Thursday, February 24, 2011

What I've Read (and Revell Tour): Angel Sister by Ann H. Gabhart

This is a story of blame on multiply levels. And when blame gets passed around consciously or unconsciously, it usually takes a shock to the character’s lives to change their worldview.

That is what I liked about this story. Little Lorena Birdsong is the shock to a family ravaged by drink, past mistakes and a future that only seems to be swallowing them whole.

While I enjoyed that aspect of the story, I had a hard time keeping interest. There was a great deal of “backlog” for the good first half of the book. It didn’t affect how I viewed the characters or their history. The tension seemed to be lacking in a lot of areas until it got closer to the end, then it picked up, but chapter endings tended to end too easily, not gripping my interest.

Now I will say, that the reason I kept reading was because I wanted to know how Victor ended his drinking problem. It did come to a good conclusion and I was charmed by sweet Lorena. She brought a spark to the story and her situation kept me invested.

So while this book hasn’t been my favorite, I have seen other readers who enjoyed it. I would suggest gleaning from other reviews before settling solely on my opinion.

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

Available February 2011 from Revell, a division of Baker publishers.


  1. Sorry you didn't enjoy this book as much. It was a length read and a lot of back track, but a neat journey to travel with the characters.

    Thanks for giving your honest opinion. Everyone has different tastes and preferences. :-)

    ~ Katy

  2. I saw this book in Walmart last night, I think, but didn't buy it. Instead, I bought Operation Bonnet. Have you read that one?

  3. @Katy, that is absolutely right, but I also really liked this authors other work in her last Shaker book. Sometimes that is just the way it goes. :)

    @Courtney, I have heard of that book, but haven't read it. Sounds like an interesting story!

    Thanks for stopping by today ladies! :)


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