Monday, August 2, 2010

A Great Read- "Angel Song"

Book Review:
"Angel Song"
By Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman

This book was one fantastic read!!  Kept me captivated from start to finish!!
Sheila and Kathryn have captured the true feeling of what life should be all about throughout their story.

Anne Fletcher has returned to her hometown of Charleston to celebrate her sister, Sarah's success in obtaining her master's degree. But instead of rejoicing with her, finds herself in the back of an ambulance, watching as Sarah clings and fights for life.  As they race to the hospital, Sarah talks to someone who Anne cannot see and hums a melody never before heard by Anne.
That melody stays with Anne- in the hospital chapel, then in her dreams and again in Sarah's house. Two of Sarah's neighbors have a profound effect on Anne- a young man who lends a shoulder to lean on (gets Sarah's house ready to sell) and a next door neighbor whose 12 year old Down's Syndrome child also can hear those songs and see the angels, that Anne believes Sarah also could see. He insists that these angels are looking out for Anne in ways she never imagined.
This is an excellent example of the development of faith-God reveals Himself to Anne through her new friends and supernatural events.  Anne meets many challenges along the way but finally accepts God's healing love.
This book touches the inner part of your soul as you make the journey with Anne and feel her struggles. The involvement with a mentally challenged child who has a clear understanding of faith  just gives you such a challenge!! It is so simple yet we often find it so hard to believe!!
A book well worth reading. A "hard to put down" book!

2 comments:

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

    http://angelsong.sheilawalsh.com

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

    Enjoy!

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  2. I will definitely take a look at it. What a great read!! I have loaned it to two people already who loved it as much as I did.

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