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."
Penny recorded the events of her life for her son Manny so that he would know her story. Penny married Trent at a young age and cut all ties with her family. He was physically and emotionally abusive after they got married. An accident at work left Trent temporarily blind and allowed Penny to get out of the house, find a job and make some friends. The women she met became her protectors and made sure she was taken care of. While her husband was blind Penny found out that the one thing she wanted was finally coming true-a baby of her own. Through the courage of her friends and fear for her baby Penny managed to stand up for herself and her baby and take the first step in making a new life for her and her son.
This book was a heart breaking story of an abused women's life. I cannot imagine the range of emotions that Penny experienced and courage it took to do what needed to be done and the friendship from her friends that kept standing by her no matter what she said or did.