Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review: The Wishing Season by:Denise Hunter

 The Wishing Season (Chapel Springs, #3)
About the Book:
She daydreams of whipping up sauces and souffles in her own restaurant. His heart is set on helping foster children. Both dreams are at stake. So are their hearts.

With grand plans to open her own bed & breakfast in Chapel Springs, PJ McKinley can't afford the most crucial part: the brick and mortar. But when the owner of a local historic home announces a contest and promises her property to the worthiest candidate, PJ makes a fervent wish and tosses her name into the hat.

Cole Evans is cool, confident, and successful, but he'll never forget his roots. He's thankful for how far he's come and knows his life could have turned out drastically different. If he can win the stately old mansion, he'll turn it into a home for children aging out of the foster system.

When the eccentric house owner narrows the entries down to only two applicants, she extends the contest, giving PJ and Cole one year to prove which one of them can make the best use of her beloved home. As the pair competes in close proximity, something deeper than rivalry sparks between PJ and Cole. And in this battle, they're likely to lose their hearts.

About the Author:
Denise Hunter is the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom and Dancing with Fireflies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the experience of falling in love vicariously through her characters and can expect a happily-ever-after sigh as they close the pages of her books. In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys. You can learn more about Denise through her website or by visiting her FaceBook page at
My Review:
 P.J. McKinley's one and only dream is to one day open a restaurant. She believes her dream will finally come true when she hears about a house that is being given away by the owner. The rules of the giveaway stipulate that depending on what the individual will do with the house will determine who gets the house. But much to P.J.'s amazement, she is not the only candidate in the running for winning this house. He is so handsome, she will have a hard time staying focused on the goal.

 Cole Evans, a contractor, was a foster kid growing up and his ultimate dream is to give foster kids a home to go to when the system has booted them out, because they are no longer minors. He gets really excited when he hears about the house contest because this will mean so much to all those kids out there he would like to help.

 The homeowner has a hard time deciding which candidate to choose so she changes the rules a little to include them both living together for a year to figure out which one will work out. The problem with this is that the candidates don't get along very well. Read along to find out how all of this will work out. It makes for a very interesting book.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Look.