Book Review: Composing Amelia by Alison Strobel

29 Oct

Composing Amelia, Alison Strobel, Los Angeles, Nebraska, book review

After reading Composing Amelia, I have a great respect for Alison Strobel as a writer. This book is crafted with quality and heart. The story is amazing, and the writing is amazing. If I could ever be half the writer Alison is, I’d be incredibly happy.

Composing Amelia really starts to get good in Chapter 3. I could relate with both main characters and could understand why they are at odds with the direction their life is taking. Amelia wants to go one direction, and her husband, Marcus, wants to go in the other. And I could see both of their viewpoints and empathize.

The struggles that Amelia and Marcus face in the book really speak to the insecurities everyone experiences about themselves as well as the desire to control life instead of letting God have his way. It beautifully illustrates how God can change the desires of someone’s heart and give them joy in something they had never even given a thought to. This storyline is like none I’ve read before. It is so refreshing.

Composing Amelia is well written and goes deeply into the character’s hearts and minds. It is a picture of God bringing his dearly loved children back to himself as only he can do.

Great book! Read it! Seriously!


Posted by on October 29, 2011 in Fiction Reviews


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3 responses to “Book Review: Composing Amelia by Alison Strobel

  1. Alison Strobel Morrow

    October 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Hey Vanessa! Thank you so much for the review of Composing Amelia. I’m sorry you weren’t a fan of Worlds Collide, but I’m glad you were willing to give one of my other books a shot even though you didn’t like it, and even happier to know that you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for giving me another try–I hope that, if you decide to read any of my other books, you enjoy them just as much. 🙂 God bless!

    • Vanessa Carroll

      October 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks for your note Alison. You are very gracious. I look forward to reading your other books. You are a great author. I hear you are working on another one. I’ll be watching for it. I don’t know how you do it with two young kids. We only have one four-year-old, and I find it almost impossible to find the time and energy to write. Great job! I want to know your secret! 🙂


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