Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review of Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel is the emotional, gripping story of a famous couple's past. There's always a story that others never see. When a Hollywood star marries a normal gal, it seems like a fairytale. However, in reality, the lives Jack Harrington and Grace Winslow were both filled with heartache, sadness, and a feeling of being lost before their "storybook ending". Jack Harrington is suffering through the abandonment of his girlfriend and a death, Grace moves to California to start over. The two inevitably meet, and their lives and changed forever. The attraction and tension builds, as does their awareness of the difference between their lives and values.

Biographer Jada Eastman is determined to get their whole story, but will her life be changed in the process by this strong pair? As the book puts it, "As the three of them examine the couple’s bittersweet story, it becomes clear that everyday decisions can carry lifetime consequences when individual worlds collide."

Amazing narrative. The book flowed smoothly, even though the book was split between Jack's past, Grace's past, and the present. I love how their story also caused Jada to reexamine her own life and values. Also, I found it intriguing and great that the author worked backwards, so to speak, with the story. The reader already knew that the famous couple was together, but the mystery of how they got that way was yet to be solved. The journey of the two characters is so beautifully written, and a reader will find an immediate connection to the two.

This is an adult Christian fiction book, so I probably wouldn't highly recommend it to teens like myself. There are drugs, alcohol, and physical relationships aplenty before Jack and Grace find each other. Yes, I enjoyed the story, but some of the stuff I skipped over.

All in all, I rate this book four out of five stars. Well-written and emotionally involving.

Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free e-copy of this book.

Specifics (from
~Paperback: 384 pages
~Publisher: WaterBrook Press (March 15, 2005)


1 comment:

Hope said...

Haha! Multnomah just sent me that book! And I agree--- ADULT BOOK!

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