Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Broken Kind of Beautiful By Kaite Ganshert

Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong 
Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four year old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth—appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows—so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line—an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white.

If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the façade she works so hard to maintain. He, along with a cast of other characters, challenges everything Ivy has come to believe about beauty and worth. Is it possible that God sees her—a woman stained and broken by the world—yet wants her still?

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Katie Ganshert graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her husband, their young son, and their goofy black lab, Bubba. When she's not busy writing or playing or reading or snuggling, she is obsessing over the paperwork and the waiting that comes with adoption. She is the author of Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows. Visit her website at

I have read all three of Kaite's books and I must say this book was by far the very best one. She has out done herself. Katie has such talent she is a very gifted writer. God can be found all over this book, on every page.
You will love all of the characters, Ivy, Davis, and Sara, were fantastic and I really loved Marilyn she was sure to be a favorite  of all as well.
I loved the ending, I was rooting for a happy ending the whole way through the book.
I read this book in one sitting it was not a book that could be put down, it is so engaging!
I gave this book 5 stars plus. I highly recommend this book!
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Oh wow! This sounds like a very good read! Hope I win it. Thank you so much for your honest reviews Mary. I depend on them when I want to find a good book to read.

  2. I will have to order this book! Sounds like a good one!

    Thanks Mary for your great review of it!


    1. Judy, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! You are going to LOVE this powerful, Wonderful book! Maybe when you get done reading it you will share it with sweet Nancee to read and review!

    2. Thanks Mary! I will be more than happy to pass this book on to Nancee when I finish reading it!

      Judy B

  3. Mary, thank you so much for such an encouraging review! I sure appreciate you spreading the word! :-)

  4. Mary, this kind of review is what I absolutely love to see you write. When you go into this much depth, I know it's got to be one of the best! I've already put it on my wish list!

  5. Thanks for the review.Sounds like a very interesting book.I have put it on my to read list.Thanks for sharing.

  6. This book sounds very interesting.
    Loved your review too

  7. Katie certainly is a talented writer. Love your review, Mary and love Katie's books.