Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls” by Jen Gilroy, Soul Mate Publishing, Oct. 9, 2019
Wow! Jen Gilroy, Author of “The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls” takes us on an emotional, captivating, intense, thought-provoking journey. This is also a journey of self-growth, self -worth, second chances, coming of age, forgiveness, love, and hope. The Genres for this book are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Romance. I love the way Jen Gilroy vividly stresses and describes the music, singing, and playing instruments in this story. The story takes place in the Adirondacks. In this town is a tree that everyone makes wishes on, known as “The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls” The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Of course, there are cats and a dog, with their loveable personalities.
Annie Quinn and her daughter have settled in this town. Ann has the support of her sisters and her Mom and works in the Bakery. Annie has put all wishes and dreams of being a professional singer in the background, after being traumatically hurt many years ago.
Seth Taggart, a single Dad that is estranged from his son is brought to the area after inheriting a radio station from a dear relative. His original roots are L.A. where he is a songwriter and plays the guitar. Seth has to promise to stay in town for 6 months, to be able to sell the station.
Can dreams and wishes come true? What makes a home? I love the way Jen Gilroy brings up the importance of family, friends, neighbors, second chances, forgiveness, love and hope. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking and memorable novel.