One of the books I read this summer was Angel Song by Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman. I was drawn to this book because of the publisher's description on the back of the book which says:
When Annie Fletcher returns to Charleston to see her younger sister, Sarah, receive her master’s degree, she finds herself riding in the back of an ambulance, watching helplessly as Sarah fights for life. During the ride, Sarah appears to talk to someone who is not there, humming a melody Annie has never heard before.
Neighbor Ethan McKinney lends a shoulder when Sarah unexpectedly dies. And as a carpenter, Ethan volunteers to help Annie get the Fletcher family home into shape for selling. Ethan’s presence is distracting, but what troubles Annie is her neighbor Tammy’s 12-year-old son. Keith has Down Syndrome and the guile to believe he can see and hear angels.
God begins to reveal Himself to Annie – both in her newfound friends and through heart-rending and clearly supernatural events. Annie discovers faith in God, finally experiencing the comfort that His angels really do surround us.
Sound wonderful right? I just wish I had enjoyed it more. I love the whole premise of Keith, the Down Syndrome boy being able to see and hear angels and I longed for the authors to delve deeper into this subject. Unfortunately, I feel as if they just skimmed the surface. I also believe I would have enjoyed the book more if they allowed Annie to have more interaction with the angels.
I did enjoy the interaction that Annie had with Ethan and the bond she developed with Tammy and Keith. So, although I did not LOVE the book, I did like it and I am thankful that Booksneeze and Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a free copy to read and review. It was a nice, light, summer read.