Monday, February 4, 2013

Wishing On Willows by Katie Ganshert

"Wishing On Willows “ gets 5 stars from me. I was really wanting to read this book after reading  Wildflower from  Winter. This book did not disappointed  me. I was hoping to read more of Bethany and Evan's story  and I did as well as Robin's. In this book Robin is a proud owner of Willow Tree Cafe. Her cafe supplies treats and support for One Life ( a community outreach program for the people that are grieving and the teens) and her son Caleb is three years old now. But then Ian Mckay from Peoria and the mayor of Peaks Iowa wants to build condos and if they do they will tear down the cafe and Robin won't sell the cafe.
Ian Mckay and Robin feel an attraction for each other but don't want to admit it. Most of the town people are from the condos because it will bring more revenue for the town. Even  Robin's own sister-in-law  (Amanda) tells Robin she should sell  and that she shouldn't fight her attraction for Ian. When Robin tells Amanda she doesn't care if Amanda dates Ian, Amanda goes to a banquet dinner with him to Peoria to honor his father for being Employer of the year. Which Robin doesn't like at all. 
Robin's  life is all about her son Caleb and the cafe and helping the community. Ian has secrets that he is hiding. Robin and Ian find that they are really that difficult after all. 
I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to believe that good can come from pain. Robin and Ian come to realize that sometimes you have you just have to Be Still and trust God and follow your heart. 
     The author writes about real life things like children needing to go potty and about saying things in anger and then needing to apologize to her son. This book has a few  funny lines  and some really sad events life a fire in the cafe. I  was really surprised and really happy with the way the story ended. I will end this review with a direct quote from the book "Grace comes in all different shapes and sizes. Even the messy ones."This book is about moving on and letting go of the past.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.

No comments:

Post a Comment