Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker

Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words

byRachel Coker

Kobo ebook | March 27, 2012

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The nightmares of caring for a terminally-ill mother have taken their toll on fourteen-year-old Allie Everly, and being orphaned then adopted and sent across the country during the Great Depression have nurtured the seeds of bitterness in her heart. After blaming her best friend, Sam, for her mother’s death, she is suddenly confronted by a new mother, a new family, and new circumstances. Time after time she rejects those who try to reach out to her, caught up in her own self-pity and longings. But when Sam appears four years later, Allie must confront not only who she has become, but a host of confusing emotions. After years of pushing people out, can Allie finally find forgiveness and comfort in God, and open her heart to the healing powers of love and family?

Title:Interrupted: A Life Beyond WordsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310728118

ISBN - 13:9780310728115

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from You won’t be disappointed. Allie finds herself being the provider and care taker of her sick mother. She learned to grow up so fast and I can’t help but admire her strength and courage. She loved her mother with all her heart and when her mother does from her illness she is brought to live with Beatrice. An eccentric wealthy Christian woman whom Allie has no affinity to call her “mother.” As she grows up, she befriends Charlie, a tenacious Southern Belle who becomes her best friend. Things start to change for Allie when her childhood friend Sam stays for the summer. Her feelings grow and he doesn’t even realize she likes him. Sam on the other hand seems to be quite in love with Allie ever since and I can’t help but smile at how sweet and kind he is. He was there for her when her mother died even when she disregarded his help, and when he finally befriends Allie when they’re older, it makes for a sweet love story that is sure to keep any romance lovers swooning. I love Sam’s character. He’s the best friend you’ve always wanted, and he grew up to be a wonderful young man you can rely on. Here’s a character that has such a strong love for her mother that she can’t seem to move on. And you can feel we pain and sorrow. She has many talents that she seems to not be aware of, such as playing the piano, writing poverty, and tending to her beautiful rose garden. I feel like she’s been broken first by her father leaving her and then her mother getting sick. Then to be ripped away from the only life she has known drives her further into her world of books. This book is a perfect blend of drama, mystery and romance. This isn’t my first Christian fiction read, but this is one that I quite enjoyed. I was also surprised to read that the author is a teen herself. Her writing is hauntingly beautiful and if you are looking for a different type of read, pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed.
Date published: 2014-11-28