Wishing on Willows

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Wishing on Willows

I enjoyed reading Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert, who also wrote Wildflowers from Winter.

This story is about a young widow Robin Price and her son, three-year-old son, Caleb. She is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the death of her husband. She owns a bakery in Peaks, Iowa and is doing pretty well. The only problem is that developers want to build condos and a shopping area where her bakery stands. She is bound and determined that she will not sell.

Ian McKay is the son of the developer and has come to town to make the arrangements to buy the businesses and land needed for the new development. Of course Brooke doesn’t want to sell, but the town really needs this new business. Ian and Brooke have both lost their loves and are wary of becoming involved again.

This is a really well-written novel. I think you will enjoy finding out what happens between Brook and Ian and the rest of Peaks, Iowa.


Book Blurb for Wishing on Willows

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.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2013 4.00