I loved this debut book by Katie Ganshert. Her talent for layering depth, pain, healing, and romance, kept me turning the page and wanting more. The heroine, Bethany Quinn, is a tortured soul, a woman who ran from her past and has built a life free from memories and free from pain. When tragedy brings her back to her home town, she must face that past and deal with the emotional turmoil it brings.
Not only does Bethany have to deal with her past, she meets Evan Price, the handsome farmhand that has taken care of her family’s farm for several years. Bethany and Evan clash from their very first meeting, but as they get to know one another, the pain and hurt they see in each other draws them in.
I loved the depth of this book. Katie explores subjects not often seen in romance and it makes the story rich with emotional and spiritual depth. You will get caught up in Katie’s past and will root for her, urging her to open up so that she can heal.
You will love the secondary characters…well, not one of them!…who bring their their quirks, their pain, their life into the mix and make for a well rounded story. I believe Katie’s next book is about one of them!
If you love a deep, emotional, fulfilling read, you will love Wildflowers from Winter. Katie will take you on an emotional roller coaster where you will laugh, cry, and heave a sigh at the end. Well done, Katie!
About Wildflowers from Katie:
A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built the life she dreamed of during her teen years in a trailer park. An unexpected 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 to her past while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of five hundred acres 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. When Bethany is left the land, Evan 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 that she’s not even sure exists?
You can purchase Wildflower from Winter HERE.
To find out more about Katie Ganshert, go HERE.