Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Book Review: Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes

When I turned the last page and sat back in my chair, the only word I could think of to describe this book is…wow. Heartrenching, gripping, can’t-put-it-down kind of story that as a reader makes my heart glad to have the chance to read this book. It has a once in a life time quality to it that will make this story a best seller. It already is. It has that great of an impact.
With a reminiscence of Nicholas Spark’s A Walk to Remember, CROSSING OCEANS is the story of a young mother dying of cancer and the journey she must take to prepare her five year old daughter. You might already be throwing the idea of this book out, right? Too depressing. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Jenny has a sense of humor and a way of looking at the world that brings the reader into the middle of the story with her. By the first couple of chapters my heart was already wrenching for her as she slowly gave up her worldly existence. But there is hope in this story, a hope that cannot be found in secular fiction because of the hope in Christ. This book goes beyond mere life and death, this book taps into the reader’s emotions. I felt anger, sadness, joy, the full gauntlet in this well written and poignant novel. This is one book that will stick with me for years to come.
If there is one book you read this year, this needs to be it. It will change the way you look at all other books and the life you live, making each moment count…for Christ.


  1. Oh Casey! You have said this perfectly! When I am asked about which books I would suggest to friends or to those who know I review....THIS is the first book of choice that I recommend! It is by far my favorite read to date and one that I will ALWAYS have in my Library!

    Great review!

  2. Amen Loren! I got this book as a free Kindle and plan to buy it the next time I place an order. This book is just too good NOT to have on my shelf. This one has just skyrockted to the top of my favorites of 2010 list!

  3. Thanks MJ! Glad you liked it. :)

  4. I loved this book as well. It's one of those that touches the deep places in your heart.

  5. Hey, I'm new here, but I've read this book and thought I would comment. This was an swesome story. Like you said, it was uplifting because she knew Christ as her Saviour.

  6. Oh wow. What a beautiful review and recommendation. How can I pass on the book you say is the book to read this year.

    BTW LOVING your new look :)

  7. @Lee, I would definately agree. I was moved beyond words when I finished it.

    @Courtney, I'm so glad you did comment! Thanks. :) Yes it is awesome with an inspiring message, even though it does make your heart ache.

    @JuJu, make sure you get it! I a whole heart behind this recommendation. And thank you, I am loving it too. :D

  8. I have this in my Kindle for PC. Now I'm really looking forward to reading it!

  9. YES Renee Ann! I think you would really like this one! :)

  10. I checked our library for this after reading your review, so sad they don't have it. But I will definitely keep it on my list of to be read.
    Your review makes me want to get a copy like now.
    Thanks so much, I am always in search of a great read.


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