Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Worth A Thousand Words by Stacy Hawkins Adams

Life has always gone Indigo Burns's way. She's smart, pretty, and talented, and she knows exactly what she wants. A photography internship at her hometown's local newspaper is the next step in her well-laid plans for her future. But her long-term goals are put to the test when her boyfriend Brian proposes--two years before he's supposed to and in front of all the guests at her college graduation party. Too concerned about his feelings to say no, she heartily agrees, but inside she's cringing.

Indigo knows in her heart that she's not prepared to sacrifice her dreams to become Brian's wife--not before she has achieved any of them. Will she find the answers among family and friends in Jubilant, Texas? Or will the picture-perfect life she dreams of be left behind?

My take:~

Worth A Thousand Words is my first foray into Stacy Hawkins Adams' writing and it won't be the last. With a gentle yet probing style, Stacy highlights the deep struggles her characters endure because of past choices as well as their perceived need to meet others' expectations. Indigo and Brian are fascinating characters that many readers will relate to and their journey is unexpected and authentic. Tackling issues that are often avoided in Christian Fiction, Stacy does so with sensitivity and discernment and thankfully does not succumb to a clean cut ending. Worth A Thousand Words is well worth adding to your collection!

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Jenny said...

I have read a couple of her other books (Speak to My Heart/Nothing But the Right Thing) and thoroughly enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one, Rel. It sounds like I'll have to get a copy.

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