Friday, May 24, 2013

Review:Wings of Glass by:Gina Holmes

 Wings of Glass
About the Book:
On the cusp of adulthood, eighteen-year-old Penny Carson 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 find her own.

 Image of Gina Holmes
About the Author:
Gina Holmes is the President and founder of popular literary site, Novel Rocket, and award-winning author of Crossing Oceans, Dry as Rain, and Wings of Glass. She resides with her husband and children in southern Virginia. She works too hard, laughs too loud, and longs to see others heal from their past and discover their God-given purpose. To learn more about her, visit www.ginaholmes.com or www.novelrocket.com.

Or find her on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorginaholmes


My Review:
 To say the author, Gina Holmes can really paint an ugly picture of domestic violence is an understatement. She takes Penny Carson's sham of a marriage, something that is suppose to be sacred and shows us all the ugly truth behind it. Penny thought that it would be a match made in heaven marrying the handsome Trent Taylor but soon after the nuptials she all but stumbles into a life of insults and pain.

 The picture of Penny's laugh before her marriage seemed like any typical teenage girl living on a farm out in the country. I loved the description of the mean old house cat Seymour getting pecked in the nose by a chicken because he wouldn't stop terrorizing the poor thing. I could imagine it as if I were there. And the description of her hanging out clothes on the clothesline. Priceless! You can't tell at the beginning of the book where its headed so the author did a brilliant job.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review from bookfun.org