Friday, March 22, 2013

"Wings of Glass" Book Review

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

     I always preface a review on a book like this by saying that contemporary women's fiction is not usually my first choice in "fun" reading. It doesn't mean I don't enjoy them but sometimes it is just that they tend to be heavy and not always what I am looking for. I have heard a lot about Gina Holmes though so I had to give this one a try. I was very impressed by the writing style and story development as well as the heroine. I was quickly drawn in and wrapped up in Penny's world, as painful as it might be. The insight into why a woman could be drawn into an abusive relationship and then why in the world she would choose to stay was quite invaluable. I feel as though I might understand the mindset that these woman have just a little better. I have been blessed in my relationships, both in growing up and in my marriage, but I know that is more rare than I would like to think. It is easy for me to sit here and say that I would leave if I was struck, and why aren't these women smart enough to figure that out. Gina has a book here that is very eye opening in showing me a different side. I was rooting for Penny and hoping for a good outcome, but life has shown us that a good outcome is not always real life. 


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 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.


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.

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