Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
"Wildflowers from Winter"gets 5 stars. I won this book in a contest and wasn't sure what to expect but once I started reading it I was hooked. This is Katie Ganshert debut novel. Bethany Quinn lives in Chicago and is an architect. She gets a call from her mother about her grandfather having a heart attack and about Robin's ( who used to be her best friend) husband being in the hospital. Bethany decides to go back to Iowa and her life is forever changed. While in Iowa she meets Evan. And things go from bad to worse and then good comes. After her grandfather dies and she is left with the farmland she wants to sell it but Evan is left with the house and won't sell it. This story is about how Bethany finds that God isn't the God she picture in her mind as a child because of a not so kind preacher. Bethany learns to trust God not as a free fall into faith but as a steady climb toward it. (This sentence is kinda of a direct quote from the book page 288). I am hoping there is more of Bethany and Evan's story in her next book which is "Wishing on Willows"