Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Wildflowers From Winter is not just your typical romance. Well, it is, kind of, but it's more than just that! It's quite an in-depth character study, full of dramatic twists, and best of all--a happy ending!

This book centers around several different characters--Bethany, an architect trying to run away from a troubled past, Robin--a grieving young pregnant widow and Bethany's childhood best friend, and Evan--an aspiring farmer who has recently lost his brother. Bethany is drawn back to her hometown through a series of tragic events. She is faced with her childhood "enemy" who has tainted her view of God, and seems to be surrounded by individuals who have a loving relationship with God. She struggles with this and many other issues. As the story unfolds, more is revealed about Bethany's difficult childhood, details which help explain her attitudes and life choices. There's a romantic angle, a religious angle, much drama and soul-searching. It's a very well-written book which begs you to not put it down!

I enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it. I did think it took a little while to get into it and figure out quite what was going on; the prologue set me off on the wrong foot. Actually after the prologue, I didn't think I'd even like the book! Take my word for it and stick with it. It's a good read--not just a quick superficial little romance, there's a little more depth to this one. The author does a great job of showing the characters as multi-dimensional individuals--like real people you may know! It's not all happy easy sunny days, but more like real life. I won't give away any more of the plot, because I hope you will read the book!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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