• Paperback: 400 pages

  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 1, 2011) 

  • Product Description

    Back Cover: From the bestselling author of Crossing Oceans comes a powerfully moving story that tests the limits of love’s forgiveness. Like many marriages, Eric and Kyra Yoshida’s has fallen apart slowly, one lost dream and misunderstanding at a time, until the ultimate betrayal finally pushes them beyond reconciliation. Just when it looks like forgive and forget is no longer an option; a car accident gives Eric the second chance of a lifetime. A concussion causes his wife to forget details of her life, including the chasm between them. No one knows when—or if—Kyra’s memory will return, but Eric seizes the opportunity to win back the woman he’s never stopped loving.

    By Gina Holmes
    Published by Tyndale House Publisher, Inc.(September 1)
    ISBN# 978-1414333069
    400 Pages

    REVIEW: I was thankful to receive a review copy of Gina Holmes new book.  I liked her main character Eric. He has a chance to take a good long look at his life and says, “When I’d first became a Christian, I read what Adam and Eve had done in the Garden of Eden and it really ticked me off. Now, I knew that I was no different then they were. I guess none of us are.” How true!

    I enjoyed Eric’s honesty. His world was on the fast track to success! He sought the good things in life, a nice home in a good neighborhood only the best for his family! Of course there were sacrifices that had to be made in order to achieve his goal but it would be worth it. Right? He was determined to be at work early, stay late, and work holidays. His job came first! How else would he be able to provide for his family? They’d understand! So he thought!

    Then realization hits him. Had all this money brought him happiness? No, he was more miserable than ever. He missed the early days of his family before they moved into the fancy neighborhood. Now his son was in the service and his wife kicked him out of the house. Then Eric gets a call. There’s been an accident and his wife has lost some of her memory! She’s forgotten they are separated! Eric and the Doctor felt it’s best to let Kyra regain her memory before they tell her the realities of her life. Her memory would return soon enough!
    Eric wondered if he should take this time to let his wife know him again. How many people get a chance like this? Have a do-over? Maybe he could win her back! Time was ticking. He was in a race against the time her memory would return and remember why they were separated in the first place!

    Gina Holmes pens an honest, gripping portrayal of a couple whose drifted apart and doomed for divorce. Then an unforeseen car accident brings them together in a surprising way. It seems they have a fresh start.

    I liked how this author shows what’s important in life and how easily we can lose track of our relationships when we start pursuing money. Often times leaving relationships behind thinking they’ll still be there when we are done chasing the prize. God’s called us to a balanced life and one totally dependant on Him. I enjoyed this encouraging novel and its message very much. I look forward to reading other books by this author.

    Nora St.Laurent
    The Book Club Network
    Finding Hope Through Fiction

    Caught up with Gina Holmes at the Christy Awards July 11th. Her book Crossing Oceans was up for a Christy in the New Novel Category! It was an Exciting night!

    Enjoyed her new book very much!!

    Nora St.Laurent
    The Book club Network 


    1. Thank you so much Nora! I love what you got out of the book. You articulated it so well. I love that pic of us btw. I swiped it! Ha :) Love you friend.

    2. Can't wait to read this book.

    3. I did enjoy it very much, the race against her memory returning was fun and tension filled - so many novels harp on the horrible times in a relationship. You touched on that in a very important way but you also let the reader have fun in the middle of Eric's second chance, no matter how it might turn out!

      Very well done. My husband does take goo pictures!! That was a special night!

      You won't have to wait much longer Marla!! It will be on book shelves before you know it.

      Nora :o)