An Angel by Her Side, by Ruth Reid, is the third book in her Heaven on Earth series. It tells the story of Katie Bender, the woman who has lost her fiancé, and now loses the schoolhouse and her job in a powerful tornado.
The novel begins with Katie teaching at the school, then suddenly hurrying the children into the cellar before a tornado strikes. Seth Stutzman arrives just in time to help them, and the two feel an instant connection, which neither of them welcomes. After the storm, they find that much of the community is destroyed, leaving no choice but to delay the rebuilding of a school. Katie finds herself assisting Seth’s family when his brother-in-law, Amos Mast, is injured. With the help of the angel, Elias, Katie and Seth are guided into the path that God has for them.
I enjoyed this story. Having already met Katie in the first two novels in this series, I looked forward to this book with anticipation. It did not disappoint me. Anyone who enjoys Amish fiction will love this book!
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