Nothing seems to be going well in Ivy Marshall's world, in fact things seem to be totally out of her control. Her father has just announced that her branch of the family business is closing. Her sister has been proposed to on national television and appears to have everything Ivy didn't have. And to top it off, the relationship with her husband is going downhill at a spiraling rate. Putting aside her life, or perhaps to escape it, Ivy returns to the family's beach home to help plan her sister's wedding and perhaps rekindle an old relationship. Is Ivy ready to throw away her past or is it possible for her to forgive her husband and renew the love they once had?
This the the second book I have read by Marybeth Whalen, the first being The Guest Book. A beach escape is just what the doctor ordered for summer so, since I can't make the trip, Marybeth has taken me there through her writings about a beach area very similar to the one I went to growing up. The Wishing Tree is a sweet story of forgiveness, mending relationships and loving others in spite of past hurts and failures. Put this one on your list of summer reads!
I did receive this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way obligated to leave a positive review.
Marybeth is a fantastic author. She has written another great one_.The Wishing Tree. I give it 5 stars, it is a great summer read! It provides an entertaining ride, and yet it points to the love, forgiveness, and grace of God at the same time. I can't wait to read her next book!
The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen is relatable. The idea of a woman dealing with marriage issues and still handling life is completely relatable. This story was just the perfect blend of real life and forgiveness. Ivy discovers that her husband has cheated and is now having to come to terms with his actions. This is a such a breath of fresh air that I could not put down, I just had to keep reading until she found herself and I found her self-discovery elightening. This is a favorite read and a new must read author.