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Angela's Song by AnnMarie Creedon
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Oct 15, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: catholic-fiction

In her debut novel, Angela’s Song, AnnMarie Creedon has crafted an engaging story that blends the ups and downs of real life with the beauty of God’s plan. Unlike many of today’s romances, Angela’s Song is not a fluffy, shallow read, but a deep and meaningful one. It offers a refreshing view on dating, true love, engagement, and marriage, all within a Catholic framework.

Yet the main character, Angela, is not a perfect Catholic, which makes the story all the more interesting and realistic. Angela (or Jel, as her late husband called her) has a full life caring for her three kids while being involved with numerous charitable projects, but her life and faith are lacking. When she meets a charming man named Jack, all her problems are not suddenly solved; in fact, the problems multiply. But through all the challenges, Angela’s faith grows and she learns to truly trust in God, finding a love that she never dreamed possible.

Angela’s Song is a novel for adult readers, as it brings up serious issues and emotions. At the same time, the story remains entertaining, touching, romantic, and even humorous. The many Catholic elements are woven in naturally, and the characters are convincing, likable, and easy to relate to. As a reader, you will feel a part of the family and enjoy the day-to-day interactions that are real, but never dull. This book did a great job of keeping my interest without relying on convoluted plot twists—just the sweet simplicity and tangles of everyday life.

I’ll also note that it takes a skilled writer to pull off a novel written in the first person, present tense, as this author has done. Her writing is smooth and effective, never distracting, and since the events seem to be happening right now, it makes the story more powerful.

Angela’s Song is a beautiful Catholic romance that is wonderfully inspirational, and readers won’t be disappointed.
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