Book Review

A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
by Katie Ganshert

Genre: Inspirational, Mainstream

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This is a beautifully written tale of love and redemption in the most unlikely places. The characters at first glance seem to have it all, but after delving into their lives we learn things aren’t always what they seem. While the story has a nice ending, the epilogue, which ties everything up in a neat bow, is unfulfilling.

Ivy Clark has always caught everyone’s eye. But when her world goes awry and she is forced to make a decision to save her modeling career, she finds herself back in her hometown and trying to save what little she thinks she has left. Seeking the love from a father who never wanted her, she instead finds an unlikely friend in her stepmother and she learns that God does have a plan for everyone, even people who are beautiful yet broken. (WATERBROOK, Apr., 320 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed By: Michele Hagenlock

Publisher: WATERBROOK

Published: April 2014

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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A book every lady needs to read!

Submitted by BeverlyL on April 13, 2014 - 1:22am.

Katie Ganshert has once again exceeded my expectations. A Broken Kind of Beautiful is a story that every lady needs to read. Society has a way of stamping an image into our minds of how a lady, both young and old, should look. Every woman’s dream is to be seen as beautiful in the eyes of the onlooker, but Katie takes us much deeper--Katie has taught us, through the words of her novel, what beautiful looks like to our creator.
Ivy Clark has spent the last ten years in the fashion world where appearance is everything. However, the truth is, there is way more to Ivy than appearance. There is hurt, there is pain, and there is a broken past that hides behind the face that smiles in front of the camera. Yes, just like so many of us, Ivy smiles on the outside while the inside of her feels great pain. A Broken Kind of Beautiful is a book that so many women will be able to see themselves in. It is so relatable on many different levels.
Thank you, Katie Ganshert, for choosing me as a member of your launch team. You have provided me with an awesome book to share with teens and women who have forgotten, or never known how beautiful they are to their creator.

A book every lady needs to read!

Submitted by BeverlyL on April 13, 2014 - 1:22am.

Katie Ganshert has once again exceeded my expectations. A Broken Kind of Beautiful is a story that every lady needs to read. Society has a way of stamping an image into our minds of how a lady, both young and old, should look. Every woman’s dream is to be seen as beautiful in the eyes of the onlooker, but Katie takes us much deeper--Katie has taught us, through the words of her novel, what beautiful looks like to our creator.
Ivy Clark has spent the last ten years in the fashion world where appearance is everything. However, the truth is, there is way more to Ivy than appearance. There is hurt, there is pain, and there is a broken past that hides behind the face that smiles in front of the camera. Yes, just like so many of us, Ivy smiles on the outside while the inside of her feels great pain. A Broken Kind of Beautiful is a book that so many women will be able to see themselves in. It is so relatable on many different levels.
Thank you, Katie Ganshert, for choosing me as a member of your launch team. You have provided me with an awesome book to share with teens and women who have forgotten, or never known how beautiful they are to their creator.