Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Alison Strobel's Reinventing Rachel ~ Reviewed

Reinventing Rachel
By Alison Strobel
Published by David C. Cook
ISBN-13: 978-1434767745


God let Rachel Westing down. For twenty-six years she’s done everything by the book; she figures He should have her back. But then she learns her fiancĂ© is cheating on her. Her parents are getting a divorce. And her Christian mentor has a pill addiction. Where is God in all this? Nowhere, as far as Rachel can see. Wounded, bitter, and with a shattered faith, she quits her job and goes across the country to live with Daphne—her childhood best friend whose soul Rachel once thought she was meant to save.

Confident, successful, fun-loving Daphne sets about helping Rachel reinvent herself, and for a while it’s exciting. But when another tragedy shakes Rachel to the core, what little bit of self-possession she has left begins to unravel. A true-to-life story that will draw you in and keep you biting your nails until the end.


Alison Strobel delivers a tsunami of emotion in Reinventing Rachel. I haven't read another book that grew with as intensity and depth. Deceptively innocent in its first chapters, Reinventing Rachel will grab your heart and hold it captive, leaving you breathless until the end. Novel Journey and I give it a high recommendation.

Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan, editor
Novel Journey

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