Living side-by-side, a fledgling chef anda big-hearted contractor find a delicious attraction.
Trouble is, their chemistry could spoiltheir dreams.
Spirited PJMcKinley has the touch when it comes to food. Her dream of opening her ownrestaurant is just one building short of reality. So when a Chapel Springsresident offers her beloved ancestral home to the applicant with the best planfor the house, PJ believes it’s a contest she was meant to win.
Contractor ColeEvans is confident, professional, and swoon-worthy—but this former foster kidknows his life could have turned out very differently. When Cole discovers thecontest, he believes his home for foster kids in transition has found itssaving grace. All he has to do is convince the owner that an out-of-towner witha not-for-profit enterprise is good for the community.
But when the eccentric philanthropist sees PJand Cole’s proposals, she makes an unexpected decision: the pair will share thehouse for a year to show what their ideas are made of. Now, with Cole and thefoster kids upstairs and PJ and the restaurant below, day-to-day life hasturned into out-and-out competition—with some seriously flirtatious hallwayencounters on the side. Turns out in this competition, it’s not just the houseon the line, it’s their hearts.
“An interesting storythat keeps the reader involved with the struggle the main characters havemaking their dreams come true.” —Romantic Times, 4-star review
“. . . sparkling contemporary tale of competing ambitions,wounded personalities, and powerful attraction.” —Publishers Weekly
“Hunter skillfullycombines elements of romance, family stories, and kitchen disasters.” —Library Journal
“. . . a warm, inspirational tale of ambition, confidence,family, and love.” —Booklist
The Wishing Season is one of those romances that comes along and sweeps the reader away. Denise Hunter crafted the perfect romance. Everything a reader needs for a satisfying romance is in The Wishing Season. Conflict. Chemistry. Secrets. Romance.
PJ and Cole both want the same house that is being offered in a contest, and aren’t too happy they have to share the house to be considered. PJ needs the kitchen and a new start. Cole wants to make good on his upbringing and hurt. They both need to win, and there’s the rub that makes this such a delight.
I loved everything about this book and I don’t want to say more because I want you to read it.
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I received The Wishing Season from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Just as I blogged last week, my verse this week comes from reading Lysa TerKeurst’s Made to Crave. The week that I am on with my small group talks about for every trigger in your life, you must match it with a truth. I know I’ve confessed that my relationship with food reminded me of adultery. Although I’ve not nor do I plan to have an adulterous relationship, I’ve seen it unfold and the Holy Spirit unwrapped some revelations with those observations.
Food for me was a calling for short term satisfaction. It promised comfort. I went for it and yes, for a moment, I felt satisfaction.
Then…came the guilt. There was no comfort. I believed and fell for a lie.
A lot of people and things are going to make promises and at first glance, they are going to look like great avenues to explore. My desire is to go to God first. He will show me what is true and what is a deception. That’s the hike I want to go on, the journey I want my life to be about.
No more dead end streets and back alley regrets.
By the way, I’ll be serving up some Wipeout at the Devo Counter tomorrow at the Internet Cafe. Join me, won’t you?