Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Although I enjoyed reading this story of David and having history "come alive", I felt that David's passion and love for his God could have been more a part of his life than what was portrayed in this book. David's dependence and worship of his God were what made him to be a man after God's own heart and although I know he was a person with faults and all, I felt his love for his Lord was not as strong in the story as I would have liked to have seen it. That being said, I truly did enjoy reading this 593 page story which went by very quickly and which I would recommend to others to read and enjoy.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Michael Phillips, the author, it is said, "has a unique style of interweaving expansive and thought-provoking spiritual themes with dramatic story lines, memorable characterization, and rich historical settings". That pretty much sums up what he did here in "Angel Harp". Scotland is considered home for this author for a portion of the year and you can tell this in the reading of this story. This was not a fast moving story and I had to give myself time to settle in and get the feel of this book, but once I did I had a hard time putting it down as I neared the end. There is a sequel to this book, "Heather Song" and I look forward to reading it in the very near future.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I liked Mason as a person. He was very sincere, romantic and thought things through. He didn't give up on Trudie, saw the best in her and helped her see her potential and "go for it". He was also very sensitive to Lane and her feelings. It was a "love triangle" and I enjoyed myself watching everything unfold and come to a satisfying conclusion. This is one of my favorites in the "Love Finds You in . . . series".
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Holly was Alex's girlfriend when that fateful day happened, and although she tried hard to be patient and wait on Alex to handle his grief, Alex eventually sent her away and that relationship died. Now Holly is in California working for Oak Canyon Estates and selling houses that are being built. The problem is that an environmental terrorist group has targeted that sight, during the fire season, to make a statement and burn it to the ground.
This was a well written story that helped you see the struggles Alex was going through and kept you on the edge of your seat at times during a few harrowing action scenes. I liked how the author helped us all to see "how Christ never intended for people to rid the world of all bad things, but for people to deal with the evil inside themselves". I felt real peace for Alex when he realized what his Dad had lived all his life; "He believed that trouble was a certainty in this world, but he was not to worry because God had already conquered the evil in this world".
I will give a warning near the end of this story have some Kleenex handy, because if you are like me, you are going to need several of them. This was part of a series, but you can easily read it as a stand alone. It does touch base with people from the other two books, and it is always good to read about how people are doing from other stories. It was a story I finished reading, but didn't forget about when I put the book down. A story I will think about "every now and then".