Worlds Collide intrigued me at first because it was a story about a fan getting to interview one of the stars she was in love with and help write his biography. As a wannabe journalist, that drew me in.
However, it was difficult to get in to this book because the chapters alternated between Jack’s story and Grace’s story (husband and wife, celebrity and girl next door) for the first handful of chapters and it became difficult for me to keep track of what was going on bouncing back and forth. Especially because I was reading just a few chapters a night before bed.
Once Jack and Grace’s paths crossed, the story got a LOT better so I would definitely recommend that you keep going if you get stuck as well. The book is long – nearly 60 chapters! As you progress through, it will make more sense why the beginning chapters were included giving you background on both of the characters lives as some of the issues and stories that were told there become relevant further in to the book, they bring the story full circle.
Even with the struggles in the beginning of this book, the story floored me and I definitely recommend it. It is about much more than a writer becoming friends with her celebrity crush. It is about chance, family, love, struggles to love, and so much more!
About The Book
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 apart-and when celebrity biographer Jada Eastman starts digging, she discovers that there’s more to this couple than anyone could guess.
Their relationship began like a scene from one of Jack’s movies. Leaving behind a dead-end relationship and the bitter Chicago winter, Grace had moved to Southern California to start a new life. Meanwhile, Jack had established himself as an up-and-comer with considerable acting talent, and a private heartache. When a fateful accident pulled the two of them together, they couldn’t 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 histories-and can the biographer avoid being affected? As the three of them examine the couple’s bittersweet story, it becomes clear that everyday decisions can carry lifetime consequences when individual worlds collide.
About The Author
Alison Strobel is a novelist and former elementary educator. Her father, bestselling and award-winning author Lee Strobel, instilled her with a love of stories at a young age. Alison and her husband live in California.
I received a free e-book copy of Worlds Collide from edelweiss and Waterbrook’s Blogging for Books program in order to write this review. I was not asked to write a favorable review and all opinions are mine.