Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert
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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. 

About Katie Ganshert

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Katie Ganshert graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her husband and their young son. She is the author of Wildflowers from Winter.
Published March 19, 2013 by WaterBrook Press. 320 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Robin Price is a widow with a three-year-old and a struggling caf%C3%A9 in Peaks, Iowa%E2%80%94a dream she and her late husband had. That dream is threatened when handsome developer Ian McKay comes to

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Wishing on Willows: A Novel

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As time passes and Robin still refuses to sell and Ian refuses to give up, Ian starts to wonder if he’s met his match and Robin tries to hold onto her husband’s memory and fight the attraction growing between her and Ian.

Mar 19 2013 | Read Full Review of Wishing on Willows: A Novel

Four years after her husband died, Robin is raising her young son, Caleb, and running the Willow Tree Café in the small Iowa town of Peaks. Things go awry when developer Ian McKay arrives in town, determined to build

Apr 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Wishing on Willows: A Novel

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