Friday, April 5, 2013

Invisible Book Review

Invisible: A Novel
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Invisible by Ginny Yttrup is a novel with characters that many could relate with.

Ellyn DeMoss -- chef, cafĂ© owner, and lover of butter -- is hiding behind her extra weight. But what is she hiding? While Ellyn sees the good in others, she has only condemnation for herself. So when a handsome widower claims he’s attracted to Ellyn, she’s certain there’s something wrong with him. Sabina Jackson -- tall, slender, and exotic -- left her husband, young adult daughters, and a thriving counseling practice to spend a year in Northern California where she says she’s come to heal. But it seems to Ellyn that Sabina’s doing more hiding than healing. What’s she hiding from? Is it God? Twila Boaz has come out of hiding and is working to gain back the pounds she lost when her only goal was to disappear. When her eating disorder is triggered again, though she longs to hide, she instead follows God and fights for her own survival. But will she succeed? As these women’s lives intertwine, their eyes open to the glory within each of them as they begin to recognize themselves as being created in God’s image. (Goodreads)

Ginny Yttrup is a talented author whom I have never read before and I am delighted to discover! This book is written from the heart, it is obvious in the writing that the author understand the difficulties she writes about. This book has four main characters and you the read the book from each point of view in order to really see the personal struggles and pain that isn't spoken. Because of the going back and forth between people I had to pay better attention to what I was reading and what point of view I was reading. 
This book and the life struggles were so realistic to me I felt like the author was reading my mind. Ellyn struggles with her weight, dieting, and seeing herself as beautiful. Sabina has it all but depression is overcoming her life. Twila's parents split up and her life took a downward spiral as an eating disorder took over. Dr. Miles has lost someone special and is healing from that wound while trying to see what God has in store for him. All of these people and their lives blend together in this California town that creates the story Invisible
This is a fantastic book that I highly recommend to anyone. It's worth the read, I couldn't put it down. 

"I received this book for free from Handlebar in exchange for an honest review".

Head over to Ginny's website!

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