“Wildflowers from Winter” by Katie Ganshert, book review.
This novel started a little slow for me, but was very enjoyable to read. Bethany Quinn has overcome her small town beginnings and is now a successful architect in Chicago with a lawyer boyfriend. An unexpected call from her estranged mother leads her back to her hometown and old memories.
Robin’s husband has been declared brain dead, but she does not want to sign the papers for his organs to be donated. Maybe he will wake up and this will all go away. Bethany, her childhood friend, and Evan, her brother-in-law, try to aid her in this terrible time of grief and heartache. And then Bethany’s grandfather dies. In his will he gives Bethany the 500 acre farm and Even the farm house, cattle and equipment. Bethany is ready to sell the land to open her own firm. Evan just sees all he has worked for about to be taken from him.
This story of modern families torn apart by poor decisions and unrealistic expectations, also shows that God’s grace is for all. This will be a good vacation take along book. The story moves well and keeps your interest.
Disclaimer: I was provided an advanced readers copy of the book by Waterbrook Press. All opinions expressed are my own.