Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong.
In A Broken Kind of Beautiful, by Katie Ganshert, appearances are everything. The fashion industry isn't as promising as it claims. After ten years in the industry, Ivy Clark learns that awful truth. She's nearing her twenty-fifth birthday, which also means that she'll soon be too old for the industry. Her broken past means nothing, as long as she's looking beautiful for the cameras. The fashion industry is the only life that Ivy's known; however, no one is interested in giving her a new contract. When everything begins to unravel, Ivy is desperate to hold onto her title.
Although Ivy isn't up for it, she moves to Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new model for her stepmother's bridal wear line. During her stay in Greenbrier, Ivy meets Davis Knight, a photographer with a past that he refuses to reveal. Davis has left the kind of success that Ivy longs for to do maintenance work at a local church. Little does Ivy know that her future depends on Davis' work as a photographer. What she also notices is that Davis treats her differently than any other man has.
As Ivy and Davis work together, Ivy is determined to uncover a past that Davis won't talk about. Along the way, everyone that Ivy comes across challenges what she believes about worth and beauty.
It is a heartfelt story of love, as well as the search for a place to belong.
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