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Crystal Lies A Son s Addiction A Mother s Heartbreak A Family s Crisis As the wife of a prominent city attorney and the mother of two teenage children on the brink of adulthood, Glennis Harmon lives the kind of successful, high profile life that many people envy But when nineteen year old Jacob is drawn into substance abuse, Glennis perfect world shatters like a crystal vase rocked from its once steady shelf Glennis struggles to understand the response of her family as they seek to support Jacob s recovery Her husband appears concerned with protecting his image than with finding help for their troubled son, but Glennis becomes determined to save Jacob no matter what the cost Stepping into a rescuer role, she unintentionally puts her relationship with her older daughter, Sarah, and her already strained marriage on the line and a revelation about her husband will push her to the brink of what she can bear How far should a mother go to save her child A compelling, compassionate, and ultimately hopeful novel about the impact of substance abuse and addiction, Crystal Lies is an intimate portrayal of one mother s attempt to simultaneously love, trust, and let go

10 thoughts on “Crystal Lies

  1. says:

    Another great book by Melody Carlson This one feltlike Finding Alice, where it felt a bit like a real story told by someone involved in the situation although I m sure this book is purely fiction It was hard to put this one down as well I still think her best boo

  2. says:

    The book Crystal Lies is mostly about a family that has never seen bad days It s about a family that has no problems and lives the American dream They had money and great kids with bright futures ahead of them Well at least that s what they thought The mother Glennis

  3. says:

    Melody Carlson writes good Christian fiction, mostly because she hits on hard topics This one, as you d probably guess from the title, is on drug abuse Carlson always manages to tell a good story in a sensitive, but thoughtful manner She always leaves me wanting a bit ,

  4. says:

    It was an okay book about a young man s addiction to crystal meth and how it affects his family I was frustrated with how idiotic the mom was and what a jerk the dad was.

  5. says:

    I picked this book with interest in addiction and what the emotional effects are on family members This really showed that side of it It didn t give much of a perspective from the addicts side though It was a drug out book that I thought could ve been done in 250 pages or less I

  6. says:

    Great book and shows the reality of drugs and what it does to a family.

  7. says:

    I haven t experienced this situation first hand, but I can see how this boy s addiction could certainly put stress on every member of the family I d like to readfrom this author.

  8. says:

    Fantastic story.realistic went through some of the same things with my son.would recommend this book

  9. says:

    glennis life is falling apart her son jacob has been drug into the world of a crystal meth addict, and she is doing everything she can to pull him out of it unfortunately, her husband does not agree with her efforts to help and wants to sweep the whole thing under the rug glennis is in so much

  10. says:

    Wow, what a powerful book Ms Carlson s ability to combine faith and hard hitting topics is fantastic, and it is clear how she became such a well known inspirational fiction author She doesn t shy away from difficult issues or tie them up in a neat little bow In this novel, she writes about a family

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About the Author: Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson is the award winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.

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