Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

Review: Wishing On Willows February 18, 2013

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Wishing On Willows by Katie Ganshert

Wishing on Willows is Katie’s second book and a spin-off from her first book Wildflowers from Winter.

I read Wildflowers from Winter and enjoyed it very much. I talked about that book here. So I was very excited to get a peek at Katie’s second book.

Isn’t the cover beautiful? It just draws you in with the light colors. The willow tree reminds me of a willow that once stood in my grandma’s yard.

Katie did not disappoint with her second book. Wishing on Willows was wonderful, I loved this book. The only downside is that it doesn’t release until March 19th, so you’ll have to wait a month to get it, but you can pre-order it, you won’t be sorry.

Honestly, I think I liked Wishing on Willows even more than Wildflowers from Winter and that’s saying a lot. I really liked the first book. But the story of Robin and Ian had my heart in knots.

This book has Genesis 5020 all over it. If you read Katie’s first book you know one of the characters was Bethany’s friend Robin. Robin’s husband dies while she’s pregnant. Wishing on Willows picks up on Robin’s story and how she copes with life four years after her husband’s death. She is using her experience from loosing her husband to help others who have lost a spouse, at the same time rasing her son and running the café she dreamed of building.

Ian McKay comes into town and plans on building some condos and wants to build them right where Robin has her café. Needless to say this adds a lot of tension between these two individuals who are both dealing with heartache and sometimes question God, like so many of us.

If you have ever raised a boy you will also appreciate Caleb, Robin’s son, and how Katie describes his boy-ness, down to an extra pair of Spiderman underwear in her purse — that made this mom laugh:)

Even if you haven’t read the first book you won’t be lost if you read this one first — although I recommend reading the first one as well 🙂

Click here to read the back cover blurb.

Click here to check out Katie’s website.

Click here to read Katie’s bio.

Click here to read the first chapter.

Reminder: the book releases March 19th.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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Write to the Point with Wildflowers from Winter November 21, 2012

Filed under: Author Interviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 11:02 am
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This week’s write to the point is a little different.

Katie Ganshert, whose debut novel Wildflowers from Winter came out in May, has made available the first two chapters for you to read. To get a peek at this wonderful book  click here.

Katie’s book reminds me a lot of my novel A Bridge of Promise, which is now in the hands of some readers who are looking it over and giving me honest feedback.

The heroine in Wildflowers is a bit tough at first. There were points were I wasn’t sure if I liked her all that much. I knew that Bethany (the main character) was broken and she tried to cover up her brokenness.

My heroine, Ella, does the same thing. Instead of dealing with her wounds she attempts to conceal her hurt in destructive ways.

In honor of this peek into Wildflowers from Winter,  and in celebration of my book so close to being ready for submission, am giving away a copy of the book Wildflowers from Winter to one commentator.

This is my own copy that has been gently used but in great shape, I take care of my books 🙂 Because tomorrow is Thanksgiving, share one thing you are thankful for by November 27th at 5:00 pm and you will be entered in the drawing.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!