Facing sobriety with Southern charm isn't as easy as it seems.
Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her refusal to deal with her life, Leah is forced to make an agonizing decision. Can she sacrifice what she wants to get what she needs? Joy, sadness, and pain converge, testing Leah’s commitment to her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith.
This nonformulaic look at the spiritual redemption of a life is a bright start; debut novelist Allan is one to watch. - Publisher's Weekly
There is no way that something in this book won’t touch you in some way. - Terri @ NightOwlReviews.com
Walking on Broken Glass is the sort of novel you settle into so that it can unsettle you. Smart, witty, and poignant, you’ll never look at grief and addiction the same way. - Ariel @ SheReads.com
"It's far more than a novel on alcoholism addiction but more so on a reawakening to ones life. If you've ever felt pain/depression/or addiction to the point that if you ignore it maybe it will just go away....then this is for you. Awesome story!" - Jen @ Jen's Book Talk
"Christa Allan has written an assured debut, confronting serious subject matter with humor and heart. Gifted with the ability to make the reader want to laugh one moment and cry the next, she deftly paints the portrait of a complex woman—one accustomed to having all decisions made for her but who ultimately finds the bravery to assert her free will and to place her fate in God’s hands, regardless of the consequences." - John Valeri
"Walking on Broken Glass is a delightful novel that speaks volumes of truth and witnesses the power of God and His ability to restore those things that have been considered lost." - Heidi Ippolito
"Whether tragedy, angst, or a breakdown, Southern women know how to survive with panache." - Ane Mulligan
"Walking on Broken Glass resonates with any woman that has ever been married, had a best friend, has children, lost a loved one, or suffered through any personal crisis (who hasn't). It is a novel of resilience, hope, and love. Christa Allan reminds us that f...aith and the love of family and friends can alter the course of our lives in ways that we never imagined." - Carrie 11/23/09 on GoodReads.com