A Broken Kind of Beautiful: A Novel





Genre: Christian

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

(From the author’s website)

Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong.

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?

Release date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
ISBN-10:  1601425902
ISBN-13: 978-1601425904

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A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL by Katie Ganshert is a beautiful Christian fiction set in Greenbrier, South Carolina. Thought-provoking and poignant tale of cover girl Ivy Clark, her hurts, and triumphs. Beauty can be found in many ways and avenues, not just in looks, for looks fades with time. Ivy faces many challenges. With the help of her new photographer, Davis Knight, she learns that God sees her, not her beauty but her heart. Filled with anguish,hurt, pain, triumph, faith, healing, and finding inner beauty and worth. A must read especially for young adults who are dealing with self image. Ms. Ganshert has brought readers a story that is more than just about beauty, she has shown readers the meaning of beauty and God’s love for us all. A beautiful but painful tale! Received for an honest review.

Rating: 4

Heat Rating: Sweet

Reviewed by: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More