I really enjoy reading books by authors I haven’t read before. Sometimes it can be a good thing, sometimes a bad.
When it came to reading Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert, it was a VERY good thing.
I can usually tell if I’m going to be hooked into a book usually by the second chapter. I can tell if I’m going to be sitting for a long time or just reading a chapter or two and coming back to it later.
Wildflowers from Winter kept me sitting for quite awhile!
I couldn’t read it one sitting, but that’s not because it was easy to put down, it was because others in my house actually wanted to have dinner. LOL.
Wildflowers from Winter brings you into the world of Bethany Quinn, a young budding architect who, after basically leaving her home town in the dust to restart her life somewhere new, is called back to the home town for circumstances out of her control.
Bethany is torn between her need to be free from her past, the town that sucks her back in and the love for the farm life that she loved and didn’t even knew she missed.
Brought into her struggles too is a handsome farmhand Evan Price who seems to challenge her at every corner but also intrigues her at the same time.
Katie Ganshert has done a wonderful job of building very likeable characters and ones, like Bethany’s friend Robin, who will just tug at your heart.
I enjoyed the way Katie intertwines what REAL FAITH is with all of Bethany’s struggles. And to be able to read along as Bethany starts to see that “Wildflowers burst from the ground in vivid blues and whites and violets, creating a pictures more pleasing than anything her hands could design.”..after a heavy winter snow, was exciting.
My favorite part was Bethany’s lowest/happiest point where she finally let’s go and allows herself to fall in the arms of her loving God and see life in a whole new way.
Kudos to Katie Ganshert for beautifully writing a fun, exciting, and butt in the chair book for hours book.