Wings of Glass - Gina Holmes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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: This book hit a little too close to home. I felt like I was reading my life story. I cried and laughed with Penny, Callie Mae, and Fatimah. These two women become Penny's life savers in so many ways. Introducing her to new things like bowling, having fun, Fatimah's cooking, cleaning for people. Penny began to find out who she was besides being Trent's wife. When Penny finds out she is pregnant, she believes that Trent will come around and care for her like he did in the beginning and their son, that she names Manny, short for Emanuel. Nothing changes, in fact things get worse, and when a woman from Trent's work is found dead, Norma, who would come by their house, Trent is fingered for the crime, but he swears he had nothing to do with it.
Gina writes a book that takes you right into the heart of an abused woman, who won't leave. I know that well because I didn't believe what was going on in my own life until I was away from it. Every woman, man, pastor, anyone who works with youth, needs to read this book! This will so show you the warning signs, and help you help someone who is in a relationship like this and seek help.


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Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Wings of Glass. It hit close to home with me too. Funny how much clearer our eyesight gets the further away from the situation we are.

Amen to that Gina. Everyone around me saw things and I was blind to it. The moment I kicked him out things got so clear, and clearer every day. I now can't believe I stayed as long as I did. God protected me from so much.
It was my pleasure, and this will go to my church's library.
Much love!

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