We often find ourselves daydreaming about what our futures will be like. This may be especially true if one lives in an environment most would consider less than desirable. Some are lucky to find their futures much like their childhood dreams. Others find the paths to their dreams strewn with hurdles. Growing up, Sarah dodged her mother’s blows. She often hid in her room crying about her life. Still, she believes in her future and the happiness it can bring. In their book, When Angels Fly, authors S. Jackson and A. Raymond tell Sarah’s story – their stories. The authors use their journals to describe Sarah’s experiences of family dys- function, strength, courage, faith, abuse, grief, and so much more. You’ll read how, like many, she attempts to escape from her mother’s abuse through marriage. And like many, she learns it is not a viable alternative. Then Sarah experiences a parent’s ultimate tragedy twice, the deaths of her sons, Joshua and Eli. When Angels Fly is about much more than the telling of a family’s tragedy. It is also the story of finding faith after it has wavered. Most of all, it’s a story of love lost and found.
This is not a complete review. You can find that Here from when I first read the book. However, there are some important updates that need to be mentioned. The authors reached out to me, and asked that I re-read their work. In the full review, I mention several issues that needed to be addressed. Some were grammatical, a few were spelling, the rest was formatting.
At the time I first read this, I felt that it was a good story with a mediocre presentation. In the revised edition, the presentation has been vastly improved. The spelling issues and grammatical complaints have been resolved. I still caught a couple of formatting tweaks that need to be checked, though those would be more for the hard copy, rather than the digital version of the book. The work is written in a journal-style, and on occasion the entry title and entry text do not start on the same page. It did not detract from the overall readability, but I can see where that would be a distraction if you were reading the actual printed version.
Because of the improvement, I have updated the rating on the book from the previous 3 of 5 star rating to the deserved rating 4 of 5 stars I could not honestly provide the previous edition.