Joy Ross Davis takes readers into a different level in this seventh volume of her series, Sisters Divided. Maeve and Keeva are approaching the completion of their goal — to earn their wings. Their mentors and ‘watch keepers’, Lillian and Mildred are still traveling with them through scenic country — This time in Narragansett.
Joy Ross Davis brings the drama of real life — weather and geography against the hard work of men and women into a stirring story of love and devotion as we watch a young couple work on their farm in Maine, caring for their livestock in the face of harsh winter and anticipation of the birth of their child.
Characters that I’ve begun to watch for, Angel-candidates, Keeva and Maeve along with their mentors, Lucille and Martha and their instructor Colin all play a large part in the moments in Maine.
Keeva is ever the favorite in my eyes as she is predictably GOOD and caring, ever ready to help people. Ever ready to over-ride the mischief of her not-sp-dedicated sister Maeve. One has to wonder if Maeve will EVER make the cut and get her wings.
Let me spare you the details of how Maeve selfishly meddles in events at Allagash and puts people at risk again. You will enjoy Joy Ross Davis’s elegant story-telling while you learn for yourself how the self-centered Maeve creates havoc for her sister, her mentors and the people who are their assignment. And how, the good will win out.
This has been a delightful series, always well-written and edited, but growing ever more interesting and a pleasure to read. If you have missed some of the volumes, your pleasure is awaiting you. You can pick up anywhere as this author brings the story into being , then carries it through for the pleasure of the readers. The Affair At Allagash – Sisters Divided is available at Amazon.
Amazing are the little things in our history — the little people that are often not noticed as we observe a few who held ‘leading roles’ in historical circumstances. These ‘little people’ have voices frequently in authors as do the victims of an arsenal fire at Washington DC during the War Between the States. Buy “The Stonecutter’s Gift”.
Hope Reborn was a pleasant read that I had no trouble staying with until the finish! I enjoyed the author’s testimonies in the dedication and acknowledgements. Caryl McAdoo’s statements stayed with me during the read.
She takes a time in our history that has eternal appeal to readers and works it to a T!. We have TEXAS, bigger than life with cowboys, ranching, Indians, a few bad guys and Old Western Integrity and HONOR, stirred into an unusual status for women, since the leading woman is a popular romance author.
Hope Reborn leads to another story as we see in the end when some of the sweet children ‘grow-up’ to live their willful ways, adding drama and a touch of real life.
The background of our leading woman, Mae is an unusual and subtle topic, handled artfully as her personal angst comes out while she resists the spiritual convictions flowing around her. Will she become a believer or will she refuse and lose the one true love she has found in maturity.
I really enjoyed the detailed descriptions of travel, clothing, food and personalities. Of course, the story is “A WESTERN’ and the characters must all be bigger than life. Yet, we also know that there is nothing that can be spun at the keyboard that is more unusual than the things that really happened. Larger than life comes when we condense all of the events in people’e lives into a few pages and hours of reading.
Hope Reborn fits my description for this blog of Inspiring, Entertaining and Pleasure reading for through all of the entertaining description and drama, God is glorified and Saving Grace is a standard. I highly recommend this book.
The Lighthouse Keeper — Volume 5, SISTERS DIVIDED, Oh, Joy Ross Davis, This one is a “Keeper”
The double sets of twins from the angelic realm have quite a lovely intrigue to work through at the Owl’s Head Lighthouse which is considered to be haunted by two characters — a mysterious lady and a sea captain whose ship wrecked on the coast during a time the Lighthouse was out of commission for repairs.
I enjoyed the little historical tidbits that author Joy Ross Davis added to her story in this fifth volume of the Sisters Divided series.
Maeve is up to her expected self-centered mischief which threatens to cost her the opportunity to become a fullly fledged angel while her dutiful and true-hearted sister, Keeva comes to the rescue along with their guides — mature angels Lucille and Martha who are also twins — not divided as our bright younger sisters are. This 5th volume is the first time in the Angels Initiate post lecture activity where the angels deal with a demon and ghosts as well as bring peace to the people with whom they come in contact.
As the group chills in the lighthouse, Maeve is frustrated that they can’t be put up in a warmer cottage which seems to be available. The lead character and focus of their task to serve this time is not at all friendly or inviting. All except Maeve recognize that their task is connected to the special location of the lighthouse and that they must be there, cold or not.
When they have accomplished their task, they do bring peace to a man who has been wracked with guilt for years.
I know I say this at every new volume, but this series is getting stronger and stronger as the volumes are released. I highly recommend the stories — give yourself a treat by getting in on the series and following the characters through their travels.