Monday, March 10, 2014

A Broken Kind of Beautiful Review

It doesn't seem like that long ago when I read "Wildflowers from Winter" by Katie Ganshert. When I wrote a review of that book, I said I would happily read another of her books. I just had that opportunity, reading her latest novel, "A Broken Kind of Beautiful". I was certainly not disappointed.

For this story, there is Ivy, a beautiful model who feels that her face and body are the only appealing things about her. Then there is Davis, a former photographer who has given up his craft due to a mysterious tragedy involving his sister Sara. Ivy and Davis are suddenly thrown together for an event in Ivy's father's hometown. They are constantly at odds, but also strangely drawn together.

Ivy has a lot of soul-searching to do in this story. But she also convicts Davis, particularly when she proclaims that he is living as though God hasn't forgiven him for his part in the tragedy involving his sister. Even though Ivy doesn't hold a true belief in God, she is spot-on when she makes that point.

The story is very well-written and will definitely keep your interest. Katie Ganshert is a great writer. I can't wait to read more of her books in the future.

Thank you to Waterbrook Multnomah for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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