Saturday, October 30, 2010

Angel Song

Angel Song
Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1595546852
August, 2010/352 pages/$14.99

Angels eagerly watch over Ann Fletcher's every move. She just doesn't know it yet.

Ann Fletcher has returned to Charleston to see her younger sister Sarah receive her master's degree. But she soon finds herself riding in the back of an ambulance, watching helplessly as Sarah fights for her life. As they race to the hospital, Sarah talks to someone who is not there...and hums a melody Ann has never heard before.

That unfamiliar, unearthly beautiful melody keeps finding Ann--first in the hospital chapel, then in her dreams, and finally in Sarah's empty house.

Two neighbors have a profound effect on Ann. Ethan McKinney lends her a shoulder to lean on. And as a carpenter, he volunteers to help Ann get the Fletcher family home into shape for selling. His strong presence is a pleasing distraction. Ann's twelve-year-old neighbor, Keith, has Down Syndrome and the guile to believe he can actually see and hear angels. In fact, he insists they are looking out for her in ways she's never imagined.

God begins to reveal himself to Ann--both in her newfound friends and through supernatural events. As she discovers the very real presence of angels around her, will she finally open her heart to receive God's healing love?

Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and best-selling author with more than 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith®, Sheila has reached more than 3.5 million women by artistically combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God's Word.

Author of the best-selling memoir Honestly and the Gold Medallion nominee for The Heartache No One Sees, Sheila's most recent release, The Shelter of God's Promises, has also been turned into a DVD curriculum and in-depth Bible study. The Gigi, God's Little Princess book and video series has won the National Retailer's Choice Award twice and is the most popular Christian brand for young girls in the United States.

Sheila co-hosted The 700 Club and her own show Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh. She is currently completing her Masters in Theology.

Visit her website to learn more about her.

Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. After practicing as a pharmacist, she left her career to spend more time home with her daughters and has since pursued her dream of writing. Kathryn and her family currently live in Santa Barbara, California.

This is a touching story of Ann Fletcher, who is reeling from the unexpected death of her sister Sarah on the very weekend Sarah was to receive her master's degree in social work. Ann plans to close Sarah's house as quickly as possible and return to her interior design job in New York, but she feels inexplicably compelled to stay. She doesn't have any use for God and isn't even sure He exists, but strange events begin to happen, including the music she keeps hearing and can't escape, causing her to wonder if she's losing her mind. Desperate to be alone yet also desperate for friends, Ann accepts the friendship of Sarah's neighbor Tammy and Tammy's son Keith, who claims that angels are all around them and caring for them. Could it be that God really exists and cares about her? The Women of Faith 2010 Novel of the Year, Angel Song will touch your heart.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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