5/20/11

The Promise of an Angel, by Ruth Reid - Review and Giveaway!

4 1/2 Stars

About the book - 
In Mescota County, Michigan, an angelic visitor's words inspire Judith to a future she never imagined. After a barn raising accident, Judith Fischer’s convinced she’s met an angel. However, her attempts to convince others end up frustrating her Old-Order Amish community. Only Andrew Lapp believes her, but the rest, including Levi Plank, the man’s she’s waited to marry, demand she forget the nonsense. Meanwhile, her younger sister Martha has taken a fancy to Levi and sees her sister's controversy as a perfect distraction for turning Levi's head.

In a dream, the angel tells Judith she must choose her path. As her faith continues to grow, so do her feelings for Andrew. Will she continue to place her hope in the angel’s message, even if it means losing all she knows and loves?

My Review - 
Great book! I thought it was a very original idea.  I believe this is part of a series and I certainly am interested in reading more of these wonderful books. This was a very sweet read, quick, and pleasant.
Great character development. I really liked Judith and I am glad that she "stuck to her guns" and didn't back down at the threats of the others. I hated Levi, what a jerk! But I guess there are even jerks in the Amish world too. I loved Andrew, what a perfect nice Amish boy, the type every parent would like their daughter to marry. I love the way he stuck up for Judith and tried to protect her - he was the night in shining armor, the hero of the story! The ending was no real surprise, but as I have said before - I don't need a surprise ending. I like my books to end the way I like them!

Thank you Thomas Nelson Publishers - "Booksneeze" for giving me this book to review!

Giveaway!!! Yay - I am giving away my beautiful copy of this book (and it is beautiful - just look at that cover!)

1. Please tell me - Do you believe in Angels?
 2. Please be from either the US or Canada
3. Please comment here (or email me) with your email address and the answer to the question above.
4. A winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on June 1st.
5. The winner will then have 48 hrs to respond with their mailing add. before a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck everyone, it is worth it!


14 comments:

  1. I do believe in angels! Sounds like a great book!

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  2. Angels are among us...just like the song says.
    Thanks for the great contest.
    RJB
    loki304(at)tds(dot)net

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  3. This sounds great.
    I definitely do believe in angels.

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  4. I do believe in angels.
    This book sounds like a great read!

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Yes I believe in angles! Great giveaway thanks!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  6. I have always believed in angels and I have several angel figurines that I have collected over the years. God sends us angels to watch over us. I would love to read this book. Sounds like one I would enjoy. Please include me in your giveaway and visit my blog sometime.
    Miriam
    mirandell87@yahoo.com

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  7. Yes I do believe in Angels and I think I have one watching over me!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  8. Yes - yes - yes - I do believe!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  9. I believe in angels. I believe we always have some watching over us.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    cmichellehofer AT gmail DOT com

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  10. def believe there are angels among us all the time.

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  11. I do believe in angels. Thank you.
    hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

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  12. Yes, I believe in angels
    tjandbcd at optonline.net

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  13. yes, i believe!

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  14. Yes, I believe in angels.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

    USA

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