Robin Price is struggling. Her husband, Micah, died several years ago
leaving her a son to raise and a gaping whole in her heart. She found
some form of healing when her best friend, Bethany, helped her open
Willow Tree Cafe`. It fulfilled a dream she and Micah shared. Though
business isn't booming, her very soul is tied up in the cafe` and the
folks who come through it's door. Now a developer wants to build condos
where the cafe` sits which means not only losing the cafe but an
important ministry that's housed next door. Ian McKay is the project
manager of the Peaks condo project. He wants to make his father proud by
making this project successful for McKay Development. The town seems to
be wooed by his good-looks and charm, all except Robin. Both are
stubborn and passionate people. As the struggle ensues, Ian sees Robin's
compassion and grace but he also sees her grief. And it moves him.
Robin sees a side of Ian that gives her cause to ponder that there just
might be more to the man than she first thought. Will Robin and Ian
stubbornly hold onto the past, or will they find that their toughest
challenge of letting go, will actually be their greatest blessing?
exceptional, emotional, encouraging, and entertaining, all come to mind
when I think of Wishing on Willows. I read the whole thing in
practically one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. The story
was so complex in nature that it's difficult to define all the things I
loved about it. The characters are so endearing and realistic. Easily
relatable. The author writes in such a way that you feel every emotion
of every character. To me, that's excellent writing. The message of hope
rang loud and clear. Sometimes the Lord is fighting for you in a way
you didn't ask for or expect. That's encouraging. I loved that Bethany
and Evan were very much a part of this story. For me, that made this
story exceptional. Though this story is loaded with deep emotions you
will find splashes of humor right when you need them. I found that
entertaining. My only wish, besides not wanting it to end, is that there
would have been an epilogue. Does that mean there might be another
story??? I would love to see more in this series because I have come to
love Peaks and the Price family. As a side note, I would like to
compliment the cover designers with how well they captured an important
element of the story. Well done. Although you could technically read
this as a stand-alone, I would encourage you to read Wildflowers from
Winter first (also an excellent story). Wishing on Willows is on my
favorites list and one I highly recommend, but be ready to have your
emotions challenged! Katie Ganshert has definitely become one of my
favorite authors. Great job, Katie!
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