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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book Review~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.


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: Wings of Glass was a wonderful, heartwrenching story.  I was emotionally attached to the main character, Penny, throughout and my heart ached for her.  I love stories that get to me so deeply.  I could see how the domestic abuse in the storyline may be too much for some readers, though. I would definitely read more by Gina Holmes.

Disclosure: I received this book free from CFBA in exchange for my honest review.


North Laurel said...

And what did you think of the book? Your book review doesn't say anything about this book but what's on the back cover.

Athena said...

Thanks for asking:) I actually just received this book 5 days ago, so haven't finished it yet, but had a deadline for this. I'm going to be going back through some of my CFBA reviews that I had to post before I finished the book and update them with my personal thoughts.