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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Invisible by Ginny L. Yttrup- A Book to be Savored!

My Thoughts:

Invisible, by Ginny L. Yttrup, is a book you will savor.  Not only are the characters refreshingly real, the story lines will break your heart (cancer, eating disorders, loneliness and loss) and yet give you hope at the same time. The inner thoughts of the main character, Ellyn, are laugh out loud funny!  I promise you'll adore her.  Her journey to find happiness is a long one.  But isn't that the case for many of us?  Earl, her "inner voice", seeks to sabotage her quest but then Sabina and Twila enter her life.  That's when things get interesting and wonderfully complicated.  They are three characters I would've never thought to put together, yet Ginny Yttrup masterfully intertwines the lives of these women and makes you love them all.  Don't let me forget to mention Dr. Heartbroken and Handsome, Miles Decker.:)  Yes, you'll love him, too.  These individuals struggle with deep wounds from the past- ones that have broken them, molded them and eventually shaped them in the most beautiful way.  Their suffering is part of what makes them so exceptional.  That and their love of the Lord.  Imago Dei- made in the image of God- is brought to light through Twila.  She bears the words on her wrist and believes it with all her heart.  It will help you to see yourself, and others, differently.  God loves us all, no matter what we look like.  Invisible is endearing, compelling and, at times, raw.  It will make you think and will stay with you long after the last page.  I absolutely loved it.

Back Cover:

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.

About Ginny L. Yttrup:

She 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 lives in California.  www.GINNYYTTRUP.com

*I was given a copy of this book from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was received.*


Heidi said...

I really enjoyed this book too! It was refreshingly different!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks for stopping by, Heidi! Yes, I really loved this book and can't wait to read more by Yttrup! :) Lori