Monday, April 01, 2013

Book Review - Invisible by Ginny L. Yttrup

Invisible is written by Ginny L. Yttrup and is published by B&H Publishing Group.

In this newest novel by Ms. Yttrup (author of Lost & Found and Words), four key characters sketch out their thoughts in what works to make gripping reading.

Ellyn is a chef, cafe owner and a "large" woman who is hiding from her past while hiding behind more weight than she wishes to carry. Her burden is heavier than she is. When a love interest pops into the picture, she literally wants to pop out.

The love interest is Dr. Miles Becker, a handsome widower who feels the Lord telling him that it's okay to finally move on after losing his wife to cancer. His faith in God is unwavering, yet he questions His plans for his life.

Twila is a cute 26-year-old anorexic girl who has to face the cause of her disorder. In doing so, can she triumph over the pain and learn to live again?

Sabina is a beautiful woman with a PhD. One would think that with all of her exotic looks and success in business that she would have it altogether. Still, she is hiding from her past and tries to become invisible to her husband and to the world in order to heal. Little does she know that the healing she is seeking comes only from God.

These characters find their lives intertwining in ways that can only be described as miraculous as they find healing and worth that they never knew could be.

This is one novel that I couldn't seem to put down from page one. The text is written in the present tense, keeping everything moving at a fast pace but making it almost seem personal. I found myself caught up in the individual "stories", but more so in Ellyn's. I don't know if I resonate more with her or not or maybe I just like the tension between her and Miles. No matter the reason, I had tears in my eyes as I read the Ellyn's final entries at the back of the book.

This is one inspiring book that I think you will enjoy.

*I received a copy of Invisible in exchange for my honest opinon. Opinion expressed is my own.*

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