Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Angels in Our Lives by Melissa Storm.
About the Book: Six-year-old Emily needs a miracle if she’s ever to walk again. Luckily, her protector angel refuses to leave her side. In fact, she comes to Emily as a golden retriever puppy named Lulu, so that she may stay close by as the little girl struggles through recovery.
Emily and Lulu quickly become inseparable, accomplishing together what everyone believed impossible. As the years pass, Emily grows into a strong young woman while Lulu simply grows old.
Will Emily lose her angel?
This special tale of friendship is sure to bring comfort and peace to anyone who has ever mourned the loss of a beloved pet.
My Review: I’m a believer in our pets choosing us, and this story mirrors that thought as it also explains why they do so. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this, but I was pleasantry surprised. As a pet owner, I can attest to the heartbreak one goes through when we lose a fur baby, but the joy they bring into our lives makes it worthwhile most of the time.
The story was pleasant and left me with a pleasant feeling throughout, despite the buildup to the ending. I’m not one to get emotional when reading, but the story did bring up some emotions tied to some fur babies we’ve lost over the years. My only issue was the story felt overly cheerful and didn’t quite reach the point I thought it would emotionally, but I think it did achieve what the author intended, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.