A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built a life far removed from her trailer park teen years. Until an interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa. Determined to pay her respects while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan.
Handsome farmhand Evan Price has taken care of the Quinn farm for years. So when Bethany is left the land, he must fight her decisions to realize his dreams. But even as he disagrees with Bethany's vision, Evan feels drawn to her and the pain she keeps so carefully locked away.
For Bethany, making peace with her past and the God of her childhood doesn't seem like the path to freedom. Is letting go the only way to new life, love and a peace she's not even sure exists?Bethany is called back to her humble beginnings and plans on not staying. But after inheriting a farm, she has to make a decision and one that she doesn't really want to make. This is a Christian romance, but has enough background to make it an enjoyable read. Bethany's background is heartbreaking and the ending is fulfilling.
Ganshert did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life, and while Bethany is the main character in the book, Evan for some reason was the person I was rooting for in the end. I look forward to more of Ganshert's books.
- Wildflowers from Winter: A Novel by Katie Ganshert
- Walterbrook, 2012
- ISBN13: 9780307730381