Broken Like Glass ... By E.J. McCay

Home is not always where the heart is.

Lillian Louis James built herself good life, but when a quick weekend visit with her daddy turns violent she finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Stuck in the small town she would rather forget, Lillian is forced to attend therapy and try to figure out where it all went wrong. Her high school crush showing up on the scene doesn’t help either as unresolved feelings bubble to the surface. Will Lillian let Jesus heal her broken past before her chance at love is gone?


Broken Like Glass by E.J. McCay's book cover was most intriguing. At first I thought it was going to be a your typical broken heart romance, but oh no...after the opening chapter the guts of the story pours out. Lillian comes home after years of being absent from her home town only to reach her breaking point, stabbing her father in the Safeway. The only way to stay out of jail is by visiting her court appointed therapist, an old time school friend and having the best lawyer in town who happens to be her best friend represent her.

I have to say, Lillian's sarcastic humor was a hard for me to like at first, after all she did stab her father and but didn't seem remorseful. Reading on, I realized why she had developed this harden, outer protective shell she created for herself. We slowly find the reasons behind Lillian's behavior as she herself discovers and relives the unspeakable events in her life that has brought her to this point.

Will her jagged broken heart and soul be able to handle the past, including renewing a friendship with an old boyfriend that clearly still has feelings for her? The relationship she had with "Papa" was not the typical let's go to church to talk to God, but it was the only way she was comfortable to communicate with Jesus and take hope in Him that her life was worth something.  Not only was Jesus her help, but I felt the whole relationship with "Papa" was the author's way of introducing the reader to God's love and His forgiveness.

An easy style of writing, but I found this to be for myself, a painful content. Be prepared for an emotional read.

                                            Amazon Review

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