Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Their Wander Canyon Wish by Allie Pleiter

Posted January 26, 2020 by meezcarrie in Allie Pleiter, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 6 Comments

Wander Canyon #1

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE (print): January 21, 2020
RELEASE DATE (kindle): February 1, 2020

PAGES: 224

Can two little girls find their mom a match?

Their mother needs a fresh start…Could he be what they’ve been waiting for?

Back in her hometown with her twin daughters, widow Marilyn Sofitel is set on never falling in love again. She’s sure her heart is safe spending time with Wyatt Walker as he works to fix the carousel her girls love. Everyone knows he’s handsome, charming…and trouble. But as they grow closer, might their unlikely friendship to develop into something deeper?

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“It was an uncomfortably tight squeeze to poke back into town salvaging the pieces of a once pretty life.”

First, that cover. Isn’t it adorable? Those girls are just as cute on the pages of the book too – you’ll love meeting Margie and Maddie, just as much as you love their mom Marilyn & their self-proclaimed Carousel Man and unlikely friend – Wyatt Walker.

Second, I’m embarrassed to admit that this is the first book by Allie Pleiter that I’ve read. But it certainly won’t be my last. The people, the plot, the setting, the writing style – all of it is delightful and held my undivided attention from beginning to end.

Mari and Wyatt are both sympathetic and relatable characters, in each their own distinct ways, and while they may at first seem nothing alike, it’s not long before we see how much they really do have in common. There’s something about a bad boy hero who’s really a softie deep down in his heart (often hidden even from himself), and Wyatt will have you wanting to reach into the pages and hug him (don’t get distracted by his swooniness though…. well, at least not for too long LOL).  This line – “I really hope your mom isn’t watching because I’m about to kiss the daylights out of you.” – is just… I mean, can you even read that without grinning like a besotted fool?? Clearly I can’t anyway lol. I also loved watching Mari come into her own strength, bolstered by the love – and support – that come in unexpected ways through unexpected people.

Bottom Line: Their Wander Canyon Wish by Allie Pleiter is sweet, swoony, and endearing. The town of Wander Canyon is perfectly etched in your mind off the pages – the good, the bad, and the ugly of a small town. Mari and her adorable twin girls immediately capture your heart – and Wyatt’s – and Pleiter skillfully crafts a heart-touching plot with the right blend of lighter moments amid the emotional ones. While Mari & Wyatt may at first glance seem like an unlikely match, it’s quickly apparent that their happily ever after is one to cheer for. Looking forward to the next visit to Wander Canyon!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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An avid knitter, coffee junkie and firm believer that “pie makes everything better,” Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction working on as many as four novels at a time. The enthusiastic but slightly untidy bestselling author of over forty books, Allie spends her days writing, buying yarn, and finding new ways to avoid housework. Allie hails from Connecticut, moved to the midwest to attend Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago, Illinois. The “dare from a friend” to begin writing has produced a seventeen-year career with over 1.4 million books sold. In addition to writing, Allie maintains an active writing productivity coaching practice and speaks regularly on faith, the creative process, women’s issues, and her most popular topic—The Chunky Method of time management. 

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6 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Their Wander Canyon Wish by Allie Pleiter

  1. Roxanne C.

    I enjoy reading scenes when the child(ren) play matchmaker. One never really knows which may it will go at the moment. The reader knows, of course, there is a HEA, but how fun it can be when the kids lend a hand along the way.

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