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  1. Wishing on Willows
    Wishing on Willows
    Katie Ganshert
    WaterBrook Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $8.19 Retail: $9.99 Save 18% ($1.80)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 59 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW730400
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  1. Jessica Allen
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    4.5 stars
    November 12, 2013
    Jessica Allen
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Plot: I really enjoyed the plot. It was real and simple, but it was intriguing and entertaining at the same time. There wasn't too much happening, but enough to stay engaged with the story.

    Characters: I really enjoyed the character development in this story. It really was essential to the story. Watching the characters grow and change as the story develops and learning things about the characters and how they fit together was in itself romantic and beautiful.

    Themes: The main theme in this book would be moving forward. Robin is stuck between who she was with her husband and the dreams they shared and moving ahead with her life and taking the next steps.

    Emotion: The emotion was great at times and only okay at others. It was easy to identify with the characters, but not always in a deep intimate way.

    Overall: I really enjoyed this book and the characters. As I said, it was just a simple story, but it was very well written and entertaining.

    ---I received this book for free from the publisher for this review.---
  2. Bren
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 23, 2013
    Bren
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I really enjoyed the story. I had a hard time putting the book down.
  3. Lindz2012
    Gastonville
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Good about Second Chance
    August 20, 2013
    Lindz2012
    Gastonville
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is the second book that I think is in a series but what series I do not know. I love this book as much as the first one. It more about Cafe and Cafe Owner. Sorry I can not remember her name or her son at the moment. It been a while since I read it. Though it was this year and only a couple of months ago. I will let you decide for yourself if you download the e-book or buy the paperback.
  4. sherrijinga
    Georgia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome read!
    August 13, 2013
    sherrijinga
    Georgia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Katie Ganshert has done it again! Wishing on Willows picks up where Wildflowers from Winter leaves off and touches on grief, recovery, getting "over" oneself, and moving on. This is a heart-wrenching and heart-warming novel! Katie's writing is smooth and creative, very descriptive and engaging. Her characters are real and so are the feelings she provokes in her readers. You don't want to miss out on these two books!

    About the book: In Wildflowers from Winter, the main character Bethany's grief-stricken friend, Robin, has lost her husband and delivered their first child after his death. With much encouragement from Bethany, Robin builds a café in memory of her lost husband. Wishing on Willows begins with the potential demolition of her café, Willow Tree, and Robin's fight to keep it (and the memory of her husband) alive for their now three year old son. Robin clearly can't move forward for hanging on to the past.

    Ian, a big-city developer, offers to buy her café. His company wants to build a condominium complex where her café is situated in anticipation of a growth spurt in the community once a manufacturing plant opens nearby. The town, which has suffered hard from the economic downturn, needs this condo complex. The mayor is pushing for it. But Robin can't let them tear down her café and the ministry she helps serve through it. It seems like the entire town is for Ian and is against Robin. Just like Robin, Ian has a past that he can't let go of either and he's walking in the shadow of his father's footsteps although he'd rather be pursuing his own dreams.

    It doesn't help that the two of them are attracted to each other. When they put their differences aside, they manage to get along. But those moments are fleeting. Robin just can't get past the fact that Ian wants to tear down what she built to keep her husband's memory alive--all for the sake of a fancy building and to earn another dollar. Things are complicated by the fact that it seems like everyone in the town and Robin's family has moved on. Robin begs God to save her café and her heart doesn't budge, refusing to believe that there is another way other than her way. She learns that God's way is mysterious and always best!

    "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review".
  5. GingerS219
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Heartwarming
    July 18, 2013
    GingerS219
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wow, just wow. Katie Ganshert has done an excellent job with Wishing on Willows. The writing is excellent, and pulls you into the story with little effort on your part.

    It is a heartwarming story of grief and second chances at love. Sometimes a dry, empty desert becomes our familiar place and no matter how good the alternative is, making a change is scary. Taking a chance on love, for a second time, can be even scarier, but Ms. Ganshert has done an excellent job of showing us that it can work.

    ***I received this book from the publisher/author for purposes of review. The above is my honest opinion.***
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