Ivy Clark has been living a life that has left her empty and broken. Bruce, her uncle and agent, got her into the modeling industry at the age of fourteen. She was taught to disregard her feelings and look beautiful for the camera. For years she has buried all of her hurt and pain. Although many models turn to drugs for their escape, Ivy choose men. The attention from men always made her feel wanted and she knew she could control her feelings so she would not get hurt. Now that she is approaching the age of twenty-five she realizes that the industry is looking for younger women. Jobs are hard to come by and she is forced to accept a job modeling wedding dresses for her step-mother’s bridal store. Ivy is reluctant to accept the job as it will force her to face her past. Going back to Greenbrier is the last thing she wants to do but Bruce encourages her to take the job.
When Ivy travels back to Greenbrier she soon learns that Davis Knight will be her photographer. Davis is a mysterious man who was a successful photographer and he suddenly left the industry for reasons he will not discuss. Davis has a gift for photography and at a young age his father encouraged him to pursue it. He told Davis that he could capture the world through the lens and allow people to see things in a way they never saw things before. This fact was proven when Davis did the first photo session with Ivy. He was able to capture her in a way that no one else had seen her. Their relationship forces them both to come face to face with their pasts. As they both travel this bumpy road will they be able to find the healing they both so desperately need?
This is the third book I have read by this author and I loved it! This book was about redemption and forgiveness. The story illustrated how God always pursues us and our sins are never too much for him to handle. I want to let other readers know that Ivy was very flirtatious and she mentions how men are her “drug of choice”. I just wanted to mention this as it may bother some readers. It did not bother me as I found the story to be real and can only imagine how many women feel the same way Ivy did. Today we see so many beautiful smiling faces and this book has challenged me to see that things are not always as they seem. Something I new but this book served as a reminder. I look forward to reading more from this talented author!
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.