Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Broken Kind of Beautiful

Book description:  "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?"

My review:  This is a very emotional book, and the title is very appropriate.  I loved the book, but I especially loved the message.  God loves to take what is broken and make it something beautiful. Unconditional love and forgiveness are two themes that permeate the pages of this book.  The characters will enter the life of the reader and become real and personal.   Katie Ganshert did an amazing job writing this book.  It is one that I will not soon forget.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  

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