Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wildflowers From Winter by Katie Ganshert

Okay, it's summer. Your searching the aisles of the book store for that perfect book that will lead the escape route to another place and time. A book set apart from others that will captivate you until you close the last page. This is it!

Wildflowers From Winter was that all night read for me. I couldn't put it down. I could relate to the character, Bethany Quinn, on so many levels. I found myself in tears throughout this wondrous read. It took me to my past and the death of my father. It took me to places I have tried to hide away from and brought out memories of great blessings. This book left me full. My heart was overjoyed by the last page. This is award winning! I love when a book can reach the depths of my soul and bring about change and challenge.  

This book is beautifully written. The words just seem to flow and for me they flowed straight to my heart. Bethany is the girl who left the country and the pain of her past for the big city and the even bigger career, but she finds that even though she has left the country, the country has not left her. It is part of who she is. We get to watch as Bethany grows. Everything she thought she wanted was just an escape route to try to find a happiness. Once she totally lets go of the past she finds more than happiness could bring. She finds pure joy. She blooms not where she thought she would, but where God wanted her all along. Our journey takes us places we never expect and it's in those places we find the greatest blessings of all.

I cannot say enough about this book. It is at the top of my favorites list and Katie is there for sure as a writer. I can't wait to read more from this gifted author.

This book was a gift from WaterBrook Press for it's review.

Katie Ganshert was born and raised in the Midwest, where she writes stories about finding faith and falling in love. When she’s not busy plotting her next novel, she enjoys watching romantic movies with her husband, playing make-believe with her wild-child of a son, and chatting with her girlfriends over bagels and coffee. She could talk books all day and is often spotted around town pushing a stroller, walking a dog, and reading—all at the same time. Visit her website:


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