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2011 Carol Award winner for Debut Author from ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and Christy Award finalist!
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.

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One of your reviewers said this book will ring you out and hang you to dry, welllllll I'm there. Oh sorry I just finished crossingOceans. Started yesterday and never made it to bed, well I tired once or twice but it kept callin me. It took longer I think than norm because I had to stop every lil bit to wipe and blow, I cried thru almost the whole book. I am a voracious reader and usually pick one book up as laying just finished one down but I think it may take me couple days to get this one out of my mind.Oh that means I guess I'll clean house. I received this book in the mail I know not from whom, you or Tyndale? Whomever I thank you dearly it was so wonderful and I will pass it on and put in my 2cents worth in all the book sites I go to that ask "what are you reading" . Please don't go back to thrillers and mysteries we have plenty we need more this genre. I will be looking for your next one Dry as Rain in the spring it sounds intriguing. I wish I had the words to explain how I feel after reading the book if I could find those words maybe I could write too :) Thank you for sharing your talent of story telling to those of us who live to read and read to live....... JaneAnn Railey Clear

Wow. Simply wow. What more can I say about a story that is as heart-wrenching as this one? It's beautiful. It's heart-breaking. It's real. It's life. Period. Gina Holmes brings a wonderful story full of heart ache and pain. It's also a story of forgiveness, family, and love. Not to mention a bit of humor from time to time. But above all it's about leaning on God's ways and trusting Him to know what's best for everyone. I literally read this book in less than a day. I couldn't put it done. More times than not I wanted to...not because the book wasn't good...but because if I didn't I wouldn't be able to see the words for the bluriness of tears! This story really hit home to me. It's full of Christian values but at the same time shows us how life really is. It's full of mistakes and broken promises but if we learn to lean on God, it's the best thing all around. While my heart went out to sweet, beautiful little Isabella, my heart went out most to Jenny. She suffered so much, from losing her mom to being dumped by her boyfriend to falling out with her father, then recieving shattering news. I found my self praying for her so many times! I became friends with Jenny...I cried when she did, laughed when she did, lost when she did. She's an amazing person in this story. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It's a 5 star worthy book, that will leave you in awe from the beautiful and heart-wrenching way that Gina Holmes brings truth to the story while making it fiction. The story line of this book is so close to real life that I felt every emotion that you can feel. POWERFUL! Again, I highly recommend this book! You will look at life with a whole new perspective and you will cherish every second of life! I am anxiously waiting with great anticipation for future books like this from Gina! Well done!