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Review: Crossing Oceans By: Gina Holmes

Aug 25, 2010


Crossin Oceans
By: Gina Holmes

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Published: 28 May 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Categories: Religious,Spiritual Fiction
ISBN 13: 9781414333052
ISBN 10: 1414333056
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Book Blurb

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-yer-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.


My Thoughts

I really loved this book. It has some really sweet moments and I've never cried so much reading a book.

The characters are really well written and comepletely believable. The grandmother was a hoot and I think she was my favorite character in the book. She is a very wise woman and not afraid to say her mind when needed. Just the kind of person I like!

There is a love interest for Jenny, even though it is kind of late, and I really liked how Ms. Holmes handled that. I also liked how she presented the psychological side of dying. How it affects those involved and what must go through their minds when they are dealing with something so scary. Especially what a child must be thinking. Ms. Holmes must have first hand experience about the subject to be able to present it so well.

I can't say enough good things about the book. The story is just lovely, even given the sad subject, and it is well worth the read. It is about a Christians journey toward death, and it should remind us of what we have to look forward to one day when we cross our own ocean to get to the other side.




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