Friday, April 10, 2015

John 3:16 Book Review, Crooked Lines by Holly Michael

About the Book: On the shores of Lake Michigan, Rebecca Meyer seeks escape. Guilt-ridden over her little sister’s death, she sets her heart on India, a symbol of peace. 

Across the ocean in South India, Sagai Raj leaves his tranquil hill station home and impoverished family to answer a higher calling. Pushing through diverse cultural and religious milieus, he labors toward his goals, while wrong turns and bad choices block Rebecca from hers.

Traveling similar paths and bridged across oceans through a priest, the two desire peace and their divine destiny. But vows and blind obedience at all costs must be weighed…and buried memories, unearthed.

Crooked Lines, a beautifully crafted debut novel, threads the lives of two determined souls from different continents and cultures. Compelling characters struggle with spirituality through despair and deceptions in search of truth.

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Crooked Lines is a well written novel about two very lonely people who faced tremendous personal adversity, but walked through it all to become who God wanted them to be. It will expand your cultural horizons as you realize that no matter how different each of our backgrounds are, we all face similar challenges that can be overcome with God’s help. 

"One Lamb Redeemed" (Shoshana Goldberg)
Coming soon: "The Quest for the Lost Foundation"


Crooked Lines was born from hearing stories from my husband and his friends who left home in the 1970s, at age 13 and 14, to join a strict religious order in India. The stories were amazing. They met Mother Teresa, worked in the slums, were sent into untouchable villages and leper colonies. They were tried and tested in many difficult situations. Then, I paralleled a story on an American teenage girl from Wisconsin, with her heart set on getting to India. Though the characters live in completely different cultures, the chapters are themed emotionally. Sagai is the young seminarian and his mentor, Father Michael, comes to America and meets Rebecca whom he mentors through letters from India.

About the Author: Holly Michael has enjoyed a writing career as a journalist, features writer, and a

regular ghostwriter for a Guideposts magazine before authoring novels and nonfiction books. Married to Anglican Bishop, Leo Michael, Holly has three grown children; daughter Betsy and football-playing sons—Jake (NFL) and Nick (University of Louisiana-Lafayette). Kansas City, Missouri is home and she blogs at
Contact her at or on Facebook @  or Twitter: @HollyMichael

1 comment:

  1. This looks very interesting. Will add it to my list to read. Best to you and keep looking up!