Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Author Alert ~ Katie Ganshert

Credit: Mattox

I'm delighted to introduce Katie Ganshert, wife, mum and soon to be published author!
Katie's debut contemporary romance, Wildflowers in Winter, releases in May, 2012 from Waterbrook Multnomah, with a second story to follow in 2013. 

Here's the lowdown on Wildflowers in Winter

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?

Be sure to check out Katie's fabulous website which has lots of fun information and opportunities to join in.  Katie shares her real-life romance and encourages her visitors to share their story!  I've shared mine ~ much fun :)

Katie has shared a favourite passage from Wildflowers in Winter, especially for my readers. 

“How’s she doing?” he asked.


“Care to elaborate on that?”

Bethany resisted the urge to roll her eyes. Why didn’t he ask Robin himself? Did he think she would break under such a simple question? Sarcasm crept to the edge of her tongue, but his hazel eyes, much brighter from his tanned skin, stared at her with imploring seriousness.

“She’s trying,” she said.

“She doesn’t sing in church anymore.”

“Maybe she realizes there’s nothing to sing about.”

Evan cocked his head, his stare reminding her of Storm’s. He didn’t just look at her, he looked through her—inside of her—and whatever he found seemed to make him sad.

She stiffened. “What?”

He stepped closer and stared so intently that for a second, she thought he might reach out and touch her cheek. “Someday, Bethany, I hope you find out that you’re wrong. There’s so much to sing about.”

Connect with Katie

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Amber S. said...

Congratulations on your upcoming novel, Katie! :) Looks great!


Catherine West said...

Oh, man. That is SO not fair!! I can't wait until May. Can they not hurry it up??
Love Katie, she is the sweetest person in the world and I'm SO excited that she is finally seeing her dreams come true!! Thank you, Rel for this wonderful spotlight. Now come on, Katie, see what you can do about pushing up the pub date, to like, January. Thanks.

Katie Ganshert said...

Thanks so much for doing a spotlight, Rel!

And thanks Cathy and Amber! I hope you like Wildflowers when it comes out.

Cathy, I'll get right to work on that. ;)

Lori Benton said...

Oh fun, you included a snippet. I've been curious to read Katie's writing for a long while now.

Katie... you've hooked me. :)

Keli Gwyn said...

I'm sooo looking forward to the release of Katie's book. Love, love, love her cover!

patti.mallett_pp said...

Ooooooh. I like it!!!

Rel said...

Love seeing everyone's comments, encouraging Katie ~ just love it!

Katie and I have a few more things planned for when the book releases so stay tuned :)

Merry said...

Oh, I can't miss Katie's book... spring is too far away!

Heather Sunseri said...

Why does it have to take soooooo long to get a book out!!!????

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