“Brush of Angel’s Wings” by Ruth Reid, book review. Book #2 in the Heaven on Earth series.
This novel is the latest Amish story by Ruth Reid and picks up where the first book ended, with Rachel dealing with the death of her brother and taking his place doing farm chores with her father. All seems well until Jordon arrives at his uncle’s house following the death of his Amish mother. On her death bed, she urges him to return to his Amish roots.
Jordon begins to learn farming the Amish way, and other Amish traditions. Rachel’s father uses the extra help to free Rachel to pursue woman’s duties. Rachel enjoys working with her father and the animals, but with sisters to help her mother, had not practiced the sewing, cooking and quilting as much as other young women her age. But Rachel resents Jordon’s interruption in the family.
Jordon is searching for a purpose and family. He is open to learning an Amish trade from the farmers in the community. He is searching for his birth father, who is a truck driver. He is considering his time in the Amish community just a stop over to his next part of his life.
Interspersed in this story is the battle of good and evil through the dialog between 2 angels. While I know that God created angels, I do not like to personify them or assign words and how they interact with God and humans. But it did give some insight into the thoughts of people.
Book Number 3 “Angel at Her Side” due out January 2013.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, as a member of the Book Sneeze Program. All opinions expressed are my own.