Saturday, May 10, 2014
A Broken Kind of Beautiful - Katie 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 facade 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?
Katie Ganshert is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! The writing is wonderful in this novel, as it is in her past ones. The subject matter is a very realistic one in our world today...too often the world judges someone based on their outer appearance, rather than looking at their true character on the inside. If you're looking for a novel that will powerfully stir your inner emotions, then this is the one for you! I give this book 4 stars and highly recommend it!
**I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion.**