Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

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

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.

Kay's Comments:  Bittersweet and Beautiful
I'm not sure I knew what I was getting into when I requested to review this book. Reading of a woman who is dying is not one I would have typically chosen, but I'm so glad I did.

The emotions, conflict, sacrifice and love come through as complicated as reality. The dialog makes one wonder if the author has spoken and heard the words. Honest and touching. A mixture of all feelings in one book.

In an interview with the author, she says, "I wanted to write novels addressing tough issues in a fresh way." She did. Well done. Highly recommend.

Read the interview from Christian Fiction Online Magazine at:

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

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