Monday, August 20, 2012


The Wishing Well

By
Kai Strand


The title of this book, The Wishing Well, is only a small part of what this story portrays, but also the wishing well plays an important event in solving the hurts for more than one family member.  Molly, who is the youngest in the Minstrel family, is treated with undying disrespect.  Her heart is big, and ferociously giving.  The story intertwines with the events of an ill willed, uncompromising mother, along with sisters who lend, and understand little. Molly’s daily sufferings go unnoticed.  Her only refuge is her best friend, who makes her life worth living.

The book weaves words of yarn in and out of each situation.  Molly’s wish to have a family that loves her seems insolvable, until she meets an unwanted being who weaves the change of events into a raging state of emotion.  This is an impeccably written book with stunning emotion that will take you in, and place you there.  You’ll find yourself wanting to reach out and help Molly. 

I have to say I loved reading this book, and since the limit is 5 stars; I will have to give it 6. ******
The Cover art  for The Wishing Well was illustrated by the award winning  artist; K.C. Snider.

THE WISHING WELL Another Weaver Tale
hardcover and softcover
Chapbook for Tweens
by Kai Strand
Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles

23 comments:

  1. This looks terrific! Congratulations to Kai and K.C. And to Susan for the great review! I enjoyed all of it.

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    1. So glad you stopped by Nancy. I did enjoy reading this book.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful review, Susan! Best wishes to Kai and KC with The Wishing Well reaching and touching many.

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    1. Thanks for your support Connie. I know Kai appreciates it also.

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  3. Hi Susan and Kai, Great review of a great book. Sometimes our wishes turn out differently than we intend, but in this case, for the best. I enjoyed it, too. Blessings to all.

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    1. Hi Penelope, thanks for stopping by, I know you also reviewed this wonderful chap book.

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  4. Wonderful review of Kai's latest book. Kudos to K.C. on a wonderful book cover...as always! Best wishes to one and all for continued success!

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    1. Thanks so much Donna, so happy you could stop by and comment. I know KC and Kai appreciates it also.

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  5. Kai, I love your book, and the cover art just draws me in. KC, you are a marvel!!

    You have worked hard, mate, and your talent shines in this one.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Margot. Your support is much appreciated.

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  6. Susan, you did a wonderful job of making this book a must read. 6 out of 5 stars says a lot! KC, the book cover is charming...love the well itself. Kai, best of luck with this book...now I must get it and read it! Good wishes to one and all.

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    1. I don't know how I get 6 out of 5, but I was so thrilled with the book, I had to express it.

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  7. This book sounds like a great read. Made me want to run out and buy it. Good job and great review. You have a way with words.

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  8. Thanks, Susan. I'm looking forward to reading my copy and reviewing it.

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    1. You're so welcome Donna. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Hi, Susan. Thanks for sharing your review of THE WISHING WELL. Six stars says a lot about the book.

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