Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Howard Books
“God, what have I done? I’m so sorry. I should’ve gone home sooner,” Mary Catherine prays in Karen Kingsbury’s novel, Brush of Wings.
hundred-and-fifty-two pages, this third and final book in the Angels
Walking series targets those who like a redemptive Christian romance
story with a mix of angels, health issues, and missionary work. With
no profanity or graphic sexual scenes, the topics of premarital sex,
unwanted pregnancy, and illness may be inappropriate for immature
Referencing the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible, the story contains minimal spiritual warfare and reminds us that angels should not be worshiped. The ending contains the author’s note, fifteen reading group discussions, information on the One Chance Foundation, and advertisements.
In this current-day continuing story that involves angelic beings on a mission from God, the group of four are challenged to make sure Mary Catherine, a woman with a failing heart and refusal to tell others about it, keeps shunning Marcus, a professional baseball player who loves her deeply. Determined to go to Africa for six months, Mary Catherine’s stubbornness and free-spirit almost kill her until the angels interfere and guide her back to the man she has always loved.
With prior characters of
Sami and Tyler as well as a young, scared teenager trying to escape
the leader of a local gang, the angels do their part to tie the story
together regarding why Mary Catherine and Marcus’s relationship is
Considering angels and their role among humans is fascinating yet completely unknown to us. I like how the author had the angels blend in as normal individuals to urge their charges to take one step closer to God’s will. The story is interesting from the aspect of involving angels, even if we do not know the depth of their capabilities.
Those that do not like faith-based books about angels and humans ardently praying for healing and restoration may not appreciate this book. Others may feel the predictable ending got bogged down with the protagonist consistently unable to confide in others.
A bestselling novelist with over twenty-five million books sold, Kingsbury is a visiting professor of storytelling and host of her radio show as well as soon to have theatrical and cinematic movies made based on her stories. Living in Tennessee with her husband, they have six grown children.
I was glad that this third and final book in the series answered the questions that were left undone in the second book. Ideally, the three books could have been one long novel or maybe two.
The story shows how angels help guide individuals to a deeper love of the Almighty. If you like romance with a few twists and heartbreaks as angels interact with humans, this three-book series may be a good choice.