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Wishing on Willows ❮Read❯ ➳ Wishing on Willows Author Katie Ganshert – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Does a second chance at life and love always involve surrender A three year old son a struggling café and fading memories are all Robin Price has left of her late husband As the proud owner of Willo Does a second chance at life and love always involve surrender A three year old son a struggling café and fading memories are all Robin Price has left of her late husband As Wishing on PDF \ the proud owner of Willow Tree Café 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 café and a vital town ministry are located she isn’t about to let go 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 as 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 becomes unavoidably personal and Robin and Ian must decide whether to cling to the familiar or surrender their plans to the God of Second Chances .

  • Paperback
  • 306 pages
  • Wishing on Willows
  • Katie Ganshert
  • English
  • 05 December 2015
  • 9780307730404

10 thoughts on “Wishing on Willows

  1. Sarah Grace Grzy Sarah Grace Grzy says:

    That ending wipes away tears This was a beautiful story but there were a few things that bugged me about it Once again I was swept away by Ganshert's beautiful writing style Just so beautiful If I wrote books this would be my writing style It alone entices me to read the book regardless of whether I find the story or characters interesting The characters were interesting This book was actually rather unusual in the regard that throughout much of the book you didn't really like the MCs Robin was rude unkind and stubborn and Ian was cocky annoying and also stubborn Yes they had their redeeming ualities but overall throughout much of the book I really didn't like them By the end of the book though I really liked them and was very attached to them Robin's son in particular was a fantastic character Ganshert knows how to write child characters They are so realistic in their words and actions The storyline over all bugged me in certain places as I felt we were spinning circles By the time I got to about 23 of the way through my interest was completely captured and I couldn't put it down The last section was definitely the best and I may or may not have cried in the last few chapters Not my new favorites books but I definitely enjoyed it Recommened for ages 16 for mild romance grief view spoilervery brief and not described mentions of sex basically just the use of the word and trying to get pregnant hide spoiler

  2. Staci Staci says:

    This novel was a feel good kind of novel I especially enjoyed the first half when there was banter between Robin and Ian I loved that she called him condominium man in her mind Wishing on Willows was a nice conclusion to the series

  3. Kate Kate says:

    You know you're invested in a book and in its characters when you start trying to figure out possible solutions for the problems they're facing I really liked this seuel to 'Wildflowers from Winter' I enjoyed getting to know Robin as she tried to save the cafe that had been her dream with her late husband I also liked Ian's character as well how he was sincerely trying to do the right thing by everyone involvedI really liked how both Robin and Ian needed to learn how to let go of the disappointments of their past and trust in God I especially appreciated Robin's dad's insight about the Israelites' fear to leave the wilderness after 40 years of wandering and how they needed to trust that God's plans for them were good even if they were as yet unknown

  4. Virginia Campbell Virginia Campbell says:

    I was completely captivated by author Katie Ganshert's debut novel Wildflowers from Winter and I looked forward to reading works by this talented writer Now that I have read the seuel Wishing on Willows I am a Katie Ganshert fan for life The writing is virtually seamless the story line flows and the characters are defined with an immediacy of emotion and physicality The plot revolves around a development company that wishes to build upscale housing in the little town of Peaks Iowa to provide homes for the employees of a large company which will be locating in the area The mayor and uite a few other residents of Peaks are all in favor of the changes that will be made to the town even if it means the closing of some local businesses to make way for the construction The Willow Tree Cafe and the One Life Ministry are the two holdouts in the way of progress and the pressure is on for them to give in to the majority rule However there is than brick and mortar involved in these two establishments there is also heart and soul and hopes and dreams The Willow Tree Cafe is owned and operated by Robin Price a young widow with a small son The cafe was the dream of Robin and her late husband Micah who died without knowing that Robin was to bear his child With the help of Micah's brother Evan and other family and friends Robin made her husband's dream come true Even though her heart was breaking and pain and heartache were constant companions she forged ahead taking comfort in her sweet baby boy Caleb When developer Ian McKay offers to buy her cafe Robin refuses How could she let go of such a large piece of her heart? Ian is intrigued and attracted by Robin but he is the son and heir of the development company's owner and he is feeling the weight of his father's edict to make the construction deal a reality His own family business is depending on the high dollar contract and his mother's cancer has returned making emotions run even higher Robin had clung to the memories of her life with Micah and she is torn between the past she knows and the future of which she is unsure Would she be untrue to Micah if she dared to love again? As tensions build and life changing events occur will faith be strong enough to guide and comfort Robin and Ian? Is there a way to resolve the situation for the good of all and save the cafe and the ministry both places of refuge for many community members who seek spiritual healing In the midst of all the politics and personal problems have two hearts found an unexpected love? First read Wildflowers from Winter and then follow up with Wishing on Willows Your emotions will be touched your faith will be reaffirmed and your spirit will soar Review Copy Gratis WaterBrook Press

