Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crossing Oceans ~ A Must Read

My Review:

In reading about this book I honestly did NOT know the content would be so close to what I had just walked through in this past year, if I had, I am not sure I would have requested this book. That being said ~ again I see Gods hand even in my requesting and reading this book.

This debut Novel, Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes is one of the BEST books I have read in a Long time and would highly recommend it to just about EVERYONE! You will laugh and cry, you will ponder your relationships and you learn about true deep UNCONDITIONAL Love. A Mothers' Love that is so selfless and strong and yet at times the daughter within her brings about forgiveness as well.

This story of Jenny Lucas and her precious daughter is one that will encourage you to live life to the fullest, to seek forgiveness and to always keep what is important as the priority but you will also see a woman grow in her Faith and live "on Purpose" while each day she plants seeds in her daughters life that will grow and flourish in the years to come no matter what lies ahead.

We all seek to be loved, to have healthy relationships, but we all also fail at times. Crossing Oceans is a book that will inspire you to Love with all you have, to seek the Lord no matter what life throws at you and in the end it is HIM that we all are truly seeking ~ for it is HIM that has all we will ever need!

This is a book I will read over and over again!

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:



Oh this so makes me want to disappear with a good book : ) I'll have to wait a couple years... lol.

Steph T.

Might just have to read it....after I finish So long Insecurity...yea..oh my...that one is for me for sure!!


I stopped by your book blog before coming here and loved your review. So proud of you and love that God had plans for you when He provided this opportunity to review this book unexpectedly!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

He & Me + 3

It does sound like a wonderful book. Why don't they make movies out of Christian novels? I would so watch them.


Enjoyed your review.


Thanks for the info!


Looking forward to reading this book, thank you for the review......:-) Hugs

Faith Imagined

Great review! I will definitely look into this book.

Gina Holmes

Thanks so much :)


Totally agreeing with Mimi.....we need some good movies these days!

Sounds like a great book!


Sounds like a great book! I love to read.

It gets worse, I also had an ice cream cone. Again!!!!! I had one yesterday with my son, and today my mom wanted to go, so we went. At least it was only 150 calories but still......


When I read a review like this I find myself wishing I didn't have so many books of my own to review. I would really enjoy reading this book. Good review. Thanks for posting about this book.

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