THE PROMISE OF AN ANGEL
paperback, 296 pages
Thomas Nelson Publisher
This is the first book in the series "A Heaven On Earth" and if you want somthing different in an Amish book then this is it. This is my first time reading anything of Ruth Reid's and I am really surprised the way she writes. I hope to read more of her work.
Mecosta County, Michigan the home of a group of old order Amish and the story begins with them having a barn raising for the family of Judith Fischer and her parents. Judith loves the children and she loves to make up tales for the children but the elders don't like the tales she makes up, they think they are wrong.
When it got time to eat dinner that all the women had prepared Judith takes her eyes off her little five year old brother as they said the prayer and then she saw him on top of the barn trying to nail in the nail that Andrew had given him. She screams at him and then he starts to fall, she ran and when she got to him there was a man standing over him that she had never saw before. He told her and her little brother that he was going to be okay. He was carried to the hospital but when he came too, he could not move his legs.
Judith always went down by the river when she wanted to be by herself and there she meet the man again but he was so tall and his eyes were piecing blue but he told her again that Samuel would walk. Who was this stranger and how did he know what would happen. He told her his name was Tobias and that he was an angel. When she told someone about it they though she was just making up another one of her tales and told her to stop.
Will she stop telling the tales or is this really an Angel that God sent to help her and Samuel. Will the bishop believe her or will they think she is crazy and send her away? What about her the boy she wanted to marry Levi, he does not want to join the church and they had always talked about getting married.
This book was sent to me free for my review by BookSneeze