Monday, February 21, 2011

Angel Sister and giveaway

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Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Publisher: Revell
February 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3381-0
Genre: Inspirational/historical/women’s fiction

Kate Merritt is fourteen years old, but during the Great Depression, she feels solely responsible for the entire running of her household. Her father is a drunk, her mother suffers from depression, and her sisters are fragile. Kate takes on the responsibility of making sure her drunk father is cleaned up and put to bed at night.

When Kate finds a little girl, Lorena, abandoned on the front steps of the church where Kate’s grandfather is pastor, Kate takes her in, becoming her Angel Sister. Unfortunately, this act of kindness causes great controversy with both Kate’s family and the church.

As the drama escalates, secrets are revealed. Could Lorena be just what her family needs? Or will her presence cause more problems than they solve?

I have read one of Ms. Gabhart’s previous books (The Seeker) and the tone and voice in both of these books are very different. I enjoyed The Seeker immensely and hoped to enjoy this book.

It did take a bit of a struggle for me to get into the book, but once I got past the spot that initially stopped me I enjoyed the story. The book is full of unique characters, all well developed, character that I both liked and disliked. Kate herself was amazingly strong for a fourteen year old. The story has a beautifully written ending, one that brought tears to my eyes. $14.99. 410 pages.

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