The Wishing Trees by John Shors - 320 pages
Almost a year after the death of his wife, Kate, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. It contains Kate's final wish-a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through the countries they had planned to visit to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary.
Eager to honor the woman they loved, Ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey that retraces the early days of Ian's relationship with Kate. Along the way, Ian and Mattie leave paper "wishes" in ancient trees as symbols of their connection to Kate and their dreams for the future. Through incredible landscapes and inspiring people, Ian and Mattie are greeted with miracles large and small. And as they celebrate what Kate meant to them, they begin to find their way back to each other, discovering that healing is possible and love endures-lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along...
My Review: 1 star
Couldn’t finish this book or even get past the first ¼ of the book. I love this author so this was a huge disappointment for me. One reason I was turned away from the start is because I felt the ten-year-old’s voice was very unrealistic for her age. I also didn’t believe in the narrator. Odd, right? Lot’s of my peeps enjoyed it however and survived their week long crying jag that this book provided them!
Tags: Fiction, 2012
Labels: 2012, Fiction