Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Wildflowers from Winter




I recently had the privilege of reviewing Wildflowers from Winter, a novel by Katie Ganshert; due to be published in May of this year.

Like the winter, grief has a season. Life returns with the spring” -Katie Ganshert

Chronicling her life long struggle of hurts, rejection, and perfectionism, Bethany shares the memories, events, and people of her home town that helped shape her anger and unbelief about the goodness of God. Like many of us, Bethany represses deeply embedded emotions of anger and bitterness; erecting walls around her heart that others cannot penetrate.

This book is a story about restoration of a prodigal who turns her back on God, and the painful places of brokenness that life brought her.

It also is a story of the Father’s heart of love for all prodigals, who wake up and find themselves at life’s crossroads. Memories of love lost bring us to ourselves, back to God, and back to family. We will return to the place we were first loved. We go back home with a heart once broken, now fully restored.

Letting go. Faith reborn. Heart renewed. Love restored. New Season. Spring always follows winter. Wildflowers bloom once again with the passing of winter.

Katie Ganshert was born and raised in the Midwest, where she writes stories about finding faith and falling in love.

If you are a romantic at heart, and love to be reminded about a loving God who pursues His own, you will want to read this book and share it with others.

By Grace through faith,

4 thoughts on “Wildflowers from Winter

  1. Thanks for the review, Glenda. I’ll look forward to hearing more about Katie’s work.


  2. Vonda, do you personally know Katie?


  3. Thank you for this wonderful review of “Wildflowers from Winter” — love the title, also. It makes me eager to read this book on the restoration that comes out of brokenness . . . love it!


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