Friday, December 12, 2014

The Wishing Season By Denise Hunter

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.

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Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including "Dancing with Fireflies" and "The Convenient Groom". 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 Denise Hunter.

I fell in love with the characters in this fantastic 5 star read. This is book number three in A Chapel Springs Romance series and it was awesome I loved the characters PJ and Cole and the story had so much heart. Very well written as with all of Denise's books.
You are going to love the story about the foster kids and the contest that takes place in this book. You will never guess the winner! You have to read the book to find out the winner of the contest.
I gave this book 5 stars two times and I have to say that I LOVED it. I highly recommend it. I can't stop thinking about the characters and the small town. This is a MUST read!
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Good review Mary! I haven't read anything by Denise Hunter yet. I can't wait to find out who the winner was!

    Judy B

  2. <3 Denise Hunter books ,Blessings ,DanaGirl

  3. I must admit that I have heard of Denise's writing but haven't tried any of her books yet. From your description, I guess I'm really missing out.