Angels eagerly watch over Annie Fletcher's every move. She just doesn't know it yet.
When Annie Fletcher returns to Charleston to see her younger sister, Sarah, receive her master's degree, she finds herself riding in the back of an ambulance, watching helplessly as Sarah fights for life. During the ride, Sarah appears to talk to someone who is not there, humming a melody Annie has never heard before.
Neighbor Ethan McKinney is there to lend a shoulder when Sarah unexpectedly dies. And as a carpenter, Ethan volunteers to help Annie get the Fletcher family home into shape for selling. Ethan's presence is distracting, but what troubles Annie is her neighbor Tammy's 12-year-old son. Keith has Down Syndrome and the guile to believe he can see and hear angels.
God begins to reveal Himself to Annie - both in her new found friends and through heart-rending and clearly supernatural events. Annie discovers faith in God, finally experiencing the comfort that His angels really do surround us.
MY Take On This Book:
Anne Fletcher has given up on God long ago. She always felt as if she needed to put on a strong front and has done pretty good at fooling the people that she surrounded herself with in New York.
So when she takes a trip back home to Charleston SC to see her younger sister,Sarah, earn her degree in social work after being away for a long absence, she is faced with the ultimate tragedy, the death of her sister.
While riding in the back of the ambulance with her sister Sarah starts talking to someone that isn't there, she also starts humming a tune that Anne has never heard. The last thing that Anne hears her sister say is Help. Annie. Please.
When Anne starts hearing music that no one else can hear she wonders if she is going crazy. So when she meets Sarah's neighbor Keith, a young man with Downs syndrome and he tells her that he can see angels she really doesn't believe him, and when he tells her that there are angels around her she refuses to hear him. Because to believe in angels would mean there is a God and Anne lost her faith in God long ago.
So when God starts to reveal himself to Anne will she listen, can she open up her heart and accept Gods love? Will she finally find something to believe in?
This is an amazing book. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. The picture the author paints with this story is amazing. The message of God's wondrous love is a story I never tire of reading.
Even though I was provided a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishing in no way does that alter my opinion of this wonderful book.