Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Reinventing Rachel by Alison Strobel (25)

God let Rachel Westing down. For twenty-six years she’s done everything by the book; she figures He should have her back. But then she learns her fiancé is cheating on her. Her parents are getting a divorce. And her Christian mentor has a pill addiction. Where is God in all this? Nowhere, as far as Rachel can see. Wounded, bitter, and with a shattered faith, she quits her job and moves across the country to live with Daphne—her childhood best friend whose soul Rachel once thought she was meant to save.

Confident, successful, fun-loving Daphne sets about helping Rachel reinvent herself, and for a while it’s exciting. But when another tragedy shakes Rachel to the core, what little bit of self-possession she has left begins to unravel. A true-to-life story that will draw you in and keep you biting your nails until the end.

  • Kindle: 3180 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (September 1, 2010)
  • ASIN: B005S9KQE8



Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Alison began writing stories in elementary school, following in the footsteps of her journalist/author father, Lee Strobel. She moved to California where she was inspired to write her first novel, "Worlds Collide," which released with Waterbrook Press in 2005. Her sophomore release, "Violette Between" came the following year and earned her a Rita Award nomination from the Romance Writers of America. After writing "Violette Between" Alison took a break from writing to enjoy life with her new baby girl Abigail. She now has another daughter, Penelope Jane, and four more books: "The Weight of Shadows" and "The Heart of Memory" (with Zondervan Publishing), and "Reinventing Rachel" and "Composing Amelia" (with David C. Cook), as well as two children's books with her husband under the name Ali Morrow. Alison has been on a writing hiatus since 2011 and hopes to return in 2016 with a new release.


REVIEW:
A solid story.
Rachel sure needed to discover herself. She was always a firm believer and she thought she was living right, but soon learned there was more than meets the eye. After embarking on a journey of self-discovery, far away from her parents, she really learned and valued the true meaning of how to live.
She struggled though. I even wondered at one point if Rachel would come out of it again. I'm glad she did, but not every one was so lucky.
Such a great book. Teaching Rachel and even the reader what is important in life. Plus have you asking yourself what you think about God. Is the God you think of the same God as others? Read the book and see what I mean. Very clever, on the author's part.

4/5


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1 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting. I've only read one book by Stroble which was Weight of Shadows, but I loved it. Don't know why I never read another one, other than "so many books".

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