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Author: Ginny L. Yttrup
Publisher: B Books
Publication Date: 04/01/2013
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
Invisible tells the story of four people brought together in a small town in California. They’ve been brought together for the purpose of helping each other find healing and stop being, well, invisible.
There are four points of view you will find in this story – Ellyn, Twila, Sabina, and Miles. Ellyn is overweight – and she uses her weight to hide from the rest of the world, believing that she is less of a person because of it. Twila also has weight issues – an eating disorder helps her to do what she wants to do most – disappear. Sabina is allowing herself to be consumed and made invisible by misplaced guilt. Miles, well, Miles is trying to help everyone he can while trying to sort out his feelings for one of the aforementioned ladies.
Invisible is a good read – though can be a bit confusing at times. While the point of view is made clear when it changes, sometimes I forgot who was supposed to be telling the story at that point. There are times when in the middle of an event the point of view changes, but as a general rule, the story doesn’t back up to the beginning of the event, it simply continues from where it left off.
There is a lot of talk of God and his love and purpose for everyone. There is also a lot of empowering speech about how we are made in God’s image and that applies to us no matter what we look like. All in all, a good read with a great message. Four stars from me – the story was a bit boring for the most part, but a good read all the same.
I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.