Orangeberry Book Tours – Angel
Since the loss of his lively, charming wife to cancer six years ago, minister Paul Tobit has been operating on autopilot, performing his religious duties by rote. Everything changes the day he enters the church lobby and encounters a radiant, luminous being lit from behind, breathtakingly beautiful and glowing with life. An angel. For a moment Paul is so moved by his vision that he is tempted to fall on his knees and pray.Even after he regains his focus and realizes he simply met a flesh-and-blood young man, Paul cannot shake his sense of awe and wonder. He feels an instant and overwhelming attraction for the young man, which puzzles him even as it fills his thoughts and fires his feelings. Paul has no doubt that God has spoken to him through this vision, and Paul must determine what God is calling him to do.Thus begins a journey that will inspire Paul’s ministry but put him at odds with his church as he is forced to examine his deeply held beliefs and assumptions about himself, his community, and the nature of love.
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Genre – Contemporary Fiction / LGBT
Rating – PG13
1. Did the book description match the contents of the story?
To me, the book flowed with the description. Authors cannot describe everything in the description. If they did they would give away the whole story and Laura Lee did a fantastic job in unfolding each character and element of the story.
2. How did you feel about the opening / ending sequences of the book?
The opening and ending of the book coincides. Paul is working as a tour guide on Mount Rainier. Towards the end, the reader also reflects with Paul as he thinks about his Angel.
3. Who was your favourite character and why?
Ian was my favorite character. He is someone that has everything thrown at him. It seems like life just keeps throwing garbage his way, but he keeps trying to move forward. I loved his strength.
4. What were the main relationships explored in this book?
I know some may not agree with me on this, but I felt that the book centered more on being accepted by everyone including God. Learning to accept yourself, helps in learning to accept everything God offers. Learning to accept a relationship with God helps in having relationships with people. Whether the relationship is platonic or not.
5. Was this book worth reading?
Oh yes, this was an amazing read. This is a book that will broaden a reader's thinking. It will have readers looking back on past relationships. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good read.