Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert ~ Please Rank My Review

Wildflowers from Winter: A Novel
My Review: From the heartache of loss, comes hope.

Bethany is a young architect with a troubled past, suddenly she finds herself without a job, and the owner of a farm in rural Iowa. With the help of old friends and new ones alike, Bethany might just find what she's been searching for.

Wildflowers from Winter is a beautifully written tale, that has a gentle listless feeling to it. Each word seems to take on the emotion of the characters. It was hard at first to get into the story because of all the sad things that were happening and how the first part was rather akin to Winter. But gradually it grew on me, and I really grew to love the characters. I really loved how Ms. Ganshert used chapters written in first person to show what Bethany had gone through and it really helped me to understand her better, because at other times it was rather hard to figure out what was really going on inside her head.
I loved how wonderfully complex all of the characters were and getting to know them was rather like watching a flower bloom, each petal peeling back to reveal their full beauty.

Overall, Wildflowers from Winter is a remarkable debut from Katie Ganshert, with rich characters, and a wonderfully expressive style of writing, that conveyed so much in small ways. This book is one that took me on an entire emotional journey that I won't soon forget. Definitely a book not to miss!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!


  1. I recently read and reviewed this book as well (http://nothingbetterthanabook.blogspot.com/2012/05/wildflowers-from-winter.html) and I also found it hard to get into. There was so many trials happening at the same time, but I ended up really enjoying the book! Glad to hear you enjoyed it as well!

  2. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one who thought it was a bit tough to get into, Morgan :) I'm going to check out your review now :)


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