icRKphJXQm-ezth8lntKydifkDg The Loose Screw: Book Review: 'The Promise of an Angel' by Ruth Reid

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Book Review: 'The Promise of an Angel' by Ruth Reid

Anyone who knows me well (or has been reading this blog for a while) knows I enjoy Amish fiction.  'The Promise of an Angel' was the first book of Ruth Reid's I had ever read.  I assumed it would be a typical Amish fiction story, but I was wrong!  This story still contained the principles, setting, and language of an Old-Order Amish story, but it was unique-it incorporated angels in the storyline. 

Judith Fischer's lifelong dream was to marry a boy in her Old-Order Amish faith and raise a family with many children.  She was in love with Levi Plank, and it looked as if her dreams would come true.  Then a terrible accident happened, and an angel appeared to Judith to send her a message from God.  Her community did not believe her story and turned their backs on her. Her only supporter was Levi's cousin, Andrew Lapp.  'The Promise of an Angel' can be summed up in one word: Faith.  The characters are likable and genuine, and the book was fast-paced and hard to put down.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in Ruth Reid's 'A Heaven on Earth' series, due in 2012.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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