REVIEW: Oh how nice it was to be able to visit the little town of Linden Falls and many of it’s inhabitants! For that alone I would give this book five stars. There are other reasons that it has earned my top rating. Wishful Thinking by Kay Bratt was a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I really missed The Wishing Tree Series.
This book is mainly about Janie Stallard and her new shop Wishful Thinking. In Kay’s last book Wish You Were Here, we learned that Neva is Janie’s Aunt. Janie is going through a divorce and she and her two daughters are helping Neva with the Inn. There is a lot of Wishful Thinking going on in this book. You’ll have to read the book to see if you can identify all of the instances.
We are also introduced to a new character named Coco. She is a news journalist and has worked her way up in the business earning a degree and giving up her social life for her dream job. She is in crisis right now and has come to Linden Falls to get control of her life. You know the the town and the Wishing Tree does work miracles. Do they this time?
Speaking of the Wishing Tree, it is having its own crisis. There are new owners of a building and the property the tree sits on and they plan to take the tree down! How can that happen? The town rallies up support but is having a hard time coming up with the money to save the property and the tree. You’ll want to know how this turns out. Can the series go on without the Wishing Tree?
Janie’s husband comes to town which is a surprise for Janie. He seems to be a real thorn in her side. Their daughters have formed and alliance with him. What kind of troubles is he bringing into her life. Will life be the same for Janie when he gets done with his plan?
I have posed a lot of questions. My whole objective is to revive your interest in the continuation of the wonderful heartfelt series. I love the town and the inhabitants so much and I will be sad when I see the end. There are more to come! Books eight and fourteen are new authors to the series who wanted to be involved. I can’t wait to read their stories!
If you have read any of this series, you just have to continue. If you haven’t read any of it, I encourage you to download the first book for free and then hurry up and get caught up. I love this series and I know you will too. It has all the feels.
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SYNOPSIS: Wishes in branches tied with string. Someone’s hopes. Another’s dreams.
Janie Stallard is carving out a new life for herself as the newest business owner in Linden Falls, overseeing a small shop called Wishful Thinking. In her spare time, she helps her aunt Neva run the Wishing Tree Inn. Things are moving along and as soon as Janie’s divorce is finalized, she will finally be free to fully embrace all the changes. But is that what her heart truly desires?
Coco Baines is a guest in the Wishing Tree Inn and has only one priority for her stay; she plans to be in town (and in the gym) long enough to return to her job looking like the svelte anchorwoman her boss expects her to be, no matter how unfair she believes the outdated stereotype to be. She has to have that promotion!
When a rampant rumor in town becomes truth that a new business owner has bought the land the Wishing tree sits on and plans to take it down, the whole town is in an uproar. Even with Janie and Coco both working hard to divert the crisis, it will take more than a few wishes to save it. A miracle is what they need.
Join Kay Bratt as she brings the latest book in the Wishing Tree series alive, featuring Janie Stallard, the new owner of the Wishful Thinking shop, and Coco Baines, a woman in crisis. You’ll also see many of the characters from other Wishing Tree books make an appearance in this one!