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The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert – A Messy and Beautiful Coming-Of-Age Story

About the Book:The Art of Losing Yourself Katie Ganshert
Author: Katie Ganshert
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Source: Publisher Provided
Publication Date: 2015
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Genre: Fiction; Contemporary
Rating: 5 out of 5

REVIEW | Since it first released, I had every intention of reading Katie Ganshert’s latest novel. Her novel A Broken Kind of Beautiful lived up to its title and then some. Still, for whatever reason, it took the 2016 INSPYs before I actually picked up another of Katie’s amazing books. To my great pleasure, her latest novel is again, a study in what good fiction should be. Continue reading “The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert – A Messy and Beautiful Coming-Of-Age Story”

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The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert

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Author: Katie Ganshert

Publisher: Zondervan

Source: Publisher (BookLook)

Publication Date: 2015

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Series: Year of Weddings 2, #11

Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction, Novella

Rating: 5 out of 5

REVIEW: As part of my mental exercise of expanding my reading palate, apparently part of my unspoken 2015 goal is to read more novellas. It seems like the past two months alone have involved paging through novellas, all of which have been amazing reads. My latest find is from the pen of Katie Ganshert and as per usual is one of the sweetest little stories I’ve yet to read. The story is simple: A young woman, Amelia meets Nate thanks to a serendipitous case of happenstance. Through a series of flubs, the pair wind up writing emails; letters that tell the other person much. When Nate eventually pursues a relationship that involves finding Amelia in person, she’ll have to admit to the one thing that might drive him away before they’ve even had a chance to begin…  Continue reading “The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert”

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The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert

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Author: K.E. Ganshert
Publisher: Independently Published
Source: Amazon Purchase
Publication Date: 2015
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Series: Gifting, 1
Genre: Fiction; Young Adult Dystopian, Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The Gifting – A Perceptive, Indie Dystopian Novel

The word dystopian is likely to conjure memories of one particular story, The Hunger Games. In addition to the one that reignited the genre, there are multiple other novels in young adult literature that are well-known and respected, ones that also fall into the dystopian realms. These novels have established big-screen film adaptations and inspired an entire sub-culture. But whether you’re becoming an expert archer through one Katniss Everdeen’s eyes or finding your voice as Divergent, these are all reasons why it’s tough to craft something unique within the larger genre. Chances are, somewhere we’ve seen, heard or experienced “all” of the twists. Reading debut YA author, K. E. Ganshert’s (she publishes inspirational novels under her full name, Katie Ganshert) dystopian novel was something I was thrilled to experience. What I didn’t realize was how very unique her world was going to be. Read the review in Full →

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A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

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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”