Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide

by Alison Strobel

Some Decisions Change Your Day. Some Will Change Your Life.While the headlines screamed Hollywood Heartthrob Marries Girl Next Door, the public relationship of Jack Harrington and Grace Winslowe never revealed the private struggles that threatened to pull them apartand when celebrity biographer Jada Eastman starts digging, she discovers that theres more to this couple than anyone could guess.Their relationship began like a scene from one of Jacks movies.

When a fateful accident pulled the two of them together, they couldnt avoid their initial attraction or the vast differences in their values and lifestyles.Now, against the backdrop of Beverly Hills and the 24/7 nature of the entertainment world, Jada grapples with her own beliefs as she encounters the spiritual chasm of this famous couple.

Can Grace and Jack face the consequences of their own personal historiesand can the biographer avoid being affected?

  • Language: English
  • Category: Christian Fiction
  • Rating: 3.94
  • Pages: 384
  • Publish Date: March 15th 2005 by WaterBrook
  • Isbn10: 1578567939
  • Isbn13: 9781578567935

What People Think about "Worlds Collide"

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What a unique and touching story--a great start by the daughter of best-selling author/teacher Lee Strobel!

Jack Harrington is a small-town boy that has become the quintessential Hollywood heart throb. Worlds Collide is as much about love, faith and perseverance as it is about two unlikely worlds clashing then meshing. Jack and Grace aren't the typical Hollywood couple and perhaps that brings enough intrigue in and of itself. Readers beware, this does not end with a happily ever after...but it does end filled with hope and a sense of purposefulness gained by love and faith.

This book is original, intelligent and written so well, we forgot it wasn't real! You will be swept up into this charming story!

When celebrity biographer Jada Eastman takes on writing the life story of famous Hollywood actor Jack Harrington, she doesn't know what is in store. She knows of the couple's Christian beliefs and is 'convinced this type of kindness and guilelessness will never last; they will probably try to lull me into a false sense of security so they can suck me into their cult.' The story of Jack's and Grace's relationship is told through alternating viewpoints. From the initial moments of their individual arrivals in Hollywood to their eventual tumultuous meeting and Christian faith journeys, the couple lays their entire life out for Jada and the world to see - both the beautiful and the ugly parts.

Review by Jill Williamson Celebrity biographer Jada Eastman is given the chance of a lifetime: to write a book about Hollywood heartthrob Jack Harrington and his wife. She goes to their Pasadena home to start interviewing them and instantly likes the couple. His relationship with Grace began like any chick flick. I admire Alison for writing such an honest book that shows so much truth and consequences and love.

While the headlines screamed "Hollywood Heartthrob Marries Girl next door, the public relationship of Jack Harrington and Grace Winslowe never revealed the private struggles that threatened to pull them apart - and when celebrity biographer Jade Eastman starts digging, she discovers that there's more to this couple than anyone could guess. Can Grace and Jack face the consequences of their own personal histories - and can the biographer avoid being affected? This makes for a memorable read and its great for a book club pick.

When I first started reading, I wasn't sure if I was going to like how it was written. This is what I thought was the most wonderful thing about this book. Alison does a really great job of bringing the characters to their knees and showing how God can completely change a life! Maybe I am being a bit over caution, but some people like to have a heads up on these kinds of things.

I also really liked the friends Grace made once she started going to church. Our language is so rich that I hate to see a word re-used so many times where there are so many others to choose from!

I hate to say that as there are a lot of good messages in here, but for someone who is already a believer, it took away from the plot. The end did seem a little rushed and I would have liked to have delved deeper into the characters' struggles and feelings involving the scenario at the end.