Sunday, November 18, 2012

Review: Angel by Laura Lee, Orangeberry Book Tour Stop

SUMMARY (Amazon)

Since the loss of his lively, charming wife to cancer six years ago, minister Paul Tobit has been operating on autopilot, performing his religious duties by rote. Everything changes the day he enters the church lobby and encounters a radiant, luminous being lit from behind, breathtakingly beautiful and glowing with life. An angel. For a moment Paul is so moved by his vision that he is tempted to fall on his knees and pray.

Even after he regains his focus and realizes he simply met a flesh-and-blood young man, Paul cannot shake his sense of awe and wonder. He feels an instant and overwhelming attraction for the young man, which puzzles him even as it fills his thoughts and fires his feelings. Paul has no doubt that God has spoken to him through this vision, and Paul must determine what God is calling him to do.

Thus begins a journey that will inspire Paul's ministry but put him at odds with his church as he is forced to examine his deeply held beliefs and assumptions about himself, his community, and the nature of love.

This is one of the most intense books I've read in awhile. This is not an average love story in the least bit and just a warning, if you are not a fan of reading LGBT then I won't recommend this to you.

If you aren't bothered by that subject then you will love Laura Lee's tale of a man who is just trying to find who he is and deal with an expectant love and sticking by his faith.

Paul was a lovely character and very in depth and REAL. I love real characters, those who you feel may easily be someone you know in every day life. His faith is so important to him, and I love that in this book. But he is also dealing with feelings of the flesh which are confusing and new to him. It's such a complicated story that is truly one of a kind.




OrangeBerry Book Tours

You can find Laura here: WEBSITE, GOODREADS

You can buy Angel here: AMAZON

No comments:

Post a Comment