The Wishing Season (A Chapel Springs Romance) by Denise Hunter

The main character PJ has lived in the same town her whole life and has the dream of opening up her own Bed and Breakfast/fancy restaurant because she loves to cook and wants to benefit her community. She meets Cole who has the dream of opening a house to take care of older foster children but who wants to use the same historic home as PJ.

PJ and Cole learn to work together to achieve their goals and help each other through their guilt, struggles, and letting go of the past.

I loved this story line and read it in one night because I didn’t want to put it down. It felt real and emotional-I laughed and I got teary. I love the McKinley (PJ’s family) family’s closeness and all the characters, and I an’t wait to read more books by Denise Hunter.

This was a wonderful, clean, romantic, christian fiction book. “The Wishing Season” is Book 3 of the Chapel Springs Romance but can be read as a stand alone book. There are other Chapel Springs Romance books by this author: Barefoot Summer, Dancing with Fireflies, The Wishing Season, Married Til Monday (coming June 2015), December Bride.

Amazon Book Description:
Living side-by-side, a fledgling chef and a big-hearted contractor find a delicious attraction.

Trouble is, their chemistry could spoil their dreams.

Spirited PJ McKinley has the touch when it comes to food. Her dream of opening her own restaurant is just one building short of reality. So when a Chapel Springs resident offers her beloved ancestral home to the applicant with the best plan for the house, PJ believes it’s a contest she was meant to win.

Contractor Cole Evans is confident, professional, and swoon-worthy—but this former foster kid knows his life could have turned out very differently. When Cole discovers the contest, he believes his home for foster kids in transition has found its saving grace. All he has to do is convince the owner that an out-of-towner with a not-for-profit enterprise is good for the community.

But when the eccentric philanthropist sees PJ and Cole’s proposals, she makes an unexpected decision: the pair will share the house for a year to show what their ideas are made of. Now, with Cole and the foster kids upstairs and PJ and the restaurant below, day-to-day life has turned into out-and-out competition—with some seriously flirtatious hallway encounters on the side. Turns out in this competition, it’s not just the house on the line, it’s their hearts.

I received this e-book complimentary from BookLookBloggers for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

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