My blog post today is a little different from my normal Wednesday post. However, I had the privilege to read an advance copy of Katie Ganshert’s new book, Wildflowers from Winter, and I just had to tell you about it.
This story takes the reader along a journey with the main character, Bethany. We meet her during a winter season in her own life. She has faced several trials over the course of her life and she is still carrying the baggage with her into adulthood. Due to various circumstances beyond her control, Bethany has some major decisions to make. Before these decisions can be made, she must first choose whether she will let go of the past or cling to the baggage she has held onto so tightly for so long. Just like the winter, this season will not last for Bethany.
Katie Ganshert does an amazing job of developing the characters throughout the book, especially that of Bethany. We see her grow and change over the course of the book, just like a wildflower. She comes back to her home town of Peaks to deal with some family situations, as well as, coming in contact with her best friend from high school. The question becomes whether their friendship is as strong as it once was or if time has erased that bond.
This was an incredible book that I would highly recommend. The story grabs you early on and you want to read more to discover where this journey will lead Bethany. One warning, you may want to tell your family to order in pizza and turn the answering machine on. Once you start reading, Wildflowers from Winter, you will not want to stop. The following is a link to find out more about the book and read a portion http://shar.es/rM1VU .