Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong
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.
If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the façade she works so hard to maintain. He, along with a cast of other characters, challenges everything Ivy has come to believe about beauty and worth. Is it possible that God sees her—a woman stained and broken by the world—yet wants her still?
I have loved all of Katie Ganshert books, but this one just may be my favorite. It was such sweet story filled with the power of redemption. Bittersweet at times all the characters are so fun, charming and have something to learn.
I just loved Ivy! She is hurt, confused, feels unlovable and so much more but through the power of redemption she learns that beautiful can come from broken things and there is a reason for everything. I do not think there was anything I did not like about this book. The depth, the setting, the emotions and so much more made this a powerful and deep story.
Fans of contemporary romance will love this book. If you haven't read Katie Ganshert books make sure you do, they are all great!
* I received this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review.