Brush of Angel’s Wings by Ruth Reid is an Amish story with a twist for good and bad angels are also part of the story. Rachel is very happy helping her dad with chores and farming for she has no talent for or interest in cooking or sewing. In her own way she is also trying to take the place of her brother who died two years earlier. Micah, the father, hires Jordan to help on the farm hoping this will force Rachel to learn the skills than an Amish wife needs. When Rachel and Jordan meet, there is an instant dislike between them. Jordan is not Amish and does not plan to become Amish. He is in the community to honor a promise he made to his dying Amish mother. A large part of the story is about the developing relationship between Rachel and Jordan.
Since I am a great fan of Amish fiction, I really enjoyed the book. However it is the first Amish book I have read that also included angels. When I first started reading the book I was not too sure that I was going to enjoy the angels but the more I read the more interesting they became. The main suspense in the story was dealing with the birth of babies, both human and animal. In my opinion, all Amish stories have a romantic element. Near the end of the book I was crying so hard I could hardly see the words on the page and at other times I laughed out loud at some of the antics of Rachel. All the characters were well developed and I really like that the author included Amish words in the dialogue. Descriptions were quite vivid and I could almost smell the food at all the gatherings. With the inclusion of angels, the message of the book was inspiring and gave me something to think about.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Amish fiction that also includes the workings of an angelic angel and a demonic angel.
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