Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel

Let me start by confessing that this would be my first book review ever. After all of the books that I’ve read, it is only now that I would make one. Which means, I don’t know how to do this. Which means, it probably wouldn’t meet your expectations of an ideal book review. Which means, I totally suck.  🙂


Aptly titled Worlds Collide (probably a play on the words, “worlds apart”) by Alison Strobel (published 2005), it is a story along the big-movie-star-meets-simple-girl genre. Between their story, however, is a journey unlike any other; of discovering purpose, finding yourself and a happy life, and finding GOD.

I’ve always been a firm believer that celebrities are just like the rest of us. I’ve had my fair share of star encounters, and for the most part I was never that impressed.

—Jada Eastman, Worlds Collide, page 1

My petite stuffed teddy loves a good romantic novel.
My petite stuffed teddy loves a good romantic novel.

The manner of story-telling was in a way where individual thoughts and perspectives of the main personalities, Jack Harrington and Grace Winslowe, would be viewed. Also, the present time of the story is in the time after their encounter, their struggles, and their story’s ending. In between their dialogues is a celebrity biographer: Jada Eastman, who digs out the obstacles that the two had to face. Jada acts as the story’s narrator and presents her facts to the reader and in a way, becomes the fictional author of the book. The book is actually her masterpiece, the biography she wrote of the two entities.

Before their fated encounter, the main personalities, had to face their own personal internal and external struggles. She—a broken family, landing her dream job, and looking for her purpose; he—flashbacks of his girlfriend’s horrible death before his very eyes, and falling into depression and emptiness. Grace escapes from her boring life and an empty relationship in Chicago, and lands in Southern California for a chance to set things right. Jack moves on with life with the release of his blockbuster movie, but remains in the dark with losing a taken-for-granted loved one. Grace was doing fine. Jack was miserable. Then, before everything falls apart for Jack, they meet.

Yes, their meeting was preordained—and in a not-so-delightful way: A car accident, which then lead to an out-of-the-ordinary first conversation between the two in a hospital. This stuns Jack, who was then strangely attracted to Grace. Grace never thought of falling in love with a celebrity. Thus, a journey started unconsciously—leading to Faith, forgiveness, order, peace, and love.

Worlds Collide is a good item if you’re starting a reading habit; and would be appreciated by inspirational romance booklovers. It is also a perfect tome to let others borrow. Personally, I had the utmost delight in letting my friends borrow and read it.

I didn’t know it at the time, and I don’t always like to admit it now, but this job eventually changed me—my views, my beliefs, my life.

—Jada Eastman, Worlds Collide, page 1 Registered & Protected


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One thought on “Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel”

  1. Wow! I am thrilled that “Worlds Collide” won the honor of being the first book you reviewed–and even more thrilled to see how much you liked it. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for the book with your blog readers. If you would like a free signed bookplate for your copy, please email me with your address and I’ll pop it in the mail asap. Keep an eye out for my third novel “The Weight of Shadows,” releasing next year with Zondervan. I hope you like it enough to review it as well! 🙂


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