I am not a crier.
In fact, I rarely cry — which is strange since most of my female friends cry at the drop of a hat. Some movies have brought me to tears, but they are few and far between.
So to tell you that Katie Ganshert’s newest release “A Broken Kind of Beautiful” made me cry should tell you a lot about the skill of this particular author. I’m not talking about my eyes simply welling up — I’m talking about tears dripping down my face.
Ivy Clark is an unusual heroine in that she is not immediately likeable. An ultra-beautiful, high fashion model is not an easy character to relate to — especially since I’ve always been short, plain and on the plump side. But Katie gives the reader glimpses into the private pain eating away at Ivy’s soul — all stemming from the fact that she has never felt loved. She is unlovable. Her only worth, in both her eyes and in the eyes of the fashion industry, is her outer beauty. How Katie takes this ‘broken kind of beautiful’ and transforms Ivy into a child of God is, to put it mildly, a work of art. And strangely enough, it is not the love of the hero, Davis Knight, that changes her and brings her back to God. In the scene that moved me to tears, Ivy finds a love she has overlooked her whole life. I’ll leave it up to you to read the book and find out how the author accomplishes this!
“A Broken Kind of Beautiful” is an amazing story of two broken souls finding their way through the pain to redemption. Masterfully written! Go get your copy now!