Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gina Holmes's Wings of Glass ~ Reviewed

Wings of Glass
By: Gina Holmes
Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414366418

Barely an adult, Penny Carson believes she's met Prince Charming---but as soon as they are married Trent hits her for the first time. After suffering a work injury, he's forced to allow Penny to take a job. Will two women help her live and laugh again? A powerful exploration of abuse and the question of divorce.
Penny has been isolated from all who care for her, except Trent who claims to love her more than life itself. Who's life is the question. 
But God has not abandoned Penny and He visits her through friendship with a feisty Southern Belle with a tragic past, and a regal Sudanese woman who vows she will never allow herself to be a victim of cruelty again. 

Callie Mae and Fatimah walk Penny through the emotional minefield of victimization, guilt and addiction to a man who is so broken he only knows how to break others. 

Wings of Glass is not an easy, light read. The subject matter makes it one I can't recommend to uplifting, pure inspirational readers. If you are drawn to escapist fiction you may find that this one costs a little too much of your heart and emotions. However, if you prefer fiction that realistically portrays people who don't live in clean and perfect worlds, this is right up your alley. Penny's life may haunt you, and if you have an abuse issue in your past, it might be too much. Holmes turns the light toward a subject that has been shrouded in darkness for too long.

Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I'll bet this is heartbreaking and moving at the same time.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Yes, Holly. You nailed it.