Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman

Title: Angel Song
Author: Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
paperback, 344 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59554-685-2

Angels eagerly watch over Annie Fletcher's every move. She just doesn't know it yet. 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 is there to lend 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 new found 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.

Anne fletcher has had a troubled past.  She left Charleston and her troubled past behind her when she moved to New York.  She returns to Charleston for  her sister, Sarah's graduation. Tragedy strikes when Sarah is killed in a car accident.  Anne returns to her sister's lonely house where Anne is haunted by strange music in her dreams.  I liked Anne a lot.  She pretends that she is okay, when she is crumbling inside.  I have recently lost a loved one and I could identify with her raw emotions.  Anne has troubles back in New York also. She is trying to land a big account so her firm doesn't go under. Everyone is relying on her and she is forced to make some tough decisions.  She finds herself escaping to the very place she tried to avoid, Charleston. The other characters in the book are great too.  Tammy and her son, Keith  are the type of neighbors that are going to help you whether you want it or not.  Keith has Down Syndrome and the special ability to see angels all around.  They rely on their faith to help them get through to Anne.  The story line was great. It was well written and fast moving. I found myself tearing up from time to time as well.  Shakespeare wrote " There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy. " I believe this to be true.

*picture and summary taken from Goodreads
** I received book from Booksneeze in exchange for a honest review.
*** Quote from Hamlet, 1.5 


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