Thursday, January 2, 2014

Angel Harp by Michael Phillips

If you like books with a Christian message you will like this one.  It is a gentle message.

Marie Buchan is a widow.  For the last 6 years since her husband's death she has been shrinking from real life.  Marie has her part time job and her odd jobs of harp playing and teaching.  But she is lonely.  One night she has a dream that urges her to do something.  Marie decides to go to Scotland.  It was a dream of theirs to travel when her husband was still alive. She finds a lovely town called Port Scarnose.  She stays in the town for a few months and changes herself and others in the town through her music.
A very lovely book!

Overview from Barnes and Noble:
Widowed at 34, amateur harpist Marie "Angel" Buchan realizes at 40 that her life and dreams are slowly slipping away. A summer in Scotland turns out to offer far more than she ever imagined! Not only does the music of her harp capture the fancy of the small coastal village she visits, she is unexpectedly drawn into a love triangle involving the local curate and the local duke.
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?
Read a sample here.
Pages: 439
Published: 2011

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