From the best-selling author of Crossing Oceans comes a heartrending yet uplifting story of friendship and redemption. 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.
Release: March 2013
Gina Holmes is one of my favourite authors, and her newest novel "Wings of Glass" is another winner in my books.
This book delves into a relationship that is far from perfect. Penny felt trapped, yet at the same time she didn't make any changes, even though her own personal safety was in danger. When her husband was injured, Penny became the main provider for their family, and she was challenged by her co-workers to take a hard look at the home situation.
I loved how Penny's independence and confidence grew when the going got really tough. This story is transparent and honest about an abusive situation, and it offers hope that things really can improve, even in the midst of desperation.
I highly recommend this one, as well as many other titles by Gina Holmes.
Disclosure: Book received courtesy of Tyndale Blog Network, in exchange for my honest review.