Blog Tour: Angel by Laura Lee

Literary Fiction
Date Published: September 2011

Since the loss of his lively, charming wife to cancer six years ago, minister Paul Tobit has been operating on autopilot, performing his church duties by rote. Everything changes the day he enters the church lobby and encounters a radiant, luminous being lit from behind, breathtakingly beautiful and glowing with life. An angel. For a moment Paul is so taken by his vision that he is tempted to fall on his knees and pray.

Even after he regains his focus and realizes that he has only seen a flesh-and-blood young man, Paul cannot shake his sense of awe and wonder. He feels an instant and overwhelming attraction to the young man, which puzzles him even as it fills his thoughts and fires his feelings. Paul has no doubt that God has spoken to him through the vision and he must figure out what God is asking him to do.

Thus begins a journey that will inspire Paul's ministry, but will put him at odds with the church he loves as he is forced to examine his deeply held beliefs about himself, his community and the nature of love.

My Review:
What an unexpected treat. There are some books that you have no idea what you are getting yourself into when you start reading them and this was completely one of them. Homosexuality and Christianity is a huge theme and what a perfect time for me to read this book considering all of the Equal Rights activism that is going around social media right now, which I 100% support by the way!

Apart from the main theme of this story, Laura Lee manages to get to her readers and having them reflect on their own life and the bigger picture. That is an amazing accomplishment when you can turn something that deals with such a huge issue around and connect even more with the reader than before. 

In a category of its own due to the fact that it deals with M/M without being Erotica, I genuinely enjoyed every part of this story! 


Laura Lee

I am the author of 14 books, best known for my non-fiction titles including Blame it on the Rain (Harper Collins), The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation (Black Dog and Leventhal), Broke is Beautiful (Running Press), and the forthcoming Don't Screw It Up! (Reader's Digest).  Angel is my first novel.  I divide my time between writing and producing educational ballet tours. 

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