WINGS OF GLASS
Holmes handles the topic of domestic abuse with grace and compassion. All of the characters are well developed and real. She even manages to portray Trent’s good qualities as well as his bad. The reader understands Penny’s plight and the reasons she stays. You’ll be sorry to see the story end, because it is so honest and mesmerizing.
When Penny Carlson runs away with Trent Taylor, she discovers that life is not the fairy tale she expected. After years of isolation and abuse, Penny’s self-confidence is at an all-time low. When Trent is severely injured in a work accident, he agrees to let Penny work to support them. While at the local food bank she runs into Callie Mae,who offers her a job cleaning houses. Working beside her is Fatimah, and the three women become fast friends. Through them, Penny gains confidence and independence, but will it be enough to leave Trent? (TYNDALE, Mar., 384 pp., $13.99)