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Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

This is a great book that addresses a difficult topic very realistically. Wings of Glass is a novel written by Gina Holmes about an abusive marriage and the woman getting the courage to leave. The entire story of Wings of Glass is a letter to a child from his abused mother.

I thought this was a well written book.  Holmes wrote this book as though she had first-hand experience to abuse. The pain and anguish that an abused person goes through is very real, along with the excuses they can generate to cover for their spouse's abuse.  Gina Holmes did a wonderful job of dealing with two very difficult topics; abuse and divorce.

Trent isolated Penny from friends and family. He made her believe that she was lucky that he loved her and that she wasn't really worth it. Penny was always walking on eggshells trying to not set Trent off. Penny, like many abused people, tried to see the best in the abuser. She loved him because she needed him and didn't see value in herself or her ability to stand on her own two feet.  Penny gets a little help from her friends, even after she ignores and hurts them. Her friends stay by her side and continue to love her. That’s what true friendship is all about. Those are the kind of friends we all long for.

This is definitely not a light read. It deals with some very real issues and I recommend reading it. I think this would be a great book for book clubs. Discussion questions are also available in the end.
I received an eBook from Tyndale Publishing for my review.

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