Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes {book review}


Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes {book review}

Summary:  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.

My Reaction:   I really don’t know how to write this review. I’ve never had a book affect me the way this has. Usually if a subject is close to home I am crying all the way through it. This book did not make me cry, though I think it should. Let me explain.

The book is very well written. I do not care at all for the first person. I find myself saying that to myself over and over as I read a story written in the first person. This book needed to be written that way. It couldn’t have worked any other way. I know that. It is very well done. Read it and see for yourself.

The characters and story are excellent. My favorite character is Fatima. She is as real to me as any real person. I think we should all have a friend like Fatima! Everything about the book is believable and realistic. It moves along even though the story is a difficult one.

The strength of the book is in the author’s ability to get inside Penny’s head…no spoilers…in such a way that I feel like I am back in my abusive marriage, which ended a long time ago. I would caution those who have been there that this does NOT read like fiction. It is not entertaining or relaxing reading. I highly recommend this book, particularly to those who have not experienced abuse to better understand those who have.

My Goodreads review: Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes
My rating:  4 stars

About the Author:  Gina Holmes is the founder of Novel Rocket.com.

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, released in 2011 and was also named a Christy Award finalist.

Her upcoming novel, Wings of Glass, releases Feb 15, 2013. 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.

Read more about the author and her other books on her website, her Goodreads page, or connect with her on Pinterest. 

For my reviews of her other books check the 2015 Fiction Author Index.

View all my Goodreads reviews

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