Walking on Broken Glass - eBook
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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Abingdon Fiction
Publication Date: 2010
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LisaAlberta, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5did not like the storyDecember 19, 2013LisaAlberta, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I was very disappointed in this book. To me this was not a character building story. Although there are some good values, the overall 'redemptive' story left me disappointed. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
Leona KoziarskiAlberta, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A very good read about addictionSeptember 5, 2012Leona KoziarskiAlberta, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A well written story about addiction to alcohol and the breaking up of families because of it.
I have discovered another good author and will be looking for more books written by Christa Allen.
RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 20, 2012RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A home run for Christa Allan! She takes the issue of addiction and peels back the layers of unmet needs that lead people into emotional numbing. And her portrayal of God in this scenario is gentle and kind...He's not in your face but you can't miss that He's there. I'll be watching for her next work!
Richard Mabry5 Stars Out Of 5April 20, 2010Richard MabryIn her debut novel, Christa Allan takes us on an emotional journey with her alcoholic heroine, whose life changes when she "loses it" while trying to choose a can of frozen apple juice in the super market. The course of the novel was, for me, sort of like starting out on a regular roller coaster--ups and downs, you sort of know what's coming but there is plenty to keep you interested--and finishing on Magic Mountain--the swings are more dramatic and you can't see what's coming. Alcoholism isn't the only subject handled with grace and sensitivity. Leah comes to grips with her past, with the death of an infant, with her relationship (or lack thereof) with her husband and father. Frankly, when I came to the last page I turned it in the hope that maybe there was one more chapter to come. I didn't want to end the journey Allan had started me on. Not only did she leave me wanting more, she left me thinking about what I'd read and the lessons I'd learned.Bring on the next novel by Christa Allan. I can't wait.
Myra JohnsonCharlotte, NCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 19, 2010Myra JohnsonCharlotte, NCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleChrista Allan's story of a woman's journey through alcohol addiction and the healing of a seriously troubled marriage is one that snags you from the first page. Leah Thornton and her husband, Carl, are striving in their own ways to deal with the loss of their infant daughter. Their personal histories only complicate the healing process, and when Leah commits herself to a rehab facility, her eyes are finally opened to truths about herself, her husband, and the parts their respective families have played in contributing to their problems.While I found the book a true page-turner and loved watching Leah's growth and healing, I have to say the book didn't end quite the way I anticipated. I'm not really sure what I expected--perhaps a stronger admission by Carl of the part he played in Leah's emotional issues--but in its own way, the ending satisfies and shows both Leah and Carl heading toward new beginnings.Christa Allan is a true storyteller and a gifted writer. The descriptions are vivid, the dialogue realistic, and the characters' emotional journeys riveting. I look forward to more novels from her.
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