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by Katie Ganshert

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ISBN:
1611734630
ISBN13:
978-1611734638
Author:
Katie Ganshert
Publisher:
Center Point Pub; Large Print edition (August 1, 2012)
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Rating:
4.9

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert is definitely the latter. Ganshert drew me in from the start with her engaging voice, flawed but lovable characters, and clever handling of some challenging subject matter. This isn't a lighthearted read; it's a story with a lot of heart.

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert is definitely the latter. Although Ganshert's characters deal with loss, there is hope as they experience healing and learn to lean on the Lord as their source of strength.

The Internet didn’t usually take so long to load. She couldn’t do either of those things without the Internet. She crossed one leg over the other and jiggled her foot, her mind ambling from one bad thought to the next. Her empty desk at Parker Crane. The humiliating way she’d broken down-not once, but twice-in front of Evan.

In Wildflowers from Winter, Katie Ganshert gives readers a very touching tale about the power of love and faith to heal a hurting heart. The cast of characters will grab hold of your heart from the first chapter and stay with you long after you turn the last page. The issues raised and their resolutions are realistic and thought provoking.

Wildflowers from Winter Like the winter, grief has a season. Life returns with the spring In her debut novel, Wildflowers from Winter, Katie Ganshert brings readers deep into the human complexities that occur when we resist our roots. Life returns with the spring. A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn. In her debut novel, Wildflowers from Winter, Katie Ganshert brings readers deep into the human complexities that occur when we resist our roots. Readers will find themselves rooting for Bethany as she learns some of life’s most crucial lessons about friendship, family, and faith. Readers will also want to stay tuned. Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Into the Free. An impressive debut novel.

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Book in the Wildflowers from Winter Series). 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.

Like the winter, grief has a season. Life returns with the spring

Like the winter, grief has a season.

Wildflowers from Winter Ganshert Katie Random House (USA) 9780307730381 : Like the winter, grief has a season. Wildflowers from Winter, Ganshert Katie. Варианты приобретения. A young architect at a presti.

Reviews:
  • Wild Python
As a fan of Katie G., I looked to her for a good relationship novel. This one, though, leaned too far into the romance formula (Boy meets girl. Sparks fly, but irreconcilable differences drive a wedge. Burning passions alternate with burning anger. Love wins out.)
That said, the author did a good job with the unfolding of Bethany’s character and her problems with faith.
She is introduced as selfish and cold but as light reveals her story, the unpleasantness begins to be revealed as her coping mechanisms. I appreciate Ganshert’s boldness to show doubt in God by one character while also having unthreatened believers react with grace. It was a good lesson. Also helpful was to educate vulnerable readers in understanding that just because a man hangs out a “church” shingle, he isn’t necessarily a man of God.
  • Zut
I have to say this novel grabbed my attention and held it throughout. In fact, I probably would have rated it higher, except through the first half of the novel I really didn't care for our heroine. Although, this adds to the story and the character buildup, as well as relations, it just bugged me.

However, let that not deter you from reading this novel! It is well worth the read. I found myself still thinking about it later that night and this morning. And I am so excited that this novel isn't the end, and cannot wait to begin Ganshert's next novel and pick up with these characters again! This is a wonderful debut novel and I look forward to reading more from this author. Her characters are well developed, and the story is about so much more that just romance, there is a greater story at work. One where the Truth is woven in and done so in a way that just flows.

Okay, I honestly can't think to write anymore right now because I am so hyped up to start the followup novel! That in itself should tell you enough!
  • IWantYou
I absolutely cannot believe that this is a debut novel!! It is a profound, exquisite piece of writing! The emotion that this author has captured is amazing. Very few books make me cry; this book pierced my heart several times, but didn't leave me there. The emotions, the experiences, the grief, the joy.....all of these things in the characters' lives were captured eloquently and beautifully. Two of the main characters had some major hurt to deal with, and let me tell you, there was no phoniness there. It was breathtaking. And I LOVED the spiritual journey. No plastic, pat answers here. Just honest-to-goodness emotion. The type that people would really have. Struggle. Anger. Guilt. Fear. I thought to myself, "This author has been through the mill. Nobody could write like this unless they'd been through it themselves". That's how down-to-earth this book was. Interestingly, the author toggled back and forth between first-person and third-person narrator voicing, which was very different. And untraditional. Who cares? This book, though a romance, went far beyond that category. I probably read a book per week, and this is one of the BEST novels I've read in perhaps years. Could it be beginner's luck? I don't know. But you can bet I'll be following this author. She has catapulted up to one of the top authors on my list. All I can say is, "Wow". And I will look for this book to receive some awards this year. If I were voting, it certainly would. I will recommend this book to every friend I have that enjoys reading.
  • Damdyagab
Many times I finish a novel, heave a contented sigh, close the book, and move on. Other times I reach the end and find myself so impacted by the story I've just read that I know I'll be thinking about it for days to come and will still remember the book years later. Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert is definitely the latter.

Ganshert drew me in from the start with her engaging voice, flawed but lovable characters, and clever handling of some challenging subject matter. This isn't a lighthearted read; it's a story with a lot of heart. Although Ganshert's characters deal with loss, there is hope as they experience healing and learn to lean on the Lord as their source of strength. I smiled. I cried. And yes, I sighed. While this story focuses primarily on the journey of Ganshert's strong but fragile architect heroine, Bethany Quinn, the farmhand hero, sensible and steady Evan Price, is a wonderfully drawn counterpart for her, setting the stage for a romance that's deliciously satisfying and believable. The faith element of the story is masterfully crafted and will speak to many readers' hearts.

While a contemporary romance with women's fiction elements is not my normal read, Ganshert's story was a delightful surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend Wildflowers from Winter and am eagerly awaiting her next story, Wishing on Willows.
  • sobolica
Halfway through this book, I stopped and told my daughter, "Katie Ganshert is Michelangelo with words."

I'm in total awe! Her main character, Bethany Quinn, is terribly realistic. I say terribly because she alternates between sweet and self-absorbed. She proves easy to identify with (I hate to admit) but not always easy to like. Her personal agendas and hidden pain provide many of the conflicts in the story.

But those same flaws make her real. Keep her true to her character throughout the story. And though the story, for the most part, is told in third-person, Ganshert's delve into 1st person flashbacks are masterful. The connection to Bethany Quinn strengthens as each layer rolled back.

The hero with a past, Evan Price gives a good balance to Bethany, but I really connect with her best friend, Robin, and look forward to reading more about her - hopefully in future books!

I've found a new favorite author and can't wait to keep reading!