Friday, July 13, 2012
Brush of Angels Wings
Brush of Angel's Wings by Ruth Reid
He doesn't plan to stay Amish. She doesn't have a plan.
Then an angel draws their hearts toward God . . . and each other.
A buggy-racing champion, a hardworking field-hand, and a terrible cook, Rachel Hartzler does not fit her Amish community's standards for an eligible bride. Hurt by their rejection and still grieving the loss of her brother, Rachel is ready for change.
She's not, however, ready for Jordan Engles. Rachel's father hired him to help tend the fields so Rachel can learn to cook and sew, thus increasing her chances of finding a husband. She can't understand why her father doesn't want her help and blames Jordan for trying to replace her beloved brother.
Jordan plans for his time on the Michigan farm to be short. Before his mother passed away, he promised her he'd give her Amish roots a chance. Upon her death, uncertain about what else to do, he came to stay with his Uncle Isaac in Hope Falls. He's curious why his mother left the community she obviously loved. But it doesn't take Jordan long to conclude that the strict lifestyle and the three hour church services are not for him.
But there isn't just human interaction at play. Nathaniel, an angel of God, sees the potential in Jordan and Rachel's hearts from heaven's perspective. His goal is to shepherd them toward the path of healing and love.
When tragedy strikes, then strikes again, this angelic being is sent to guide them toward the healing and abundant life promised in God's Word - if only they will listen.
This was an awesome book about God's love.
I loved the characters, and how developed they were. We got to know several of the characters very well. The romance between Jordan and Rachel was very sweet. I loved watching it slowly develop.
There was an angel and a demon who were a part of the story. They were both fighting for the spirits of Rachel and Jordan, the two main characters. I loved that we got to read what the angel and demon were doing and saying to each other. It really made the concept of Spiritual warfare a whole lot more real to me. I loved getting to see how Jordan accepted Jesus after he had struggled with that for a while.
There is a twist in the end that had me on the edge of my seat for a little bit! In the end, I was very happy with the book and the way it ended. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes Christian fiction.
I received this book for free from booksneeze in return for an honest review.