Monday, December 1, 2014

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Proof Of Angels

Author: Mary Curran Hackett
Title: Proof Of Angels
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: Nov 4, 2014\
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb: 
Sean Magee is a firefighter—a hero who risks his own life to save others, running into dangerous situations few have the courage to dare. While fighting a horrific blaze, Sean becomes trapped by flames and is nearly overcome by smoke. Just when it seems that all is lost, he's led to a window, by what he swears is divine intervention. And then he jumps . . .

. . . into a new life. For years, Sean has shut down his feelings, existing in a state of emotional numbness. Coming through that fire, he knows he can no longer be that man whose heart is closed to the world. But before he can face his future, he must confront his past and everyone in it: the family, the friends, the woman—and the love—he carelessly left behind.

Review: I don't know if words can adequately express the beauty of this book. It is a book of second chances and of rebuilding.

The story involves Sean, a firefighter who nearly dies in the line of duty, but something, "an angel" led him to a window, where he jumped to safety, but not without consequences. He is broken and burned and has a long road to recovery.

It is through that recovery that we meet some "earth angels" that help Sean in his journey of healing, Libby and Chief, the dog trainer and Sean's service dog, and Tom the nurse that cares for him when he returns to his home.

Like Sean, these characters all have their own problems. Some are just as broken as Sean too, but together they seem to find their way to healing.

There's a little bit of a love story here as well, and not just with Sean.

The ending is just a little too perfect for me. The book spends over 230 pages on Sean's accident and recovery, but his trip to Italy was only 30 pages. It felt rushed, and the issue with his old love was resolved a little to quickly. This is the only gripe I have with this beautiful book.

Proof of Angels is a book that will bring tears to you eyes and it will make you feel good for having read it.

Rating: 5 flowers

Oh and this song is perfect for this book


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Wow this sounds like an incredibly moving and beautiful book. I'm thrilled to see such a rave review!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Blog Design by Use Your Imagination Designs using images from the Tea Time kit and the Saturday Night kit by MK-Designs