Monday, March 23, 2015
The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert
Carmen Hart is struggling. Her beloved aunt has dementia. The emotional wall between her husband, Ben and herself grows thicker while the miscarriages continue to add up. But on the outside it seems perfect. She is a beloved weather girl on channel three whose husband coaches a winning football team for the local high school.
Gracie Fisher is struggling. Her school has suspended her and her alcoholic mother wants to send her to live with a father she doesn't really know. So she runs away, to a place she had once been wanted.
Sisters, Carmen and Gracie collide and the impact will leave you breathless.
Katie Ganshert is a writer unlike any other. You can't categorize her books as "romance" or "comedy" or any such easy category. Instead they are real life stories. They draw you in and bring you to meet characters that are so real, raw, and authentic you are no longer reading a story but are invested in teh lives of these people. They could easily be you, or I, or our friends or neighbors.
Katie Ganshert tackles hard issues like alcoholism, infertility, distance from God,unanswered prayers, and various forms of suffering that Christians and non-Christians alike deal with in life. Her writing ministers to me and leaves me challenged. I was definitely challenged in this book. I often want life to neatly tie up but life isn't that way.
The story is told from the two view points of Gracie and Carmen, but that in no way detracts from the story. Instead it adds depth and dimension to enrich it. I enjoyed seeing the variety of relationships in this book. From family love, to romantic love, to the truest love of all in God. Katie writes about all of these in a beautiful and honest way.
As with all Katie's books, I didn't want the story to end! I hope she will write more for these characters.
I highly recommend this book.
I received this book free in exchange for my honest review.
Visit Katie at www.katieganshert.com
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Posted by Beth-Anne