“The Wishing Season” by Denise Hunter is the latest book in the Chapel Springs Romance series, which is published by Thomas Nelson. The first book is called “Barefoot Summer”, and the second “Dancing with Fireflies“. These books follow the McKinley family children, starting with Madison, then Jade, and now PJ.
PJ McKinley has always dreamed of opening her own restaurant in her hometown, tourist attraction of Chapel Springs, ever since she graduated from culinary school. Now she’s gotten a house rented and a building for her restaurant. Her life seems to be falling into place, until one night when an intruder comes across her doorstep.
Cole Evans has had a hard life since going into foster care at age 12. Now he has the chance to give graduating foster children another step to getting a job and moving out. Now finally, Cole has a house he’s rented to stay in while he remodels the building he will use to mentor kids who have recently graduated from foster care. There’s only one little mix-up: it seems that the house has been rented to both Cole and the pretty little lady who knocked him over the head when he entered the rental house.
Well the people of Chapel Springs decide to have the two of them split the building and have a contest to see who is more successful in a year, and thus will be able to keep their business. It would be a good plan if the two could get along…
I was not disappointed by this newest book by Denise Hunter. She has kept me hooked into her stories and characters, and this one was no different. The plot was amusing and the characters deep and captivating.
Thank you so much to Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for providing me with a review copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review.