Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury
Angels Walking # 3
March 29,2016 – Howard Books
352 pages – Adult, Fiction, Christian, Fantasy, Contemporary
Purpose: Series completion, Review (Howard Books)
I was given a copy of this galley, free, in exchange for my honest opinion.
From Goodreads: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the third novel in an unforgettable series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life for a group of friends.
Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage. Whatever time she has left, Mary Catherine wants to spend it helping children—especially since there will be no children of her own. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with. Neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine’s other friends—Tyler Ames and Sami Dawson—know just how serious her heart condition is.
Still, Marcus is sure in the depths of his soul that something isn’t right. Ultimately his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a desperate life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a US hospital before time runs out. Meanwhile, Sami and Tyler struggle with issues of their own. In a season when Tyler plans to ask Sami to marry him, the very core of their relationship is in jeopardy.
My Thoughts: One of the most refreshing things about the Angels Walking series has been Mary Catherine’s faith. In the third, and final, installment, it is Mary Catherine’s faith that is tested and stretched. This time, it is her friends and family that pray, love and support her. Her very life, despite (or in spite of) her own actions, is a testimony of God’s grace. Looking back you can see the faint fingerprints of His divine intervention.
There were moments that were a bit corny or unrealistic at times. But they really added to the moments instead of taking away. This was an uplifting read, and I quickly made my way through it. It was a breath of fresh air and in the end, the book leads with a message of hope and love.
5 stars *****