Domestic violence is such a difficult subject. Those of us that have never experienced it have a hard time understanding what keeps someone in that situation. Why don't they just leave and get help? Isn't it as simple as that?
Gina Holmes delves into the intricacies that are involved in these complex relationships. Through her written voice you are able to see what goes on in the mind of not only the perpetrator but also the victim and those that are trying to help the victim.
Trent is an unlikable person. He's mean and deceitful when he is healthy and he's mean and deceitful when he's injured. The one trait that I have to admire about Penny is that she continues to cling to hope that he will improve, especially after the accident. As the story unfolds and light is shed on the darkness of their marriage we can begin to see that we're all victims of a sin nature just waiting to be set free.
This is an emotion ridden story told by a broken momma to her son. At times it will make you want to weep and at other times it will make you want to rage at the injustice of it all. In the end I hope you will come away with a sense of hope as I did. Some things aren't set right in the way we deem it to be, but have no doubt about it, in the end all will be justified by the One who is faithful and true!
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
If you have ever wondered why it is that abused women stay in their abusive relationships, then this novel is for you. Beautifully written and honestly reflective of the thought processes of an abused spouse, the characters and plot are realistic. I cared about the main character and loved the supporting players in this story and I think that you will also.
Wings of Glass was not what I expected. It's story of abuse in marriage. It was a bit predictable, but I guess it was good for trying to explain why a woman stays in an abusive marriage. And the book tries to wrestle through what the Bible says about divorce in an abusive marriage. The end of the book has discussion questions if you wanted to use the book as a starting point for discussion. I would recommend this book as a conversation starter, but it isn't very exciting to just "read for fun."