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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Book Review: Promise of An Angel

I just had the opportunity to read a new 232 page e book, The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid.


In Mescota County, Michigan, an angelic visitor's words inspire Judith to a future she never imagined. After a barn raising accident, Judith Fischer’s convinced she’s met an angel. However, her attempts to convince others end up frustrating her Old-Order Amish community. Only Andrew Lapp believes her, but the rest, including Levi Plank, the man’s she’s waited to marry, demand she forget the nonsense. Meanwhile, her younger sister Martha has taken a fancy to Levi and sees her sister's controversy as a perfect distraction for turning Levi's head.

In a dream, the angel tells Judith she must choose her path. As her faith continues to grow, so do her feelings for Andrew. Will she continue to place her hope in the angel’s message, even if it means losing all she knows and loves?

I enjoyed getting to know the different characters in Promise of an Angel, especially Judith and Andrew. The story has a good message to stand up for your beliefs even when it's hard and others may not believe you. You have to continue to have faith and the Lord will increase your faith. It may not be easy to forgive those who wrong you but with the Lord's help you can do it and your life will be better because of it. Through all of her difficulties, Judith learns many important truths about life and love that she had never realized before.

The time period for this book is not very clear in the beginning. As it progresses and Samuel is taken to a hospital with modern ammenities it becomes clearer, but I thought that was a bit confusing in the beginning. Although I did enjoy the messages brought forth in the story, I did find the story a little odd as I was reading, but by the time the book ended it all made sense.

I received a complimentary e book copy of The Promise of An Angel from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation

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