Thursday, April 4, 2013

Book Review - Invisible


Ellyn DeMoss--chef, cafe 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.


Ginny L. Yttrup won a Christy Award and "ForeWord Reviews" Book of the Year Award for her award-winning debut novel, "Words". Also a speaker and life coach, she ministers to women wounded by sexual trauma. Yttrup has two grown sons and live in California.


This is one of those books that you can't put down. I read way too long at night and couldn't wait to pick it back up in the morning!

This book is told from the point of view of four different characters in the book. Ellyn, a chef who is struggling with her weight. Sabina, who is struggling with depression. Miles, who is trying to move on after the death of his wife, and Twila who is struggling with an eating disorder. I loved all the characters but related to Ellyn the most. I could understand how she felt and her reasoning for the things she does and how she feels about herself.

We follow each of these characters as they try to come to terms with how their lives are and to deal with the losses they have faced. I love how the author weaves faith in God throughout the book and how these people each views God in their lives. I also liked how the author intertwined these characters lives together in really amazing ways.

The book moved along quickly, with  many twists and turns. As I said, it was almost impossible to put down and I was sad when I was done with the book because I felt as though I knew these people and wanted to continue with the story.

I highly recommend this book. It's beautifully written and will bring you into these peoples stories and leave you wanting more.

*This book was provided to me by Handlebar Publishing

Blessings - Julie

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