Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert
Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert was another one of those delightful surprises when I found a review book I loved tremendously. I wan't familiar with the author, but I will certainly be looking for her other books.
Robin is a widow with a young son. She is also the owner of Willow Tree Cafe. When Ian McKay shows up with a development group that threatens her cafe, Robin has to face the uncomfortable possibility that her life is going to change in many ways.
I loved the characters of Robin and Ian. There was a perfect balance between their interactions and their inner revelations. With action that moved the story along and these interesting characters, I was hooked from the beginning and didn't want to put it down.
I thought there was also a very good balance between encouraging and edifying but not preaching. Robin ad Ian both had to grow spiritually throughout the story, and readers are a party to their inner growth. But the spiritual truths come out inspiring and thought-provoking, not at all preachy.
I really did love this one. I give it 5 stars and a PG rating.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.