Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: Wings of Glass, by Gina Holmes

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At 18, Penny Carson married the first man to look at her as a woman. Trent Taylor was handsome, confident, bad-boy appealing, and his touch brought shivers to her soul. She left a steel-cold father for a hot-blooded, hot-tempered devil.
She lived a life separate from family and friends. She was blamed for everything, owned nothing. She walked on eggshells, yet was never good enough to avoid the fists.
As if drawing on personal experience, Gina Holmes masterfully traces the life of an abused woman who still desperately loves her husband. She illustrates the patterns of behavior Penny recognizes--he's good today, I can mention this; things are wrong, I best tread lightly. She presents the fragile logic Penny illustrates to justify her man to others--he isn't always this way. He just ______________ (fill in the excuse).
This novel would be the perfect Lifetime Movie--if Lifetime were to ever allow a story of redemption in which God played a role. Women who don't understand the mindset of their abused sisters will gain insight in Gina's book. Women who know the mindset all too well will find comfort and hope, and maybe the strength to live again.
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12 comments:

  1. I've always wondered about this book; now after reading this, sounds like something I'd like to read! Thanks for the review.

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  2. Thank you Linda for sharing this novel. The story sounds powerful, and I look forward to reading it. Gina I really love your cover, it's just beautiful! Blessing to you both! BTW, this is my second attempt to post this and it isn't appearing as published :) Hoping it works this time!

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  3. It is powerful, Caryl. Gina did an incredible job!

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  4. A strong subject matter - good for you.

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    1. Yep--strong and painful. But what a story.

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  5. This is definitely going on my TBR list. In my early career, I worked at a shelter for abused women. More people need to know and understand about this subject.

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    1. This book is so realistic, it's hard to read in some places. Certainly makes me hurt for my abused sisters out there.

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  6. he isn't always this way. He just __had a bad day at work! ! -
    This book sounds powerful...

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    1. --and he takes it out on her. Isn't it sad?

      So glad Gina showed what it takes to break free.

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  7. Wings of Glass sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. It is an amazing book. And you're welcome!

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