Mar 29, 2011

Book Review: Angel Sister by Ann H. Gabhart

Excerpt: Nadine Merritt heard her husband step up on the porch. She'd been staring into the dark waiting for that sound for hours. One minute she would send up impassioned prayers that he'd make it home safely, and the next she would berate herself for not turning over, going to sleep, and leaving him to his just deserts. Victor was a grown man. He made his own choices. She couldn't make them for him. The trouble was, he wasn't the only one who had to live with the choices he made. They all did. Not just Nadine, but the girls too. Angel Sister, pg 15.

Back Cover: Its 1936 and Kate Merritt works hard to keep her family together. Her father has slipped into alcoholism, her mother is trying to come to grips with their dire financial situation, and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to all of it. Kate could never have imagined that a dirty, abandoned little girl name Lorena Birdsong would be just what her family needs.

In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer.

My Review: It is amazing the things that can change the course of a person's life. At times it is unfathomable to understand how addictions can take a good man down the road of destruction. This is the story of two people who have never been able to live up to the expectations of their fathers. It is a story of overcoming the difficulties that we face everyday. It is a story of love and forgiveness, and mostly of second chances. It is the story of how one girl changed the lives of everyone that she met, and she might even change your life too.

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My Recommendation: I recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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