Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

About the Book:
Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her reliance on alcohol to avoid dealing with her life, Leah must make an agonizing choice. Seek help against her husband’s wishes? Or—put herself first for once? Joy and sadness converge and unwelcome insights intrude, testing Leah’s commitment to sobriety, her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.

My Review:

This was a touching story of redemption, forgiving yourself, and faith. I really enjoyed Christa's story of a woman overcoming alcoholism and finding herself again.

This story touched on so many sensitive topics that it was "hard" to read at times. Alcoholism, abuse in marriage, and the loss of a child; all of which lead to the downfall of the main character, Leah.

It's also an inspirational story of overcoming the problems in your life and facing your personal demons. It was a story of recovery.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and think Christa did a great job in writing this novel. If your looking for something inspiring then this would be a good book to check out. Christa Allan is definitely an author to watch!

About the Author:

A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa weaves serious stories with threads of hope, humor, and heart. She contributes to Writer…Interrupted and Afictionado, the e-zine of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a teacher of high school English. She and her husband Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana, where they and their three cats enjoy their time between dodging hurricanes.


  1. Christa Allen is ADORABLE! And Abita Springs - cool! There is a ghost woman who roams the campgrounds there . . . I have it from a VERY reliable source. The book sounds fascinating. Will go check it out.

  2. A ghost woman at the campgrounds???? How was I left out of the loop on this one?! Thanks for the heads up, Kimberley.

    Kris, I appreciate your introducing Leah and my novel to your readers.