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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.