Fluttering wings, heavenly aromas, tinkling bells! Touched by an Angel meets The Book Thief in this multigenerational adventure.
Katherine, the new administrator of the posh but two-hundred-year-old assisted living château called the Ambassador's Retreat, doesn't believe in God, certainly not in angels.
Will she be able to solve the mystery behind a dying resident claiming to see angels coming to take her to heaven? The episode puts the elderly clients into a theological uproar. The chairman of the board gives Katherine one week to reassure the godly residents that whether or not they saw the angels will have no bearing on whether they go to heaven. He will fire her in one week if she can't calm the storm.
Fluttering wings, heavenly aromas, tinkling bells! Touched by an Angel meets The Book Thief in this multigenerational adventure. Katherine, the new administrator of the posh but two-hundred-year-old assisted living château called the Ambassador’s Retreat, doesn’t believe in God, certainly not in angels.
Will she be able to solve the mystery behind a dying resident claiming to see angels coming to take her to heaven? The episode puts the elderly clients into a theological uproar. The chairman of the board gives Katherine one week to reassure the godly residents that whether or not they saw the angels will have no bearing on whether they go to heaven. He will fire her in one week if she can’t calm the storm.
Katherine’s not worried. She believes her Bible scholar mother will have the answer. But will she? When she arrives at her mother’s home, her daughter, Jenny, has witnessed her grandmother being carried to heaven by celestial beings. Twice in one day? A double spiritual dilemma. Follow Katherine in her pursuit for truth and forgiveness as it leads her on a divine scavenger hunt through the castle-like château and causes her to stumble over old hurts and insults she perpetrated in her youth.
By the way, where is Katherine’s angel?
Book review from an 11 year old boy sent in by his mother:
“Mom, thank you for letting me read this! It is so good, it is about God, mystery and bringing
family together! Mom, it is making me closer to God. Before I was maybe praying a few times.
But now I’m actually talking to God.”
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I enjoyed this book very much. I was especially inspired by the intergenerational relationships interwoven throughout the story. If the thought of guardian angels interests you, then you will enjoy exploring the possibilities along with the characters in “Where is Katherine’s Angel?”.
This is a very relatable book for anyone of any age who enjoys good wholesome stories of family interactions of the kind that most Christian families experience. you will love each of the main characters as you get acquainted with them and how they face their daily challenges. I was struck by the similarities of the personalities to individuals and my own family as well as two other families of the people in friends I know. The book follows three characters on a search to finding God and redemption while the reader is left on a fictional scavenger hunt through a very old chateau that is an assisted living home. The story involves fantasy, angels, clues, Discovery, and adventure. There are good guys and bad guys. There are mysterious, beautiful people who show up and then disappear. There are guardian angels did seem to appear to some godly people and not appear to others which caused the residents of the chateau to wonder the meaning. it is a quest to find out why as well as an adventure along the way with an added bonus of having a spiritual message.
The main characters are Katherine, the new administrator of the chateau, are 13 year old daughter Jenny and Katherine’s mother, Grace. Grace is gentle and loving. Grace is very close to Jenny which causes Katherine, her mother, to be a little jealous. Grace is a godly lady and Jenny loves to be around her. Katherine is rushed, busy and faces challenges both at the chateau and at home or she feels in competition with the grandmother for jenny’s love. Jenny is a carefree, lovely girl who is responsible beyond her age and you find yourself really caring for this sweet girl who is growing up before you on the pages of the book. She faces the death of her beloved grandmother soon after the book starts. then she meets the guardian angels of her grandmother and her own. These encounters were not frightening and anyway and she felt they actually helped her through the services and turmoil that naturally occur with losing a beloved grandmother. Jenny is able to find happiness and understanding and even the adventure of finding gifts, both of a personal nature and spiritual nature that her grandmother had left her or planned for her. The book is a good representation of the fact that when you invest in people and loving the care for them, teaching them about God, the rewards are evident in their daily walk and the experience between grace and Jenny is pure joy. Katherine has a much more difficult time with her job expectations and because of her unbelief, she struggles through each day trying to solve everything on her own.
The adventure of the chateau involves many different individuals, how many different experiences. It is a fun book that I think readers will enjoy. It intertwines back and forth through the lives of the characters and the people they meet along the way. there are many surprises and experiences that surround the chateau as you float through the lives of the guests as well as the lives of the main characters and the people and even the angels that you meet from the spare room seem to have personalities of their own as they interact with others.
Book review conclusion:
Pros: I think that the pros are many. It has an interesting multi-generational appeal for a fun read. I think the author is planning sequels so the reader is left wondering… With a feeling that more is to come.
Cons: some grammatical errors.
Skyler page has written a beautiful story about Katherine and her daughter Jenny, as together they journey into the realm of angelic beings. The things they experience on their journey change their lives forever, as well as bonding there mother / daughter relationship in ways they had never before thought possible. This is Skyler’s first book in a planned ” Series”, which I look forward to reading. – Jeanne Withem