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Number of Pages: 512
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Series: Angel Harp
A Place in the Sun, Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister Series #4Michael PhillipsHendrickson Publishers / 2012 / Trade Paperback$7.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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The boyhood friends have been estranged as adults because of their mutual love of another woman (now dead) some years before. History seems destined to repeat itself, with Marie in the thick of it. Her involvement in the lives of the two men, as well as in the community, leads to a range of exciting relationships and lands Marie in the center of the mystery of a long-unsolved local murder. Eventually she must make her decision: with whom will she cast the lot of her future?
Marie first becomes attached to a mysterious girl named Gwendolyn, a musical prodigy, and to Iain Barclay, the local curate. Iain's unconventional doctrine challenges Marie to rethink her opinions about God. Though feelings begin to evolve between Marie and Iain, the introduction of the duke, Alasdair, creates a new dynamic of loyalty and friendship that forces Marie to re-evaluate where she should put her trust. Marie faces doubt and confusion as she learns more about Iain and Alasdair's past mutual love interest: a woman who died years ago.
Marie always saw herself as shy and quiet, but the people of Port Scarnose bring out a spirit of enthusiasm in her. She learns to love the seemingly simple personalities of the Scots, but is even more drawn to them once their secrets unfold. Her faith is also questioned as she realizes that even though she is not a church person, she may still have a longing within her to know God.
Angel Harp was an easy plot to follow and, for the most part, kept me engaged. I enjoyed the spiritual core of this book, but thought the first couple of chapters were fairly clichéd. However, I would recommend this book to women who like romance novels. Tara Gnagy, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Love to ReadAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good BookMay 17, 2013Love to ReadAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is good book and once I started it was hard to put down. Philips is sharing about a woman, who is walking through life after a tragedy, but not really living. In this book Philips uses her to show the power of forgiveness. Through forgiveness can come reconciliation. Bear with the Scottish accents it is worth finishing.
Norma Jean NunamakerBoardman, OrAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 25, 2012Norma Jean NunamakerBoardman, OrAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Michael Phillips is one of my favorite writers and his books I have read are excellent. Angel Harp took some getting into but with most of his books you have to concentrate, they are not for quick reading. I enjoyed the story and the one following and found as usual Christ as the center.
Gayle KindleHouston, Texas 77062Age: Over 651 Stars Out Of 5April 15, 2011Gayle KindleHouston, Texas 77062Age: Over 65Quality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I loved this book & the Scotland area even more awesome.
Michael Phillips is an awesome author & I try to keep up on any new books he writes to read.
William GarvinAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great StoryFebruary 11, 2011William GarvinAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Typical Michael Phillips! Great story with deep spiritual insights. Makes one think about our own standing before God.
CKendall5 Stars Out Of 5Angel Harp by Michael PhillipsJanuary 21, 2011CKendallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I could easily sum up my review of Angel Harp with one word: masterpiece! I'm not even sure where to start expressing my absolute love for this book.
I guess the setting would be the most obvious place to start. My mother was half Scottish and she was always very proud of her heritage and she loved all things Scottish. She passed that love on to me, so any book that has anything to do with Scotland is fine with me. Michael Phillips divides his time between his home in California and his home in Scotland. The pages of Angel Harp are infused with his obvious love of this place. He makes Scotland sound like a magical place full of beauty and very friendly folks, which I'm sure it is. Every detail, every sound, every scent of the beautiful surroundings found their way into this book. Michael didn't miss a thing.
I was also completely enchanted by the music in this book. I love music and I have never read a book in which the reader can almost hear the beautiful music. I love Marie's descriptions of her individual harps that make up her collection, the stories behind them and what they mean to her. The harp adds so much more peace and serenity to this story; you just get swept away by it.
I also liked this book being told in the first person. Marie is a woman who has been grieving and this book would have felt incomplete without knowing the depths of her feelings and her struggles with a faith that has been gone a long time. Knowing and understanding her thoughts made this book a deeply personal book and one of the most relaxing books I have ever read.
Now, if you are looking to rush through this book as fast as possible, you will be missing a lot. I found that this book is a slow read. By slow I don't mean boring. This book is anything but boring. I mean this is a book to absorb and savor. Take your time, relax and enjoy it. I am going to be adding Angel Harp to my very short list of all-time favorite books. There are just so many things to love about Angel Harp I could be here all day writing about. Just read it, you'll see what I mean.