Personal experience imbues an honesty and insight into fiction that can’t be found in the average story. Christa Allan writes from her heart in her novel Walking on Broken Glass. In this story, 27-year-old Leah Thornton’s life is falling apart. Through the help of family and friends, she comes to the difficult realization that she is an alcoholic and enters rehab. Leah relates her ordeal with spot-on emotion and humor. The story accurately depicts the devastating effects addiction can reap on marriage, friendships, and family relationships, and the immense struggle required for successful recovery. The truest theme in this story is one of God’s love and redemption.