MICHAEL'S ANGEL, Book 2 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series

Karen Wiesner
MICHAEL'S ANGEL, Book 2 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
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Publisher
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Release Date
August 2015
Series
Book 2 of Friendship Heirlooms Series
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
Return to the quaint little town of Peaceful, Wisconsin, from Karen Wiesner's award-winning Family Heirlooms Series, where you first met and fell in love with these colorful, lovable friends. Now you can read the stories of those secondary characters in an all-new spin-off series. Nuggets of faith can be passed down as heirlooms from friend to friend, heart to heart, soul-mate to soul-mate.
Book Two Friendship Heirloom: Courage
Michael has had it drilled into him from birth that he's not worth saving. Then he met his angel LeeAnn. Together, they thought they'd escaped the horrors of their childhoods…but even as their dreams are coming true, the harbinger of doom waits, intent on taking away everything they've ever wanted.

Book Review by vera (reviewer)
Jun 02, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
88 people found the following review helpful
They ran from evil, horror, and murder. They ran until they reached Peaceful; will evil stalk them again in this quaint little town? Have they run far enough and fast enough to outrun Sam Oligee, evil incarnate? This book will keep you up long into the night reading!

STORY LINE:

Michael Fremont's mother killed herself in front of him, forcing him into the foster care system. Abused physically and emotionally, his only saving grace is meeting the shy, insecure LeeAnn Wagner; she is his angel. LeeAnn has spent her life on the run with her mother, and now Sam Oligee, the reason they ran, has finally found them and he is ready to kill.

Michael will do anything to protect LeeAnn, his angel, including running away with her after her father kills her mother and promises to kill her as well. They settle in Peaceful, but this is just the beginning of this spine-tingling book.

Come along with LeeAnn and Michael as they travel a very hard road of insecurity, evil, death, and final resolutions.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

This is a roller coaster ride from start to finish as Ms. Wiesner infused this book with mystery, suspense, and evil at its best. The plot is excellent; Ms. Wiesner gives you hints in the story-line but does not reveal the truth until necessary to the story, keeping you intrigued until the end of this book. Ms. Wiesner kept the tension, suspense, and mystery at high peak with gradual revelations, which are surprising and amazing.

The pacing of the book was excellent as it never lags and will keep you glued to the book anxious to see what will happen next. I did not want to put this book down! As I finished the book, I was sorry to say goodbye to LeeAnn and Michael and did so reluctantly.

Author Karen Weisner's story-telling skills are evident in this book as she weaves the many threads in the story-line together to form a suspenseful and faith-based story. Her writing style is clear and easy to read. Faith plays a large part in this book, but is not pushy nor forced upon the reader; rather it is part of the characters' personal beliefs and way of life.

LeeAnn and Michael's characters were masterfully developed by Ms. Weisner. It was amazing to watch LeeAnn and Michael's growth in this book as they develop from insecure clinging teenagers to mature adults. LeeAnn and Michael's portrayals are very real and human with all our human faults, failures, insecurities, and misconceptions.

The interaction between LeeAnn and Michael was well done; at times I wanted to shake both of them. I watched them grow up, resolve their Christian beliefs with their emotional ties of desire and love, and define their relationship.

The secondary characters add depth to this story as well as guidance for LeeAnn and Michael. The villain of this book, Samson Oligee, was a great character revealing true evil and patience resided within him as Ms. Weisner skillfully wove the story around him. He gave me chills.

RECOMMENDATION: 5 STARS

Ms. Weisner has crafted another winner. This is a well-written, paced, and developed book with an intriguing story-line. It is a clean read but does contain violence and mental illness. I recommend this book for young adults and adults.
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