Friday, June 5, 2015

Review: The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

Very close to a true to life story, The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert is a story of broken people living in a broken world.  Alternating between two half –sisters, one of whom is Carmen, a married meteorologist, and the other is Gracie, who is a senior in high school.  Sharing the same alcoholic mother, both have already started out with issues.  Carmen is dealing with infertility and her marriage is suffering for it. She has started to hit rock bottom stemming from a couple of melt downs.  Gracie, sarcastic and dealing with abandonment issues, decides to move in with her sister and her sister’s husband.  In the midst of losing hope, both sisters find solace in fixing up the old family motel.  We also get to see both sisters’ views of faith and God, and the realization that Christianity is not a magic fix.  We are not promised a problem free life; however, we are promised help.   This story really deals with the brokenness of life and coming to the point to be content no matter what the circumstance is.  And that maybe through it all we will see that God’s hand was in everything.  This is a lesson I hope to long remember.
FTC disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

About the Author

Christy Award finalist, Katie Ganshert is the author of Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows. She lives in Iowa with her handsome husband, their dinosaur-loving son, and their goofy black lab, Bubba. When she’s not busy writing or playing or reading or snuggling, she is obsessing over the paperwork and the waiting that comes with adoption, which she and her husband hope to complete sometime before they are fifty.

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