Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Walking on Broken Glass

Abingdon Press (February 2010)


Christa Allan


Christa Allan, a true Southern woman who knows any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, weaves stories of unscripted grace with threads of hope, humor, and heart.

The mother of five and grandmother of three, Christa teaches high school English. She and her husband, Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana where they play golf, dodge hurricanes, and anticipate retirement.


Leah Thornton's life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But already sloshed from one-too-many drinks at a faculty party, Leah cruises the supermarket aisles in search of something tasty to enhance her Starbucks—Kahlua and a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice shatters the facade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears.

When her best friend Molly gets in Leah's face about her refusal to deal with her life, Leah is forced to make a decision. Can this brand-conscious socialite walk away from the country club into 28 days of rehab? Leah is sitting in the office of the local rehab center facing an admissions counselor who fails to understand the most basic things, like the fact that apple juice is not a suitable cocktail mixer. 

Rehab is no picnic, and being forced to experience and deal with the reality of her life isn’t Leah’s idea of fun. Can she leave what she has now to gain back what she needs? Joy, sadness, pain and a new srength converge, testing her marriage, her friendships and her faith.

But through the battle she finds a reservoir of courage she never knew she had, and the loving arms of a God she never quite believed existed.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Walking on Broken Glass, go HERE

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Christa can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit those participating in this tour:

Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Joyful Mother
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Gretchen at Back Cover Reviews
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Allie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at GodSonggrace
Lori at Book Story
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Missy at Mama Buzz
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Myra at Writer at Random
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Patricia at Readin N Writin With Patricia
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sheila at Book Journey
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Tiff at A Fiction-Filled Life
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
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Tarasview said...

scheduled to post- no review, didn't get the book in time.

Rulan said...

Mine are posted.

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted and reviewed

Finding Hope Through Fiction

Pattie said...

Posted today :)

Jim Thompson said...


Michelle Sutton said...

My post will go up on Friday 2-12 as I hope to have read some of it by then. It's been a busy month!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Kim said...

review going up in the morning!


Mocha with Linda said...

Mine will post overnight tonight.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review at http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=3877

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Scheduled to go up on Friday morning.

Janna said...

Posted with review

carla stewart said...

posted with a review. Terrific debut novel.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

My review will be up yet this morning.

Gretchen Geyer said...


Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review. Great book!


Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review.

M and M said...

Up over at Mama Buzz (under reviews), and going to Amazon to post my review there too. :)


M and M said...

PS--just a reminder for your long list, it's no longer Hidden Valley, but instead, Mama Buzz. ;)

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Betsy St. Amant said...