Book Review: Wishing on Willows

Wishing on Willows
Kaite Ganshert

About the Book

Does a second chance at life and love always involve surrender? A three year old son a struggling cafe, and fading memories are all Robin Price has left of her late husband. As the proud owner of Willow Tree Cafe 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 cafe and a vital town ministry are located she isn't about to go down 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 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 become 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. She worked as a fifth grader 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 also the author of Wildflowers from Winter.

My thoughts

This is a great love story for an older crowd. I think its great that not every love story has to be about some teen couple who is perfect in any way. This is a great show of God's view on second chances, a fantastic read.

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