Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Kristin Billerbeck's A Girl's Best Friend~Reviewed
A Girl’s Best Friend
By Kristin Billerbeck
Morgan Malliard is a beautiful socialite, the daughter of a rich jeweler. Credit cards, shopping sprees and designer shoes are her world. She has everything a girl could want, or so it seems on the outside. Her love life is falling apart, and the entire city of San Francisco can read all about it in the newspaper. Not even new shoes will help this humiliated and heart broken girl.
Lilly and Poppy, her best friends, are there to help pick up the pieces. They challenge Morgan to look closely at her life and try to live without her father’s money or credit line for awhile. Lilly and Poppy see something that Morgan doesn’t – an unhealthy father/daughter relationship.
Morgan, desiring to understand her poor choices in men, accepts the challenge. She leaves her father’s mansion, the credit cards, the clothes and shoes (most of them, anyway). It’s only a few hours before she realizes how much she has relied on her looks and her father’s money for acceptance. Her identity has been wrapped up in material and superficial things and suddenly she has no idea who she really is and what she has to offer the world. If she isn’t wearing high-end fashion, does she have any value?
With the help of her friends and God’s tenderness, Morgan begins to see her life differently. She begins to see the truth. Broken and vulnerable, this socialite learns lessons about honesty, forgiveness, and God’s faithfulness.
As I read the last page, my heart filled with gratitude to God for the goodness He has bestowed upon my own life. I loved this book.
Reviewed by Dawn Burns