Wednesday, April 3, 2013
WINGS OF GLASS by Gina Holmes
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.
Gina Holmes has written another amazing book! This one deals with domestic abuse and she handles the subject well. It left me thinking of the many women and children who are in abusive situations everyday. How very sad.
Penny grew up poor and abused, when she fell in love with Trent he was her way out of this lifestyle. She quickly learns he drinks heavily, is easily angered, and is physically abusive. When he gets injured at work Penny takes a job cleaning houses. Thinking this was a way to prove her worth she is defeated when Trent's anger gets worse and a tragedy occurs.
Holmes writes in a way that gets you involved in the lives of the characters. You feel their sadness, their pain. This is definitely a suspenseful tale that is heart wrenching, it will keep you reading to see what happens.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.