Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Book Review: 'Wildflowers From Winter' by Katie Ganshert
But as she sojourns back to her hometown, who is she hoping to help-her family or herself? Old, familiar faces aren't the only ones she sees. Evan Price has become a fixture in her family unit. He's tied to everyone she knows. Although their first several encounters are tense at best, Bethany & Evan are going to have to coexist. But, will it blossom into more than that?
I am not the opposites attract, old-fashioned romance type. But, this was more than just sappy love. Within the first several chapters, I was invested. I enjoyed the back & forth switches between past & present. I appreciated the underlying theme of 'Follow God, not man'. It was easy to become emotionally attached to the characters.
Our heroine is a strong woman with valid feelings against her roots. Our hero stays true to his faith, but struggles with the same issues all Christians face which gives him validity. There's an element of mystery & suspense as we unravel the details of Bethany's past & how it effects her future.
Though it's billed as a contemporary romance, I think it spans 3 genres- romance, mystery & suspense. It's romanced me into giving it 5 of 5 stars.
I received 1 print copy to write the review. No other compensation was given. I wasn't under any obligation to write a positive post. All Bible references are from the NIV through www.zondervan.com and more author/book info can be found at www.waterbrookmultnomah.com