Ann Fletcher has returned to Charleston to see her younger sister Sarah receive her master’s degree. But she soon finds herself riding in the back of an ambulance, watching helplessly as Sarah fights for her life. As they race to the hospital, Sarah talks to someone who is not there…and hums a melody Ann has never heard before.
That unfamiliar, unearthly beautiful melody keeps finding Ann–first in the hospital chapel, then in her dreams, and finally in Sarah’s empty house.
Two neighbors have a profound effect on Ann. Ethan McKinney lends her a shoulder to lean on. And as a carpenter, he volunteers to help Ann get the Fletcher family home into shape for selling. His strong presence is a pleasing distraction. Ann’s twelve-year-old neighbor, Keith, has Down Syndrome and the guile to believe he can actually see and hear angels. In fact, he insists they are looking out for her in ways she’s never imagined.
God begins to reveal himself to Ann–both in her newfound friends and through supernatural events. As she discovers the very real presence of angels around her, will she finally open her heart to receive God’s healing love?
Anne Fletcher left her life in Charleston ten years ago and now has a rewarding career in New York. She’s never had any use for God in her life, and after her sister’s car wreck, she sees no reason to change that. The people in Sarah’s life adopt Anne with no hesitation and pull her into their circle with love, food, and drawings of angels. Suddenly, Anne is faced with important choices in her life and her career. Will she trust God and her new friends or will she continue to count on only herself?
Angel Song is a sweet book. I just want to hug Keith, and Ethan is so sweet! (Didn’t I say it’s a sweet book?) Walsh and Cushman took a story that could have been sad and preachy and made it into an enjoyable read.
About the book:
Title: Angel Song
Author: Shelia Walsh & Kathryn Cushman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release date: August 10, 2010
Where I got the book: Library
This review is part of my Women of Faith author series.