Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Book review - Angel Sister by Ann H. Gabhart

Publisher Blurb:
It is 1936 and Kate Merritt is trying hard to keep her family together. Her father has slipped into alcoholism, her mother tries 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 named 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: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It takes place in the middle of the depression and really emphasizes the hard times people were going through. Although a Christian book with a lot of Bible references, it never felt overly "preachy" to me.  I think the overall message of the book, was simply to have faith. Whether faith in God or yourself, just have faith.

I also enjoyed reading about a simpler time. Even throughout the hardships that plagued the family, they managed to love each other and find joy in simple pleasures. I would recommend this book to others.

"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


Ann H. Gabhart said...

Thanks so much, Kim, for reading my book, Angel Sister. I'm so glad you enjoyed my Merritt family's story.

Gill - That British Woman said...

isn't it funny how we all differ in opinions of the books we read, I did not enjoy this book one bit.