Thursday, April 19, 2012
WildFlower From Winter by Katie Ganshert
A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built a life far removed from her trailer park teen years. Until an interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa.
Determined to pay her respects while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan.
Handsome farmhand Evan Price has taken care of the Quinn farm for years. So when Bethany is left the land, he must fight her decisions to realize his dreams. But even as he disagrees with Bethany’s vision, Evan feels drawn to her and the pain she keeps so carefully locked away.
For Bethany, making peace with her past and the God of her childhood doesn’t seem like the path to freedom. Is letting go the only way to new life, love and a peace she’s not even sure exists?
I absolutely loved this inspiring book! From the first page to the last I didn't want to put it down. An amazing story of grief, love. There are twists that keep you guessing, this is the type book I enjoy. The characters are realistic and likeable, you will feel their pain. Bethany has a hidden past that she must deal with, there are tears and pain as she heals.
I'm very much looking forward to the next book and sad there aren't any already out there by this writer!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.