulled at my heart strings while taking us on a emotional rollercoaster ride. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading. Alex and Leigh have been best friends since birth until the day Leigh’s family moves.Although they haven’t seen each other in over thirty years they still pick right back up.I honestly wss confused at first trying to figure out who’s telling this story in their POV,but quickly figured it out.I enjoyed the story and all the Characters.There is one thing I kept thinking throughout the book and that , Wish I had all the nickels! This author is very thorough in the details. Find out what happens with Alex and Leigh,by grabbing this book. I can’t wait to read book three in this series.

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Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by J.D. Boudreaux ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First and foremost, I highly recommend that you go back and start with book one in The Sand Dollar Series, Penny for Your Thoughts. JD Boudreaux is a very detailed writer, and she also builds her stories over the span of her books. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea to read chronological or series type novels, but if it is this is the stuff right here. Everything flows beautifully and really just comes together to build you the reader into the world of the characters that you are reading about. I like that and am often excited to jump into the Sand Dollar books. I am bummed we will have to wait till 2019 for book three but I know it is already on my TBR list!!

This is more about Alex and Leigh. They were inseparable as children. Well, until Leigh’s family moved to another state and distance didn’t necessarily make the heart grow fonder in this situation. Now, years later they are given a second chance to rekindle the friendship they once had. Both find themselves living by each other again. Conversations seem to flow between these two as if time and distance never even existed but they are cautious and hesitate with each other. Over time it gets harder to deny the romance budding between the two, will they be able to put the past behind them and start anew? Can it work out this time? Will they ruin the friendship they just now reset?

I loved the idea of second friendship with the twist of romance thrown in there. It was a heartwarming story that just felt good while reading. This was the perfect sunny Sunday afternoon read for me, and exactly what I was in need of, just a little bit of a spirit lifter. Happy reading! Thanks for another great Sand Dollar novel JD Boudreaux!

Review by @lizaileen
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Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by J D Boudreaux – Review by Debi Kircher

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by J D Boudreaux

5 Stars

Not sure where to begin with this review… I also wasn’t sure how many stars to give this book, I started out with 4 then stared at the screen thinking wait a minute, just because I’m totally ticked off about a few things doesnt mean its a 4 star book, it actually means in my opinion it’s a 5 star book because of how i’m feeling, which of course means it got to me, and that is usually the author’s intent isn’t it?

Im left confused after finishing this story, this is probably because it’s the 2nd part of this series and like an idiot I didn’t read the 1st. I had no problems while reading the entire book, until like I said it came to an end and I literally threw my kindle…I was so upset because I have no idea what happened…This tells me that I need to without fail, go pick up the first in this series and see if it helps me at all with how this one ended, this will also help in me being 100% ready when the 3rd is released, because I will have the 3rd the very second I can get a hold of it.

I sincerely loved this story, I loved the characters, GiGi and Angela were completely awesome!! Alex and Leigh made me fall in love with them immediately and their lifelong friendship even with the long break in it was great. I loved the way they interacted and how their relationship was aloud to grow, not just happen, was something I seriously appreciated. There are 2 other characters in this story that have me sitting here with question marks above my head…this is where I feel like I’m missing something and although I’m not sure Ill get these cleared up when I read the first, I still feel like I’ll get a little more understanding.

The story moved a tad bit slow in parts but it was still written so beautifully that I read every word and whenever I had to set it down I couldn’t wait to pick it back up. This is an awesome read and I want the next one like 25 minutes ago…I can not wait to see where all of this goes.

Highly recommend, but read them both, I have a feeling that is exactly what I should have done!

Review by @debikircher

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Wish I Had A Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by J D Boudreaux – Review by Maura Harper

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me start this review by saying that I JUST found out it is book 2 in The Sand Dollar Series. Book 3 doesn’t come out until 2019 and it’s the first that has been added to my “next year release TBR”. I honestly did not know this story started somewhere else. It actually changes my perspective on a few things.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and WISH I HAD A NICKEL is extremely detailed. At times it felt a bit like a tour of the town, other times a recap of recent weather disasters and still other times like a vacation diary from someone’s road trip. I was able to visually 97% of the descriptions in my mind’s eye.

The characters are interesting. There are layers to them and it’s not always obvious what they are thinking. This is an interesting story because it’s told from the male’s point of view. This is a story about first love and best friends and oh so much more. I was surprised by the end. I thought a book of this length would stand on it’s own. I didn’t realize (as I mentioned before) that this is actually part of a series. I read it “blind” so wasn’t sure what to expect.

I think this could be classified as a “Christian Contemporary Fiction” and I appreciated that tone in which the story is told. It’s not too heavy handed, but you know where the characters lean. It’s never judgmental of the reader and their knowledge of religion. It’s also a romance with no bedroom scenes which is a pleasant break from what I’ve recently been reading.

This is a book I would recommend to my elderly mother’s book club and my neighborhood book club alike.

Review by @mauraharper

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Wish I Had A Nickel (Sand Dollar Series Book #2) by J.D. Boudreaux – Review by Angela Hayes

4 Stars

 

Wish I Had A Nickel is the second book in The Sand Dollar Series by J.D. Boudreaux. I recommend reading book one before starting on this one, because it will give you a better perspective of this story and the ‘feel’ for the series as a whole. There are also other relevant details contained in book one because there is a bigger picture being ‘painted’- so having all the information is important. I enjoyed this book more than the first and it was apparent that the author was more ‘comfortable/confident’ writing this book. I do like the characters, they are interesting and likeable. There is a little more to them than first meets the eye. The story spans many topics from friendship, love, family, expectations, second chances, fate, and more. The story is set to continue in book #3, The Broken Sand Dollar, which releases in February 2019.

I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here.

 

Thank You, J.D Boudreaux!