Thursday, August 25, 2011

Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel

I received this e-book from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books for free for my honest review of this e-book.

Product Description:
Some Decisions Change Your Day. Some Will Change Your Life.

While the headlines screamed “Hollywood Heartthrob Marries Girl Next Door,” the public relationship of Jack Harrington and Grace Winslowe never revealed the private struggles that threatened to pull them apart–and when celebrity biographer Jada Eastman starts digging, she discovers that there’s more to this couple than anyone could guess.

Their relationship began like a scene from one of Jack’s movies. Leaving behind a dead-end relationship and the bitter Chicago winter, Grace had moved to Southern California to start a new life. Meanwhile, Jack had established himself as an up-and-comer with considerable acting talent, and a private heartache. When a fateful accident pulled the two of them together, they couldn’t avoid their initial attraction or the vast differences in their values and lifestyles.

Now, against the backdrop of Beverly Hills and the 24/7 nature of the entertainment world, Jada grapples with her own beliefs as she encounters the spiritual chasm of this famous couple. Can Grace and Jack face the consequences of their own personal histories–and can the biographer avoid being affected? 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.

Worlds Collide is a beautiful story about a fictional movie star and his relationship with a "commoner". Jada Eastman, a celebrity biographer, gets the assignment of a lifetime for her, she is asked to write Jack and Grace Harrington's story. Jack Harrington has always been her favorite star. She has done many biographies and knows that as you dig you find things you don't want to know about people, but she agrees. As she listens to their story, she finds herself affected deeply by their story of how they met and how God has changed their lives. Jada finds herself really questioning her own thoughts on spirituality and her beliefs.

My Thoughts:

Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel is the first book I have read of Alison's and I am hooked. The characters were genuine and strong, knowable and normal. They could be anyone and you truly felt their struggles, triumphs, and joys. This book is set up very different from any other book I have read, each chapter give a different character perspective on that season in their lives. The chapters are Grace or Jack. You truly feel what they are feeling. This book kept me intrigued and I found myself not being able to put it down. It is like nothing I have read before. Alison Strobel shows the struggles we all go through as Christians from the beginning starting as a new Christian to having to allow God control of our lives and not get in the way. I truly could feel the emotions of these characters. I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more books by Alison Strobel.

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