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About the Author

Marybeth Whalen is the wife of Curt and mom of six children. She is the cofounder of She Reads, an online book club focused on spotlighting the best in women's fiction. Marybeth is the author of The Mailbox, She Makes It Look Easy, The Guest Book, and The Wishing Tree. Marybeth and her family live in North Carolina. Visit her website at www.marybethwhalen.com.

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Product Details

  • Series: A Sunset Beach Novel
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310334888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310334880
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #925,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marybeth Whalen is the wife of Curt and mom of six children. The family lives outside Charlotte, NC. Marybeth is the author of the novels "The Mailbox," "She Makes It Look Easy," "The Guest Book" and "The Wishing Tree." She also serves as director of She Reads, an online book club focused on spotlighting the best in women's fiction. Marybeth spends most of her time in the grocery store but occasionally escapes long enough to scribble some words. She's always at work on her next novel. You can find her online at www.marybethwhalen.com.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By i blog 4 books on July 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
I'll be honest. Several days after finishing The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen, I still have mixed feelings about the book. The premise was good--a couple who realizes after 5 years of marriage that things are not going as they had hoped and separate after the husband strays. When the wife reconnects with her former fiancé, she's torn between the past and working out her marriage in the present. Plus, I enjoyed my "trip" to the Outer Banks and would love to visit in person.

However, the story plays out in such a way that I really felt cheated by the ending. There's so much angst--and so little communication!!!--between Ivy and Elliott and Ivy and her mom and Ivy and her sister and Ivy and Michael and Ivy and April. But then as things finally began to resolve, the scenes were only marginally described, alluded to, and/or completely left out. Honestly, after 250 pages of angst, I needed to read the resolutions. Plus, the end left the readers with a "possibility" of resolution but no real certainty of what would happen between Ivy and one of the characters.

Additionally, Ivy got on my very last nerve. I thought she was immature and bratty most of the time. It might have helped to understand more of what happened 5 years prior. Unfortunately, though, we didn't get to really read about all of that--and what I read sort of left me thinking she was just immature then too.

I REALLY liked Shea (Ivy's sister) and Leah (Ivy's aunt). I would be very interested in reading their stories in the future! AND I loved the tradition of the wishing tree. If I had read this before getting married, I probably would have had one at my wedding.

Despite my mixed feelings, I am glad I stuck with the book. Overall, it was a nice story and a good one-time read. [3 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bp on June 4, 2013
Format: Paperback
I was thrilled to receive The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen before we left on our camping trip.

I have reviewed her other books and have enjoyed them all.

Ivy Marshall discovers her husband has cheated on her. She goes home to Sunset Beach to escape her problems. It works out conveniently for her to be home and help with her sister's wedding plans although she does not want her family to know the truth of her marriage. And she does not really want to be with her family either after running away to get married years ago. She is put in charge of making a wishing tree. This is a family tradition at weddings where guests send cards of wishes for the couple and the cards are attached to the tree as a decoration. While working on this tree she has to face her own reality and consider what she has and what she wants in life.

This is another wonderful one that I recommend to you. It is a book about relationships, friendship, restoration, marriage, and family. It would make a great book to add to your summer reading list.

I received this book in the mail by signing up as an influencer with the author. Thank you!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Twinziemom on July 31, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I found The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen to be a great read. We all need reminder of the true meaning of forgiveness. After finding out that her husband has cheated on her, Ivy goes through the movements and process of learning to forgive and move forward. I story line moved along nicely and the characters are easy to like. Great romantic Christian book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kerri capelli on August 1, 2013
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This book was one of the featured summer reads listed on She Reads, which led me to choose to read it on my recent vacation to Bermuda. The author, Marybeth Whalen is also the co-directior of She Reads. I downloaded it and a few others and off I went, thinking that with 4 days and 5 night, I was going to get in lots of reading! Instead, I spent more time having fun, swimming and sunning, relaxing and reconnecting with my husband. This was the only book I finished-and I read it all within a 24 hour period. That being said, I think this is a great summer read. It tells the story of Ivy, who, going through a very difficult time in 5 year marriage, decides to return home to Sunset Beach, to help her estranged mother and sister plan the sister's wedding. While there, she begins to question her choice to marry her husband Elliot, rather than her childhood sweetheart (and jilted ex-fiance) Michael. This story showed very well the seldom spoken of dark side of young marriage-that it requires a constant amount of attention and work or it will wither and die like a delicate plant. Actually, I think it requires work no matter how long you have been married (hence the reading of only one book on vacation). I thought this book was very well written. If you are looking for an easy summer read, I would definitely recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M.Fields on June 14, 2013
Format: Paperback
Of course I am going to love this book it is set in North Carolina not far from where I live.
What a sweet story of forgiveness and grace. I could not wait to read the ending to see if it turned out to have a happy ever after.
The Wishing Tree is such a neat idea, I loved it.
MaryBeth is such a super, fantastic author, she can draw you in from page one and she never lets you go until the very last page.
This is a 5 star book and I can't wait to see what MaryBeth has in store for us next.
I HIGHLY recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.
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