Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wishing on Willows

Publisher:  WaterBrook Press (March 19, 2013)
Language:  English
ISBN-10:  0307730409
ISBN-13:  978-0307730404

::Book Description::
Robin is a widowed mother to a young son. Before the death of her husband their plans were to open a cafe, but she lost her husband unexpectedly right as life began to grow inside of her. Throwing herself into motherhood and a cafe where she has sunk her heart and soul Robin manages a successful cafe while giving the local charity One Life a place to meet. Helping others through their grief gives Robin a sense of purpose. More than a cafe Willow Tree is a place where people go for friendship, purpose, and help.
When Ian McKay, from McKay Condominiums, shows up to build condominiums right where Willow Tree Cafe stands Robin does everything in her power to keep that from happening. As the owners around her sell to McKay, Robin holds her ground refusing to give up the place that has helped so many, including herself.
The mayor and half the town are for the condominiums and Robin can only do her best to fight against Ian. However on their journey battling against each other they begin to develop feelings for one another. Robin feels like she will betray her late husband just by feeling such memories and does her best to fight against them. But as time goes on will she be able to keep her feelings at bay?

::My Thoughts::
I really loved this book. I felt so badly for Robin at first. She is such an incredibly strong character in the book who manages a cafe, motherhood, and a charity alone. As the book went on I was frustrated with Robin a bit because she was so stubborn, and became very rude at times. However with the hand that was dealt to her it was a bit easier to understand.
Ian I did not like at first. He didn't care what he had to do to acquire the businesses he needed to put the condominiums. He seemed very greedy and self centered. However as the novel carried along he was the most caring and considerate character in the whole novel. It was very hard not to like him. Especially after more was revealed about him. He never quit trying with Robin and started approaching things in a more than fair way. He was by far my favorite character because of his caring and even chivalry. He came to the rescue for Robin on more than one occasion.
This book was a fantastic read. There was drama, intrigue, sadness, happiness, romance, and the book flowed nicely. I didn't get lost at all even though the book does give perspectives from different characters. Amanda is certainly a colorful character in the novel even though she is a minor character. As Robins sister in law she tries very hard to see to Robin's happiness even if she is going through a tough time herself. She gives a bit of tough love in a way which is hard not to admire.
I definitely recommend this book to all who love romance. It definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat anticipating what will happen next, and certainly keeps you on your toes at all times. God's presence is throughout this book and really makes you think about blessings, even disguised ones.

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

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