A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

What it’s about:
Ivy Clark is beautiful on the outside, but broken on the inside. Ivy is fast approaching twenty-five years old…. so her career is coming to a fast standstill and almost over! Modeling is a tough business and it has filled Ivy for a decade, a really great run for any model, but it’s now leaving Ivy searching for something, anything, to fill her up and make her feel useful and meaningful and loved.

Davis Knight is a small-town guy with a big-city talent in photography. He has vowed to never pick up a camera again, but he is convinced to for a good charity event. Ivy is Davis’s model and she sure knows how to work her looks and manipulate, but Davis sees through her wall and to the hurting woman/child who just wants to be loved. He knows his love is not what Ivy is searching for, but is she open to seeing the God of the Universe loves her, sins and all?

My thoughts:
I loved how the author was able to make Ivy so broken and jaded, yet still relatable and lovable. Ivy was not over the top in either direction. She felt like a real person with many scars, working out her innermost fears and desires. The character development for even the ones with a tiny part in this book was phenomenal! I laughed out loud many times with different descriptions and nick-names that were given to characters. I also adored Sara, Davis’s sister! I has a soft-spot for her since she was visually impaired and I have worked with visually impaired children. I loved the fun scenes that gave this book much needed uplifting moments for such a serious topic. This book made me think and really chew on God’s promises, especially redemption and love. I highly recommend this book!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!

I received this book from bloggingforbooks in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

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 katieganshert.com

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