  5. Brittany Brittany says:

    Wishing on Willows is a great follow up story to Wildflowers from Winter Now I fully believe that this book can be read even if the first hasn't been The author sets the stage by letting the reader know what has happened in Robin's life to bring her to this point HOWEVERthis story will mean so much to you if you read Wildflowers from Winter first because Robin's back story is an integral part of that bookBoth books are wonderful and I found myself not wanting to put either book down In Wishing on Willows I will admit that it took me a long long time to begin to like the hero Ian McKay It wasn't until the second half of the story that I began to feel for him and hope that all would work out for these twoThis book deals with deep grief moving forward regretvery difficult topics which are handled gracefully by the author I wish there had been an epilogueI really really wanted an epilogue that would have shown what was happening say one or two years in the future for the two main characters That would have ended the book perfectly for me And I also wish there was a book out there or a novella that shows what will happen in Amanda's life But other than those two little details this was a very enjoyable story

  6. J.C. J.C. says:

    I loved this book I loved the characterization the setting the feel the romance everything This book did take me a while to get into—but once I was attached to the characters there was no putting it down The premise and thematics of this novel were AMAZING A woman pursuing her dream in the form of owning her own coffee shop where she keeps her piano and plays for customers whenever inspiration strikes? I just LOVED it The depth in Robin's character—from her flawed and beautiful motherhood to her longing for Micah to her tender growing love for Ian—created a living breathing fictional character I loved And Ian was another phenomonal character because he was one I hated at the beginning I really did not like him and wanted him to LEAVE But by the end I was rooting for him It takes very impressive talent to pull off these type of character arcs but Ganshert nailed it The plot could be seen as a little slow but it was yet definitely there pulling us along even when we couldn’t even see it entirely I never once grew bored Her fight to keep the cafe was honestly so inspiring and the whole story despite its depth one aspect is Robin recovering from her husband's sudden death was yet so sweetNegative ContentNotesThis is an adult book There are mentions to adult things though not in the wrong light and it never goes into anything in detail Nothing that waved a red flag for me the content was just a little matureOverall Altogether this was an incredible book The setting was uniue and sentimental the depth was masterfully painted the characters alive and breathing and a gentle yet intriguing plot guiding it all together to create a truly beautiful tale Highly recommendedRating 50 50Recommended to Ages 14 upLike my reviews? Follow my blogjcbuchanancom

  7. Shelly♥ Shelly♥ says:

    Summary Robin Price has lost plenty Her husband Micah's death 4 years ago is something she has never really gotten over Raising their son Caleb alone and running the dream cafe that she and Micah always talked about is than enough for her When developer Ian McKay comes to town he wants to buy out the cafe to build condos that may revitalize this small town of Peaks But will Robin give up her dreams to let him do that? McKay has his own past to deal with as he pursues this venture and it rears it's ugly head as he tries to push his way through to close the dealThis book is a companion story to Ganshert's Wildflowers in Winter Robin made a secondary appearance in that story with the loss of her husband being a factor that drew Bethany back to Peaks Now it is Robin's grief and circumstances that have the reader's attentionAgain Ganshert gives us a character full of emotion Robin is still grieving not only her husbandbut the loss of the life she should have had She is on auto pilot doing what she needs to do for her son her cafe and the ministries she is involved in And while she has friends to help her out and push her along she feels like she doesn't need pushing Her one outlet is playing the piano where she fully lets her emotions swirlIan McKay is supposed to be the dirtbag developer money grubbing But when we get a peek at his character we realize he too is broken going through the motions and has his ladder on the wrong wall Even his bid to make the deal is to save the jobs of others in his company How can we dislike him? I love Ganshert's small town charms and characters the place where everyone knows your name and your business No one plays games it's all out in the open The Christian theme of this story is really God will provide in all things We see each of the characters having their own faith struggles in trying to understand circumstances and make decisions even minor characters Church and ministry are front and center hereOverall this was a wonderful and feel good read one that will make you believe that good things can come out of bad things and that time can heal wounds I would call it light christian chick lit The message was not new but a pleasant reminder that sometimes what we want is not always what we need I look forward to future books in this series and am guessing that Amanda's story will be next on the list for this inspirational authorRecommend for Lovers of Christian chick litNote I was provided a review copy by the publisher All opinions expressed are my own

  8. Becky Becky says:

    My author friend Katie Ganshert really is an ARTIST She strings words together in the most lyrical fresh and heart touching ways My hat's off to herThis story picks up the tale of Robin who some of us were lucky enough to meet in Wildflowers from Winter Robin is a widow who adores her three year old son and is still struggling to recover from the devastating loss of her husband When developer Ian comes to town with plans to re purpose the space where Robin's beloved cafe is located Robin is forced to take a journey of the heart and decide what's best for her for her little boy and for her town Wildflowers from Winter is touching and emotional real and relatable Written with grace and skill Well done Katie

  9. Oceana Oceana says:

    I’m glad I got to see Robin’s life after her baby and what happened with her café It was a nice story

  10. Tanx Tanx says:

    Katie Ganshert is a well loved author in the Christian Fiction Devourers group and after reading book 1 and 2 of this series I think she definitely deserves all the love Characters are real with no draggy momentsI give this a solid 5 starsFans of this book can give Melissa Tagg a try too she's another contemporary romance author that I enjoy

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