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Two broken hearts coming together in Irish Falls, Annie with fear in her who had a wall surrounding her after being hurt and Seth with despair in him who was down on his luck in love and profession. The wishing tree in this town was where everyone wrote down their wishes and tied it to its branches, and they came true. So it was said. And the town believed it and revered the tree. They celebrated its festival too.

My first book by author Jen Gilroy was a poignant read, filled with warmth and joyful cosiness. The setting of the town with its inhabitants made me see the charm of such a place. The writing was descriptive, every scene could be vividly seen. The emotions sparkled in the prose from the glint of tears to the restlessness of the spirit. Pain could be felt, and hope was the light that peeked through.

Characters were real with shades to them. There was a connection that pulled them toward each other and me to them. The author showed me their lives where old was shed and new was forged. Friendship and family were still the gold.

A beautiful immersive read was all I could say when I read the last line of the book.

I received a free ARC from Suzy and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Growing up under the big sky of western Canada and spending summers in a little Ontario town, books were my passport to other worlds.

Along the way, I read romances, escaping into a world where a happy ending was guaranteed. One day, though, I realized that by losing my creative writing, I’d also lost part of what makes me who I am.

Now I write the kind of stories I like to read–heartwarming romances about finding home, family and community–where ordinary women overcome sometimes extraordinary challenges to earn their happy ever after.

Sometimes happily ever after is only a wish away . . .

There’s a wishing tree in Irish Falls. The bits of paper tied to its gnarled branches hold the hopes and dreams of everyone in town . . . except Annie Quinn.

Single mom Annie has spent years rebuilding her life and trying not to have regrets. After giving up her dream of music stardom, she returned to her Adirondack hometown—and convinced herself she’s content with a simpler life.

The last thing she needs is a man to remind her of the heartbreak she left behind.

A divorced dad, Seth Taggart used to be a successful LA songwriter. But now his reputation is in tatters, he’s burnt-out, and estranged from his adult son. Inheriting a small-town radio station just might be the do-over he needs.

Although he always planned to go back to LA, when working with Annie turns into sharing music and more, Seth realizes second chances—and home—are where he least expects.

Publication Date: 9th October 2019

9 Responses

  1. This sounds absolutely beautiful Shalini. You have been reading quite an eclectic assortment lately. I am always looking for books by Canadian authors, so this one fits the bill.

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