Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Author Christa Allan

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
Walking on Broken Glass
Abingdon Press (February 2010)
by Christa Allan


Christa Allan, a true Southern woman who knows any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, weaves stories of unscripted grace with threads of hope, humor, and heart.

The mother of five and grandmother of three, Christa teaches high school English. She and her husband, Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana where they play golf, dodge hurricanes, and anticipate retirement.


Leah Thornton's life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But already sloshed from one-too-many drinks at a faculty party, Leah cruises the supermarket aisles in search of something tasty to enhance her Starbucks—Kahlua and a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice shatters the facade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears.

When her best friend Molly gets in Leah's face about her refusal to deal with her life, Leah is forced to make a decision. Can this brand-conscious socialite walk away from the country club into 28 days of rehab? Leah is sitting in the office of the local rehab center facing an admissions counselor who fails to understand the most basic things, like the fact that apple juice is not a suitable cocktail mixer.

Rehab is no picnic, and being forced to experience and deal with the reality of her life isn’t Leah’s idea of fun. Can she leave what she has now to gain back what she needs? Joy, sadness, pain and a new srength converge, testing her marriage, her friendships and her faith.

But through the battle she finds a reservoir of courage she never knew she had, and the loving arms of a God she never quite believed existed.

The book link is:


JournoMich said...

Sounds like a tough one for any one with addiction, or just trouble facting reality. And let's face it, we can all shy from reality every once and a while! Thanks for this review. I can't say I pay much attention to Christian Fiction, so it's nice when someone like you presents it to me. Trustworthy.
Writing Prompt Wednesdays today on my blog!

Creative Chronicler said...

Sounds like a compelling story. I'll have to add it to my list.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I'm sure rehab will be a tough place for a pampered person like this! Should make for lots of conflict...which makes for a good book! Thanks for the reading tip.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Tamika: said...

I've been waiting for this book for months to be released. I just wish they had a Kindle version too! I've read the first chapter and already I cannot wait to devour it!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

This sounds like another terrific book. You’ve introduced so many excellent books on your blog, I’m feeling the need to search for a speed-reading course!

Christa Allan said...

Thanks so much for introducing Leah to your readers. And I appreciate all of the comments, which are enouraging, especially for a debut author. Tamika, I'm not sure when it's going to make its Kindle debut, but I'll let you know!

Anonymous said...

I like the last line regarding courage and discovering something about a loving God she did not know before. I guess I'm just a sucker for happy endings.

Stephen Tremp

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks everyone, and thank you Christa for visiting my site!

JournoMich said...

Thank you for taking the time to respond on my blog today, Diane!


Nancy J. Parra said...

Wow, this sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, N