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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wings of Glass

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Wings of Glass
Tyndale House Publishers (March 1, 2013)
Gina Holmes

Gina Holmes began her career in 1998, penning articles and short stories. In 2005 she founded the influential literary blog, Novel Journey now called Novel Rocket and she is also the founder of Inspire The Fire.
Her debut, Crossing Oceans, was a Christy and Gold Medallion finalist and winner of the Carol Award, INSPY, and RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice, as well as being a CBA, ECPA, Amazon and PW Religion bestseller. Her sophomore novel, Dry as Rain, was also named a Christy finalist. Her upcoming novel, Wings of Glass will releases this month. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her family in southern Virginia. She works too hard, laughs too loud, and longs to see others heal from their past and discover their God-given purpose.
Gina can be reached through the Contact link on her Website.

From the bestselling author of Crossing Oceans comes a heart-rending yet uplifting story of friendship and redemption. On the cusp of womanhood, Penny is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. Though Trent Taylor seems like Prince Charming and offers an escape from her one-stop-sign-town, Penny’s happily ever after lasts no longer than their breakneck courtship. Before the ink even dries on their marriage certificate, he hits her for the first time. It isn’t the last, yet the bruises that can’t be seen are the most painful of all.
When Trent is injured in a welding accident and his paycheck stops, he has no choice but to finally allow Penny to take a job cleaning houses. Here she meets two women from very different worlds who will teach her to live and laugh again, and lend her their backbones just long enough for her to grow her own.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Wings of Glass, go HERE.

My Thoughts:
While Wings of Glass is a very emotional novel to read, Gina Holmes has told a very important story.  Connection with her characters is instantaneous.  I love how she didn't just tell the story of Trent and Penny, but wrote the entire book as a "letter" of sorts from a mother to her son.  This technique adds a depth and emotion to the story that is amazing.  I can't imagine the book would have been as outstanding written any other way.  After turning the last page, I just had to lay the book down and lay down myself.  I'll be contemplating Penny's story for sometime.  For me...that's the sign of an excellent that doesn't let you go after you've finished reading.  I think a sequel to this one would be nice.  I would love to know how Penny's life turns out and what kind of man Manny grows up to be!  Any chance Gina????



Gina Holmes said...

I'm so glad you liked it. I'm not sure about a sequel. I'm under contract for 4 different novels so maybe some day?? We'll see. Thanks for taking the time to read and review it.