Micah, the orphaned six-year-old son of a 19th century prostitute, faces an uncertain future at the hands of Star, the mean-spirited madam who his mother had worked for. Star determines to get rid of Micah ... for a price. On the night of his mother's burial, Micah encounters an angel, who becomes his constant companion. She guides and comforts him on his journey to an uncertain future. This fictional story comes to life with colorful characters and historical facts about "soiled doves," steeped in the rich flavor of the Old West.
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Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite Alone, confused and scared, when Micah’s mother died, his future was uncertain. Having grown up in a rather strange place, the orphan of Athena Weston (alias of Amy Buckman Westlund), is searching for answers to his confusion in Micah and the Angel by Anita Batz. He finds some answers and some comfort from an angel who appears before him with the promise of always being there to guide him. He names the angel Poppy and finds that Poppy gives him good advice and always makes him smile. Athena had been working in a 19th-century brothel on the outskirts of a small town in California when she died. Living in a little shack out back was her six-year-old son. Through the kindness of her friend, Rosette, she was able to send word to her estranged family in Sacramento. Though Franklin Buckman was struck hard by her death and by the guilt he held for the angry words that had passed between them when she left Sacramento, he knew that the only way he could make things right was to go to Branchdale and bring his grandson back to live with them and be a part of their family. The owner of the brothel, Star, has other plans when she realizes the stature of Athena’s father and the value that Micah holds for her. Micah and the Angel is a tragic story which ends in triumph. The twists and turns in the plot on the way to getting there are what makes it such a delightful read. Anita Batz expertly illustrates the simple, innocent thoughts of a boy who knows nothing of the unsavory life taking place about him. This is a story of family love and how, in spite of difficulties, love always rises above all else and comes to the rescue. Tragic, genuine and inspiring, Micah and the Angel will take you through a mix of emotions from tragedy to triumph and leave you with warm feelings of simple, innocent faith, love and family.