Letters from Wishing Rock (a novel with recipes) is the first book in the Wishing Rock series. Letters from Wishing Rock is a 2013 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree.
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"Puget Sound's quiet islands, Scotland's dazzling attractions, witty email exchanges, and free recipes - this book is practically designed to woo me. And it worked.... What it reminded me of most, actually, was the show "Northern Exposure," which I also loved." ~ Molly Ringle, author
"The author's wonderful sense of fun comes through her characters' predicaments and escapades." ~ Cathey Cone
"It was just what the doctor ordered, fresh, quirky, funny in places and seasoned with wisdom. Light without being frivolous, it follows the story of a woman trying to find someone to fill her desire for true love and family." ~ Tahlia Newland, author
"I laughed a lot while I read Wishing Rock. But even more than the laughter, I deeply appreciated the nuggets of wisdom and philosophy that are tucked within each chapter. When I came to the last page and laid the book down, I walked away with a renewed hope and a desire to live each of my days to the fullest." ~ Joanne Haagenson
"I just finished reading Letters from Wishing Rock: A Novel With Recipes by Pam Stucky, and loved it! So much fun, made me want to move to Wishing Rock. Delightful characters, Ruby, Erin Pip, Ed, Jake, Pip, Millie, and one of my favorites Gran to name a few will keep you entertained through the emails and texts to each other." ~ Kim in Kentucky
" I wish this series would have been around when I was younger and still trying to figure out what I wanted in a relationship and in life in general." ~ PLL (review of The Wishing Rock Theory of Life, second in the series
Letters from Wishing Rock is the first novel in the Wishing Rock series, followed by The Wishing Rock Theory of Life and The Tides of Wishing Rock.
What would happen if everyone in town lived in the same building? Ruby Parker is about to find out. Her fiancé has left her and she needs a fresh start, so she moves to Wishing Rock, Washington, a small town on Dogwinkle Island in the waters near Seattle, where she meets a quirky cast of characters who quickly become family. Letters between the neighbors and their friends chronicle the twists and turns of the characters’ daily lives. There’s Jake, a handsome and charming first-year medical student who catches Ruby’s eye from the start, despite his being over a decade younger. Millie, a Wishing Rock resident for forty years, runs the town’s library, post office, newsletter and grocery store, knows everyone and everything, and shares the history of the area with her playful wit. World traveler and psychic Alexandra bestows insight and wisdom with humor and compassion, and Ruby’s Gran heads to the United Kingdom, heeding her own advice to seize the day. And then there’s Ed; if something fun is going on, the grandson of the town’s founding father is likely at the center of it. Amidst all this action, Ruby manages to find passion and companionship, but will she be able to open her heart to love?
Online dating, a group trip to Scotland, a discussion about dogwinkles, a fateful hoedown, and friendships old and new, all interspersed with recipes from some of the town’s best cooks, make Wishing Rock come alive in this delightful and insightful look at life, love, relationships, and community.
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