- Paperback: 354 pages
- Publisher: Shelterwood Press; First edition (September 8, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780996144704
- ISBN-13: 978-0996144704
- ASIN: 0996144706
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 57 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,045,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ginny is the award-winning author of Words, Lost and Found, Invisible, and Flames which releases September 22, 2015. She writes contemporary women's fiction and enjoys exploring the issues everyday women face. Publishers Weekly dubbed Ginny's work "as inspiring as it is entertaining." When not writing, Ginny coaches writers, critiques manuscripts, and makes vintage-style jewelry for her Esty shop, Storied Jewelry. She loves dining with friends, hanging out with her adult sons, or spending a day in her pajamas reading a great novel. Ginny lives in northern California with Bear, her entitled Pomeranian. To learn more about Ginny and her work, visit www.ginnyyttrup.com.
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In the midst of this turmoil, Haley, their teenage daughter, is also fighting to understand herself and her place in her family and the world. Upon learning of her father's selfish betrayals, she runs away and into grave danger. Both mother and daughter abhor conflict and can't find the inner strength to stand up and speak out for what they need and the outrage they feel. But the time has come to stand and face the fire.
Jessica is so much like many women. She loves Chet. She honors her marriage and family. She doesn't want to rock the boat. But what do you do when your boat's been capsized? Jessica has tough decisions to make that will impact not only her but her daughter.
This novel is beautiful. Set in the Yosemite area, the story has layers of symbolism and metaphor. California is on fire, and while fire destroys, it also burns the underbrush to ash so that new life can sprout. Ginny Yttrup parallels the outer and interior dangers--dangers of being scorched and burned. Her characters are thrown into the crucible and face a fire that might destroy them as the landscape around them burns.
If you read only one novel this season, make it Flames.You won't avoid being scorched yourself, but you will be glad for it. There is victory and healing at the end of the journey.
P.S. to readers critical of the secular tone - It's really okay for a Christian author to write for a broader audience, as long as she doesn't compromise her principles. This book fits that description to a "T" and if you pay attention, you can see God in the story. (The writer of Esther didn't use His Name, either).
oh, and if, like me you cannot read about burn victims, this book has none of that.