Sneak Peek

Each month, WaterBrook Multnomah gives readers a sneak peek into an upcoming title. See below for our most recent peek.

Sneak Peek: A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert


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Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong.

Click here to download chapter one of A Broken Kind of Beautiful.

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. 

Click here to download chapter one of A Broken Kind of Beautiful.

 

 

NEWS: WaterBrook Multnomah Congratulates Two Authors on Winning 2013 Carol Awards


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group congratulates authors Katie Ganshert and Jane Kirkpatrick on having both been awarded 2013 Carol Awards for their novels Wildflowers from Winter (WaterBrook Press, May 2012) and Where Lilacs Still Bloom (WaterBrook Press, April 2012). The Carol Award Winners were announced at the ACFW Conference in Indianapolis, IN on Sept. 15, 2013.

The Carol Awards are given each year by American Christian Fiction Writers in recognition of the best Christian fiction published by traditional houses the previous calendar year. Wildflowers from Winter won the Debut Novel category, and Where Lilacs Still Bloom received the award for the Historical category.

Wildflowers from Winter, by breakthrough author Ganshert, follows the story of Bethany Quinn as her put-together world suddenly falls apart, forcing her to confront loss, estranged friendships, family secrets and spiritual disillusionment. Ganshert’s book reveals that out of the darkest winters of our lives, hope and life can be renewed. Her sequel to Wildflowers from Winter, entitled Wishing on Willows, was released in March 2013, and her third novel, A Broken Kind of Beautiful, will release this coming April in 2014. Wildflowers from Winter was also a 2013 Christy Awards Finalist in the Contemporary Romance category. Ganshert was born and raised in the Midwest, where she writes stories about finding faith and falling in love.

In Where Lilacs Still Bloom, award-winning author Kirkpatrick weaves the tale of German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager who possesses only an eighth-grade education—and a burning desire to create something beautiful. This passion puts her at odds with family and community as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife. Kirkpatrick has authored more than 20 books, including The Daughter’s Walk and One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix. A lively speaker, she is also a frequent keynote presenter for conferences, women’s retreats, fundraisers, and workshops.

For additional information on Wildflowers from Winter or Where Lilacs Still Bloom, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com/press-room.

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NEWS: Author Katie Ganshert Talks Writing Tips on KWQC TV’s “Paula Sands LIVE!”


Wishing on Willows author Katie Ganshert interveiws on KWQC TV’s “Paula Sands Live” Show. With two novels under her belt, including her first book Wildflowers from Winter, Ganshert chats with Sands about the ins-and-outs of writing.

Tune in as Ganshert offers insights for up and coming writers. To watch, click here.

NEWS: Three WaterBrook Multnomah Titles Named Finalists for Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards


Three WaterBrook Multnomah Titles Named Finalists for

Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April  2013) – WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is proud to be recently honored by Christian Retailing’s naming three of its titles as finalists for Christian Retailing’s annual BEST Awards.

Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown (May 2012/WaterBrook Press), by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author Eric Blehm, was nominated in the Auto/Biography category. This heartrending and inspiring story of Naval Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Adam Brown, who overcame tremendous odds in his rise to the top tier of the U.S. military: SEAL Team Six, appeared on The New York Times Bestseller list for 17 weeks and will release in paperback on May 21st.

The Girl’s Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World (July 2012/WaterBrook Press), by New York Times and CBA bestselling and award-winning author Liz Curtis Higgs, was nominated in Nonfiction: Women’s category. This novel approach to Bible study invites readers to step through the portal of time and experience the day-to-day lives of Ruth and Naomi, gleaning from their rags-to-riches story the assurance that God is at work to redeem each loss and disappointment. Liz is the author of nearly 30 books, with more than 3 million copies in print.

Wildflowers from Winter (May 2012/WaterBrook Press), by debut novelist Katie Ganshert, was nominated in the Fiction: Contemporary Romance category. The book follows Bethany Quinn as her put-together world suddenly falls apart, forcing her to confront loss, estranged friendships, family secrets and spiritual disillusionment. The promise of this book is that out of the darkest winters of our lives, hope and life can be renewed. Katie Ganshert was born and raised in the Midwest, where she writes stories about finding faith and falling in love.

Those qualified to vote in the awards this year judged the nominations on their impact, including their ability to evoke emotion and speak to people’s hearts; open people’s minds to different ways of thinking; and encourage and affirm Christian living. Winners of the Christian Retailing’s Best awards—formerly known as the Retailers Choice Awards—will be presented at the International Christian Retail Show in St. Louis in June.

For additional information on Fearless, The Girl’s Still Got It, or Wildflowers from Winter, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com/press-room

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NEWS: USA Today Reviews “Wishing on Willows”


USA Today says about author Katie Ganshert’s second novel: “Wishing on Willows is a beautiful, romantic and charming story that will earn a sweet place on your bookshelf and within your heart.”

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NEWS: “Wishing on Willows” Author Featured in Publishers Weekly!


Wishing on Willows author Katie Ganshert featured in Publishers Weekly Religion Update!

Discover how a missions trip to Kenya changed her life…and her connection to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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PODCAST: Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert


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Reading Group Guide: Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert


In her debut book, Katie Ganshert’s rich modern characters grapple with the questions of life over death, happiness over grief, and God over self.  These questions confront heroine Bethany Quinn most as she loses her worldly security and has to find out whether giving up her life can lead to true freedom and love.

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DEVOTIONAL: Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert


Do you know the harshest, snowiest winters produce some of the prettiest wildflowers in the spring? What a beautiful picture of how God uses the hard times in our lives to produce something beautiful in us.

That truth is woven throughout Katie Ganshert’s debut novel, Wildflowers from Winter and is near and dear to her heart. Delve a little deeper with Katie in this devotional that she’s shared with us.

Download Wildflowers from Winter devotional.

Learn more about Katie and her faith journey here.

You can learn more about her book here and even more, here.

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