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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gina Holmes and Free Books!

PhotobucketJenny Lucas swore she'd never go home again. But being told you're dying has a way of changing things. 

On occasion I feature a new release, apart from my interviews with authors. Rather than giving the author's book away, I simply add commenters' names an extra time to existing drawings. This week let's take a look at Gina Holmes's debut novel, Crossing Oceans (Tyndale House Publishers, May 2010).

A little about Gina:

PhotobucketIn 1998, Gina Holmes began her career penning articles and short stories. In 2005 she founded the influential literary blog, Novel Journey. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her husband and children in Southern Virginia. To learn more about her, visit: www.ginaholmes.com or www.noveljourney.blogspot.com.

And what's the book about?

PhotobucketYears after she left, Jenny Lucas 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.

Here's a trailer about the novel.

Crossing Oceans is available through the following online buttons:

333052: Crossing Oceans

Leave a comment for Gina, below, to be added an additional time to the drawing on Monday, May 24. Leave your email address (in case you win) like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.


Cindy W. said...

I have read a lot of great reviews for Crossing Oceans. I love to read 'debut novels'. There is such a freshness about them. I would love to win a copy of Crossing Oceans.

Cindy W.


Virginia C said...

Hi, Gina! I am so delighted for your success! I live less than an hour away from you in VA. I first read about "Crossing Oceans" in the "big" newspaper for our area. I am so proud of your accomplishment! "Crossing Oceans" has garnered wonderful reviews!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I have read many excellent reviews on this debut novel...would LOVE to read it...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Julia M. Reffner said...

Gina, I'm so excited about this book and especially after hearing your publication story. I would love to read it.


Carole said...

After reading several blog tours and reviews, I'm eager to read Gina's new book. The artist did a great job on the cover. Congratulations to Gina on being published and best wishes for future novels.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Casey said...

Oh, I am so disappointed! I thought this was an actual giveaway. :( Oh well, this book looks great and I hope to read it someday!!

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Judylynn said...

Oh, I'd really like to read this one. I've heard so much good about it!


Trish Perry said...

Yes, Casey, I know it's a disappointment that this particular post is a highlight, not a giveaway. But you can visit Gina's site and learn about places where you might be able to enter for a giveaway. Of course you'll be sure to get the book if you order it, LOL!

Merry said...

I will be looking for Crossing Oceans, it sounds really touching and a book to encourage living life with joy and meaning.


Nancye said...

This looks like a great book! It is on my TBR list.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous said...

I've heard so much about this book; am anxious to read it.

squiresj said...

I have never read any books by this author and would love to.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Wanda said...

Crossing Ocean sounds like one of those books that I'd enjoy.


Jo said...

Please enter me. I have been wanting to read this book.




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