BARRY DAVIS (Amazon customer)
Sep 20, 2017, 07:14
ANGELS OF THE HEART
HI all- this book is probably my most favorite of all the Sterling Lakes series...The cover art is easily the best of any book I have seen in the past year or so. .Another important point is that all readers should get all the books in the series...so all readers will enjoy the continuity the books have to offer.
Sep 20, 2017, 07:13
A Great Christian Book!
Regina Andrews hooked me instantly into her Sterling Lakes Book Two: Angels of the Heart. From the first page, I felt like I was on the studio set of WMAS with Maryanne Lynch, a television journalist. Although Maryanne is engaged to Elwood, a wonderful man, she's eager to talk with an old high school friend, Travis Collimore, when he comes to the studio. As a developer, he tells Maryanne how the Townsend Barn will be destroyed when they do renovations of St. Luke's Church. Maryanne hasn't seen Travis for years, so she goes to Sterling Lakes Diner to continue their conversation and to catch up. She's happy to see him but isn't pleased that his consortium group have plans to destroy the old barn along with its rare angel weather vane.
She's surprised that while speaking with Travis in the diner she starts feeling warm. Why is Travis having this effect on her after all these years? Maryanne is a feisty and amazing woman. She decides to save the barn from being torn down, even though her fiancé, Elwood, disagrees with her. Her determination and compassion is what draws the town's people to her goal of saving something that is more than a barn to everyone. It seems to represent the spirit of the people. It's heartwarming how they come together as a unit to save what is important to their community. The barn is symbolic especially to Maryanne. She has happy memories of playing with her brother Mark in the barn before he died at age six. Losing the barn would be devastating to Maryanne because her childhood is tied with her precious times there.
Maryanne's caring for others doesn't stop at her TV studio. She reaches out to a pregnant teenager, Crystal, who needs her assistance. Travis is also a multidimensional character with his charity work being a priority in his life. He flies a helicopter for the Angel Flight Program and delivers transplant patients to the hospitals where the organs are available.
The way that Andrews weaved the story of Maryanne and Travis is touching, sweet, and even humorous at times. Reading how each character approaches their spiritual growth as Christians was uplifting to me. As I read this book, I felt like the author's words poured from her heart as a Christian. Regina Andrews has created an inspirational romance readers will root for, and I highly recommend this book.
Linda Weaver Clarke, author
Sep 20, 2017, 07:12
A Heart-felt Story
Angels of the Heart is a love story with grit. Maryanne is a strong character and is trying to save a historical landmark, a barn with an angel weather vane. A strip mall is going up where the barn stands and this is called “progress.” She says that the barn represents the city’s past and who they are, so it can’t be torn down. In her own words, “We build up on where we came from, that’s who we are.” When she decides to fight for the town’s rights, her fiancé tells her that he sanctioned the strip mall and said: “I want a wife who’s an asset to me, not an embarrassment. I thought you understood that, Maryanne.” This is only chapter 2 and I was really steamed at this point. I couldn’t wait to see Maryanne throw her engagement ring in his face. I loved her strength and grit concerning other beliefs she had and she was not about to back down. A great story!
Larry Hammersley (amazon customer)
Sep 20, 2017, 07:11
Story of Love, Faith and good deeds.
Angels of the Heart is a great story of faith. The persistence of Maryanne is admirable. The story centers around saving a historic building, the Townsend Barn. It is about to be torn down and Maryanne embarks on seemingly insurmountable odds to save it from being replaced by a mall. Ms. Andrews does a fine job with dialogue, emotions and descriptions of scenes. Her characters come alive and the reader will root for Maryanne from first page to last page. Just when we think Maryanne has overcome one obstacle she encounters another one. This is a sweet romance which you will want desperately to succeed. Ms. Andrews knows what she is talking about as we see descriptions of big corporations, publicity, and getting things done. Your heart will be touched time and time again with the events in this story. You will have mixed emotions about her love interest, Travis, but you will come to admire him as well. The story involves a gaining of faith with the realization that God knows best. This is the second book of this series that I've read and I highly recommend this novel.