Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Book Review: Brush of an Angel's Wing by Ruth Reid

This is the second book in Ruth Reid's series, Heaven on Earth, of an Amish society.  The first book was fantastic and I couldn't wait to get the chance to read and review her follow-up novel.

Book Description (from

Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love.
The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes when her father hires Jordan Engles, the son he always wanted.
As Jordan takes on brotherly roles around the house, like escorting Rachel to the youth singing, the enmity between the two grows. Besides, Jordan has one foot in the Englisch world and is determined not to get involved with an Amish girl.
Neither realizes that God has sent an angel, Nathaniel, to help mend their hearts. The angel’s intervention helps them find peace and healing in accepting God's will for their lives.

My Thoughts

While I wasn't as entranced by this book as I was with her first in this series, The Promise of an Angel, I think this is a great book.  I tore through this book in no time and was sad that I'd have to wait a long while until her next book.  Brush of an Angel's Wings made me feel good to think that there just might be a guardian angel watching over me and battling Satan's forces for me.  The story of Rachel and Jordan was sweet and had me either in tears or laughing a lot.  I appreciate how Ruth takes her time developing the characters, their feelings, and their back story.  God has a plan for each of our lives and we can't find true happiness until we stop being stubborn.  We need to seek Him and follow the path He has laid out for us, even if it takes us out of our comfort zone or humbles us.  This story also really shows us how good can come from bad situations.  Remember......ALL things work together for the good of those who love Him.

I was provided a copy of this book from for my honest review.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received other than a copy of the book.


Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I would love to read a book about an Amish society. Sounds great!


crunchyfarmbaby said...

Looks like a read my mom would really enjoy. I'll pass it along, thanks for sharing!

Amanda McMahon said...

This sounds like a good book for me. I LOVE Amish books!

Anonymous said...

My Grandmother loves these types of books - I will pass this along!