Ellyn DeMoss — chef, café 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.
I really like the way this book was written. The author used a very comfortable writing style. It contains a lot of issues concerning identity and self esteem. The main character is learning to be comfortable with who she is and that she is attractive despite being a bit overweight. Each character has their own issues to deal with but they all blend together for a wonderful story. This is the first book I have read by this author but I do hope she writes more as I found her writing very enjoyable. Her characters are likable and the plot kept my attention so I wanted to continue reading to find out how the plot unfolds. Rather than using a regular narrative style, the author switches between characters in telling the story. I think this adds to the depth of the novel and makes it more attention grabbing. The author has her own unique style that is different from other authors I have read. If you enjoy reading good wholesome fiction, then I highly recommend this novel to you. I don’t think you’ll regret your decision to read it. Be sure to add this book to your summer reading list.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review by Handlebar Marketing. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.