Mar 12, 2011

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes

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.

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Every emotion imaginable is portrayed in this amazing book. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to scream about how unfair life can be. Full of hope and love, pain and heartache, this story demonstrates the all consuming and unconditional love of family. This book drew me in and wouldn't let me go.

Against the absolute heart-wrenching story of terminal illness, Jenny was able to reach out to her family and friends with grace, strength and compassion. She knew that her days on this earth were numbered, yet she proved to everyone, especially her daughter Isabella, that life goes on, and happiness is always possible, no matter the circumstances.

This is one of the best books I have read this year, and I will definitely be checking out other books by this author.

Disclosure: I downloaded a free Kindle version of Crossing Oceans through Amazon. I was not compensated for my thoughts.


  1. LOL, not "ever". But one of the best this year. Thanks for the chuckle.