The Wishing Season

December 2014

The Wishing Season

A Chapel Springs Romance

In this competition, it’s not just the house on the line, it’s their hearts.

She has the touch when it comes to food, but PJ McKinley’s dream of opening her own restaurant is one building short of reality. So when a Chapel Springs resident offers her beloved ancestral home as prize to the applicant with the best plan for the house, PJ believes 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 a not-for-profit enterprise will be good for the community.

When the eccentric philanthropist weighs the proposals, she proposes an outlandish tie-breaker: PJ and Cole will share the house for a year to see which idea works best. Now, with Cole and the foster kids upstairs and PJ and the restaurant below, day-to-day life has turned into an out-and-out rivalry—with some seriously flirtatious hallway encounters on the side. But could their magnetic attraction cost them everything they’ve ever wanted?

Harper Collins Christian Publishing

". . . a beautiful story - poignant and heartwarming, filled with delightful characters and intense emotion."

~RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author

"The Wishing Season" is a "...sparkling contemporary tale of competing ambitions, wounded personalities, and powerful attraction."

~Publisher's Weekly

"In this fun tale, RITA finalist Hunter skillfully combines elements of romance, family stories, and kitchen disasters."

~Library Journal

"PJ McKinley has the opportunity to make her dreams come true. The only problem is that Cole Evans has been given the same opportunity. The two find themselves sharing a mansion--PJ running a gourmet restaurant, and Cole providing a home for teens out of the foster system.

The competition between them is heated, but it doesn't even compare to the chemistry. Hunter (Dancing with Fireflies, 2014) brings readers back to Chapel Springs, Indiana, for a warm, inspirational tale of ambition, confidence, family, and love."


“An interesting story that keeps the reader involved with the struggle the main characters have making their dreams come true. They each have past experiences to overcome and need to realize that sometimes dreams are subject to change.”

~Romantic Times

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