Friday, May 14, 2010

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Review)


This week, the



Christian Fiction Blog Alliance



is introducing



Crossing Oceans

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 1, 2010)



by

Gina Holmes




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Gina Holmes began her career in 1998, penning articles and short stories. In 2005 she founded the influential literary blog, Novel Journey. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her husband and children in southern Virginia. To learn more about her, visit May 2010's issue of CFOM at Interview with Gina Holmes or Novel Journey.



ABOUT THE BOOK





Jenny Lucas swore she’d never go home again. But being told you’re dying has a way of changing things. Years after she left, she and her five-year-old daughter, Isabella, must return to her sleepy North Carolina town to face the ghosts she left behind. They welcome her in the form of her oxygen tank–toting grandmother, her stoic and distant father, and David, Isabella’s dad . . . who doesn’t yet know he has a daughter. As Jenny navigates the rough and unknown waters of her new reality, the unforgettable story that unfolds is a testament to the power of love and its ability to change everything—to heal old hurts, bring new beginnings . . . even overcome the impossible. A stunning debut about love and loss from a talented new voice.



If you would like to read the first chapter of Crossing Oceans, go HERE.



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My Review:

This was a great debut novel. The cover is absolutely beautiful. The book is moving, poignant, emotional at times, and though provoking. What would I do in that situation? The characters and plot are well developed and interesting. It is well written although sad by nature of the plot in some places. I though the ending fit with the rest of the book. I was happy for the epilogue. The main themes are grace, forgiveness, mercy, and love. This is contemporary Christian novel. Highly Recommended. I can't wait to read her next book. :)

1 comment:

Gina Holmes said...

Lovely review, thank you.