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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wildflowers From Winter by Katie Ganshert

Read Chapter One of this great book and go here to learn more about the author!

Book Description
A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built a life far removed from her trailer park teen years. Until an interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa. Determined to pay her respects while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan.  Handsome farmhand Evan Price has taken care of the Quinn farm for years. So when Bethany is left the land, he must fight her decisions to realize his dreams. But even as he disagrees with Bethany's vision, Evan feels drawn to her and the pain she keeps so carefully locked away. For Bethany, making peace with her past and the God of her childhood doesn't seem like the path to freedom. Is letting go the only way to new life, love and a peace she's not even sure exists.
This is the first book I've read by Katie Ganshert and I have now added her to my life of favorite Christian romance authors.  From the first chapter I loved this story.  The author's style of writing immediately tells you that this a story of tragedy, hurt, guilt, love, redemption, forgiveness and the future.  Bethany has built the perfect life in Chicago away from her childhood home of Peaks.  She left ten years ago with a secret and a past that she thinks she has overcome.  Once she arrives in Peaks, things Price who has helped her grandfather for five years.  He has a strong faith after overcoming his own anger and childhood issues.  He understands her more than she understands herself.  The author writes a lovely story that shows how one can slowly come to know that God is real, he is always there, he is a GOOD God and that he loves you no matter what.  You will not want to put this book down once you begin reading it.
Note:  I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for a review.

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