The Promise of an Angel (Heaven On Earth Series #1)

The Promise of an Angel (Heaven On Earth Series #1)

by Ruth Reid
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The Promise of an Angel (Heaven On Earth Series #1) by Ruth Reid

Interrupting the ordered routine of the Mecosta County Amish settlement, an angelic visitor awakens Judith to a new faith.

All Judith Fischer ever wanted is to marry within her community and raise a family. She longs for the day when her parents will allow Levi Plank to officially court her.

But on the day Judith suspects Levi will ask her parent's permission, her younger brother Samuel has an accident under her charge. Rushing to Samuel's aid, Judith spies a strange man helping him; a man she later believes was an angel.

When she shares her conviction with her family and close friends, she is shocked to find that no one believes her, including Levi. In the days following the accident, the angel visits Judith with information that may guide her down the path of faith, should she choose to follow.

As her community slowly distances themselves, only one person is willing to stand up for her?the bishop's son, Andrew Lapp. But can he convince the settlement to listen to her? With a show of faith that flies in the face of her conservative upbringing, can Judith hold strong to the promise that there are even greater things in store for those who believe in God's miracles?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595549815
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/30/2011
Series: Heaven On Earth Series , #1
Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 84,882
File size: 960 KB

About the Author

Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA bestselling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She’s a full-time pharmacist who lives in Florida with her husband and three children. When attending Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan, she lived on the outskirts of an Amish community and had several occasions to visit the Amish farms. Her interest grew into love as she saw the beauty in living a simple life. Visit Ruth online at ruthreid.com Facebook: Author-Ruth-Reid Twitter: @authorruthreid

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The Promise of an Angel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I collect many Amish books and have several different authors. This story incorporates a new plot, not just the simple love story so often found. It makes you think about your faith and if you could have a leap of faith and beleive another person or if you would be too afraid to step out of the crowd and stay safely secluded. I am awaiting to read the next book by this author!
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I loved how trusting in the Lord above all else is the message. You will wonder how things can possibly work out with all the problems that come up. A wonderful insight into the Amish Culture, a glimpse at their everyday life. You will be wondering who will be planting the celery for the following fall weddings.
ReenaJacobs More than 1 year ago
With my paranormal kick, I haven’t spent much time reading Christian fiction these days… well, at least not before I got my hands on The Promise of an Angel. Now, I can’t help but look forward to my next Christian read (Amish preferably). This work had less of a paranormal aspect to it and more of a spiritual intervention flavor. This was a feel good book. I couldn’t help but imagine living in a world as simplistic as the Amish community, an environment where the rat race is a thing of the past. I’m not saying the life presented in the book was perfect. It just seemed so… free. Judith was the main protagonist in this story. I was a bit apprehensive about her in the beginning. She seemed a bit complacent and willfully blind to the happenings around her. I was afraid she’d be too stupid for me to care about. Let’s just say I was wrong. Though she tried to temper her anger, my gal still had quite a bit of spice in her. In fact, it turned into a balancing act at times: Judith trying to be mild-mannered and loving versus trying to stand up for what was right without offending her Amish community. Andrew played the secondary protagonist. Okay, flowers aren’t considered manly… but truly, Andrew was like a blossom opening. In terms of character growth, his journey was the longest. He was a beautiful person. Faithful, loving, generous. A good man. I only wanted the best for him. Then we have the antagonists, Levi and Martha. Though The Promise of an Angel was excellent (4.5-5.0 stars out of 5), I have to say the antagonists were the weakest aspect of the book. For the most part, they were rather 2 dimensional. I think if the antagonist hadn’t been so selfish and mean without an apparent reason, this would have landed a solid 5/5. Still, Ruth Reid brought the entire work together in the end and created a satisfying conclusion to the story. Well done! I read The Promise of an Angel in a 24 hour period and finished it refreshed and uplifted. I recommend this work to anyone who just needs a break from the stresses of life. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review
meowth2011 More than 1 year ago
I have often heard about the Amish community and have seen a number of books written about their lives. This is, however, the first time I have actually read a novel that's aimed at familiarizing people with just how solid the Amish people's principles and beliefs are. Judith Fischer is one brave Amish girl, indeed. The fact that she stuck to what she knew as the truth will inspire women young and old to take each belief ingrained by their experiences with a little more courage and faith. This is about believing in yourself and sticking up for your own values, which is hard enough in itself to do in an Amish community. Judith is a likable character, as well as her companion Andrew. It doesn't seem all that hard to fall in love with Amish men, does it? Well, maybe except for the likes of Levi, that is. Aside from teaching its readers some essential core values in life, this story also entertains with the kind of writing that's easy to grasp and appreciate. It's a definite light read that's sure to fill your evenings with something good and warm to take to your sleep. I think I will be reading more books from this author. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I got a free copy of this book to review from booksneeze.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read. I believe that faith is what guides your path.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book and purchased the other two in the series to start reading. We sometimes forget God still performs miracles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. It always surprises me when believers refuse to believe people who have experienced a miracle or have had visions or seen angels. I know we should be a little skeptical at first, to seek God in order to know whether or not such an event is from him or from Satan. ---so many have been mislead--for example, thoose who claim that God told them to kill someone. Or those who felt God told them something that goes against scripture. But in the case of this book, the people in her community knew her and knew she was a person of strong faith who wouldn't lie. Yet they treated her horribly-- her own family refused to believe her!!! How frustrating... anyway... I just really liked this story. It was a good illustration of how following God can be a difficult choice. Especially when those around you ridicule you for your faith. It shows a difference between simply accepting a circumstance a God's will, and believing deep down that God can perform miracles if we only have faith. It was a really good book
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Easy read,refreshingly sweet
MSAGA More than 1 year ago
Amish background well done and characters developed nicely. A quick and easy book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the plot to be predictable; however, itwas interesting to learn about Amish culture.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book!
honybea More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. I wish it was longer
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Judith, living in a closed Amish society, must decide whether to conform to the directives given her by her religious authorities, or to follow the path she believes God is showing her, regardless of the consequences. The underlying message is one that applies to all of us. A good read.
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I just could not lay this book down. I enjoy reading Amish type books anyway, but this one was phenomenal. It's a must read!
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