Angels on Guard

Angels on Guard

by Christa J. Kinde

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Even after three years, Prissie Pomeroy’s guardian angel understood only part of what it meant to watch over one precious life. The rest he learned on the day he almost lost her. In this free illustrated companion story to the Threshold Series, scars are bared, fears begin and end, and angels fall. Includes a bonus chapter from Book #1 in the Threshold series, The Blue Door!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310728559
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Series: Threshold Series
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 49
Sales rank: 190,729
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Head in the clouds. Feet on the ground. Heart in the story. Christa Kinde is a cheerful homebody whose imagination takes her to new places with every passing day. Making her home between misty mornings and brimming bookshelves in Southern California, she keeps her lively family close and her trusty laptop closer. Christa has been writing for more than a decade, producing numerous workbooks and study guides for Max Lucado, John MacArthur, and Women of Faith.  


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The Blue Door 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Blue Door is one of my favorite books. I like it because it is a Christian book, the plot is great, and I like the way it’s written. Another reason I like it is because the author makes the characters seem real. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy with some realistic fiction mixed in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I really loved reading about Prissie & Tameas's realationship. As always i love Christa's writing.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4STARS This is a very engaging story. Lots of different types of angels, all of a sudden Prissie can see and talk too. Prissie is the main character in book 1. She comes from a big family with 5 brothers living on a farm. She is 15. Prissie sees a stranger up in one of their trees barefoot. She said something to the boy and she thinks she is talking to someone else. He is used to not being seen but tells her his name is Koji. Then her mailman Milo that she has had a crush on for years ignores the teenager and just talks to Prissie. Milo when he knows that Prissie can see Koji asks her to come with him if her mom will let her. Milo takes Prissie and one of her brothers to a used bookstore. They tell her they are angels. That some angels have regular jobs. Others like Koji are observers and not seen. Their are many angels of different types. Also in the bookstore their are two doors in the back her brother can only see one. He can't see the blue door, or Koji. Prissie freaks and spends the rest of the day at her fathers bakery down the street. She stays away from Milo for a while and ponders the question are their real angels? The more she knows is weird for her. She finds out that their is a war going on with angels and the fallen. I liked The Blue Door. I liked all the characters and the different angels and types of angels. Prissie finds out that her house is crowded with all the different angels their. Prissie has other teenage problems she feels that her best friends are replacing her. They all are changing and some are not for the better. Their is a new girl in town who tends not to like her but likes her best friends. A boy who is always giving her a hard time is now working with her father at the bakery. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. The Hidden Deep coming in Apr, 2013. I was given this ebook to read and asked to review it by Netgalley. Published September 25th 2012 by Zonderkidz Zondervan 271 pages ISBN 0310724198
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the starting book; it sent me on a wonderful adventure.♥
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looooooooooooveeeeee this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Blue Door by Christa Kinde hooked me on the Threshold series. Prissie Pomeroy is your ordinary live-on-the-farm girl, just without a hint of tomboyishness-- not an easy feat with five brother. Prissie's life is very orderly and normal, up until one day when she goes to get the mail. Seeing someone in her family's orchard isn't uncommon. But when the boy she sees asks her if she can see him, Prissie's life is never the same. Finding an angel in the orchard is one thing, realizing some of the adults she grew up around are actually angels is quite another. Prissie now knows that she can see angels, but why? And what is she supposed to do now? She could just ignore them, but that's kind of hard in her small town. She could refuse to believe it, but they are everywhere...literally! So she has to get used to it. But can you ever get used to seeing the invisible? Find out with Prissie in this refreshing read with a small-town with invisible and visible angels. The Blue Door will keep you page-turning!
