Sunday, January 9, 2011

Amy Inspired

Amy Gallagher is a twenty-nine year old aspiring writer and teacher. Rejection letters are piling up while her roommate gets published. Her brother is marrying while she is still alone – and she begins to really examine herself and her past. At the same time, her roommate invites a very interesting but unavailable man to stay with them while he makes changes in his life.

This is an interesting book. I’m not quite sure how to describe it. It’s deep, somewhat melancholy, introspective, poetic, artistic, slightly romantic, reflective, sobering yet hopeful. The book deals with some very difficult issues – divorce, cancer, death, and substance abuse – but the author very carefully handles these issues from a biblical perspective and shows how these circumstances have affected the faith of the people involves.

Pair it with a comfy blanket and warm cup of tea and you have a perfect rainy day read.

I must mention that I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Bethany House, but that in no way influenced my opinion of it.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the kind of book I would enjoy! Thanks for the review.