Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wishing On Willows

About 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.

About The Author:  Katie Ganshert was born and raised in the Midwest, where she writes stories about finding faith and falling in love. When she’s not busy plotting her next novel, she enjoys being silly and laughing with her husband, playing make-believe with her wild-child of a son, and chatting with her girlfriends over coffee and bagels. She and her husband are in the process of adopting from the Congo.

My Thoughts On The Book: Wishing on Willows from page one. This book was such  a heartfelt story about moving forward after loss and not letting fear hold you back from what God has for you. I felt as if I knew the characters and was part of their lives.  Ganshert is a master character developer.  Robin owns Willow Tree, a cafe she opened after her husband's death, and she is a single mom, raising a son she was pregnant with when her husband died.  Enters Ian who comes to town to scope things out for building condominiums. A major problem arises when the place Ian is interested in developing is where Robin's cafe is locatd. Sparks fly. But in the midst of it all, Robin and Ian's characters begin to develop a deeper relationship with each other....and with God.  I highly recommend this book and if you haven't read Katie Ganshert's first novel, Wildflowers from Winter, you might want to read it first so you can get the full story. Both books are awesome! 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group's review program for bloggers, Blogging for Books. I was not required to write a positive review. All they asked for was an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.



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