The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree Ivy Marshall a savvy determined woman finds out her husband has cheated on her on the same day her sister s perfect boyfriend proposes on national television When Ivy s mother asks her to return to

  • Title: The Wishing Tree
  • Author: Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
  • ISBN: 9780310334897
  • Page: 282
  • Format: ebook
  • Ivy Marshall, a savvy, determined woman, finds out her husband has cheated on her on the same day her sister s perfect boyfriend proposes on national television When Ivy s mother asks her to return to her family s beach home to plan her sister s upcoming wedding, she decides to use the excuse to escape from the pain of her circumstances.When her return to Sunset Beach, NoIvy Marshall, a savvy, determined woman, finds out her husband has cheated on her on the same day her sister s perfect boyfriend proposes on national television When Ivy s mother asks her to return to her family s beach home to plan her sister s upcoming wedding, she decides to use the excuse to escape from the pain of her circumstances.When her return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, brings her face to face with her former fianci, old feelings rise to the surface and she wonders if there is a future for them However, her husband has started tweeting his apology to her and doesn t want to give up on their marriage As she helps prepare the wishing tree for her sister s wedding, she must examine her own wishes for the future and decide what love should be

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    1. Jaime Boler: Thank you, Marybeth, for letting me ask you these questions. Your fourth novel struck such a chord with me—it’s incredibly moving, tender, and sweet. Did you always want to be a novelist? Marybeth Whalen: Thank you! Yes, I have wanted to write novels for as long as I can remember. But the thought of putting myself out there, and possibly failing, terrified me. Of course, now I'm so glad I finally did!JB: How would you describe The Wishing Tree in ten words or less? MW: A story a [...]

    2. This was a good easy read. Not a ‘have to read’. When you run out of books to read pick this one up but don’t rush to get it.

    3. Ivy Marshall's life is unraveling. On the day her sister accepts a proposal on national TV is the same day Ivy finds out her husband cheated on her and loses her job. Disappointed in how her life has turned out, Ivy escapes to the past, where she was a girl in love who had hopes and dreams. When her sister asks her to create the wishing tree, a family wedding tradition, Ivy must come to terms with the boy she left behind (who is still in town and clearly not over Ivy) and the husband who is dete [...]

    4. Ivy Marshall's life is falling apart. Her father is closing the real estate office she runs, she just found out her husband cheated on her and her sister Shea is planning her dream wedding. Ivy left behind her family 5 years earlier to marry Elliot, and is using the excuse of going home to help with her sister's wedding to escape from her husband's infidelity. Ivy is put in charge of the wishing tree, a family tradition for generations of weddings. Ivy selfishly tries to reconnect with the fianc [...]

    5. My ThoughtsThis story has a lot going for it. It’s about love - lost love and found love, old love and new. It’s about family, misunderstandings, forgiveness and faith. The author did a great job of pulling this all together into a very lovely tale.A nice, uplifting and spiritual story. This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Whalen and I definitely intend on checking out some of her other books.Thanks to HCCP/Zondervan, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbias [...]

    6. Rating: 3.5 out of 5Full Blog ReviewNovels seeped in an emotional fallback put in play a lot of unresolved fallout and is prone to open new wounds. Even inside a synopsis that I, as a reader cannot relate to, The Wishing Tree is – mostly, a "good" novel full of second chances and forgiveness. I liked Marybeth’s ability to write a heart-tugging story and the setting of the book. Descriptive surroundings backdrop the characters, lending a pretty haven as their home, which in turn opens the doo [...]

    7. MY THOUGHTS:If ever a girl had a day when Murphy's Law kicked in, Ivy Marshall had it the day her father tells her he's closing the real estate office she's been managing, she learns her husband has cheated on her, and her sister's boyfriend promises his undying love to Ivy's sister on national TV.If all of this is not enough, Ivy's mother calls request Ivy's help in planning her sister's wedding. Ivy isn't quite up to being a wedding planner, especially with her current marital status hanging i [...]

