Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes -- An Outstanding Debut Novel!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is featuring CROSSING OCEANS by debut author Gina Holmes.

Even if I were not a member of the CFBA blog tour, I would still shout my praises for this book everywhere. In fact, for the past several weeks since finishing the book, I've done that on Twitter, Facebook, the ACFW Book Club loop, and by good old word of mouth.

This book is one of my top picks for 2010. I guarantee that once you start reading the story, you will not want to put it down. It's that good. In fact, CROSSING OCEANS flying off the shelves, as people hear about it.
One of my critique partners started reading the book this week and when she was supposed to be packing for a trip, she continued reading.

Holmes's word choices and phrasing caused me to sit slack-jawed in many places. Her choice of words and attention to detail pulls the reader directly into the scene, and you feel like you are right there. For those of us who write, she sets an outstanding example of GOOD writing.

The storyline on it's own could have been written in such a way that the reader would be taken into a dark situation, but with her skill at adding levity through humor at just the right places, I found myself chuckling.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Crossing Oceans, go HERE.

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Gina Holmes began her career in 1998, penning articles and short stories. In 2005 she founded the influential literary blog, Novel Journey. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her husband and children in southern Virginia. To learn more about her, visit May 2010's issue of CFOM at Interview with Gina Holmes or Novel Journey.

Order this book from Amazon!

You won't be disappointed!

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