Angels Watching Over Me (Angels Trilogy Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Happy Holidays!  Bah humbug.  "Happy" is not the way Leah Lewis-Hall would describe herself at the moment.  She's spending her twelve days of Christmas in an Indianapolis hospital, while her mother is thousands of miles away on a honeymoon with husband number five.  Leah went to the doctor with nothing more
than a broken finger, but he ordered her to undergo some ...
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Angels Watching Over Me (Angels Trilogy Series #1)

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Overview

Happy Holidays!  Bah humbug.  "Happy" is not the way Leah Lewis-Hall would describe herself at the moment.  She's spending her twelve days of Christmas in an Indianapolis hospital, while her mother is thousands of miles away on a honeymoon with husband number five.  Leah went to the doctor with nothing more
than a broken finger, but he ordered her to undergo some tests.  Now she's stuck in the hospital, alone.  

Then Leah meets her hospital roommate, a young Amish girl named Rebekah, and her big family.  Cynical sixteen-year-old Leah has never known people like this before.  From Rebekah's handsome brother, Ethan, who can barely look Leah in the eye, to her kind older sister, Charity, the Amish family captivates Leah with its simple, loving ways.  When Leah receives frightening information about her condition, her new friends show her that miracles can happen.  And that sometimes angels appear in the most unexpected places.


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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8-10Young romance is difficult at the best of times, but when you're dealing with a life-threatening illness as well as the problems that can arise from a cross-cultural relationship, it can seem downright impossible. Such are the trials facing 16-year-old Leah Lewis-Hall. Left alone right before Christmas (by her mother who has just been married for the fifth time), Leah is admitted to the hospital for treatment of a broken finger. Further tests indicate bone cancer. During her stay, she meets Ethan, a handsome Amish boy, and is drawn to him despite the difficulties she has understanding his culture. Factor in the mysterious nurse Gabriella, who may or may not be an angel, and you have a story that is an interesting blend of romance, mystery, and problem novel. The characters are captivating and sensitively drawn and the plot is fast paced. There are strong religious themes but the author avoids being preachy. A satisfying book that also provides insight into the Amish way of life.Robyn Ryan Vandenbroek, formerly at Otterville Public School, Ontario
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307814128
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Series: Angels Trilogy Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 129,155
  • File size: 3 MB

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"Do you always do what the elders say?" Both Ethan and Charity quoted rules and words of others. Did they ever think for themselves?

"Gelassenheit," he said. "That's German for patience and resignation. It means obedience to the Amish community. It is not something we do. It is something we are."

Leah had been raised to be on her own. Her mother's many marriages, their frequent moves and different schools had taught her to be independent. But she saw quite clearly that for the Amish, individuality was not a virtue. It was a curse. She stood. "Well, it looks like we've come full circle, Ethan. You were right after all--the English and the Amish can't mingle."

He stood too. "But we can care about one another," he said carefully. "We can always care."

She knew he meant care in a brotherly way. But after spending time with him, she didn't want to be just another sister to him. She wanted to be a girl who mattered to him the way Martha Dewberry mattered. Except that Leah wasn't Amish. And she never would be.

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  • Posted March 29, 2009

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    I really like reading this book a lot because it's based on having faith in God.

    Leah is a 16 year old girl who spends days in a Indiana hospital. Then she meets her roomate, a young amish girl named Rebekah. Rebekah tells Leah about what she and her family believes in. When she meets Rebekah's siblings, Charity and Ethan, she learns about having faith and believe that God can make miracles. I enjoy so much of this book that I read it again. It shows that although people that are different from others they should have the same faith in God and that angels are watching over you no matter where you'll go. In this book at first Leah didn't seem to be very interested in religion and when she was diagonsed with cancer, she asked herself whether there really is a God and if that's so, why would He let these things happen to her. The author's purpose for this book is the need to trust in Our God and trust that He does make miracles when we pray and also that we have faith in Him. The story fulfills it's purpose very well because in the book it gives us a message that if we have faith in God, anyone of us when we get sick, we can be cured. I really like this book overall because it is focused on faith, with the character having an illness, she is tested whether she truly believes in God or not and also wether if when she is given a miracle, if she will still keep having that faith that she didn't have before.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    surreal

    This book was very real and life like. The characters reminded me of people I know, and they acted real. Though there are some sad places, it is an enjoyable book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2005

    MARVELOUS!!

    I just thought it was amazing story about life and how things go sometimes and after i finished reading it, it gave me a different way to look at life! and to always count my blessings!!Thanks LURLENE!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2004

    Good Story.....

    Good story, well written. It gives a sense of outlook on what's important in life and that it isn't always perfect. I wasn't exactly expecting a more exciting plot, but it could have been beefed up a bit with more twists....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    great

    I liked it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Love

    Theres 3books on this seres an ive read all three an i gatta admit there was amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Duh!