    8. This book was one of the featured summer reads listed on She Reads, which led me to choose to read it on my recent vacation to Bermuda. The author, Marybeth Whalen is also the co-directior of She Reads. I downloaded it and a few others and off I went, thinking that with 4 days and 5 night, I was going to get in lots of reading! Instead, I spent more time having fun, swimming and sunning, relaxing and reconnecting with my husband. This was the only book I finished-and I read it all within a 24 ho [...]

    9. The Wishing Tree is my 2013 top pick for your summer vacation read.No surprise there, because last year The Guest Book was my top pick, and in 2010, The Mailbox.Marybeth Whalen's books are THE PERFECT novels to take on vacation, or enjoy anytime you want an emotional, heartfelt escape into reading. I've mentioned before in past reviews, just how vivid and descriptive her writing is. Her books also make me cry and I don't cry easy when reading. I sat down and read this book from start to finish.T [...]

    10. Ivy has gone home to help plan her sister's wedding, she desperately needs this time away after finding out her husband had an affair. Whalen has written another beautiful story about relationships, about love and forgiveness. Some people won't like the ending but when it comes to a cheating spouse everyone has their own reason for reconciling or divorcing. I think you'll enjoy this nice summer read. Such a talented writer, I anxiously await each of her new books. I received a copy of this book [...]

    11. Ivy Marshall's sister just got engaged on national television and their mom wants Ivy to go to Sunset Beach to help out with the wedding. Ivy is hesitant to go because she has a strained relationship with her family except for her father. Her parents are divorced and she has been working for her father until recently. Five years ago Ivy dumped her longtime boyfriend Michael after meeting and falling in love with Elliott Marshall. She and Elliott got married and her family has never really accept [...]

    12. Story Description:Zondervan|May 24, 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-310-33488-0In The Wishing Tree, Ivy Marshall, a savvy, determined woman, finds out her husband has cheated on her on the same day her sister’s perfect boyfriend proposes on national television. When Ivy’s mother asks her to return to her family’s beach home to plan her sister’s upcoming wedding, she decides to use the excuse to escape from the pain of her circumstances. When her return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, b [...]

    13. The Wishing Tree is an easy, quick read that is very relatable. Whalen creates believable characters and weaves the story together nicely, confronting difficulties in life, family, and marriage through a light, spiritual lens.

    14. My first introduction to Marybeth Whalen’s writing was when I listened to The Guest Book (my review) a while back and loved it. I knew, without a doubt, that I wanted to read more of her work. Well the opportunity came up to read her newest novel The Wishing Tree which releases tomorrow and it solidified the reason why she is becoming one of my favorite authors. The Wishing Tree is a wonderful novel of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings.Ivy’s marriage has been going downhill for a while n [...]

    15. Ivy Copeland Marshall finds out that he husband, Elliott, is cheating on her. She runs back to her estranged mom and sister at their family beach house. Her sister,Shea, is planning her wedding that is happening very quickly since it is being televised. In Ivy's return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina Ivy comes face to face with her ex-fiancée, Michael. Some feelings are rekindles and need to be dealt with.In order to win Ivy back Elliott takes to twitter and posts his apologizes, posts about th [...]

    16. Ivy Copeland Marshall finds out that he husband, Elliott, is cheating on her. She runs back to her estranged mom and sister at their family beach house. Her sister,Shea, is planning her wedding that is happening very quickly since it is being televised. In Ivy's return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina Ivy comes face to face with her ex-fiancée, Michael. Some feelings are rekindles and need to be dealt with.In order to win Ivy back Elliott takes to twitter and posts his apologizes, posts about th [...]

    17. Ivy Copeland Marshall is having a very rough couple of days. Her father has closed his Asheville commercial real estate office leaving her unemployed, her sister Shea was just proposed to on national television and Ivy witnesses her husband Elliot leaving the apartment of the woman he is having an affair with. Deciding between going to her family home, where she has not been in years, and staying in Asheville to listen to her husband's apologies, she choses to go home to Sunset Beach. Under the [...]

    18. As a reader, I couldn’t help but feel great sympathy for Ivy and disregard for Elliott who has just committed an affair before the book starts. So often when I read these kinds of scenarios, I ponder what I would do. Would I become passive? Cold? Run away? Cut my spouse off? I certainly can’t judge Ivy for the decisions she made to leave, to find space to think. But poor girl, jumps from one frying pan into another. And doesn’t always make the best decisions. I will admit that after a whil [...]

