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?
Wow. Just wow. This was such a beautiful story. Ivy, the heroine, doesn't fit the usual "Christian romance heroine" mold, and I think the story is all the better because of it. All of the characters are soooooo good, you can't help but get drawn in, rooting for them all the way. I don't usually cry when I'm reading, but this book made me cry, which made me appreciate the author's skill even more, because I realized I was crying for imaginary people! :-P Just do yourself a favor and read it. You won't regret it.
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