Monday, February 18, 2013

Invisible by Ginny Ytrupp

Ellyn DeMoss -- chef, caf� owner, and lover of butter -- is hiding behind a layer of fat. 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.

My thoughts...

Ytrupp is one of my favorite authors, her books are so good! This book has a lot of main characters and starts with Ellyn, a chef and cafe owner whose voice in her head tells her she is... fat.

Miles is her physician who is interested in dating her after the death of his wife. Ellyn has a hard time accepting his " friendship", she has only contempt for herself.

Sabina is a psychologist that lost a patient to suicide and has come to California to heal. She and Ellyn become friends are good for each other. Then there's Twila, a young anorexic woman also trying to heal. She has come home to work in her mother's health food store. When her father shows up her eating disorder is triggered again. She and Ellyn become good friends.

Each of the characters have deep issues and getting to know each other is fun yet difficult as they learn to share from their heart. I found the beginning a bit hard to get into as it kept switching from character to character, however, It was well worth hanging in there! Definitely 5 out 5 stars!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Available April 1, 2013.

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