My rating: 5 of 5 stars
‘Brush of Angel’s Wings’ by Ruth Reid is possibly the best book I’ve read this year. A relatively new author, I was a little scared to read this book. However, I was pleasantly surprised. This book isn’t your typical Amish book. It is a mixture of two genres – Amish Fiction and Angel Fiction, which makes this book very interesting.
In this book we meet two angels: the good angel, Nathaniel and the evil fallen angel Tangus, who is constantly provoking Nathaniel’s wards, Rachel and Jordan. Rachel isn’t your typical Amish girl either. Being the youngest daughter, unmarried and not very good at domestic skills, she’s more taken to helping out on the farm in the wake of her brother’s death as she’s the only remaining child at home for her parents. Her parents, however, have different ideas for Rachel and hire Jordan to help out on the farm in hopes that Rachel will become more focused on finding herself and also a good Amish husband. Jordan on the other hand isn’t exactly Amish. He’s the son of a shunned Amish lady who’s last wish was for her son to get to know her family as his own father has abandoned them. When tragedy strikes and all hope seems to be extinguished, Tangus does his best to lure Rachel and Jordan down the path of despair. However, Nathaniel has not yet given up and is determined to bring the pair to Christ.
This book was absolutely fantastic. I cried with Rachel when she experienced overwhelming loss and I felt Jordan’s sheer hopelessness. The message of God’s love and salvation being extended and the peace that follows was wonderfully refreshing and delightful to read. It was also interesting to see the attacks of Satan brought to life through the dialogue of Nathaniel and Tangus. I give this book 5 stars. I can’t wait to go back and read the first debut novel, “The Promise of an Angel” and will certainly be on the lookout for future releases from this Author.
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