Monday, March 8, 2010

Tuesday's Book Review

Leah Thornton, already sloshed from one-too-many at a faculty party, is cruising the supermarket aisles in search of something tasty to enhance her Star-bucks—Kahlua, for example. Two confrontations later—one at the grocery and the other with her friend Molly—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. 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.

Walking on Broken Glass is a book with a powerful message of redemption and hope. Lead Thornton (love that she has my maiden name, btw) is struggling with a common issue that really isn't addressed as much today; alcoholism. Christa effortlessly takes us through Leah's journey by showing us Leah's Journal. Inside she spills her personal thoughts about this agonizing process. 

   What I really appreciate about Christa's book is her realness. She has woven in real life examples of not only the reality of alcoholism, but has also given reasons why people decide to take that route. Your heart aches for Leah and you can literally feel her pain as you read. Afterward, you rejoice at the beautifulness of redemption. It's truly a remarkable read; a very encouraging book that is sure to inspire you in your Christ-walk.

About Christa Allan:

A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa weaves stories of unscripted grace with threads of hope, humor, and heart. She contributes to Exemplify and Afictionado, the e-zine of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover’s Soul, Cup of Comfort, The Ultimate Teacher and Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul. Walking on Broken is her debut novel. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a teacher of high school English. She and her husband Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana, where they and their three cats enjoy their time between dodging hurricanes.


You can purchase a copy of Walking on Broken Glass on or by visiting Christa's website!

Thank you for visiting The Ready Writer. I pray this book review has blessed you today. Have a blessed week in our Lord Jesus Christ!

Kennisha Hill | Author, Simply Wisdom: Empowerment for Your Purpose


christa said...

I truly appreciate your hosting me and introducing your readers to Leah.

I've never experienced reading a novel whose main character shared my last name. That must have been a surreal moment for you!

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