I just finished reading the book "Wildflowers from Winter" by Katie Ganshert. This is Ganshert's first published novel as far as I can tell, and I absolutely loved it! It was a faith-based romance/drama book but it was modern and not cheesy like most books in that category. This book has tragedies, laughter, and a lot of real-life grief situations.
The book mainly deals with a woman named Bethany, who walked away from her faith when she was a child due to a preacher who was a "you're going to hell!" type of preacher. When she is brought back to her old town in support of her best friend, she has to relive a lot of really tough childhood memories, and come to grips with the fact that perhaps not everyone claiming to be a Christian really has that faith, or really has all the right answers. Of course she ends up falling in love while she's in that town, to a man with whom she has constant disagreements!
It's a cute story with a happy ending. I just read that Ganshert is writing more books to go along with this one, in order to have a series. I would happily read another of her books and I recommend reading this one.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing
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