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Thomas Nelson / 2011 / ePub

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In Mescota County, Michigan, an angelic visitor's words inspire Judith to a future she never imagined.

After a barn raising accident, Judith Fischer's convinced she's met an angel. However, her attempts to convince others end up frustrating her Old-Order Amish community. Only Andrew Lapp believes her, but the rest, including Levi Plank, the man's she's waited to marry, demand she forget the nonsense. Meanwhile, her younger sister Martha has taken a fancy to Levi and sees her sister's controversy as a perfect distraction for turning Levi's head.

In a dream, the angel tells Judith she must choose her path. As her faith continues to grow, so do her feelings for Andrew. Will she continue to place her hope in the angel's message, even if it means losing all she knows and loves?

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781595549815
ISBN-13: 9781595549815
Availability: In Stock
Series: Heaven on Earth

Publisher's Description

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?

Review

I would encourage all readers of Amish fiction, and those who have been tempted to read the genre but have been put off by the typical, romantic plots, to look out for Ruth Reid’s Heaven on Earth series. If The Promise of an Angel is anything to judge by, it looks like she’s going to become a favourite amongst Amish fans. - Christian Manifesto

Publisher's Weekly

First-time novelist Reid taps into two fan bases--Amish fiction and angel tales--in this lovely story that seamlessly blends both worlds. Judith Fischer is the first to reach her brother, Samuel, after a dramatic fall, and she sees a tall Englischer kneeling near him. The stranger disappears, but Judith later meets him repeatedly, coming to understand he's an angel. The Amish community doesn't believe, as Judith does, that Samuel will walk again; instead, they turn on her for her talk of angels. Only Andrew Lapp befriends her as Judith struggles with her faith, her wayward sister, Martha, and the chaos of her feelings for Levi Plank. Judith's dreams reveal the choices she must make, but can she face the ire of her Old Order Amish community in light of what the angel reveals? Will she leave her Michigan home, and perhaps her dreams for the future, and so avoid shaming her family? Reid has written a fine novel that provides, as its series title claims, a bit of "heaven on earth." (June) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.

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  1. Grammie Pammie
    texas
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 2, 2012
    Grammie Pammie
    texas
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    loved it as I do all Amish books I believe in Angels and this was one good book

  2. wfnren
    St Cloud, FL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A different sort of Amish story
    March 22, 2012
    wfnren
    St Cloud, FL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    This book was quite different, I've never read an Amish book where they talk about Angels. I enjoyed the story and it showed how hard it can be to have the faith Judith had when it seemed like everyone, except one person, turned against her and didn't even want to be around her. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Brush of Angel Wings.

    Judith Fischer is going to turn 19 tomorrow and her lifelong dream of courting Levi Plank will finally come true, then they can marry and start their family. Judith's father will not allow his daughters to court at the 17 like most Amish do, so she's had to wait for two extra years and it's been a long wait. Her sister Martha is now 17 and would like to court too, but isn't allowed so she is jealous of Judith and sets out to ruin her plans to marry Levi.

    On this day though, after a successful barn raising, during the prayer for their evening meal, her little brother Samuel, who is in her care, goes missing. She looks up and sees him on the roof trying to pound a nail that Andrew Lapp, the Bishops son and Levi's cousin, had given him with a promise to help him pound it into a board after supper. Judith runs to the barn and calls to Samuel, surprising him he falls off the roof and is unconscious. This is the first time she sees her Angel, he appears to be an Englischer and tells her to have faith, that Samuels steps are ordered by God. Samuel is taken to the hospital and they find out that his spinal injury is so bad that he'll never walk again. Judith insists that Tobias, her Angel, told her that Samuel will walk again.

    Judith has told colorful stories to the younger children for years, so when she mentions seeing an Angel no one believes her and they think she's in shock. The more she talks about it, the more her family and friends get upset and as she talks about more sightings they start to distance themselves from her. Even Levi makes fun of her, of course with Martha flirting with him, it isn't hard for him to turn from Judith to Martha. One person believes her and stands up for her, Adam. The Bishop, Adams father, soon tells him to distance himself from Judith because she may be refused the privilege to be baptized when she's done with her classes.

