Crossing Oceans is one of the must reads for 2010. I was given this book to read by my sister who said that it was a fantastic book and so I began to read it. Little did I know that I would weep from more than half way through the book. The author did a fantastic job of drawing the reader into the story in such a way that you would begin to question what you would do in the same situation as well as what you would feel as a mom going through what she had to endure. The intense emotions throughout the book kept me reading until the early hours of the morning.
From the very first line I was intrigued. I wanted to know more about this woman. Why did she say she didn't have a decent relationship with her dad? I had to keep reading to find out.I appreciated Jenny's love for her small daughter, for her grandmother. I hurt for her when she remembered how she fell in love with Isabella's father, thinking he felt the same. I hurt for her when she revealed how he had broken off with her before she could tell him he would soon be a father.Gina Holmes has written a compelling book and her lead, Jenny Lucas is a strong woman. I admire her and wish to have the same strength of character.
I absolutely loved this book. It is one of those rare finds. The kind of book you carry with you every where you go hoping to get a chance to read some. I read this book in a day. Staying up until early this morning to finish it. Then today I have found myself going back to certain parts of the book to read again. It is truly a beautiful book. I love the way the author writes it is lyrical and amazingly funny and deeply spiritual. Be prepared to cry often through this book. Don't let that put you off though. It will be you alot of laughter and joy. What an amazing book.