Saturday, December 3, 2011

Up and Coming Fiction! Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built the life she dreamed of during her trailer park teen years. Until an unexpected 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?

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Waterbrook/Multnomah/ May 2012
ISBN:  9780307730381 / 320 pages / Paperback: $9.99


  1. KATIE!!! It sounds WONDERFUL!!! I am SO excited for you, girl!! LOVE the title and the premise and Waterbrook/Multnomah is SUCH a great publisher, so you go, girl!!


  2. Beautiful cover.
    The story sounds compelling too.
    Can't wait to read it.
    And I am so glad that we share the same debut month, Katie!!

  3. Well this is a fun surprise!! Thanks Casey! You are such an encourager! Are you and Keli Gwyn related??

    Julie - thanks girl!! I feel so blessed to be working with W/M. They have just been amazing.....far surpassing any expectations I had as a debut novelist. I hope you enjoy the book when it comes out!

    Beth - I can't wait to read YOUR story!!

  4. Katie, like my friends Julie and Beth, I love the title, the cover, and I'm sure it will be a great book. Can't wait to read it! Blessings to you...hang on, it's a fun journey!

  5. Wow. I am definitely looking into that story. When will it be out? I can completely relate to the going back home thing and making things right. Can't wait. Besides I love Katie's blog so I am SURE I will love her book.
    Thanks for sharing this Casey!

  6. Casey, I'm soooo eager to get my hands on Katie's book. I've pre-ordered my copy on Amazon, but I have to wait until May for it to arrive. Don't know how I'm gonna do it.

  7. JULIE, I love W/M books, so I know they've got good taste in Katie. ;-)

    BETH, May is going to be an AWESOME MONTH! :D

    KATIE, LOL! I would certainly love to be related to Keli. Wouldn't that be awesome!?!! :)

    JOANN, Katie is amazing--and from what I've seen/heard of this book, I have no doubt it will be too.

    JODI, her book will store shelves in MAY, but is already available for pre-order on Amazon.

    KELI, I know right?? I don't want to wish my life away, but BOY I wish May would get here. ;-)

  8. Great post! Good luck with your writing :-)
    Casey, your blog is awesome!

  9. You're right Casey the cover to Katie's book is great. Would love to read it! I wish her the best of luck!
    Deborah M.
    debbiejeanm at gmail dot com

  10. What a wonderful title and cover. I am glad I took the time to visit this site and find out about this treasure in the form of a book.


  11. I just got my ARC of this title and I am a HUGE fan of Katie's. Can't wait to dive into it!

  12. I want to read this book!! Yay, Katie; love the cover. A good read for a few wintery evenings! At least the wildflowers will be out in May... waiting, waiting, waiting.



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