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The Wishing Rock Series

Wit, wisdom, and recipes! These are the basis of the novels in the Wishing Rock series, books that one reviewer described as "light without being frivolous" and "just what the doctor ordered, fresh, quirky, funny in places and seasoned with wisdom."

Perfect for yourself, or as a gift for a loved one!

Fall in love with the quirky residents of Wishing Rock, Washington - an island town where everyone lives in the same building. Letters between the neighbors and their friends chronicle the twists and turns of the characters' daily lives, and are interspersed with recipes tried and tested by the characters themselves, in these witty and wise novels that explore community, relationships, hope, fear, forgiveness, risk, dreams, trust, and love.

"Ms. Stucky's novels are fantastic! A fresh approach to writing that takes readers into the lives of the characters (which are all interesting and fun). I never wanted the books to end! The concepts of happiness, joy, and love are all addressed in ways that are thought-provoking and so much fun to read. I love the fact that the characters are so real, and the story is so believable. I recommend this book to anyone, but especially someone that you think might benefit from a new way of looking at happiness in life." - SJ, Amazon reviewer



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By Pam Stucky
Publication: March 2011
Pages: 260
Format: Paperback, ebook
Size: 5.25 x 8
ISBN-10: 1460960122 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1460960127 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-0985125271 (ebook)
ISBN-10: 0985125276 (ebook)

Letters from Wishing Rock (a novel with recipes)

First in the Wishing Rock series

"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. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the shenanigans. The recipes are just icing on the cake." - Kim, Amazon reviewer

This engaging, fun read is written in the format of letters/e-mails amongst characters. It combines the easy readability of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and the sassy, irreverent tone of Bridget Jones' Diary, with the slice-of-life sensibilities of Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street or Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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.

Letters from Wishing Rock (a novel with recipes):
Print: Amazon | CreateSpace | Wishing Rock General Store
eBook: Wishing Rock General Store | Kindle | Nook | Kobo


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Awesome Indies Seal of Approval

2013 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

By Pam Stucky
Publication: March 2012
Pages: 282
Format: Paperback, ebook
Size: 5.25 x 8
ISBN: 0-985125209 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-0-985125202 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-0-985125219 (ebook)
ISBN: 0-985125217 (ebook)

The Wishing Rock Theory of Life (a novel with recipes)

Second in the Wishing Rock series

"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, Amazon reviewer

In Pam Stucky's debut novel, Letters from Wishing Rock (excerpt below), readers fell in love with the quirky residents of Wishing Rock, Washington - an island town where everyone lives in the same building. Now the cast, the shenanigans, and the wisdom are all back in The Wishing Rock Theory of Life.

Fresh off their auspicious adventure in the Dogwinkle Days parade, Ruby and Ed are suffering a few growing pains as they settle into their new relationship. Gran and Liam, on the other hand, are blissfully traveling through Switzerland, savoring the fondue, the chocolate, and the mountain life. Pregnant Pip is adapting to her new home in Scotland with husband Captain Gavin, while back at Wishing Rock, Erin is struggling with life and psychic Alexandra is faced with an incident that could change the course of her future. In an effort to cope with this development, as well as help Erin, Alexandra leads the poker gals in a campaign to step outside their comfort zones and experience new adventures. Along the way, life in Wishing Rock hits a curve when a mysterious woman shows up in town making a shocking claim.

As in the first novel in the series, letters between the neighbors and their friends chronicle the twists and turns of the characters' daily lives, and are interspersed with recipes tried and tested by the characters themselves. Buried treasures, secret pasts, and the detritus of affairs of the heart all come to light in this witty and wise novel that explores fear, forgiveness, risk, dreams, trust, and love.

Print: Amazon | Amazon.co.uk | CreateSpace | Wishing Rock General Store
eBook: Wishing Rock General Store | Kindle | Nook | Kobo



By Pam Stucky
Publication: March 2013
Pages: 282
Format: Paperback, ebook
Size: 5.25 x 8
ISBN: 0-985125225 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-0-985125226 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-0-985125233 (ebook)
ISBN: 0-985125233 (ebook)

The Tides of Wishing Rock (a novel with recipes)

Third in the Wishing Rock series

Following the award-winning Letters from Wishing Rock and The Wishing Rock Theory of Life, Pam Stucky's latest novel, The Tides of Wishing Rock (a novel with recipes) completes the much-beloved Wishing Rock series. Ruby, Ed, Alexandra, Gran, Erin, Millie, Pip, and all the rest are back in this third novel set in Wishing Rock, Washington, a tiny town in which everyone lives in the same building. Wit, wisdom, and recipes are once again highlighted in letters between the neighbors and their friends, chronicling the twists and turns of the characters' daily lives.

Ruby's relationship with Ed continues to grow, but will those growing pains send her back into the arms of Jake, the town's young doctor-in-training? Erin needs a change of scenery and escapes to Hawaii for whale watching, coconut cocktails, and sunrise runs, but will what she finds at the end of a long winding Maui road change her life? Ed and Alexandra both take on the complexities of family secrets and long-lost relations, while spry Gran decides to let her life take a new turn. Holidays at Wishing Rock provide the close-knit community opportunities for reflection and gratitude, and a spontaneous road trip on a visit to Ireland leads Ruby and Pip to a surprise encounter with the Northern Ireland police. Amidst it all, Millie declares a National Wishing Rock Day, which Alexandra and David enhance with the town's first annual Wishing Rock Olympics. Community and relationships form the core of this heartwarming novel filled with fun, food, and friends.

Print: Amazon | Amazon.co.uk | CreateSpace | Wishing Rock General Store
eBook: Kindle | Nook | Kobo



By Pam Stucky
Publication: June 2013
Format: ebook
ISBN-13: 978-0-985125240 (ebook)
ISBN: 0985125241 (ebook)

From the Wishing Rock Kitchens: recipes from the series

Wit, wisdom, and recipes form the basis of Pam Stucky's Wishing Rock series, and From the Wishing Rock Kitchens is a compilation of all the recipes in the series! This small cookbook (about 20 recipes) serves up good food - as well as an introduction to the Wishing Rock series. (Note for lovers of food photography - this edition does not contain photos, as Pam has realized food photography is not her forté!)

Recipes include Birthday Granola, Moon Bay Café Spinach Quiche, Pumpkin Bread, Mango Salsa, Ruby's Gorgonzola Fruit Spread, Perfect Almond Mandarin (PAM) Salad, Claire's Stuffed Acorn Squash, Ed's Famous Not Poison Macaroni and Cheese, Aunt Marie's Pfeffernüsse, Chocolate Oat Bars (cover photo), Millie's Peanut Butter Mishmash Bars, and more.

eBook: Kindle