By Ginny Yttrup
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
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.
Three Women. They all are facing something similar, yet different in their own way. As I read the words on the pages of this book, I found myself realizing this was more than a novel. This was a work of art. The book is full of passion for women and the issues that they face everyday. If you ask any woman, almost everyone will tell you there is something about them selves that they hate. This book spoke to something beyond entertainment. It spoke to my soul. It told me that I worth more than the number on the scale, the wrinkles on my belly, the marks on my face. This book is one that I would highly recommend to anyone. You will find yourself in one of the three women in the story, in some way or another. You may find yourself asking the questions that they ask themselves or realize you have a voice of someone in your mind that tells you what you are worth.
This book is one that you will want to own, for you, for your daughters. It is one that you will want to discuss in your book clubs. Buy this book!