Booksneeze Book Review of “Brush of Angel’s Wings” by Ruth Reid
The story takes place in an Amish community in Michigan called Hope Falls. The main characters are Rachel, a single Amish girl and Jordan who is back in the community, staying with his uncle, because he promised his mother he would give her Amish roots a chance. Another “character” is Nathaniel, an angel of God, whose job it is to *”shepherd them toward the path of healing and love.” ( *from book jacket)
Brush of Angel’s Wings is the first book I have read by author, Ruth Reid. I enjoyed the author’s style of writing, the way she told the story but I was less impressed by the story itself.
I have really enjoyed novels set in Amish country in the past, I think it was the “angel” part of this book that was what I didn’t care for. The angel’s role in this book did not “sit well” with me but this is just my opinion.
The author uses the authentic Pennsylvania Dutch dialogue and provides a glossary for those not familiar with this type of speech.
I would give this novel a 4 out of 5 rating – even though I didn’t care for the Angels and Demons inclusion in this book, the writing was well done and compelling.
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