Friday, March 22, 2013

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

I wish that I could add something new and original to the praises that Gina Holmes has received for her novel, Wings of Glass, but alas, I can't. Brilliant has been taken by a number of esteemed authors and reviewers, and, I must say, that is the first word that came to mind when I thought about about Gina's book.

Penny, the main character, is writing to her infant son, Manny, about her life and marriage. Perhaps in explaining how it all came about, she might make sense of things, and in doing so, reassure her beloved baby boy of her love for him. She does this by explaining how he came to be. In the telling, there is a metamorphosis that takes place between character and reader. One of understanding the sometimes fragile and tenuous relationships between family, friends, and--ultimately-- God.

Gina Holmes draws lines, though often blurred, between abuse and neglect. She simply tells the story, pulling you into a (prayerfully) unfamiliar but strangely relatable world.
Like the butterfly or the phoenix...hope may spring from the ashes...Will Penny also rise above her circumstances?

Please read on for more information about Gina Holmes and a wonderful summary from the publisher.

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.


Gina Holmes said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. They made my day!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Gina! Thank you--You made MY day. I can't wait to read more of your books.

God bless you!