Angels All Around is my first novel. It all started with the idea that every human being has some bit of God in them. Then it struck me, what if those bits of God knew what they were supposed to do before they were born, but the effect of being born into the world caused them to forget? Isn’t that what we all struggle to do, to remember what it is we are supposed to be doing on this earth?
So Angels All Around tells the story of two angels who are given specific gifts and a specific purpose: to meet, marry, and have a child who would be a special gift to the world. The first angel is born into life as Kenisha Brown, the only daughter of a teenage mother on the South side of Chicago. Her partner had planned to be born somewhere around that time and in that place. But God’s enemies, the Opposers, interfered, and he was forced to make a dramatic effort to move into a new, but less compatible host embryo. Michael Lindebloom was born the third son of Jewish parents in New York City four years later. By the time Michael and Kenisha meet, she is the married mother of a 3 year old, and he is a war hero and a ladies man.
Angels All Around tells the story of how these two unlikely mates meet and struggle with their natural attraction, amid the background of cultural and religious roadblocks, government scandals, and the spiritual warfare that is being waged around them.
Here are some of the reviews:
(1) 5.0 out of 5 stars
This amazing tale has it all, June 11, 2011
This review is from: Angels All Around (Hardcover)
Reviewed by Lynn F. for ReadersFavorite.com
Angels All Around by Alice Burnette Greene is a well written work of Christian fiction. It is the story of two angels who are sent into this world through birth to carry out the creators plan. But there is a problem, the opposers, the demons from the underworld are out to foil the plan. The two main characters, Kenisha and Michael are meant for each other. Kenisha was born to a unwed mother who thought she would never have another child. Through a mix up with the parents Michael was born in different family. As the two become close we watch the battle between good and evil play out in their lives as the angelic hosts in Heaven do all they can to help Kenisha and Michael remember the plan God has for them as demons battle to keep them apart.
This amazing tale has it all: greed, corruption, abuse, love, hope, and spirituality. It demonstrates that God has a plan for everyone’s life. Unfortunately, we do not take the time to listen to the small voice in our mind. To everything there is a purpose. Ms. Greene took time to develop the characters in this book. She not only gave dimension to the lead characters but also to the exceptional cast of secondary characters. I was quickly caught up in the story and felt as if I were a participant. This is a fast read and one I will read again.
(2) 5.0 out of 5 stars
The importance of change and forgiveness, April 17, 2011
This review is from: Angels All Around (Paperback)
Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (4/11)
The premise behind the book “Angels All Around” is that there are two forces in the universe – the angels and the Opposers (synonymous with demons). Every human embryo is supplied with an angelic host whose mission it is to bring the Creator’s plan to fruition. However, the Opposers try to distract the angels to prevent them from accomplishing their task and returning home to the Creator. In this story, Kenisha Brown and Michael Lindebloom have a special destiny to fulfill and the Opposers desperately need to disrupt it.
Kenisha was born into a single-parent home and lived in a poor neighborhood. She worked hard to become a physical therapist at a Veterans Administration hospital. Her path first crosses Michael’s when he is admitted to the hospital to undergo rehabilitation for the injuries he received in combat. However, she is married and he is bitter and depressed, which keeps them apart. Ultimately, her dedication inspires him to follow his dream of becoming a lawyer, which one day puts him in the position to help her.
“Angels All Around” is an excellent book. The author creatively explores the forces of good and evil. She provides information as to how those forces clashed as the Opposers tried to prevent both Kenisha and Michael from being born. The characters are well-developed and the reader can easily empathize with their plights. The ways the angels intervened in their lives are clearly displayed and it may lead people to reflect on unexpected moments from their own lives that could have been influenced by heavenly beings.
“Angels All Around” would best be categorized as religious fiction. Topics such as unconditional faith without proof of the existence of a higher being, the importance of change and forgiveness, and whether or not divorce should ever be an option are at the forefront of the story. The book is targeted toward an adult female audience, but males will respond to its message too. My only complaint about the book was that the ramifications of Michael and Kenisha achieving their destiny were not specifically spelled out. I would like to know what the future brought beyond the point at which the story ended.
Received book free of charge
(3) 5.0 out of 5 stars
A thoughtful work of Christian fiction, April 7, 2011
This review is from: Angels All Around (Paperback)
God’s plan is sometimes a bit hard to decipher. “Angels All Around” tells the story of Kenisha and Michael, two individuals with very different paths but God has another thing for them, as their true identities will be remembered and change everything they need to understand of the world. “Angels All Around” is a thoughtful work of Christian fiction, highly recommended to those with a special place in their hearts for angels.