Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wishing on Willows - Review

Recently I received a copy of the following book in exchange for my honest review. This post will have book purchase advertisement. The FTC requires you be given fair warning! Now relax and enjoy the review.

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 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.
Katie has a great website where you can get to know her better.
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My Thoughts:
If a book can evoke all kinds of different emotions, this book is it!  Sometimes, I just wanted to sit and cry with Robin. Sometimes I wanted to laugh. There were also times when I got angry! Oh My! I love it when I read a book that makes me feel like I am there; Living it, in a sense. You feel like one of the town's people. Like you know Robin and her family. Like you've been to her café.  You get all these mixed emotions about her struggles, her losses, her passions. I totally understood Robin, her fears, hopes, her dreams. The sadness at once again feeling like she was losing control of her life. Wondering how God can take something so awful that is happening and turn it into good. The struggle to let go, when you want so much to hold on. Trying to decide whether to press on or give in. It is a page turning book, and the deeper you get, the more you will not want to put it down. This book can be read alone, or if you choose you could read the first book Wildflowers from Winter also. I read the first book last year. You can read my review HERE.

Your Thoughts:
Robin is struggling with letting go. Life is full of changes, sometimes even the good changes can be difficult at first. Is there a change you've experienced that you struggled with at the beginning but it turned out to be for the best? I would love to hear from you. Just drop me a comment below.

* I received this book from Waterbrooks blogging program in exchange for my review. I was not required to give a positive review.*  Would you take the time to rank my review. Thanks!!

1 comment:

  1. I have never read any books by this author! Thanks for sharing it with me. I will have to look her up! I like books that make me angry and cry too!


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