To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody.
To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua—Abra’s closest friend—watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking bad boy who proclaims his love and lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home.
In this riveting and highly anticipated tale of temptation, grace, and unconditional love,New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best.
5 Stars (Favorite Book of the Year)
When I hear the name Francine Rivers I think of amazing books that will suck me in and spit me out moved, emotional, sad, happy and so much. But, they really leave me wanting more. This book is no exception, from page one I was so invested and found myself reading at any spare minute I could find.
I just loved the theme of redemption and love that ran throughout this book. Abra started life abandoned not once but in a way twice and it really hit her hard. She felt unwanted and unloved not realizing how many people really did love her and how much God loves her. Her choices put her on a path of fame with bad consequences. How and will she find her way home? Will she find God's love before its too late? Read this book to find out and so much more.
Fans of Francine River will love her newest book and be left wanting more in a good way. I just can't wait till she releases another book now. Great Job!
*I received this book from Tyndale for the purpose of this review.