Bethany Quinn is a young, successful architect with a prestigious Chicago firm. She has established herself in the Windy City where no one knows the small-town girl from the trailer park in rural Iowa who could only think of escape during her teenage years. But now double tragedies are calling Bethany back to the small town of Peaks. She must confront her past and deal with the aftermath of the tragedies before moving on to the future.
In Peaks, Bethany must face complicated relationships with both family and friends, not to mention farmhand Evan Price, who has been living with her grandfather to help with the farm and happens to be her best friend’s brother-in-law. At least, Robin was Bethany’s best friend until Robin became a Christian and tried to convert Bethany. After that, Bethany let the years pass without keeping in touch.
Katie Ganshert has written a delightful contemporary novel about dealing with issues in your past and moving beyond them to find lasting peace. On the surface, it appears that Bethany’s happiness is with her high-powered job and fast-paced life in Chicago. Yet as she is forced to confront the issues she left behind in Peaks, it becomes clear that happiness is not a job or an image, but in using the talents God gave you in whatever way He leads.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group Blogging for Books program for this review.