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An Angel by Her Side (Heaven On Earth Series #3)

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

An Angel by Her Side caught me by surprise, literally. Okay, I k

An Angel by Her Side caught me by surprise, literally. Okay, I knew that according to the synopsis, there’s an angel in the story. What I didn’t expect was the supernatural play out – demon vs. angel – in the story. I usually steer away from such books, but this one? It...
An Angel by Her Side caught me by surprise, literally. Okay, I knew that according to the synopsis, there’s an angel in the story. What I didn’t expect was the supernatural play out – demon vs. angel – in the story. I usually steer away from such books, but this one? It was good. Never mind that this could be included in the paranormal genre and I don’t read paranormal. The good vs. bad scenarios were just too interesting. I found myself cheering for Elias as he battled the evil demon.

I gotta admit that the reason I requested for this book was because it’s an Amish stories. Although I enjoy reading Amish stories, I sometimes feel disgruntled with certain portrayal of the characters. However, I was completely satisfied with the portrayal of the characters. They weren’t super-holy people just because they are Amish. The protagonist, Katie, had her flaws aka attitude problems and so did Amos and the other characters.

The “would-they-or-would-they-not-get-together” kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. The author certainly did well in keeping the suspense about the relationship until the end. There was definitely no moment to get bored with the story, especially when I *needed* to know the outcome of Katie and Seth’s relationship! Even though I got impatient and was sorely tempted to skip to the end of the book to find the answer to my question, I patiently read, read some more, waited, and waited.

Besides the main characters, the supporting characters were interesting as well. Yes, the story is mainly a love story, but the drama involving the other characters made the story exciting. There wasn’t only love, there was also bitterness, hatred, being lost, and finding God’s purpose in life.

In conclusion, I loved reading An Angel by Her Side. This is the 3rd book in the A Heaven On Earth series. I don’t know if there will be other new books in the series, but will definitely read them if there are. It would be especially interesting if there’s a story about Amos’ teenaged daughter.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author through the Booksneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

posted by Evangeline_Han on April 26, 2013

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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So sad that with 11 reviews and all of them are plot spoilers all bragging how they got their book for free for their so called honest review. They ruin the book for other readers who have to pay their books. Bn, when are you going to do something about these obnoxious ...
So sad that with 11 reviews and all of them are plot spoilers all bragging how they got their book for free for their so called honest review. They ruin the book for other readers who have to pay their books. Bn, when are you going to do something about these obnoxious people who think they have the right to reveal every detail of the plot line just because they got their book for free. It is not fair to other readers, nor to you, because i will not buy a book after they ruin it. Please ban these plot spoilers and delete their posts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Good read

    Completely enjoy books about the Amish faith.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

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    Very interesting read

    This book kept me reading, non-stop, to the end. I would recommend.

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

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    Katie Bender is a character we have met before, earlier in this

    Katie Bender is a character we have met before, earlier in this series. But we are now several years down the road and Katie has made her way as a teacher after the death of her fiance. Now however her whole world has been shaken, literally as a tornado destroys the school house. Her quick thinking had saved all the children and the community was binding together to help one another in this time of trouble, but Katie is not sure what is going to happen, because rebuilding the school is not at the top of the list of priorities. The community has to rebuild the homes and farms of those damaged by the tornado, it is their very livelihood at stake. Seth Stutzman was in Hope Falls helping his brother-in-law Amos Mast. It it a very dark period in the lives of the Mast family, the loss of Amos' wife Erma to cancer had hardened his heart and he was reacting poorly, walking away from God and his community. He and Katie have clashed repeatedly over her teaching of his children and her objections to the beehives, he plans on putting near the school house.
    A community finding their way after tragedy, a family nearing irreparable fracture after a death in the family, and a young woman trying to find her way in the midst of the storms of life. I enjoyed this book, more than I did the others in this series. It was like a culmination of the stories all melded together. We have key characters from the other stories here, in a different period of life for them. All in all it was an enjoyable story. Reading Group Guide included. 344 pages US $15.99 4 stars. This book was provided for review purposes only no payment was received for this review.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    An Angel by Her Side is Ruth Reid's latest Amish novel.  It is t

    An Angel by Her Side is Ruth Reid's latest Amish novel.  It is the third book in the Heaven on Earth series.  It is the story of Katie Bender, a single Amish schoolteacher, and Seth Stultzman, an Amish man who is visiting family in crisis. A freak tornado wreaks havoc in the town of Hope Falls, and the two are thrust together during efforts to repair.  Both Katie and Seth have had their hearts broken in the past, and are reluctant to open themselves up again.



    What I found interesting in this story is the focus on good versus evil, with the angel Elias and his enemy Razzen.  Also inspiring was the character of Seth's uncle Amos, who after the death of his wife has closed his heart to his faith and community.  This is a good book, and it was easy to read quickly.  If you are interested in reading the first two in the series (but you could just read An Angel by Her Side alone), they are titled The Promise of an Angel and Brush of Angel's Wings.  Also included at the end of the book is a Reading Group Guide.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    I enjoy Amish fiction, and for me this one did not disappoint. F

    I enjoy Amish fiction, and for me this one did not disappoint. For those unfamiliar with some of the Amish words, there is a glossary at the beginning of the book to refer back to, but if you've read a few Amish stories you'll probably have no issues understanding. I liked Katie's character, and while the story may seem slow at moments, it's all just setting the stage for the story. The hidden battle in the background rears it's ugly head at times throughout the story, but it's not just what the book is about, of course. It also discusses learning disabilities, as Seth's character struggles with dyslexia.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    After losing her fiance in a tragic accident, Katie Bender found

    After losing her fiance in a tragic accident, Katie Bender found solace as well as a vocation in teaching. But when the school is destroyed by a tornado and the community doesn't want to rebuild, Katie's future is questionable. Fortunately, she has an angel by her side.

    Upon first picking up this novel, I wasn't sure regarding the combination of Amish and angels. It sounded as though it might be a bit too "Touched by an Angel" for my liking. However, I have to admit that I enjoyed it. The battles between Elias and Razzen added a new depth to the typical Amish novel. And although the ending was predictable, the story made it worthwhile.

    4 stars


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    Posted December 21, 2013

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