About This Book
Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong
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.
If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the façade she works so hard to maintain. He, along with a cast of other characters, challenges everything Ivy has come to believe about beauty and worth. Is it possible that God sees her—a woman stained and broken by the world—yet wants her still?
This is Katie’s third book. I have read all three. I really liked her first one, I liked her second one even more.
So what do I think about number three?
I. LOVE. IT. The best one yet.
Wow. This books is the cry of my heart for women.
I wasn’t sure what I would think of Ivy, a beautiful, skinny model. I have to say Katie did a fabulous job of making her likeable. I think, for me, it was because I saw her actions through her brokenness. This girl needs the love of Jesus in her life so badly (don’t we all?). You can see that she is torn by her actions but doesn’t know any other way to operate in her world. She uses her beauty to lure men to her and but never allows herself to feel loved.
Then there is Davis. What a guy. Katie did a great job of keeping me engaged with his story and why he left photography and what that has to do with his sister.
I couldn’t wait to see how Katie would get these two to fall in love and how Jesus would come into Ivy’s life and just wreck her for Him and His love.
There is also Ivy’s step-mom, Marilyn. I can’t leave her out. I love how Jesus uses her in Ivy’s life as well.
This is really a beautiful story, a story that is so many women’s. You don’t have to be a super-model to fall into the traps Ivy falls into, you just have to be a women in this broken world. A world that desperately needs the love of Jesus.
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I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.