Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wishing on Willows Book Review

I have a really awesome book to tell you about tonight called Wishing on Willows and it was written by Katie Ganshert.  She also wrote Wildflowers from Winter which I also got to read and I loved both of these books written by an obvious talented writer.

I will be looking out for new books in the future that she writes. Very heartwarming and feel good books. Maybe not your forte but in this world we live in, I would rather have a little fun fantasy than all of this gloom and doom stuff. I need a break, how bout you?
This is an excerpt from the back of the book:
Does a second chance at life and love always involve surrender?

A three-year old son, a struggling café, and fading memories are all Robin Price has left of her late husband. As the proud owner of Willow Tree Café in small town Peaks, Iowa, she pours her heart into every muffin she bakes and espresso she pulls, thankful for the sense of purpose and community the work provides.

So when developer Ian McKay shows up in Peaks with plans to build condos where her café and a vital town ministry are located, she isn’t about to let go without a fight.

As stubborn as he is handsome, Ian won’t give up easily. His family’s business depends on his success in Peaks. But as Ian pushes to seal the deal, he wonders if he has met his match. Robin’s gracious spirit threatens to undo his resolve, especially when he discovers the beautiful widow harbors a grief that resonates with his own.

With polarized opinions forming all over town, business becomes unavoidably personal and Robin and Ian must decide whether to cling to the familiar or surrender their plans to the God of Second Chances.
My Thoughts:

These are the kind of stories that just make my blood boil, what about you? I think it's always big business pushing out the little man so that they can make the big bucks and share none of it with the person they screwed over.

Robin has had alot on her plate lately with her husband dying a few years back and she has a son, Caleb, who is three years old to raise and the last thing she needs is some developement coming in and wanting to get rid of the whole block where her Willow Tree Cafe is just so they can make condo's!

It was the only thing she had left that belonged to her and Micah and they had wanted to run the Willow Tree Cafe for their whole life before retiring.  Can she fight them and does she really want to?

Sometimes, when things happen to us, it is always safest to hold onto the dreams you made with someone else but in the real world, it doesn't really help the situation. I think Robin needs to reflect on was this really her dream or her husband's? And would he want her to fight over trivial things instead of spending time with their son and making sure he is okay?

Will Robin be able to see another chance when it's right in front of her face?  Or will she run? She thinks this man named Ian is a bad man but in actuality, he is a fair and decent man and hopefully Robin will figure this out before it's too late for her and Caleb to have a stable, secure life with someone who will take care of them.

Happy Reading!

About the Author

Katie Ganshert graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her husband and their young son. She is the author of Wildflowers from Winter.

 Disclaimer: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review." Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. 


Tina Kohrman said...

This sounds like a really good book! I cannot wait to read this. Thank you for sharing.

ann said...

I love reading and this is one I would enjoy reading. I dont know if I could let them build condo;s and tear down the block of the Willow Tree Cafe - it sounds like a lovely place way better than condo's.