Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes

I'm delighted to share more about Gina Holmes' debut book, Crossing Oceans. You'll enjoy the book trailer. And since I received an ARC from Tyndale to review, the copy I received in conjunction with CFBA will go to one "lucky" commenter! So leave a comment and tell me what appeals most to you about reading this fabulous book.

This week, the
  Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 
is introducing 
Crossing Oceans 
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 1, 2010)
Gina Holmes

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.

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.

Watch the Video Book Trailer:


AJ Phillips said...

I would love to win Gina Holmes debut book. I can't wait to read it! I am an author 'wanna be' and would love to read her work! Great going Gina! Hope I win!

Lee Smith said...

This sounds like a really powerful story. I would love to read it. It seems to me there have been a lot of really good debut books lately. It gives me hope. :o)

The thing that appeals to me most about reading the story is the premise ~ renewal and hope from a place of loss and despair. I think it's a perfect story for our times. There are so many people who feel they are trapped at a dead end with no hope or escape and they don't see any help for their situation.

They need to know that God is always there and that He is in the hope business. He can work miracles in us ~ if not in our situations. That's the biggest miracle of all. We need these kinds of stories to feed our souls.

I wish Gina all the best.

Dineen A. Miller said...

AJ, you're the winner! Send your mailing info to me at

dineen @ dineen miller . com

without all the spaces. :-)
Congrats and thanks for stopping by!

Lee Smith said...

Congrats, AJ!