Friday, February 12, 2010

CFBA Review ~ Walking On Broken Glass

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing
Walking on Broken Glass
Abingdon Press (February 2010)
by
Christa Allan


My Thoughts:
The way Christa Allan blends heartbreak with hope mesmerized throughout the book. She did an accidental job of helping the reader relate to the main character and her struggles. I really enjoyed getting to know Leah and my heart went out to her.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Christa Allan, a true Southern woman who knows any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, weaves stories of unscripted grace with threads of hope, humor, and heart.

The mother of five and grandmother of three, Christa teaches high school English. She and her husband, Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana where they play golf, dodge hurricanes, and anticipate retirement.






ABOUT THE BOOK

Leah Thornton's life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But already sloshed from one-too-many drinks at a faculty party, Leah cruises the supermarket aisles in search of something tasty to enhance her Starbucks—Kahlua and a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice shatters the facade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears.

When her best friend Molly gets in Leah's face about her refusal to deal with her life, Leah is forced to make a decision. Can this brand-conscious socialite walk away from the country club into 28 days of rehab? Leah is sitting in the office of the local rehab center facing an admissions counselor who fails to understand the most basic things, like the fact that apple juice is not a suitable cocktail mixer.

Rehab is no picnic, and being forced to experience and deal with the reality of her life isn’t Leah’s idea of fun. Can she leave what she has now to gain back what she needs? Joy, sadness, pain and a new srength converge, testing her marriage, her friendships and her faith.

But through the battle she finds a reservoir of courage she never knew she had, and the loving arms of a God she never quite believed existed.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Walking on Broken Glass, go HERE

3 comments:

christa 9:30 AM  

Thanks for sharing my novel and Leah with your readers. Though my intention for readers to relate to Leah was purposeful, perhaps it seeming accidental is a plus!

A Joyful Chaos 2:22 PM  

Good review. I'll have to see if the local library has that book.

christa 2:27 PM  

If your library doesn't have it, please let me know. I'll do what I can to have it there!

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