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A Wish in Irish Falls

(Wishing Tree #2)

By Jen Gilroy

Thank you to Prism Book Tours for hosting this lovely Contemporary Romance and allowing us to be a part of their Book Tour.


When you wish on a wishing tree, you don’t always get what you want. If you’re very lucky, you get something even better . . .

When Tara Lynch’s husband was killed on military duty, her happily ever after died too. Although she still wishes on her hometown wishing tree, she’s no longer certain it makes dreams come true. All Tara wants is to somehow move forward without the love and family of her own she’d counted on.

Walker Cavanagh’s the new veterinarian in town. After his fiancée’s death in a car accident he’s sure was his fault, he won’t get close to another woman to get hurt, or hurt her. As for wishes, they won’t bring back his lost love.

Yet, as Tara and Walker work together on a fundraising event to train service dogs for veterans, they find they have more in common than they think—and are soon more than a little hot and bothered.

With some wishing tree magic, can Tara and Walker face their biggest fears and open their hearts to each other . . . and find a new beginning in Irish Falls?



It can be a bit challenging to jump into a series without having read the previous books. In this case, the storyline itself with Tara and Walker is contained in Book 2, so it can be read as a stand-alone book. However, there are a lot of characters within this story which I didn’t get comfortable tracking with until almost the end of the book. I’m guessing that Book 1 took the opportunity to introduce characters throughout the story. So that was a bit challenging for me jumping in on Book 2.

The story itself was very sweet. Tara is the hometown girl that married the hometown boy. When he was killed in active duty, the whole town grieved along with Tara for their fallen son. After several years, Tara still lives with the grief and loneliness every day. She puts her energy into her family and the family business.

Until one day, a little dog crosses her path in a snowstorm. Literally. She almost runs over him. She is able to get him in her car to safety and is so worried that she may have actually hit him that she takes him to the town Vet.

Walker has come from Ireland to fill in at the Vet Clinic for his Uncle who has suffered a heart attack. Walker is struggling with his own grief after losing his wife a short time ago.
Both Tara and Walker are suffering from the “widowhood effect” and are determined to go through life alone, treasuring the memory of their lost loved ones.

Enter the Wishing Tree.

“She drove along the slick road near the town’s wishing tree. Although it was winter, a few slips of paper and tokens still fluttered in the breeze, tied with ribbon to the massive tree’s leafless, low-hanging branches by those who had faith that it would make their wishes come true.”

The town of Irish Falls has many Irish traditions (as one would assume) including the Wishing Tree. There are many points within the story that tie back to this tree and the luck that may be generated from it.

If you are a fan of magical realism, the Irish culture and small-town romances, this is a series you should consider picking up. Book 2 is a tale of grief, hope and second chances and is just perfect for hopeless romantics.

I have received a complimentary copy per the FTC’s rules.


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