Brush of Wings: A Novel (3) (Angels Walking)

by Karen Kingsbury

Hardcover, 2016



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Howard Books (2016), 352 pages


"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the third novel in an unforgettable series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life for a group of friends. Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage. Whatever time she has left, Mary Catherine wants to spend it helping children--especially since there will be no children of her own. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with. Neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine's other friends--Tyler Ames and Sami Dawson--know just how serious her heart condition is. Still, Marcus is sure in the depths of his soul that something isn't right. Ultimately his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a desperate life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a US hospital before time runs out. Meanwhile, Sami and Tyler struggle with issues of their own. In a season when Tyler plans to ask Sami to marry him, the very core of their relationship is in jeopardy. The team of angels walking is busier than ever in this epic battle between life and death. A Brush of Wings is a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and the power of faith"--… (more)


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352 p.; 8.38 inches


1451687532 / 9781451687538

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LibraryThing member StarrK
A copy of this galley was given to me, free, in exchange for my honest opinion.
One of the most refreshing things about the Angels Walking series has been Mary Catherine's faith. In the third, and final, installment, it is Mary Catherine's faith that is tested and stretched. This time, it is her
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friends and family that pray, love and support her. Her very life, despite (or in spite of) her own actions, is a testimony of God's grace. Looking back you can see the faint fingerprints of His divine intervention.

There were moments that were a bit corny or unrealistic at times. But they really added to the moments instead of taking away. This was an uplifting read, and I quickly made my way through it. It was a breath of fresh air and in the end, the book leads with a message of hope and love.
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LibraryThing member Kris_Anderson
Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury is the third book in Angels Walking series. Orlon is sending Ember, Beck, Jag, and Aspyn (an Angel Walking team) on an important mission. They need to make sure that a little baby gets born and to keep four individuals alive and together. Mary Catherine Clark is
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leaving for Uganda to help out at a new orphanage. She has always wanted to do this. However, Mary Catherine has a heart condition that is now life threatening. Mary Catherine needs a new heart, but she is not letting that stop her nor is she telling anyone about it. Marcus Dillinger is a baseball player with the LA Dodgers who cares for Mary Catherine, but she keeps pushing him away. She feels that he should get a chance at love with someone who might not die. Sami Dawson is Marth Catherine’s best friend and roommate. Sami works at the Youth Center where Mary Catherine also volunteered (until she decided to go to Uganda). Sami keeps getting Mary Catherine to confide in her, but Mary Catherine is keeping mum. Sami is in love with Tyler Ames, a coach with the LA Dodgers (and a friend of Marcus). Can the angels work to keep these four people alive and the demons at bay? It is imperative that their mission be successful.

Brush of Wings is basically a long (sappy) romance novel with angels, scripture, and prayer thrown in. The novel contains quite a bit of scripture and prayer (basically every page someone is praying or asking people to pray). I found the book hard to get into (I actually never did get into the book) which takes away my enjoyment of the book. Mary Catherine is the main focus of the book, and I found her to be a martyr. I did not like her and found her extremely annoying. This is the third book in the series, but I believe the novel can be enjoyed without having read the first two books in the series (I actually did not know it was part of a series until I started reading the book). I give Brush of Wings 3 out of 5 stars. Readers who love Christian romance novels will probably enjoy Brush of Wings.

I received a complimentary copy of Brush of Wings from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.
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LibraryThing member lamb521
Title: Brush of Wings (Angels Walking #3)
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 352
Year: 2016
Publisher: Howard
My rating is 5 stars.
Brush of Wings is the final book of the series; the previous novels are Angels Walking followed by Chasing Sunsets. Through all three of the books the characters both human and
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angelic are the same. The angels are sent on missions that have to do with the lives of Tyler, Marcus, Mary Catharine and Sami. Here in the final story the steaks are the highest they have ever been for humanity and the warfare fierce!
The steaks are in regards to the humanity globally. While what Karen writes is fictional it gives readers a unique view into the spiritual realm and warfare. What is really neat is how the angels take on the form of humankind in order to aid humans in fulfilling a plan God has set forth. I love how the humans prayed throughout the novels. Angels prayed and praised God at various point in the story which is interesting.
Tyler wanted to be a major baseball player and his friend Marcus actually signs on with the L. A. Dodgers; they have been best friends for years. Mary Catharine is best friends with Sami and together they live life and work at a local ministry to reach women until Mary Catharine leaves for her trip. Mary Catharine was born with a heart condition her time is running out she has but one desire to and that is to return to Uganda and work in an orphanage.
I loved the whole series which really makes spiritual warfare more real in a sense of how angels work at God’s budding. They minister here and I remember that we can entertain angels without even knowing just how close they are to us. I enjoyed how the author closes the series with hope and yet the ending doesn’t end with all loose ends tied up tight. Karen leaves the future especially to the imagination to the readers I don’t know if the author plans a spin off series from Angels Walking or not. However I greatly appreciated and enjoyed the each story. I wonder what will come next from Karen’s pen, so I look forward to where her novels will take us in the future!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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LibraryThing member SABC
Angels help this young couple finally get together, with the help of friends, Marcus does locate Mary Catherine....but does he find her in time???????????
LibraryThing member JCGirl
In the third book in the Angels Walking Series, and I have to admit I have been waiting for it to come out. I am an enormous fan of this Karen Kingsbury series and without a doubt believe this is the best one. This story is the conclusion of two couples who meet and fall in love as they deal with
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the daily up and downs of their life’s all around them. How these couples learn the hard way that their plans aren’t always right for their life, but instead to follow God’s plan. And through praying and listening to God's voice, they find the life that was for them by God.
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