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A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert
Synopsis: Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four-year-old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she's learned a sacred truth -- appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows -- so when it starts to unravel, she'll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother's bridal wear line -- an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white.
My review: This was my second book by this author and what pulled my attention to this book was not only the great cover but because it was about a model in the fashion industry. While I am not model or a girly girl stories about the fashion industry are fun for me to read. I found myself drawn to Ivy from the first page and that is in part due to the writing of the author and how she developed Ivy into a person everyone knows. Ivy could be your best friend and when she felt pain so did I. This book was so much more than what I expected it to be, it was a story of healing. There was a great message the was shown throughout the entire story. There is not enough I can say about this book other than give it a chance and you will not be disappointed. I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a great read.
About the Author: Christy Award finalist, Katie Ganshert is the author of Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows. She lives in Iowa with her handsome husband, their dinosaur-loving son, and their goofy black lab, Bubba. When she’s not busy writing or playing or reading or snuggling, she is obsessing over the paperwork and the waiting that comes with adoption, which she and her husband hope to complete sometime before they are fifty. - See more at: Katie's website You can also check her out on Facebook