Gina Holmes. Crossing Oceans. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2010.

Jenny Lucas has a lot to do and not much time to do it. Six years ago Jenny left her small home town, pregnant with the child of a man who had moved on to a new love.  The pregnancy was the final blow to Jenny’s relationship with her dad, a man still reeling from the death of Jenny’s mom.  The diagnosis of metastatic melanoma forces Jenny to reconnect with her father and David, her daughter’s father. One of them will have to raise young Isabella because Jenny has just months to live.

Crossing Oceans follows Jenny on her difficult journey. Jenny stays focused on her goal of preparing a good future for Isabella, but Jenny is still subject to a range of emotions, including anger, jealousy, fear, and doubt.  The people in her life–her father, (grand)Mama Peg, David and his wife, David’s father, and Craig, a man who has carried a torch for Jenny–are flawed too, and one of the pleasures of this novel is the way that many of these characters get beyond the anger and pettiness that keep them from happiness.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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