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248 pages
Aug 2005
Broadman & Holman

Breaking the Perfect 10

by Tracy Lindsey Melchior & Susan Wales

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At first glance, Tracy Lindsey Melchior appeared to have it all. An up and coming career that included roles on popular television shows, such as The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, One Life to Live, Sunset Beach, and My So-Called Life, a supportive family, and a strong faith in God. Upon closer inspection many would be surprised to learn of the neglect that she endured throughout her childhood, the drug and alcohol abuse she struggled to overcome, and the promiscuous lifestyle she had to abandon in order to follow God.

Nevertheless, the book is unorganized and downright frustrating to read. It was disappointing to find that there was not much depth to the story, especially considering its vast potential. At various parts of the book, the author randomly inserts Bible passages that are not utilized well, but seemed to be included simply to take up space or to make the book sound religious. Most disturbing was that by the end, the reader is left with more questions than answers. This book offers nothing new: the main character may be different, but the storyline is like other books in its category. I would not recommend this book to anyone except Tracy Lindsey Melchior fans. -- Audrey Wagel, Christian Book

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Tracy wanted life in the spotlight and all the glamour that comes with it. However, the pursuit of this life was not all she had bargained for. Even as she held the prize she thought she wanted, she felt an emptiness and despair in her spirit.

In pursuit to become Hollywood’s “perfect 10,” Tracy Lindsey Melchior broke God’s Perfect 10—the Ten Commandments. She broke every one of them. She was relentless in her pursuit of fame and fortune. However, little did she realize at the time, that she was being relentlessly pursued as well. God lovingly and gently sought after the heart of a sinner named Tracy. And Tracy was found, not shinning bright on the big screen but kneeling at the lowest point in her life when she lacked even the strength to look up. Breaking the Perfect 10 is a beautiful story of the power of Christ’s forgiveness, patience, and love.