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”.
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.
The Restoration — Volume 4, SISTERS DIVIDED — Joy Ross Davis is taking this story into more profound territory than I anticipated. Our divided sisters, Keeva and Maeve, have their mentor twins, elderly Lucille and Martha, with them as we learn of the selfish cruelty that Maeve worked in Volume 3, Living Waters.
If you’ve been reading, you know that Maeve’s antics were awful in Volume 2, A Brush with Death and that Colin, their angel trainer took stern disciplinary steps, working some awesome changes in Maeve’s beauty. Instead of being humbled by Colin’s tactics, Maeve continued in her rebellious spirit which brings us to the Restoration.
We can begin to feel some sympathy for the selfish Maeve as she realizes the potential of the trouble she has caused in her rebellion. Her efforts can be changed and the suffering ones can be restored — as well as Maeve’s beauty, but she must do some of the restoring herself.
We continue on at the Across the Pond Tea Room where Keeva, Martha, Lucille and Gary — a bus driver who has been included in their secret, distract Phillip while Maeve corrects the damage she caused to the Living Waters gardens.
Spoiler Alert — Maeve and The Living Waters are RESTORED! Read this volume and learn the little details because they will be important in the coming volumes.
Joy Ross Davis writes a better and better story. Maeve, Keeva, Martha and Lucille are becoming a team that readers look forward to seeing in their next adventure….all four, each and every one!.