Friday, September 5, 2014

Driftwood Tides by Gina Holmes

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Driftwood Tides

(Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. - September 1, 2014)


Gina Holmes


Gina Holmes is the founder of Novel Rocket, regularly named as one of Writers Digest’s best websites for writers. Her debut, Crossing Oceans, was a Christy and Gold Medallion finalist and winner of the Carol Award, INSPY, and RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice, as well as being a CBA, ECPA, Amazon and PW bestseller. Her sophomore novel, Dry as Rain was a Christy Award finalist. Her latest novel, Wings of Glass has been named as one of the best books of the year by Library Journal and was a SIBA Okra pick and a finalist for Romantic Times’ Reviewers Choice Award. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her family in southern Virginia. She works too hard, laughs too loud, and longs to see others heal from their past and discover their God-given purpose.


He made himself an island until something unexpected washed ashore.

When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a freak accident, he shut himself off from the world, living a life of seclusion, making drifwood sculptures and drowning his pain in gin. Until twenty-three-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of his late wife. When he discovers Libby is actually his late wife’s illegitimate daughter, given up for adoption without his knowledge, his life is turned upside down as he struggles to accept that the wife he’d given saint status to was not the woman he thought he knew.

Together Holton and Libby form an unlikely bond as the two struggle to learn the identity of Libby’s father and the truth about Adele, themselves, and each other.

My thoughts:

Another winner from Gina Holmes! This is the second of her books that I've read and I think I enjoyed this one as much if not more that the first one I read. (Wings of Glass)

I really enjoyed this book - the combining of complex characters and trying circumstances to deliver a heartfelt story of reaching out, forgiveness, and new beginnings. This book was engaging and pages just flew by as I read. While the whole of the book was really good, it is totally worth reading just for the ending! Absolutely loved it!

My sincerest thanks to CFBA and Tyndale House for generously providing a copy for my honest review.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Driftwood Tides, go HERE.

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