Sunday, May 16, 2010

Book Tour for Crossing Oceans

Received another book, Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (see info below) in the mail for free to review from Tyndale House Publishers. Again, I didn't have time to read it myself, so gave it to a woman at church to read and comment on. No full review here, but she said it was well written and very emotional. It deals with loss, grief, the breakup of a family and eventual reconciliation. My friend said that it might be a good book for pastors to read in order to be better able to minister to families suffering illness and loss. Sounds like it's a powerful story.

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing

Crossing Oceans (Tyndale House Publishers, May 1, 2010)

by Gina Holmes


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.


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.

Note: This one will likely go on my TBR pile, but for now I donated it to the church library for others to read and enjoy.

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