Monday, July 28, 2014

Katie Ganshert Strikes Again!

A Broken Kind of Beautiful: A Novel
A Broken Kind of Beautiful
By: Katie Ganshert 

Katie Ganshert, author of A Broken Kind of Beautiful, has struck again with yet another wonderful read. I have read two of her books previously, and I absolutely love the way she writes, the way she develops her characters and her plot.

Ivy Clark is a model who has a past, a relatively deep, dark, and difficult one. Davis Knight, an old friend, has hidden from his camera for two years after an incident occurred with his sister, Sarah.

Ivy has a difficult time getting modeling gigs. However, her aunt, Marilyn wants her as a model for her bridal store, Something New. She brings Ivy to Greenbriar for the photo shoot, and Ivy learns a little bit more about who she is and where she came from. She also learns, most importantly that she is a child of God, and that while she thought no one else loved her, she has always been loved by the One True Lover of all His children.

A beautiful story of hope, love, redemption, and finding yourself as God's child.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Good Read

Emma of Aurora, by Jane Kirkpatrick, is a good read. It takes us through the journey of Emma Wagner Giesy and her trek across to colonize west with her husband and other scouts from Bethel, Missouri. Emma is very strong willed and must learn throughout to trust, not only herself, her husband, those around her, and the Lord. The story is well written, even though at times it seems a bit long and drawn out. At times I found it difficult to grasp the purpose of the writing, and had to remind myself it was a time in history, one in which things moved slow. It is a nice reminder, as we have such fast paced lives to sit back and dwell on how things came to be. As mentioned, Emma is very strong willed and her character is well written throughout the three books. Thanks for the opportunity to read.