Format: Soft Cover, 352 pages
Skomomma's Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Growing up, one of my favorite Amy Grant songs was "Angels Watching over Me". I found myself humming that song as I read through this book. "Angel Song" is the story of a Annie, a country-raised girl turned sleek city interior designer who returns home for a visit with her sister and finds herself drawn back into her past following her sister's tragic death. She confronts the loss of her sister, memories of a painful childhood, the pull of her career and the intrusiveness of the boy next store who was born with Down Syndrome.
The story was enjoyable to read and while the reader could easily predict the ending, it still held my interest to the very end. There were a couple of things that bothered me...in the beginning the authors introduce a character who was close to Annie's sister, but after she helps with the funeral arrangements, she disappears from the rest of the storyline. I wonder why they bothered to introduce her at all. The other thing I found somewhat puzzling was how quickly some of the characters came to "love" Annie. It was a little unrealistic given the way that Annie tries desperately to avoid and ignore them. Annie comes off being rude and ungrateful and yet these characters keep brushing it off and continuing to pursue friendships with her.
I think it's pretty easy to get past these things though and enjoy the book as a whole. It's a good reminder that God sends His angels to be with us no matter what life brings.
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