Monday, July 26, 2010

Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but must preface by explaining that when I read a fiction novel that I enjoy…I don’t read very critically. I just allow it to entertain me. I was so swept up in Angel Song’s story that I finished the book in a weekend.

Angel Song is about Ann Fletcher, a young woman rising up in a home staging business in New York City. She finds herself confronted with her past in Charleston, South Carolina when she becomes the last living member of her family. She is “adopted” by her sister’s friends who challenge her to discover who she really is beneath her own strategically designed façade. One especially influential character was Keith, the 12 year old boy with Down Syndrome, who had the ability to hear and see angels ministering to both him and Ann.

I loved following Ann as she worked through her grief, her career struggles and her lack of faith in God. I found myself sympathizing with her and cheering her on in her personal victories. I thought the authors did a good job drawing the reader in to the character’s world as well as addressing real world challenges that combat faith. The only complaint I have is that the ending left me wanting more!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Jenni Funck said...

Come see a beautiful new website related to "Angel Song":

There is more information about the novel as well as readers' stories and art, inspired by their encounters with God's angels.


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