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Friday, February 01, 2013

Review of Wings of Glass (Win an autographed copy!)

Alycia Morales is the Senior Editor of Inspire a Fire and an award-winning blogger at Thoughtful Spot. When she isn't busy editing and writing, she can be found moving around the U.S. with her husband, their four children, German shorthaired pointer, kitty, and hamster. She loves coffee and chocolate and enjoys reading and taking photos of God's glorious creation in her not-so-spare time.

Review of:
Wings of Glass
Gina Holmes
Tyndale House Publishers
March 1, 2013

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Why is it that so many women allow themselves to be emotionally or physically abused? Do we deserve it? No. But we tend to make excuses for why the abuse happens, afraid of what life would be like if we weren’t suffering at the hand of someone we supposedly need and love.

On the other hand, some of us have the Savior mentality. If we hang in there, maybe we can love him into changing. Can’t he see it in our eyes? Doesn’t he trust our heart?

And we continue to live the lie.

Gina Holmes writes a compelling story in Wings of Glass. Through telling the story of Penny “One-Cent” Taylor and her abusive husband, Trent, Gina hits the nail on the head. Pulling no punches, Gina writes an accurate description of living under abuse and the dangers women face every day.

Emotional, heart-pounding, and full of expectation, I couldn’t put it down. I read it in three days’ time, a rare thing for me.

Wings of Glass is a story of triumph and overcoming mountains. If you know a woman who suffers at the hand of an abuser, I highly recommend gifting her with Gina’s book. Maybe it will encourage her to stand up for herself and triumph as well.

From the best-selling author of Crossing Oceans, comes a heartrending yet uplifting story of friendship and redemption. On the cusp of adulthood, eighteen-year-old Penny Carson 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 find her own.

Gina Holmes ’ stunning literary talent glistens like crystal in Wings of Glass. With subtle brilliance, she takes us into the very heart of what makes us hungry to love and be loved. Simply stellar!” Susan Meissner, Author of A Sound Among the Trees

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Heather Marsten said...

Thank God for friends that help the abused. I had a few that helped me recover from childhood sexual abuse. This sounds like a book that is needed today.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read gina's latest masterpiece.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Jill Weatherholt said...

If Wings of Glass is anything like Crossing Oceans, this will be another spectacular book by Gina. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

Johannah Maxwell said...

I love Gina's books I can't wait to read this one!

Shawna Young said...

Sounds like a very powerful book. I look forward to reading it.

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Heather and I'm glad you had good friends to help you. Thank God for good friends is right!

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Karen!

Gina Holmes said...

Music to my ears, Johannah. Thanks so much for the kind words!

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Jill! I think I like this one even better. Appreciate the comment!

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Shawna!

Gina Holmes said...

Alycia, thanks so much for the lovely review!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

I would LOVE to win one of Gina's books! My email is heatherdaygilbert (at) gmail (dot) com. And so glad you've tackled this important subject, Gina. I know many women will benefit from reading this.

windycindy said...

Hi, What a beautiful cover on this book!
I do have two friends that I am constantly telling
and helping to leave their unhealthy situations...
Whether it is physical abuse, mental abuse or both,
no one deserves that kind of treatment. One needs to
love oneself!
Many thanks, Cindi

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Heather. I hope so. I definitely did a lot of healing myself in writing it. I think it's got a powerful theme that many girls and women need.

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Cindy. Those are just the ladies I wrote this for. Sometimes coming at someone straight on doesn't work (it didn't with me), but a novel? Well... maybe... Thanks for the comment!

Becky Doughty said...

Thank you, Alycia, for a lovely review!

Gina - Been looking forward to this book since I first saw the cover. Love the concept. And after reading Crossing Oceans, I'm torn between being excited and dreading reading this... excited, because it's not easy to find REAL stories in fiction, and dreading it, because when I think about CO, my heart still hurts a little. :-) So it's all good. Would LOVE a chance to win a copy of Wings of Glass.

becky (at) beckydoughty (dot) com

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Becky. I don't think you'll leave this one in tears, so dread not!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. I would love to read this book.

Abby said...

I would love a chance to win. I've already read the first chapter and am hooked. Can't wait until it releases!

Gina Holmes said...

If you're "name" is picked, it would be hard to announce. Better give us your name :)

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Abby!

Alycia Morales said...

Thanks so much for continuing to write moving stories, Gina! I can't wait to read the next one!

Ron Estrada said...

Gina has a way of cutting through to the harsh realities of life, then revealing the hope that lies beneath. I can't wait to read this one.

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Ron :) Nice way to put it.

Katherine Scott Jones said...

I heard that of the novels she's written, this is Gina Holmes' favorite one to date. That, plus the compelling premise, makes me very eager to add it to my shelf.

KayM said...

Gina, I haven't had the privilege of reading one of your books, but this one sounds like a good one. I love the title and cover. My daughter was just assigned a case of an abused, young mother. After meeting with her, my daughter had to go to the county jail and meet with the abuser--too scary for me!

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Katherine. It is my favorite and that's saying a lot because the first, Crossing Oceans, was dear to my heart too. Thanks for the comment!

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks Kay! Sounds like your daughter is going to be in an interesting position.