Angel by Mary E. KingsleyPublished: November 14, 2011
Format: Free Kindle book
Publisher: Little Falls Press
Summary via Goodreads
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.
This was one of the very first books I ever downloaded into my Kindle. I must have had this in there for like two years before I ever read it. This is the story of Angel and her crazy and odd family. Her family has been M.I.A. since she was a baby, with no one ever saying why.
What plays out is a series of buried secrets that most want to keep that way. But Angel is determined to find out the truth, even if it knocks her and the rest of her family to its core.
It’s a wonderful yet gritty story of girl trying to find out who she really is, and why things are the way they are. I loved that it’s set in the Appalachian setting something I find so interesting.
A story of family, secrets and at the end revealing that the truth really does in fact set you free. Mary E. Kingsley is a wonderful writer whose characters are interesting and with a storyline that will keep you engaged.