A Broken Kind of Beautiful – Katie Ganshert

About this Book

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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My Review

This was truly a beautiful story. My heart broke for Ivy, even though at times I wanted to slap her, she was in many ways a victim. Her story reminds me of the importance of fathers in a girl’s life or at least positive male influences.

From the opening pages the author grabbed my heart as I watched Ivy’s life fall apart at least in her mind. My heart also broke for Ivy’s step-mother, Marilyn. She faced some unthinkable obstacles and in the minds of many unforgivable consequences. She exemplifies the love of God in her actions.

Davis Knight was also an endearing character as a man of integrity. Even in his struggles I really liked him. He lived up to his name.

The story had significant messages throughout. The author did a masterful job of reminding us that God is in the business of fixing the broken.

If you’ve read any of Katie’s books and enjoyed them, this one is even better. If you’ve never read Katie Ganshert’s book but enjoy the likes of Colleen Coble, Denise Hunter then you should enjoy Katie Ganshert.

Disclaimer: I would like to thank WaterBrook Press for the opportunity to read and review this book. I was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.

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7 thoughts on “A Broken Kind of Beautiful – Katie Ganshert”

  1. Hi, right now I’m reading This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. A Broken Kind of Beautiful, sounds like good summer reading. And summer is knocking on the door.

  2. I am reading the second book in the Ravensmoore Chronicles, Chameleon, by Jillian Kent. I am also reading In the Shadow of the Sinai by Carole Towriss, which is a Biblical fiction book set in Egypt. On my Kindle, I just started Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green. I’m reading Life Support by Robert Whitlow, which is a legal suspense novel. The audiobook I have almost finished is Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin.

  3. I am reading Dee Yoder’s The Miting. It’s a very serious Amish novel- very good too. And I’m re-reading Dee Henderson’s Unspoken. I think, in her newer books, it’s less the mysteries that set them apart and more the love. Her two latest, Unspoken and Undetected, remind me almost of Redeeming Love: stories of woman who think they’re unlovable who learn that they are precious. 🙂

  4. Right now I am reading The Waiting. Read this book and loved it! Would love to win a copy. And BTW the third entry down – may not apply to this book?

  5. sounds like a great book, wanted to be one of the one hundred commenting for ya. thanks for sharing your comments and the book.
    Paula O

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