    19. Ivy Marshall's life has been making a slow decline recently and then suddenly within one week everything goes wrong. Her father closes the business she has been running, her husband reveals that he has been having an affair and her estranged sister gets engaged on television. Trying to get away from it all she runs back to the only home she has ever known hoping to find the way that she lost so long ago.The Wishing Tree presents its readers with a story of second chances and forgiveness long ove [...]

    20. I received this book from the UPS driver just days before heading out on an adventure with my family. On the first day of vacation, I started reading by the pool. By 2 AM the next morning, I had finished the book. It is a great summer read, but the characters will stay with you into the Fall and winter. Marybeth does a super job of developing the characters, especially Ivy. I understood Ivy's thoughts and reactions from the beginning. Her life falls apart in the inkling of an eye, over a 24 hour [...]

    21. Whalen’s latest novel is an ultimately satisfying read, but enduring the process with Ivy, the main character, is quite tedious. Her actions ring as quite hypocritical and make for a very frustrating journey through the tale. The author reveals the backstory too slowly to allow any sympathy for Ivy and her choices.Ivy Marshall has long felt shunned by her family for choosing to marry Elliott rather than her hometown fiancé. Ivy learns that her sister is getting married, and she also discovers [...]

    22. Review featured on books-n-kisses3.75 Stars I honestly do not know of one woman who hasn’t had the thoughts that Ivy did in this story. “If I could turn back time, would I?” Ivy has just left her husband to go home to where she was once loved by her childhood sweetheart and back to a family who is upset with her for leaving him to marry someone else. But it is where she needs to be right now so off she goes. And while there she wonders about what could have been and what is. The problem wa [...]

    23. When Ivy discovers that her husband of five years cheated on her, she runs back home and decides that she made a huge mistake when she broke off her engagement with the man she had known all of her life. A man, she felt, would never have treated her that way. She even attempts to rekindle the relationship. Meanwhile, Elliot, her husband, is desperately trying to get her attention and forgiveness.Until the end, I wasn’t sure who Ivy would end up with. Throughout the book we meet an interesting [...]

    24. Ivy Marshall is living so many people’s nightmare when she finds out that her husband has been cheating on her. She has to get away to think and to figure out what she will do. She returns to her hometown where her mother still lives and her ex-fiancé. Will she give her husband a second chance or will she find solace in her ex-fiancée?I thought that this book was well written. The characters were so real to me I could imagine myself being another character. This is a story of heartache and f [...]

    25. These quotes flew off the page at me--very appropriate to my life now.“I think it’s always possible to put things right. As long as you don’t expect them to be the way they were.”“Sometimes it’s pointless to spend too much time figuring out what happened or why. It’s a mess and that’s all we need to know. The main thing we gotta do is figure out how to fix it.”“Some mistakes mean something. And some mistakes are just mistakes. The trick in this life is to figure out which is [...]

    26. I loved this book! I loved how it had a light, and beach setting feel to it, yet tackled some serious subjects regarding marriage, forgiveness, and family expectations that sometimes many of us can not meet. The Wishing Tree is definitely a book about forgiveness. It's also a beautifully written story of love, loss, betrayal, hope, grace, and finding one's way back from the brink. I had a hard time putting this book down. I highly recommend this book, and I am giving it five stars. I received th [...]

    27. Written about a woman in her twenties with the impulsive nature of one that age. I remember that feeling, it's just a little weird to read it from the point of being 20 years older. I wanted her to make wiser decisions. A decent book about a family dealing with the real consequences of brokenness and miscommunication. Everything seemed to tie up neatly, in it's own time whether it was a decade old situation or just a few weeks past but miraculously all at the same time.

    28. This seemingly real like situation book was incredible. When you read it, be prepared to be moved!! This book wasn't just about how Ivy Marshall coped with her husband Elliott's extramarital affair. This book was about forgiveness. It was about family as well as how Ivy found herself and how she needed others to forgive her. I was deeply touched with this book and found a little of myself in Ivy Marshall. Marybeth Whalen is an exceptional writer and I would recommend her books to anyone.

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