Daniela07 More than 1 year ago
Being the only girl with five brothers can be tough, but Prissie tries her best to act all ladylike, wanting to be the normal town-girl. She wears cute dresses, helps around with the cooking, joins pie contests, stays away from the bad boys, crushes on the cute mailman, and talks to the invisible boy sitting on a tree. Wait... what? Okay, so maybe Prissie isn't entirely normal anymore. Ever since she met Koji, a sort of light-switch has gone off in her head. She can see things others can't. She can see angels. And Koji isn't the only angel around town. Prissie will discover that those closest to her are actually not what they seem. And Prissie is in far more danger now that a message has been passed to her, because where there is light... there is darkness. The Blue Door is different than most other books. For starters, there isn't much of any romance, which was sort of a shocker (in a good way though). I got stuck to angel books filled with passion, but I'll admit this was a refreshing read. It started off somewhat slow, Kinde let me get acquainted to the characters and the town first. I got a good picture in my head, Kinde described everything with the touch of a true storyteller. But there seemed to be more detailing and less action. Nothing really big happens until the end, everything in between just seems like a filler. I got tired real fast, and when the real stuff started to happen, I just didn't feel into it anymore. The characters were interesting. Prissie got on my nerves though. I could understand why she didn't want to accept the whole 'angels-really-exist' thing and I got why she avoided some of them, but there was something about her that I disliked. She didn't really do much of anything, expect maybe bake a pie. I thought her character was sort of dull and not all that fascinating. Her 'nemesis', Ransom, got my attention the most. He wasn't really important, but I loved his humor and bad-boy attitude. Most of the angels were as I would expect them to be; kind, good-looking, talented, curious, and very discreet. Of course the bad guys were bad and the good guys were good, you could tell which was which very easily in the book. The plot was entertaining. The thing I liked best about it was that it wasn't so predictable. It tired me out a little, but I enjoyed the way the end came somewhat unexpected. I was guessing throughout the book, but in the end I came up dead wrong. Overall, I enjoyed The Blue Door. The only real problem I had was the heavy amount of religious reference and self-righteousness, which really annoyed me. I felt like I was being taught a lesson every chapter, one of those life lesson I get lectured on almost every day. I skimmed over most of those paragraphs. For the religious stuff, it's all really new to me. I guess I'm glad one one hand, because Kinde explained some things I never knew, but then on the other hand... I really didn't care. I could stand a little of it, but it was a bit too much for my taste. The mystery side of the book kept me holding on though. Curiosity ate me up. I was still left with a lot of questions unanswered and this is why I can't wait to read the second one. The Blue Door is a good start to a very promising series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im reading the real book not on the nook(;) its really cool evven though im only on page 61 its kind of a bummer though because it tells who the angles are in the begging even thogh read the book:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a one of my favorite series. The Blue Door is a little slow at first because there are a lot of new characters. When you read the 2nd and 3rd book, the plot picks up a lot. By the time you begin reading the last book, you can't put it down. I found myself not wanting the series to end. I suggest reading the short stories by Christa Kinde once you finish The Garden Gate. This is an amazing series and author. I recomend ages 12 - 16.
