Friday, June 27, 2014

A Broken Kind of Beautiful: A Review

Summary from Amazon: 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. 

There are authors who tell a great story, and there are authors who write beautifully. Then, there are authors who do  both. Katie Ganshert is one of those authors. Her words and light and airy while packing a punch if that makes sense.

Ivy Clark is gorgeous and aloof, but Ganshert makes her likeable even when she's being a brat. Davis is wounded but strong. I enjoyed the journey each character took on themselves, and although I liked Davis and Ivy together, I thought perhaps the best part of the story was the relationship between Ivy and Marilyn as they each found in the other the mother/daughter relationship they'd always wanted.

Ivy's journey is broken and messy and sometimes sad, but it was beautiful.

I was given this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts are my own.

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