Wings of Glass is a 5-star read for me, an important story that will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. As a little girl, I watched my mother be brutally beaten by her then-husband—only to find herself in a string of abusive relationships even after that. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. Read the first chapter H Some Buying Options:. For Jerome Anderson, life as he knows it has stopped. 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.
To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. 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. Wings of Glass is your third novel. Having no one to lean on but God. It is eye opening as we experience the story from the abused wife's viewpoint.
Wings of Glass is a moving novel filled with humor, grit, and grace. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for? It took many years of reading, counseling and, of course, praying for me to find the answers. Maybe if more movies and books focused on spousal abuse, there would be less of it. On the cusp of adulthood, eighteen-year-old Penny Carson is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. With flashy promises and a handsome face to back them up, Trent was her escape from an overbearing father and her one-stop-sign town. That was a tough book to write! This is such a poignant read. .
Holmes explains, without excusing, why Trent was a monster. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. It isn't the last, yet the bruises that can't be seen are the most painful of all. More than that, we are allowing others to share their struggles and find healing and support. On the cusp of adulthood, eighteen-year-old Penny Carson is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. Nothing could prepare her for the day Treha Langsam - the daughter she secretly placed for adoption - walks into her classroom as a student, unknowingly confronting Paige with both her greatest longing and her greatest fear.
First he had a problem with my family, then with the church. 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. 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. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house until one night her stargazing causes an accident. As I matured and God healed me, I chose to leave that past behind me and focus on the future and good things. Does that help your subsequent novels, or does it create more pressure? Her sophomore novel, Dry as Rain, released in 2011 and was also named a Christy Award finalist.
I love the metaphor of the driftwood artist. In Wings of Glass, we meet Penny — a woman who marries young and becomes a battered wife. Gina Holmes began her career in 1998, penning articles and short stories. We see God at work here. Their godly counsel planted seeds in her life that Penny drew strength from when things at home were bad. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy a local bookstore, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband.
Q: Your debut novel, Crossing Oceans, was an award-winning bestseller. Trent was possessive of Penny from the start, and Penny, more sheltered child than grown woman, mistook his laying claim to her as love. This book was provided by BookFun. The dust jacket is missing. Gina holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her family in southern Virginia. That makes me feel terribly exposed, but it also makes me feel incredibly liberated.
It dawned on me then that Trent had done the same thing to me. Penny struggles with leaving Trent. When a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her - far away from home. But that pales beside a second loss, when her 18-year-old son Luke falls to his death from his third-floor dorm. The book is very well written. We get a glimpse of his past and what has brought him to the place he is now.