Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Wings of Glass - A Review
I had no idea when I started reading this what it would be about. This is the first book I've read by Gina Holmes, and it won't be my last. The style of writing is different than anything I'd read before. It's written as a letter to Penny's baby. Penny is an abused and battered wife. The emotions she feels (denial, anger, acceptance) actually have the reader wanting to help Penny find a way out. I was very annoyed with the pastor that Penny went to for counceling as he just gave her platitudes and didn't try to help her.
Things I never knew about abuse - there is a cycle to it. The victim feels that it's her lot in life. The abuser isolates the victim. And so much more. I am grateful to say that while I, personally, have never been in a situation like Penny's (and I pray I never will be!), I have known women who were victims. I've also known their children. If you are a victim of abuse, please seek help. At the end of the book, the author gives information on how to seek help. There's a hotline for National Abuse. I know for certain that most cities have at least one battered women's shelters.
I read this book for pure pleasure as part of the Tyndale Summer Reading Program. My thoughts and opinions are my own. I purchased the Kindle version months ago.
Recommended to fans of Laura Frantz, Susan May Warren, Lisa Samson, Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers's contemporary novels
Rating - 5 stars