THE PROMISE OF AN ANGEL
All Judith Fischer ever wanted is to marry within her community and raise a family. She longs for the day when her parents will allow Levi Plank to officially court her.
But on the day Judith suspects Levi will ask her parent's permission, her younger brother Samuel has an accident under her charge. Rushing to Samuel's aid, Judith spies a strange man helping him; a man she later believes was an angel.
When she shares her conviction with her family and close friends, she is shocked to find that no one believes her, including Levi. In the days following the accident, the angel visits Judith with information that may guide her down the path of faith, should she choose to follow.
As her community slowly distances themselves, only one person is willing to stand up for her -- the bishop's son, Andrew Lapp. But can he convince the settlement to listen to her? With a show of faith that flies in the face of her conservative upbringing, can Judith hold strong to the promise that there are even greater things in store for those who believe in God's miracles?
Startling different in some aspects, The Promise of an Angel stands out from other Amish novels. I was hooked after a couple of pages by Reid's graceful writing style and captivating characters. In short order I loved Judith, wanted to wring Levi's neck and felt a special connection with Andrew. And don't get me started on Martha!!!! This book definitely catapulted me out of my humdrum existence and into something much more riveting.
For readers who might be wary of the angel angle -- don't be. It's marvelously woven into an inspiring story of faith. In fact, I'd almost call it an allegory about the importance of standing firm in your beliefs and trusting God above all else.
Add in romance, drama, some gentle humour and this is a winning read that packs an inspirational punch.
If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Promise of an Angel leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please include the book title in the subject line of your email. Draw will be held on Saturday September 17, 2011. (I'm having computer problems at home so I won't be able to post the winners on Sunday like I usually do. I'll do the announcement from work on Saturday instead.) Good luck!