Friday, May 20, 2011

The Promise of an Angel

By Ruth Reid 

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 31, 2011)

Language: English

Format: E-Book

Ruth Reid’s first novel “The Promise of an Angel” includes two good topics—the Amish and angels. I was a little hesitant about including the angel at first but the more I got into the story the more I enjoyed him. Another unusual thing about this Amish story is it takes place in a Michigan Amish Community.

The story line is very interesting and flows very well. It starts out with a barn raising and Judith’s younger brother gets hurt and she sees an Englisher by Samuel’s side and he just disappears and no one else saw him. What made this story so different is this Amish community wanted to shun Judith because of her faith and not because of her disobedience to Scripture. Some of the characters were rude and obnoxious and you wanted to reach out and shake them but that is also what makes this story so good. The way Ruth weaves the Englisher angel in the story just made me keep reading to see what else he would do. I enjoyed the way she used him as such an inspiration to her. Even when the going got rough, Judith’s faith remained strong.

“The Promise of an Angel” is the first of “A Heaven on Earth Series. I think the most negative part about the series is we will have to wait until April 2012 to be able to read the second of this three part series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from Thomas Nelson through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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