ANGEL by Mary E. Kingsley

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



Thirteen year old Angel Bishop is fed up with all the unanswered questions about her life, like why did her daddy run off when she was just a baby? And why has her Aunt Patsy, the only family member she feels she can talk to, been locked up in a place for crazy people all these years? It seems to Angel like her family fell apart right after she was born, which makes her wonder what her coming along had to do with it. Growing up with her mother, Ruth, who is often distant and preoccupied, and her Bible-thumping grandmother, Naomi, Angel is certain there's more to the story than she's been told. When her father, Calvin, telephones out of the blue one evening and says he's coming home for Thanksgiving, Angel thinks her dream of having a normal family is finally going to come true. Instead, she finds herself at the center of a dangerous scenario, threatened by secrets far beyond her understanding. Set in a small Appalachian town in the early 1970's, ANGEL is the compelling story of an innocent girl as the unwitting link between the two generations of her family's dark and unresolved past.

About Mary E. Kingsley

See more books from this Author
Published November 14, 2011 by Little Falls Press. 308 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for ANGEL

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

For example, in a passage describing her idea of an autumn spirit, she explains, “[C]ome November, she leans her head into the wind as her wild skirts are stripped away, leaving her branches bare like bony limbs reaching out for something.” While Angel’s voice may leave some readers wishing for a...

Jul 11 2012 | Read Full Review of ANGEL

Teen Reads

Mimi finds some much-needed distraction in these responsibilities and has become greatly concerned by a mystery involving the capture and murder of young Blue Bloods, a situation that calls for her to bring in reinforcements --- in the form of both a Red Blood and a Venator from the Chinese concl...

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of ANGEL

Reader Rating for ANGEL

An aggregated and normalized score based on 118 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review