Friday, May 14, 2010

Book Review: Crossing Oceans

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes. 2010. April 2010. Tyndale. 384 pages.

Nothing deepens a stream like a good rain...or makes it harder to cross.

Jenny is going back home. But she's not going alone. She has her young daughter, Isabella, with her. What will her father say? What will her father do? Will she be welcomed back with open arms even after all these years? Has she reached the place where she'd welcome his open arms? After all, part of her still holds a grudge for how he's treated her in the past. How he reacted to her mother's death. How he reacted to the news that she was pregnant. But Jenny is out of options. She's dying. And her little girl will need some place to call home. Will it be with her grandfather and great-grandmother? Or will it perhaps be with her father (and stepmother)--a man who doesn't even know she exists?

Can Jenny find peace and love in her last few months of life?

I liked this one. It was a bittersweet novel, of course, but you know that going into it. A book about a mother dying of cancer and leaving her daughter behind, has to be sad. It has to be heartbreaking. But this one isn't without hope, without love. So I did like it.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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