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Monday, January 21, 2013

An Angel By Her Side

An Angel By Her Side by Ruth Reid.
Book description: Katie has lived through tragedy and heartache. But with the angel Elias by her side, the best years of her life are just ahead. When Katie Bender’s fiancé died in a tragic accident, so did her hope of finding love. Though heartbroken, Katie is also practical. In the years since the accident she has discovered her gift for teaching. But when a tornado destroys her small Amish settlement, including the schoolhouse, Katie doesn’t know how she will provide for herself. Seth Stutzman arrived in Hope Falls days before the storm. And when he helps usher Katie and the children to safety, sparks fly. But Seth is only in town to help his brother, Amos, get back on his feet following the death of his wife. He can’t afford to have feelings for Katie. Rebuilding the community is a huge task, and soon, Katie and Seth are working side by side. As they privately wrestle with their feelings for each other, another silent—and ultimate—battle for their hearts rages unseen. Sworn to protect what God has ordained, the mighty angel Elias appears to them as a mysterious visitor. And with his guidance, Katie and Seth find the courage to take the first small steps toward the life, and love, they were destined for.
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 Objectionable:A bad storm causing much damage, hatred and running from God, a demon attempts to tempt the characters several times, liking & loving someone, a couple kisses, injuries, running away and an accident in the past.

Thoughts:I have really enjoyed this series so far. I've read all three (although I've only posted a review of the first book, A Brush Of Angel's Wings) and liked all of them. I can't remember if it was done in the first book, but in both the second and third (this one) you got a peek of Elias (the angel) whispering to Katie or Seth. Or keeping the demon who was trying to tempt them away from them. I liked that and it was very unique. I liked the characters pretty well, but I didn't connect as much as I would have liked with them. The plot was interesting and at the same time calming as amish books usually are... or seem to me.Whenever I wasn't reading the book I wanted to be reading it :) I would recommend to girls and women 13+
Characters:Katie was probably my favorite. She was determined and confident even if she was a little outspoken at times. Who isn't though?
Cover:I like how the schoolhouse seems to glow, the wind and grass blowing...it's very pretty!
Stars:4
Love, Sierra
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher and the views I have expressed are my own.

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