Friday, June 21, 2013

An Angel by Her Side

Author: Ruth Reid
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
January 2013
ISBN:  978-1595547903
Genre: Amish / romance / paranormal

Katie has lived through tragedy and heartache. But with the angel Elias by her side, the best years of her life are just ahead.

When Katie Bender’s fianc√© died in a tragic accident, so did her hope of finding love. Though heartbroken, Katie is also practical. In the years since the accident she has discovered her gift for teaching. But when a tornado destroys her small Amish settlement, including the schoolhouse, Katie doesn’t know how she will provide for herself.

Seth Stutzman arrived in Hope Falls days before the storm. And when he helps usher Katie and the children to safety, sparks fly. But Seth is only in town to help his brother, Amos, get back on his feet following the death of his wife. He can’t afford to have feelings for Katie.

Rebuilding the community is a huge task, and soon, Katie and Seth are working side by side. As they privately wrestle with their feelings for each other, another silent—and ultimate—battle for their hearts rages unseen.

Sworn to protect what God has ordained, the mighty angel Elias appears to them as a mysterious visitor. And with his guidance, Katie and Seth find the courage to take the first small steps toward the life, and love, they were destined for.

AN ANGEL BY HER SIDE is the third book in Ms. Reid’s An Heaven on Earth series, but it easily stands alone. Fans of Ms. Reid will want to read the first two books in the series The Promise of an Angel and A Brush of Angel’s Wings.

AN ANGEL BY HER SIDE is easily the best book in this series. Ms. Reid has really grown as a writer. The book starts with action and keeps up the pace. Not only is this an Amish story, but it has realistic, hurting characters, served with a side of spiritual warfare. I am greatly impressed. I hope Ms. Reid writes many more books like this one. If you like Amish fiction don’t miss AN ANGEL BY HER SIDE. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. 5 stars. $15.99. 368 pages.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Thanks for your review Laura. I haven't read this book yet. I'm looking forward to doing so!

Judy B