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Friday, August 30, 2013

Review: Wishing on Willows

Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert is a novel about second chances in life.  Robin Price has lost her husband.  Aside from her 3 year old son who she adores, she pours her entire heart and soul into The Willow Cafe, which was a dream she and her husband shared, where she has a sense of purpose and service to her community.  Even though the cafe is struggling and barely hanging on, she loves the work and feels it is what she is meant to do.  Until Ian McKay comes into town with plans to build condos where her cafe stands.  Robin will not give up her cafe without a fight, even when those around her give in.

Ian McKay is just as stubborn as Robin.  His family's business and many peoples jobs depend on his success building condos in Peaks.  But, the more he gets to know Robin, he starts to waiver in his certainty that he is doing the right thing.

Can they both find happiness and a second chance in life even in a situation that seems like somebody has to loose?

I really enjoyed reading Wishing on Willows.  I enjoyed reading about the characters and their lives. Although it is a sad story at times, it is not a sadness that weighs you down, instead it gives you hope.  I enjoyed watching the characters grow, change, and heal throughout the book.  I really thought it was going to have a very predictable ending, but there were some things that surprised me.  I really liked that the author didn't make it seem as though life was perfect for all at the end of the book, but instead made it more like real life with ongoing changes and challenges.

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary ebook copy of Wishing On Willows in order to write a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.  I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.
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