A Walk to Remember Meets Hope Floats?

Renee Ann Smith —  January 6, 2011 — 18 Comments

January’s book club selection has been compared to A Walk to Remember and The Notebook, and the author has been compared to both Charles Martin and Karen Kingsbury, as well as Nicholas Sparks. The book has also been described as similar in tone to Hope Floats, Steel Magnolias, and Terms of Endearment. That’s a lot of acclaim for one debut novel!

This month’s Christian Fiction Book Club choice is Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes. Here’s what Gina’s website says about the book:

Nothing deepens a stream like a good rain . . . or makes it harder to cross. Jenny Lucas swore she’d never go home again. But life has a way of upending even the best-laid plans. Now, years after she left, she and her five-year-old daughter must return to her sleepy North Carolina town to face the ghosts she left behind. They welcome her in the form of her oxygen tank-toting grandmother, her stoic and distant father, and David, Isabella’s dad. Who doesn’t yet know he has a daughter.

As Jenny navigates the rough and unknown waters of her new reality, the unforgettable story that unfolds is a testament to the power of love to change everything—to heal old hurts, to bring new beginnings. Even to overcome the impossible.

So what’s been holding you back from joining in the Christian Fiction Book Club fun? I know time is at a premium for most of us. Perhaps spending money on extras–like a book you don’t even know you’ll like–is an issue. Or maybe you’re too shy to share your opinion in the comments section of the blog.

This might be the time, the first month of the new year, to change all that!

Our hostess for this month’s club is Lydia at The Overweight Bookshelf. And Book Club Day is January 29th.

Purchase Crossing Oceans, new or used, at Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, or Half.com.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

18 responses to A Walk to Remember Meets Hope Floats?

  1. This sounds awesome!! I might have to try and run to Borders today and just see if they have it. I really don’t have the money for it…..but I’ve wanted to participate since Joy started it. Sounds like a fantastic read. Now I’ll just have to try and swing the money side of things….lol : )

    Hope you’re having a good week, Renee Ann. Sorry I haven’t been commenting much. Been reading, just not much time to comment or my hands have been bothering me too much to do a lot of typing.
    Talk soon,

    • This is the kind of book people are glad to own, Hannah! Maybe Borders will be having a sale! I was sorry to read about the health troubles you’ve been having. You’ll have to let us know when you find some relief. Hoping that’s soon!

  2. Wow. Really? I had no idea! I love almost all those movies! I can not wait! Have you started it yet?

  3. I’m following you back from the blog hop! Thanks for visiting!
    Musings From a SAHM

  4. What a great description! I’m sold! Well, I’m sold again anyway. Can’t wait to read it. 🙂

  5. Time is at a real premium at the moment. I would love to be in a book club – someday!

  6. I love reading and just got a Kindle so a book club would be great. I wish I had time to read all the great books out there.

  7. Thanks so much for the promo. Hope you get some good discussion out of it!

  8. Thanks so much for joining FMF and following my blog. I already follow you : ) Hope you’ll join us again next week!

  9. There are so many books I’d love to read, but I’m on a limited budget and the library only carries so many Christian fiction books so that’s why I don’t normally participate in book clubs like this. I have this one on my TBR list though and will hopefully get to read it in the coming year.

    • I know about the library thing! What will it take to convince them that Christian books are popular reads? Let me know when you get to Crossing Oceans, Tressa! Thanks for stopping by!

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