JBronder 9 months ago
Priscilla Pomeroy is a fourteen year old girl that is going to discover she has a special ability, she can see angels. At first she doesn’t believe this and is irritated about her friends keeping the secret that they are angels. But the more she talks with them and other angels the more she comes to care for them and is willing to accept her gift. But there is a lot happening and Prissy is going to be the key to the battle. There is a war coming between the angels and the demons and it is going to be up to Prissy to help out her new friends and follows Gods plan for her. I liked Prissy, she is a good kid that gets along with her five brothers and helps out her parents. I understand how she felt betrayed by Milo and Koji when she learns that they are angels. I also understand how she doesn’t want this ability to see angels but has to learn to accept it. She is an important part of an upcoming war with her ability to see the Blue Door too. This is a good start to a series. Although it has religious themes it is not preachy. I just wish there was a little more about the Blue Door and its importance. This was a good, quick read and I admit that I am excited to read The Hidden Deep to see what happens to Prissy. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
klugje More than 1 year ago
In The Blue Door, the first book of The Threshold Series, we are introduced to Prissie Pomeroy. Prissie discovers that she has a unique ability, she can see angels. Prissie struggles with the realization that people she thought she knew are angels living among the humans. With spiritual battles raging Prissie finds her faith tested as she learns of God’s plan for her. I found the premise of the book intriguing and the characters well developed. However, I was disappointed to find it slow moving and hard to get through. I ended up being unable to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire Threshold series and I just have to say that this was honestly the best book series that I have ever read. Though I was not happy with the ending because I did not want it to end, I give this whole series a five star rating. The first book, called the Blue Door is about 14 year old Priscilla Pomeroy learning that she can see what should be unseeable to human eyes. It all starts off with an invisible boy in a tree to meeting someone precious. This book takes you on the beginning of a wonderful and exciting adventure full of tears of joy and sadness. I recommend this to anyone and everyone for Christa Kinde is a wonderfully great author. - XoeWolf17
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LuminAgricola More than 1 year ago
This, the first book in the Threshold series, begins when 14-year-old Prissie Pomeroy sees a boy sitting in one of her grandfather's apple trees who turns out to be a young angel. She discovers that she already knows other angels, who have been living in her town in the guise of humans. As she is drawn into the world of these angels, she learns more than just how to see the invisible. The author is a Christian, and she bases her angel lore on Scriptural references, extended by a wide-ranging and imaginative system of the different orders of angels and their responsibilities. This book will be most thoroughly enjoyed by Christian tween- and teenaged readers, because of the age of the viewpoint character and the Christian perspectives that are inherent in the setting. But anyone who appreciates fantasy, along with engaging and realistic characterisation, and an excellence of writing style not compromised by being directed primarily to a YA audience, will be well advised to give this book a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blue Door Review: Prissie Pomeroy had always loved her normal life with her large family in Pomeroy Orchard. But one day, when she was walking through the orchard, she spotted something that changed all of that. A boy, sitting in one of the apple trees. A boy that she shouldn’t have been able to see. “Hello!” she called. The boy’s eyes widened in surprise, and he looked around uncertainly. Finally, in a soft, lyrical voice, he asked, “Are you speaking to me?” The boy reveals himself to be Koji, and Prissie introduces him to her friend, Milo, the mailman. Something strange seems to be going on, as Prissie quickly finds out when Koji accidentally reveals his pointed ears. When Prissie goes with Milo and Koji to bring a package to her mom, she is confused by her family’s ignorance of the boy, it’s as if they can’t see him. She soon finds out why. “The truth is best,” he said, offering Prissie a lopsided smile before turning his attention back on the rode, “Go ahead, Koji.” The boy straightened and bravely met Prissie’s gaze, “The truth is … we are angels.” Prissie is shocked by his statement. Milo, one of the people she felt she knew best, isn’t really who he said he was. Even Harken, the owner of the bookstore who her family has known for a long time, is really an angel. Then she learns that, for some reason only known by God, she has been given the ability to see angels. Feeling a little scared, and hurt by the secret her friends had been keeping from her, she states that she won’t believe them. She isn’t really sure what to do, and she wasn’t sure if what they were saying was true. Mr. Pomeroy invites Milo and Harken to dinner that night, and Prissie is dismayed that the two people that she didn’t really want to talk to were joining them for dinner. She sat out of the conversation that night, feeling awkward. When she goes to fill a pitcher of water, she is startled by Harken, who followed her into the kitchen to tell her something. “I have a