Saturday, January 18, 2014
Wings of Glass By Gina Holmes Book Review
Its a riveting tale of domestic abuse, as a young woman deals with an alcoholic husband, trying to convince herself that he will turn his life around. Penny's strong faith in God - and the Bible's view that divorce is a sin - keeps her in a nightmarish situation, with a baby on the way to make things even more complicated.
Befriended by a Sudanese woman and an older woman who is also her employer, young Penny walks on eggshells at home, fooling herself by believing that Trent will stop drinking and abusing her. Wings of Glass - which refers to a statuette given to Penny by her employer, Callie Mae ( who had originally purchased it for her own daughter, beaten to death by a man) is the third novel from Holmes. Her first, Crossing Oceans, was a Christian Book Award finalist, as was her second novel, Dry As Rain. Holmes, who has also started a public relations firm with the notorious River Laker, should receive kudos for Wings of Glass (Tyndale House Publishers), another Christian-themed book with nary a cuss word among its 365 pages.
Wings of Glass builds to a somewhat-surprise climax, and Holmes' writing gets better and more intense as it moves along. She also includes several pages of information at the end for people dealing with domestic abuse. You can feel the angst as Penny tries to survive in her harsh domestic environment, as readers wait along with her for Trent to explode once again.
I would give this book a thumbs up. While I was reading it I keep wanting to take myself to the last chapter to see what happened. You would be surprised at the ending so as much as you want to do not look!!!!!!!
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.
I received a copy of "Wings of Glass" from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.