Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Book Review - "Brush of Angel's Wings"

"Brush of Angel's Wings" by Ruth Reid is the first book that I have read by this author, but it will for sure not be the last!

Book Description from the publisher:

Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love.
The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes when her father hires Jordan Engles, the son he always wanted.
As Jordan takes on brotherly roles around the house, like escorting Rachel to the youth singing, the enmity between the two grows. Besides, Jordan has one foot in the Englisch world and is determined not to get involved with an Amish girl.
Neither realizes that God has sent an angel, Nathaniel, to help mend their hearts. The angel’s intervention helps them find peace and healing in accepting God's will for their lives.

I have read a lot of Amish fiction, but this book was very different from others I have read. The intervention of the angels played a large part of this book, which took a little bit to get used to while reading. Rachel is portrayed as the typical Amish woman in this novel, but really how many of us are the "typical" or "normal," so really this made her more realistic and easier to relate to. Rachel and Jordan are both searching and healing, and I found myself empathizing with them and rooting for them throughout the book. This is a great book, and although it is a second in the series, I did not feel as if I had to have read the first book (which I haven't yet, but I will!), so if you have not read the first, don't worry, you can go ahead and pick this up to read!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review*

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