Saturday, March 29, 2008
Book Review: Let Me Fly by Elisa Mayo/4 Stars
She wrestles with a decision that will set her feet onto a path from which there is no return. As she stands on the threshold of choosing her way, she faces the question every person wrestles with at some point in her life—which way is the right way? Let Me Fly takes the reader through the joys, heartaches, and victories of discovering God's chosen path. This memorable story is filled with unforgettable characters that mold Celia and support the budding woman as she learns the hard lesson of where the path of the world leads. Will Celia marry the dark, handsome Vince and travel the world with a man claiming a never-ending love? Or will she wait for a different kind of security? Will her dream of happiness be crushed by an adulterous affair?
You will share Celia's life as if it were your own, applauding her happiness and crying when life leaves her broken. And as the Lord resurrects Celia from the ashes of her own crushed spirit, you will remember a time when He did the same for you. Let Me Fly proves to be a refreshing story of love and life, with a back-drop amid the twinkling lights of the city and the refreshing change of pace of small town country living.
As a teenager, Celia Martin yearns to be free to live a life not dictated by her surroundings. She's grown up in a small-town farm community, and knows that when she gets old enough, she's going to the big city. Fast forward a few years and you'll find a very successful businesswoman who knows that something big is missing in her life. She's also got a coworker that is very interested in her, but she struggles with decisions concerning him. Through all of this, God seems so very far away to her.
I have never read a book that explored so many different emotions in a person's life. There's love, hate, loss, hurt, and I was feeling all this right along with Celia. All the while, though, she knows that her Heavenly Father has not forgotten her just like He doesn't forget any of His children.
"Let Me Fly" is a definite must-read!
Southern? I think so...???
**Many thanks to the author for providing a copy for review.