The book Wildflowers from Winter is a wonderful debut novel written by author Katie Ganshert. I could not put this book down. It captured my attention from the beginning. Please click the following link to read the first chapter. Read Chapter One
This fictional story is about the journey of Bethany Quinn. She is an architect at a prestigious Chicago firm and has built a life this is far from the life that she lived growing up in Iowa. One day she receives a call from her estranged mother regarding a tragedy that her friend, Robin, has suffered. Although Bethany has distanced herself from Robin over the years, she decides to return to Iowa to support her friend. Bethany plans to return to Chicago as fast she can but an unexpected inheritance ties her once more to the place she would most like to forget.
I highly recommend this book. It was well written. The author sprinkles clues throughout the book that eventually lead you to the pain that Bethany had to endure as a child. This book has a lot of twists and turns that will keep you wanting to read on to find out what happens next. Along with the element of sorrow this book also contains a romance story. It is definitely worth reading. Also, in March 2013 there will be a second book called Wishing on Willows which will be Robin’s story. The author mentions this in the Acknowledgements section of the book, as well as, on her website. Please see below for additional links that you want may to check out.
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.