Monday, August 29, 2011

Book Review: Worlds Collide

While I'm not hard core into following the every move of American celebrities, I do find myself curious about their lives.  Mostly I wonder how they could ever be normal.  I know they try to be, but they're just not.  I find it equally fascinating when people write fictional stories about fictional celebrities.  I always wonder if there is an element of truth in these stories, because it makes me feel for a moment that maybe celebrities are normal people.

Worlds Collide is a tale that borders on every girl's fantasy.  A schoolteacher, Grace Winslowe, finds herself in a car accident shortly after moving to Southern California with an up-and-comer movie star named Jack Harrington.  Their initial attraction to each other was a strong as the difference in their values and lifestyles.  Through a celebrity biographer, they reveal aspects of their private struggles that threatened to pull apart their public relationship.  It soon becomes clear that everyday decisions can carry a lifetime of consequences. 

Good book!  The characters are actually quite real, given Jack's profession and Grace's "stumble" into the world of the rich and famous.  And the story is really about salvation, and the way God can touch the life of someone who is fully immersed in the world.  Alison Strobel is a fantastic storyteller, weaving three perspectives into a seamless story.  If you're looking for something fun with a message, look no further.

This book was sent to me by WaterBrook Press in exchange for an honest review, as a part of their Blogging for Books program.

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