At seventeen, Jennie Goutet has a dream that she will one day marry a French man and sets off to Avignon in search of him. Though her dream eludes her, she lives boldly—teaching in Asia, studying in Paris, working and traveling for an advertising firm in New York.
When God calls her, she answers reluctantly, and must first come to grips with depression, crippling loss, and addiction before being restored. Providence takes her by the hand as she marries her French husband, works with him in a humanitarian effort in East Africa, before settling down in France and building a family.
Told with honesty and strength, Stars Upside Down is a brave, heart-stopping story of love, grief, faith, depression, sunshine piercing the gray clouds—and hope that stays in your heart long after it’s finished.
Targeted Age Group:: 21 – 90
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was a blogger first, and I used to include stories about my time in Asia and Africa. Readers often encouraged me to write a book, but I thought my stories lacked a coherent thread to tie the stories together. It was not until I'd healed from another bout of grief that I saw that God had indeed given me a coherent story to tell.
Stars Upside Down is the tale of a majestic God, who pursues us to the four ends of the earth, who leads us with cords of human kindness, a God who is rich in mercy, and who shepherds us through the hills and valleys of life until He brings us into His glory.