Sunday, July 1, 2012

Wildflowers from Winter - a review of Katie Ganshert's debut novel

I'm sure I've said this before, but I absolutely love reading author's debut novels.  With that said, I must say, Katie Ganshert's debut novel was a sparkling delight.  I was pulled into the story from the first sentence, "The summer I turned twelve, I tried to kill myself.", and I enjoyed every sentence until the end.  Katie is definitely a pro and I can hardly wait for her next novel, Wishing on Willows.

Wildflowers from Winter, is the story of architect Bethany Quinn and farmer Evan Quinn.  Their story is a tumultuous one and at times I just wanted to shake Bethany and tell her to look at what God had set before her.  When the story begins, Bethany has been called back to her hometown of Peaks, Iowa, a place she would rather not visit at all.  Through circumstances she inherits five hundred acres of farmland and finds herself tied to the town she so desperately wants to forget.  But God has other plans for her.

This book is not just a love story between two people but it's a story between two people and the land that they have both come to love.  Ms. Ganshert has created something beautiful with Wildflowers from Winter and I look for many more wonderful novels from her.

On a 5-star scale - 5 wonderful stars *****

I would like to thank WaterBrook Multnomah for my Advanced Readers Copy which they supplied to me to read and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my debut novel, Cindy! Much appreciated!