The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Series: Heaven on Earth(Book 1)
Goodreads Summery: 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?
Judith is days away from turning 19 and can’t wait to start courting Levi the minute he asks. A few days before her birthday at her family’s barn raising she catches her sister flirting with Levi and while she is distracted her little brother Samuel slips away and has an accident. As she runs to her brother she soon sees a man kneeling beside him. She chases the man into the woods but he disappears. She tells her family about him but they don’t believe her and people in her community even start to avoid her. The only person who believes her is the bishops son Andrew. At first Judith does not trust him because he is the bishops son but she soon finds herself relying on him. Will the community believe her or will they shun her and can she see the future God might have for her with Andrew?
When I first heard about this book I was a little hesitant. I was curious how a book about The Amish and Angels could work and I must admit the author did a great job pulling it off! I really liked Judith and Andrew. I also had a hard time putting this book down. Even though the subject of Angels can be one that can come across as unbelievable this book did an wonderful job of making it seem possible. My only complaint is I felt the relationship between Judith and her sister Martha got fixed just a little to easily and all was well. It just seemed a little rushed. I am looking forward to the 2nd book of this series due out next year.
This book also gets my Abbie’s Burning the Midnight Oil Award
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.