Ivy Clark is a model unwillingly approaching the end of her modeling career. Although she desperately wants to continue modeling, at age twenty-four, she feels like a grandmother at go-sees among all the young and fresh faces. After spending a decade in the industry, she knows no other life and sees no value in herself, other than a pretty face and figure. When she is offered a wedding photo shoot, she agrees, even if it means facing her past in South Carolina. Will her unwilling photographer and cousin-by-marriage be able to show Ivy what he sees in her, or will she convince him to return to the fashion photographer life he left behind?
This is a beautiful book, full of lessons and reminders for readers. Sometimes the work of keeping our true selves and feelings hidden beneath a facade can be a full-time job that offers no reward. Fortunately, God sees us for who we are…and loves us anyway. Ganshert does an excellent job of providing readers with glimpses into the characters she writes as she crafts a story that offers hope to us all.
My favorite part of this book is the way the characters live out their faith, even when it is hard and they can’t see any progress. Readers can find hope in the pages of this book; hope that nothing in our past is too powerful for God to overcome. Forgiveness, grace, and mercy are all themes that I can’t read enough of.
If you are a fan of unconditional love, you will enjoy this book. If you are looking for a book to renew your hope or lift you up, this is a great book. Summer is coming and this would be a perfect book to read while sitting on the beach or next to the pool. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.