Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Promise of an Angel

To those that know me, it's not a surprise that I would be reading Amish fiction.  I truly enjoy the simplicity.  This title lets the reader know just what the book is about.  The main character Judith speaks with an angel throughout the book for comfort and strength.  Although I believe in angels and God's purpose for them in our lives, I was a bit disappointed in the way the angel was depicted in this book.  At times, it was a little too far fetched.  I can see what the author was striving for, and it is fiction.  Still and all, I would have liked to see Tobias (the angel) written in a different and more believable way. 
With that being said, I did enjoy this book.  It is faith-filled, and that is a wonderful thing.  There is a glossary of Pennsylvania Dutch terms at the beginning of the book to help with the words that are sprinkled throughout the book.  That is very helpful, I would think, to those that are not familiar with Amish fiction.

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