A New Pastor,
A Dying Church,

and a Fifteen-Year-Old Secret…


Jean has been called Blue Jean since childhood, but not because of her clothing. She wears nondescript colors and avoids people when she can. Her world is unhappy but predictable, until the new pastor and his handsome brother move into town. A chance encounter brings the town prostitute to church that Sunday, starting a chain reaction that will shake the church to its core.
Will Jean embrace the truth that will set her free, or will fear keep her captive forever?
If you loved Francine River’s Redeeming Love, Shredded is for you!

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“Wow. Here’s what I can say, years after my first encounter with Shredded: I didn’t realize it at the time, but it changed me and gave me a new level of compassion for the hurting. It showed me my own pride and blindness. It made me a better Christian, better mother, better counselor–and I can’t recommend it highly enough.” – Joy, missionary and mom


Shredded got reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly!   Publisher’s Weekly Review of Shredded


Shredded was inspired by the Biblical story of the scandalous woman wiping Jesus’ feet with her hair. If that story happened in a modern context on a larger scale, who would respond like the judgmental religious leader, who would respond like Jesus, and what would happen to the woman who’d been forgiven much?

Fiction-Christian Suspense /Fiction-Christian Romance /Fiction-Facing Fears/Fiction-Overcoming Child Abuse /Fiction-Freedom from the Past /Fiction-Fighting Human Trafficking /


Note from the Author:

I have waited two years to see this book in print and it’s almost time! Shredded is a very special book to me, with possibly my most important message to give. The story includes suspense and romance, and of course, making a difference.

Shredded is a contemporary take on the scandalous woman’s visit to Jesus, where she wipes His feet with her hair, sparking judgment from the religious, but forgiveness from Christ. One day in church, I envisioned a modern scene where a “sinner” comes to Jesus in a rather scandalous way, and wondered how the people within that setting would react. Which ones would act like the angry, disgusted religious leader, which ones would act like Jesus, and could there perhaps be a hidden person within the story who, like the scandalous woman, would find freedom in Jesus’ declaration, “Go in peace”? In Shredded, the focus is on that hidden person, Jean, who watches a woman with a sinful past transform, and in the end, is transformed herself.
Any reader can find someone in Shredded with whom they can relate, grow along with, and cheer for as the book and its characters move toward the climax.


What Readers Are Saying About Shredded:

…this book really blew me away!..All the emotion, the drama, the romance and tenderness, the action, adventure. I couldn’t wait to see what happened but I didn’t want it to end either. I really can’t say enough good things about it and how much I enjoyed it. WOW!… I was nervous with anticipation and crying and so caught up in it all. I had to put the book down to give myself an emotional break. :) … I rarely cry over books, but I think that other than Karen Kingsbury, [Rae is] the only other author that has made me cry while reading a book. -Sue

Warning!! You won’t want to put it down once you get started!! ….there’s no stopping. Awesome, awesome book!!!!  -Sue

Shredded was compelling, convicting, and compassionate at once…a deeply disturbing reality packaged with grace, humor, and a sweet love story. I couldn’t put it down. -Joy

I think this is [Rae’s] best book yet. It is so relative to today’s church and how we treat people. It is a wonderful mix of relationships, interwoven with suspense and love. It is a must read for anyone who thinks their past defines them and gives them no hope, whether they are a victim of human trafficking, child abuse, or just bad decision making, because Jesus can wipe the slate clean. -Wanda


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