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Top Ten Characters Who…

The Broke and the Bookish ladies chose a really fun topic this week for the Top Ten Tuesday meme. Only trouble was, how could I pick just one favorite reaction to characters? I mean, really how often does this chance to gush over favorite, loathsome, bookish or BFF characters come along? I’d argue not often. Here we go. Continue reading “Top Ten Characters Who…”

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A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

About the Book:Book - Broken Kind of Beautiful, A
Author: Katie Ganshert
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Source: Author Provided ARC
Publication Date: 2014
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Genre: Fiction; Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5

Review: When you read review after review of an author’s work you have yet to read and friends rave about that author, once you eventually get around to reading said authors works, the result can go one of two ways – either the book is subpar and you’re left wracking your brain for what it was you missed or (more preferably) you have one of those bop on the head moments in which you berate yourself for not taking heed of all those glowing reviews. One of these reactions was my own after finally reading a novel by the rising contemporary romance star Katie Ganshert. The story follows a 24-year-old model named Ivy Clark whose life has been a whirlwind of photo shoots and a string of broken hearts left behind in her wake. Now her career is starting to fade with fresh-faced teenagers rising up to take her place, and in a desperate effort to save face, Ivy succumbs to her agent’s advice and returns shortly after her father’s death to his home and the unwanted comfort of his wife, Marilyn. The last place Ivy ever wanted to return, she agrees to model Marilyn’s growing in popularity bridal gown line and has to put up with another face from her past, Marilyn’s nephew, Davis Knight as her photographer only to learn that sometimes what you want the least is really what you need the most. Continue reading “A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert”