Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wishing on Willows



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 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.

My Reviews:

A story about finding joy in the wake of grief. Heart-wrenching, angst-stirring, soul-touching. Rich text and real characters catapult the reader into an emotional read you won't soon forget. Ganshert's words are magic even as they are laced with realism and grit along with the sheer beauty of being alive. A memorable love story that will warm you from the inside out.

Giveway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Wishing on Willows, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 19 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


  1. Ooooh! Been hearing all sorts of wonderful things about Katie's writing. I have book one but have as yet to read it. One of these days I'll get to that. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway, Kav!


  2. Rissi, you have to read that first book right away! Ganshert shouldn't be missed for anything! Good luck!

    1. Thanks, Kav! How exciting. Definitely anxious to read Katie's novels - they sound terrific. :)

  3. I do hope I win this one. I also have been hearing good things about it.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  4. Enjoyed Katie's first book. Interested in continuing to follow the story.


  5. It's a great read! Good luck Boos Mum and Martha!

  6. Sounds like a powerful book. I guess I need to find a copy of her first book and read it too!


  7. You'll love them both, Patty. Good luck!

  8. Dear Kav,
    I am not familiar with the author but would love to win the book.
    Janet E.

  9. I have not read anything by this author. What is the scoop on the series everyone is talking about. I would love to win as the story itself sounds interesting.


  10. Wishing on Willows has a beautiful cover and sounds very good! Love to read it.

  11. Sounds great! Please drop my name in the giveaway hat! :)


  12. I've heard great things about Katie's books-can't wait to read them!


  13. A new author for me, will have to get her first book too.

  14. I love the cover and the title. Thanks for offering a chance to win a copy!
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  15. The title is wistful, hopeful... I think Wishing on Willows sounds really good. Please toss my name in the hat! Thanks, Kav.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  16. I've heard such good things about her books. I have the first one, but haven't read it yet.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  17. Oh Kav, I hope I'm not too late to get entered. I have been trying to get this one for awhile. It sounds so good. Please put my name in. I have the first one.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  18. Looks like a wonderful book - thanks for the chance to win. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. I loved the first book and I can't wait for this one! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com