Ganshert, Katie. Wishing on Willows. Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press, 2013.
As owner of Willow Tree Cafe, Robin finds herself struggling to raise her 3 year old son alone in a close-knit community. Memories of her late husband invade her thoughts often as she fights developer, Ian McKay, to keep the small community ministry as well as her dream cafe from being developed into condominiums. While both Robin and Ian sort through their feelings and loses, will following God’s plan bring them happiness and closure?
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Not having read the prequel to this story, it was a little hard to follow some of the referrals to the past but still an enjoyable read. Although simple in parts, the humor and compassion of the characters drew empathy from me and I found myself hoping for their contentment. Through loss, dreams and inner strength, Robin and Ian were able to learn that God’s plan is greater than their own wills. Having been touched by this book, I will definitely return to read the author’s first book, Wildflowers from Winter.
RATING: 3.5 (out of 5 pennies)…but may have been higher had I read the first book in the series.
*I received a complimentary copy of Wishing on Willows from WaterBrook Press for my honest review*