Sunday, January 31, 2010

Review: Angel's Den

Angel's Den
Author: Jamie Carie
Publisher: B&H Publishing Groups
ISBN: 9780805448146
Audience: Older Teens through Adult
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Release Date: February 1, 2010

Synopsis (from B&H website)

In 1808, when Emma meets and marries Eric Montclaire (the famed “most handsome man west of the Appalachians”), this young daughter of prominent St. Louis citizens believes a fairy tale has just begun. Instead, her husband’s angelic looks quickly prove only to mask a monstrous soul all too capable of possessive emotions and physical abuse. Praying for mercy, she is devastated when Eric insists on her joining his yearlong group expedition to the Pacific Ocean, following the trail Lewis and Clark blazed just a few years earlier. By the time cartographer Luke Bowen realizes Emma’s plight, it’s too late to easily untangle what has become an epic web of lies, theft, murder, courtroom drama, and a deep longing for love. Only God can show them the way out.

My comments:

On Friday night, when I crawled into bed with this book, I had all intentions of only reading a chapter or two before going to sleep. I was exhausted and had an early morning ahead of me on Saturday. Almost 150 pages later, I reluctantly tucked "Angel's Den" away. As soon as everything was done on Saturday, I grabbed a cup of coffee and off I went to my favorite reading spot, where I sat reading until I finished the book. Yes, it was that captivating. Full of suspense and with a surprise twist I never saw coming, there was just no way to put it down!

"Angel's Den" was my first exposure to Jamie Carie's work. With four books before this, I wondered how I had missed such a brilliant author. All of Jamie's characters were so real and so true to character. My favorite character was the main character, Emma. I adored her. She was sweet and innocent, and such a testament to finding hope and strength through the power of God's Word, when things seemed their darkest. Her coming from a point of hopelessness and darkness to finding hope and believing, should be a lesson for all of us.

There were so many wonderful messages in "Angel's Den", that to read it is far more than just entertainment. It is a lesson in life, hope and faith. It will touch and enrich the life of every reader and poetically illustrates where the Truth can lead us.

To find out more about the author, please visit Jamie Carie's website at:

A huge thank you to B&H for providing this book for me to review.


  1. I've seen this book around but hadn't looked at it in depth. I like your review of it and think I'll add it to my growing tbr list. :) Thank you. :)

  2. Wow. I love when a book robs me of sleep.



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