    Ill b honest i havent read this book but i love all her other stories so u btr read ths 2! :D

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

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    Not my Favorite

    I love to read books by Lurlene McDaniel but this was my least favorite one by a long shot. I never was really sad like I was during Garden Angels or the Pink Angels series. It was not my favorite:(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2007

    Shocked!

    Leah Lewis-Hall went to the hospital with nothing more than a broken finger. She didn¿t know how she broke it, it just happened. The doctors thought it was weird that her finger broke without injuring it, so they admitted her in the hospital to run more tests. She had a roommate named Rebekah, which was Amish. Rebekah was younger than Leah and was admitted in the hospital with a spider bite. Leah¿s mom hasn¿t arrived yet, but she was flying in from another state as fast as she could. Rebekah¿s family came, and Leah was embarrassed, because Rebekah had a really cute brother that Leah liked. His name was Ethan, but she never really told him that she liked him, because she was afraid that he would never like her back, but he did. The doctors kept running tests on Leah and found nothing unusual, until her knee started to hurt just like her finger! Right then the doctors knew what was wrong with her, but they ran some more tests just to make sure. It was true, she had bone cancer. She was shocked and scared! If she wanted to live, she would have to get her leg and finger amputated, but she doesn¿t want to. Will Leah accept the fact that it has to be done? I really enjoyed this book. I never wanted to put it down! I also like how I can relate to the book, because I had to be admitted in the hospital several times for a Pseudo tumor Cerebri, but Leah¿s case was a little worse. At the beginning of the book, it got a little confusing, because it just jumped right into the problem. Soon after that, it got better and I could follow along with out confusion. This book doesn¿t remind me of any television shows, but like I said, I can relate to it. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romantic twists or grieving stories. Most of Lurlene McDaniel¿s books are those kind of stories. More information on this book is that there is kind of a series. I plan on reading the rest of the books. I would prefer to read this one first, or you may not get the other books, because they follow on with Leah¿s life. Some of the other sequels are called Lifted up by Angels and Until Angels Close my Eyes. You should really try this book, because you won¿t regret it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2005

    This is an Amazing Story!!!

    This book was AMAZING!!!! Lurlene McDaniel is a great author! And I loved learning about Amish people and how they viewed life and Christianity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2004

    Leah Lewis-Hall and Ethan Forever

    Leah thought the hospital would be a drag until she met ethan,ethan was just a plain old amish boy until Leah met him it was like her destiny and I find that very touching

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    Great book!

    This is a story that really makes you think about first impressions.It is a great story that describes how two people meet, who come form two very different backgrounds. You will love the feelings you get when you read this book. You will not be able to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2003

    Miracles can happen!

    I feel bad for Leah. I wouldn't want to be in the hospital on Christmas either! Neither would I like to have bone cancer! I think the title is interesting because it's going to make people read it and yet it won't give much away about the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    lurlene mcdaniel is a great author

    My friend introduced me to lurlene i think that she is one of the berst authors in the world her books are sad but inspirational i read some in one day i truly recommend any of her books she is great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    Inspiring and Siteful

    This is a book that really makes you think. You see that first impressions aren't always right and that miracles do happen. Leah was in sort of a rut, she wasn't having any fun and was left alone at a hospital. She made lots of friends and learned about different religions. Her new friends made her see that you can believe in things even though you can't see them. You just have to wish what you want and believe that things happen for better or for worse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2003

    I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!

    this book is amazing!! i loved it! i read this book in school and could not put it down. it is the first book that made me cry. it is a great book if you love teen/romantic novels. go read this book. i give this book 5 stars. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    Intriguing and Entertaining

    This was the first of many Lurlene McDaniel books that I have read. It captures your attention and makes you want to dive in for more. It was so intriguing that it turned Lurlene McDaniel into one of my favorite authors and I aspire to one day have read all of her books. Strongly recommend this book, especially if the Amish culture interests you at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2003

    It was the best!

    I loved this book!! It was so great! It was very soft without being to mushy! I'm a big fan of Lurleen McDaniel but I'm leery of books that make you cry. This one made me cry but in a different way, it was the kind of tears that make you want to keep moving on. Score for Lurleen McDaniel!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2003

    Inspiring

    This book is so inspiring and romantic. I read it twice over one weekend. Now I love all of Lurlene's books. I am trying to read all of her books now, so far I have read two but starting a third one. I would recomend this book to everyone who enjoy romance and inspiring books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2003

    Sweet

    This book is wonderful! I got it from my sister friend Jess! She told me it was sad and wonderful, so I started to read it, and fell in love with the whole story! I almost cried when she was going to get a biopsy and Ethan stayed with her! I think that was really sweet! I can't wait to read more! This story keeps me on my feet! Leah is so cool! I want to read more books by Lurlene McDaniel!

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