Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CFBA Presents "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.

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

My Thoughts:

Gina writes with passion and powerful emotion, and her newest book is her finest work yet.  Keep the tissues close by, because you are about to embark on a highly emotional journey with Libby as she seeks answers to who she truly is.

Holton Creary is bent on self-destruction by the time Libby finds him...the big question is can he provide the answers she's seeking, or will he take her under with him?  For Holt, his big question is how such a loving, perfect, Godly wife could keep something like this a secret from him?

Tess is likeable from the moment we meet her, and watching her stand by Holt no matter what comes his way is something to admire.  Yes, you'll have moments of wanting to reach into the book in order to slap some sense into her, but in the end you'll understand why she makes the choices she makes.

Caroline is a real piece of work....don't expect any warm and fuzzies upon encountering her!  But hang in there and you'll find a human under all that tough as nails exterior...and you'll be prayer for her that she let down a little and be a bit more of a human than a controlling dictator.

Rob...oh, have I known my share of Robs!  Once again, the slap some sense into a fictional character will come over you...resist it!  Let him slowly become the man he was meant to be.  And, if it turns out he doesn't....feel free to slap!

Believable characters, powerful sense of place and gripping story will all be found in the pages of "Driftwood Tides", and I challenge you to read "just one more chapter"...yeah, good luck putting this one down until you've reached the conclusion!

My thanks to my friends at Tyndale House Publishing for my copy via CFBA in exchange for an honest review.  Highly recommended, and should come with a box of tissues!

Happy Reading!



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1 comment:

Gina said...

Deena, you don't know how happy that review made me. So glad you liked it! Thanks so much for reviewing Driftwood Tides.