Sunday, May 26, 2013

garfield smile

Have you ever seen The Garfield Movie? Mark and I have! At least twenty times in the last few weeks since my son has started getting up at 5:15 am every day. One thing happens when you watch a movie over and over- you start to quote the movie and make faces that the characters in the movie make. So at the Hoskinson house- we often make the "Garfield face." Jace knows exactly what we are talking about and usually is the one to get us going!

Even Mom and Dad have to join in on making the "Garfield face!"

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert

I am enjoying my Blogging for Books opportunity of free books for the exchange of writing reviews. 

I picked up Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert because I really enjoyed her other book, Wildflowers from Winter. Ganshert is from the Midwest and I love that the book setting takes place in Iowa. 

This book was about Robin Price, a single mom and widow. Robin, during her early days of grieving the loss of her husband, built a cafe in her small town, Peaks, called the The Willow Tree, which helped her to deal with her loss. She is a proud owner and also sees her cafe as a place to minister to others in the community. Then a developer, Ian McKay, shows up in her small town and has plans to build condos. This condo plan happens to be exactly in the place where her cafe is located. Both Robin and Ian are stubborn and much of the book is focused on their battle of figuring out which option is best for the town of Peaks. At the same time, they begin to battle with their feelings toward each other.

I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down and read it within a few days. It was a simple story line but one I enjoyed- especially since I had already read Wildflowers from Winter and there were some of the same characters. Overall, it was a great book. I hope to see more Katie Ganshert novels coming out!