Monday, August 26, 2019

Review: A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

Title: A Broken Kind of Beautiful
Author: Katie Ganshert
Publication Date: 2014
Length: 308 pages

About the Book

Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong.
Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four year old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth—appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows—so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line—an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white. 
If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the fa├žade she works so hard to maintain. He, along with a cast of other characters, challenges everything Ivy has come to believe about beauty and worth. Is it possible that God sees her—a woman stained and broken by the world—yet wants her still? 

My Thoughts

What an exquisite book! I absolutely loved it!! 

This book just carried me away. I love when a book takes me somewhere that I've never been or could never go on my own and this book did just that. It is about a model, Ivy, and the longing in her heart that only God can fill. 

It was interesting to read about the world of modeling. I so inspired by Marilyn, Ivy's stepmother, and how she heard from the Holy Spirit and was obedient no matter how impossible the situation seemed. I also enjoyed reading about Davis and following his journey to forgiveness. 

This is going on my keeper shelf! If you like contemporary Christian fiction, I highly recommend this book! 


  1. I need to read Katie's early novels, and this just reminds me of how quickly I need to do so! Thank you my friend :)

    1. This is the first one I've read anything by her, but I want to read more! Thanks for stopping by. :)