message for you, child.” “From who?” Prissie darted a quick glance at Milo, but the old man shook his head and said, “First of all, don’t be afraid.” She swallowed hard and gave a little half-shake of her head. “If you say so.” He pulled his hand away with a sigh. “I told you Prissie, I’m only a messenger.” She tentatively met his gaze, and Harken nodded approvingly. With calm solemnity, he intoned, “Priscilla Pomeroy, the time had come to give away some of your trust.” Afterwards, Prissie talks to Koji, asking him questions about angels. With her mind spinning with information, she also asks her mother about angels. When Milo comes over, bringing a package with him, she has no choice but to talk to him again, it helps her make a decision about what she should do. Prissie drew a deep, shaky breath, then blurted, “Okay.” Harken and Milo exchanged a glance, and the bookstore owner inquired, “Okay?” “Yes. Okay. I’m willing to listen … or whatever,” Prissie said in a rush. “I don’t understand what’s going on, but if you guys need me, I don’t feel right about refusing.” When Prissie said she was willing to listen to what the angels had to tell her, she wasn’t quite sure what she was agreeing to. Turns out, she was agreeing to something really wonderful. And something dangerous. Something more dangerous then she could ever have imagined …. The Blue Door is the first book in the Threshold series, and is one of my favorite books ever, I have read it over and over again! But if you are a lover of super-intense books, this one might not catch your interest that much. I also really loved all the other books in the Threshold series. I would say that the book is good for all ages. ~Savannah P.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Paige! After reading The Blue Door, which I borrowed from on of my mom's co-workers, I knew I had to buy the rest of the series and I am so glad I did ! I love this whole series, especially the characters and the angels ! I love the authors writing style (Mrs.Kinde) as well as the little short stories of the Threshold series she posts on her blog. The points of friendship in this book has touched me in a special way and this remains as one of my favorite book series to this day ! I highly recommend buying this book and the series, it is a keeper . (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it haad me reading till the very end and had me wishing i didnt have to wait to buy the next book in the series
Jesslyn More than 1 year ago
I love this whole series! As with the rest of the books in this series, I didn't want to put it down. Plus, I can relate to a lot of Prissie's feelings and struggles, making me enjoy the book all the more.  Very entertaining.
soleilB More than 1 year ago
The Blue Door is the first book  in the Threshold Series. Prissie Pomeroy, a fourteen year old girl, lives on a farm with her family, after encountering Koji, a strange boy in the family orchard, she realizes that she has been given the gift of seeing angels. The fact is, she doesn't want to accept it. After meeting angels who are living in her town, she doesn't understand why she can see angels, but she knows that God must have a reason. I thoroughly enjoyed The Blue Door. I was super excited to be able to read this book, and I was not disappointed! I fell in love with this series, and am excited to start reading the next one! The Author, Christa Kinde, does a wonderful job keeping the story intriguing and kept me turning the pages. I couldn't put it down! She helps the reader understand the characters and their personality. Which helps you get to know each and every person in her book! So, go pick up your copy and start reading! I would definitely suggest this series to my friends. -Overall, I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.- Thank you Mrs. Kinde for a great series!
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majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
This book was not a favorite of mine. It's about a girl named Priscella Pmoeroy. While walking through her garden, she meets a boy that only herself, her mailman named Milo and a bookstore owner named Harken can see. Upon learning this startling information, Milo reveals that they are all angels. Prissie is then thrown into a world of shock and chaos, trying to run away from what she is. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this book and I couldn't even finish it.For one thing, It felt like I was reading the Westing Game. I couldn't keep track of all the characters and the author used the words "him" and "her" when more than 2 people were talking or when 2 people of the same gender were talking to each other. It made me so mad! Second, I don't need to know every single thing that the characters did. If it doesn't help the plot move along, don't write it. I skimmed through a lot of the book and sometimes even skipped paragraphs because of the amount of detail in the book. I hate reading too much about what the characters do. Like I don't even want to know about their daily lives and just want to know about the most important things that happen and their relation to the story. Even though I didn't love this book, I hope you guys give it a chance. I might even try to finish it over the summer. Hopefully, I will be more mature (probably not:)) and will enjoy the book. I would recommend this book to 8-10 graders who love slower reads and have a lot of time on their hands. I hope anyone who reads this review will still give the book a chance, because everybody's different and some people might like this book. Alright fellow readers, TTYL!!!!!!!
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