Wishing on Willows
Mar 19, 2013 | 320 Pages
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Mar 19, 2013 | 320 Pages
About Wishing on Willows
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 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.
Praise for Wishing on Willows
“Have you ever been through a painful season in life and wished for something new, something fresh, or even something healing to come along? Take this journey with Robin Price, a widow and single mother with a big heart and passion for those closest to her, as she wades through trying to live, let go, and love again. Wishing on Willows is a story of hope that will find you stepping up to the willow tree and daring to make wishes.”
—Cheryl McKay, coauthor of Never the Bride and author of Finally the Bride: Finding Hope While Waiting
“What I’ve come to admire about Katie Ganshert’s writing is how skillfully and compassionately she creates memorable characters and weaves into their lives authentic struggles. From the very first line, “The first time I lost my
husband…,” to the last line, “The whispered words came without fear or guilt or hesitation,” we are given the gifts of grieving and letting go told with humor; realistic trials; characters I want to go on telling their stories; and the
longings of the human heart. This is a fine, fine novel.”
—Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times best-selling author of Where Lilacs Still Bloom
“Just like a willow tree, Wishing on Willows evokes grace, humility, and beauty. A well-penned story of sacrifice, second chances, and love, Ganshert’s second novel is as poignant as her first. This is a must-read for any reader seeking to find comfort beneath their own proverbial willow.”
—Betsy St. Amant, author of Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK
“In Wishing on Willows, Katie Ganshert delicately weaves together a story of healing and renewed hope. Will young widow Robin Price choose to fight for what she had or to relinquish the past for the chance to love again? Ganshert deftly writes of grief and wounds that leave us shattered, pointing her characters—and her readers—to the One who provides the strength to embrace life again.”
—Beth K. Vogt, author of Wish You Were Here and Catch a Falling Star
“Katie Ganshert’s Wishing on Willows is rich in symbolism but as down-to-earth as its Midwestern heroine, a young widow juggling the roles of single mom, business owner, and ministry volunteer. I was thoroughly drawn into her changing seasons of love and loss, memory and hope. Like a May basket left at a neighbor’s door, this is a generous story filled with charm and surprises.”
—Meg Moseley, author of When Sparrows Fall
“Katie Ganshert has created an interesting cast of characters that are likable yet flawed. Fans of inspirational romance are sure to enjoy this novel.”
—Kathryn Cushman, author of Almost Amish
“Katie Ganshert is a fresh and powerful new voice in contemporary Christian romance. Her writing wraps itself around your heartstrings and refuses to let go.”
—Erica Vetsch, author of A Bride’s Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas
About Katie GanshertKATIE GANSHERT is the author of several novels and works of short fiction, including the Christy Award-winning A Broken Kind of Beautiful and Carol Award-winner, The Art of Losing Yourself. Katie lives in eastern Iowa with her family.
320 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Mar 19, 2013
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Carton Quantity: 24
Sneak PeekDoes a second chance at life and love always involve surrender? Click here to download chapter one of Wishing On Willows. 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 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... Click here to download chapter one of Wishing On Willows.
Wishing on Willows is another heartfelt story from Katie Ganshert. The writing is simply gorgeous - poignant themes gently whispering through the pages like the breeze through a weeping willow. It was a delight to discover each new lesson and reminder shared in touching and creative ways. The story develops at a slower pace as Robin, Ian, and Amanda (Robin's sister-in-law and roommate) face varying emotional hardships while dealing with a...
I enjoyed reading Wishing on Willows by Katie Canshert, who also wrote Wildflowers from Winter. This story is about a young widow Robin Price and her son, three-year-old son, Caleb. She is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the death of her husband. She owns a bakery in Peaks, Iowa and is doing pretty well. The only problem is that developers want to build condos and a shopping area where her bakery stands. She is bound...
Robin Price is a young widow with a 3 year old son. She is also the owner of Willow Tree Cafe, a cozy spot for the residents of Peaks, Iowa, to get fresh coffee and perhaps a free pastry. The only problem is her business isn't doing so well. The small amount of customers she does have, are usually receiving free food due to Robin's never ending generosity. Then comes a handsome developer name Ian Mckay, who has plans to make small town...
Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert is a novel about second chances in life. Robin Price has lost her husband. Aside from her 3 year old son who she adores, she pours her entire heart and soul into The Willow Cafe, which was a dream she and her husband shared, where she has a sense of purpose and service to her community. Even though the cafe is struggling and barely hanging on, she loves the work and feels it is what she is meant to do. ...
â??"Look! I am making all things new!â? Revelation 21:5 (NET) Wishing on Willows, Katie Ganshertâ??s sophomore novel, is a testament to Godâ??s grace and love in making all things new. A story of broken dreams and unfulfilled hopes becomes a story of beauty from ashes. If you like contemporary womenâ??s fiction, I recommend this book. Robin Price had dreams, dreams that included children, a home and running a cafe with her husband...