    Adam and Judith are soon falling for each other and the Bishop gets so upset that he arranges a date with someone from a neighboring district. Adam has no choice but to take her home from the singing but tries to distance himself as much as he can. Clare hints about him asking her to be his bride but Adam doesn't know what she's talking about. It seems that the two sets of parents have talked and approved the marriage without telling Adam. The same night Levi tells Judith that he's changed and now wants to be baptized, settle down and asks her to marry him.

    The Bishop informs Judith's parents that if they send her away she can be baptized in Ohio, where she is to be sent to live with family, but not if she stays there. Judith is not told about her move the day before she is supposed to leave, as much as she doesn't want to go, she will not say that she did not see an Angel. Adam finds out about the arranged marriage and Judith leaving for Ohio on the next morning at breakfast. He tells his father that he will not marry Clare, that he loves Judith and she's a good woman, then leaves the house. When he gets to Judith's, Martha and Samuel tell him that they left at least an hour ago to take her to the bus station.

    Will Adam, try to get to the bus station to keep Judith from leaving, if so will he make it in time? Did Judith accept Levi's proposal and if so, what will Martha have to say about that? Was Judith right, will Samuel walk again? Will Judith ever be looked upon favorably by her family and friends again?

  3. Debbie
    Yukon, OK
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Promise of an Angel-Wonderful Book
    November 12, 2011
    Debbie
    Yukon, OK
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    This book was provided to me by Zondervan Publishing in exchange for a review.

    Book Description

    In Mescota County, Michigan, an angelic visitor's words inspire Judith to a future she never imagined.

    After a barn raising accident, Judith Fischer's convinced she's met an angel. However, her attempts to convince others end up frustrating her Old-Order Amish community. Only Andrew Lapp believes her, but the rest, including Levi Plank, the man's she's waited to marry, demand she forget the nonsense. Meanwhile, her younger sister Martha has taken a fancy to Levi and sees her sister's controversy as a perfect distraction for turning Levi's head.

    In a dream, the angel tells Judith she must choose her path. As her faith continues to grow, so do her feelings for Andrew. Will she continue to place her hope in the angel's message, even if it means losing all she knows and loves?

    My Review

    This book was the first book I have read by Ruth Reid. She is a GREAT Amish author and will definitely read more of her books. Thank you Ruth for giving us this book.

    I really loved this book, it was a GREAT. This book starts out when Judith’s little brother falls off the roof and Judith Fischer is so upset that an angel appears to her. When she tells Levi Plank, who she thought she would marry someday, he just laughs at her. I thought he was really cruel. In fact, there is no one in her family that believes her. Andrew Lapp is the only one who believes her. Her and Andrew are more suited to be together in my opinion not Levi Plank, he was mean to her. Anyway, as the story goes on, her brother cannot walk but Judith always believes that. I will not say more because I will give it away.
    Thanks, again, Ruth, you have given us readers a GREAT book. I just hope there will be more of them.

  4. sylvia wagner
    Glenville, Pa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great read
    September 7, 2011
    sylvia wagner
    Glenville, Pa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Ok. First off I have to tell you that I am one of those people who will stand in the book store and read the first couple pages of a book. I am very leary of buying books from new authors because I have done it before and have been VERY disapointed! If you can't get my interest in the first few pages I won't spend the money on the book. I have found that usually if they start out slow they stay that way. This is not always the case as I have found with a book I bought a few months ago. (But I had to read a little more then the first few pages and I'm glad I did buy that book.) Wanda Brunsetter's books are the first Amish books I ever read and because I love her writting style so much I think I compare other authors writting to hers. I must say Ruth Reid did an awesome job! This has to be one of the most spirit filled books I have ever read. The lord has given this woman the gift to write. As soon as I finished the book I gave it to my sister-in-law on a sunday, to read and she brought it back to me the following sunday already having it finished! Her words to me when she handed the book back "I must admit, I couldn't put it down." I would tell anyone to read this "wunderbarr" book. All I have to say is I can't wait till March when the next one comes out!

  5. Rednexx Girl
    Texas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Real Page Turner
    September 1, 2011
    Rednexx Girl
    Texas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    When I began reading the book I immediately felt as if I was right there in the community. I could realy envision the setting & feelings the writer was conveying through the pages. I just couldn't put the book down. For those that love to read during the Fall/Winter, I would highly recommend it.

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