Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wishing on Willows - A Review

Widow Robin Price is struggling. She's the owner and manager of the Willow Tree Cafe and is trying to be a single mom to her 3 year old son. When developer Ian McKay comes to town with a plan to build condos where her cafe stands, Robin's ready to fight him tooth and nail. She feels that the condos don't have to be built where her cafe and a vital town ministry stand. Ian feels that the location of the cafe is actually perfect for the condos. On opposite sides, both of these two face what appears to be an insurmountable canyon of differences. But God uses little things, a piano, a little boy, among some, to get their attention. Will they realize that God gives second chances even to those who don't think that they can move forward?

When I was pleasantly surprised by the first book in this series, Wildflowers from Winter, I knew I had to read Robin's story. She had been through so much that I wanted her to have hope again. I knew I'd love this book from the first few pages into it. And I wasn't disappointed. Every once in a while I will find an author whose second or third book in the series is even better than the first. That's the case for me with this one. While it's a story of second chances, it's not the over the top romance that one might expect from a love story. The romance really takes a back burner to the story. I loved the short chapters that gave glimpses into Robin's past. I felt Robin's heartache. I felt Ian's compassion. I felt for Amanda's uncertainty.This book has, at times, an almost nostalgic feel to it. But I didn't find it slow moving or anything like that. I look forward to anything else that Katie writes as I will quickly find a way to get a copy.

I received this book for free from Waterbrook/Multnomah's Blogging for Books program for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommend to fans of Karen Kingsbury, Beth Wiseman, Becky Wade, Robyn Carr, Susan May Warren, Beth K. Vogt, and contemporary fiction.

Rating - 5 stars

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  1. I've only heard great things about her books. Have a great week!

  2. I wasn't sure about this book until I read your review. It sounds like a nice read, and I think I'll read the first in the series to get started.



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