Tuesday, April 2, 2013

invisible by Ginny L. Yttrup

Book Description:  Ellyn DeMoss -- chef, café owner, and lover of butter -- is hiding behind her extra weight. 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: Sometimes all women go through a feeling of being invisible or wishing that she was invisible.  Why?  Maybe she's feeling inadequate, having feelings of despair, or sometimes women feel too fat. 
In invisible by Ginny Yttrup three women whose lives become intertwined through life circumstances are going through some of the afore mentioned "feelings."
Ellyn DeMoss is a sweet, nice looking but overweight chef/cafe owner.  She feels that no man would look at her in the romantic way because of her weight.  But a true man looks beyond the woman's weight and sees her value.  She feels that being too fat makes her unacceptable.  I could really relate when Ellyn decides to lose seven pounds in a week by going on a juice cleanse.  Umm...not so good!  
Sabina Jackson is a beautiful tall and slender African/American woman who seems to have it all but she too has so many feelings of being inadequate because of her past . . . that she can't even accept her husband's love.  She suffers from depression and just longs to hide.
Then there's Twila Boaz who struggles with anorexia.  She can't eat because she always sees a fat, unworthy young lady in the mirror.
This is quite a read with each chapter being through one of the three women's point of view.  Ellyn's doctor is a great guy and brings out the true romance in this story.  Real romance where a man sees a woman's value...just as she is.
It seems that Twila can accept God's will and forgive herself more quickly than Ellyn.  Ellyn just can't seem to get over the "fat" concept.  Ellyn can't seem to accept herself even when others love her and tell her what a great person she is. 
Then it seems that Sabina is hiding.  Not just hiding from herself but trying to hide her feelings of low self worth from God.  
This interesting read brings out the true Word . . .  that God loves us for who we are...He has our best interest at heart.  And He brings others into our lives who can bring out the best in us and love us as we are.
*This book was provided by Handlebar Publishing for review*

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (April 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433671689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433671685

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