Angel Harp

  • Title: Angel Harp
  • Author: Michael R. Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780446567701
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Angel Harp Widowed at amateur harpist Marie Angel Buchan realizes at that her life and dreams are slowly slipping away A summer in Scotland turns out to offer far than she ever imagined Not only does the
    Widowed at 34, amateur harpist Marie Angel Buchan realizes at 40 that her life and dreams are slowly slipping away A summer in Scotland turns out to offer far than she ever imagined Not only does the music of her harp capture the fancy of the small coastal village she visits, she is unexpectedly drawn into a love triangle involving the local curate and the local dWidowed at 34, amateur harpist Marie Angel Buchan realizes at 40 that her life and dreams are slowly slipping away A summer in Scotland turns out to offer far than she ever imagined Not only does the music of her harp capture the fancy of the small coastal village she visits, she is unexpectedly drawn into a love triangle involving the local curate and the local duke.The boyhood friends have been estranged as adults because of their mutual love of another woman now dead some years before History seems destined to repeat itself, with Marie in the thick of it Her involvement in the lives of the two men, as well as in the community, leads to a range of exciting relationships and lands Marie in the center of the mystery of a long unsolved local murder Eventually she must make her decision with whom will she cast the lot of her future

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    About Michael R. Phillips


    1. Librarian Note there is than one author with this name in the database.Michael Phillips has been writing in the Christian marketplace for 30 years All told, he has written, co written, and edited some 110 books Phillips and his wife live in the U.S and make their second home in Scotland.


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    1. When I first heard about this book I wasn't sure if I really wanted to read it. I am not a big fan of romance especially ones that involve a love triangle. However I knew that with Michael Phillips you really can't go wrong and decided to give it a try. Not surprisingly, I loved it. It is full of deep spiritual truths that I love and appreciate with all his books. The unfolding story of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation was beautiful to observe. I can't wait to read its sequel. I also loved [...]

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    2. f I could have rated this book above five stars, I would have done so. I have not been so deeply touched by a book in many years. Since I have a great desire to see Scotland, I find myself reading many books about that country. Michael Phillips has been one of my favorite authors since I read his Stonewycke series, set in turn of the century (1800-1900) Scotland back in the late 1980’s.This is a story of a woman, Marie, who is widowed, and has always loved Celtic music, and loves the harp. She [...]

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    3. : I devoured the Shenandoah Sisters series Michael Philips wrote, so I was anxious to receive a review copy of Angel Harp. I couldn’t wait to see the adventure Michael Phillips would take me on next. I love how this author develops his characters and lets the reader know them inside and out. I also enjoy how Michael, who has a second home in Scotland, was able to show the reader this country with fresh eyes. I was amazed at how he captured the innocence of experiencing this country for the fir [...]

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    4. What a lovely, lovely book. This is the kind of novel that I find myself smiling at the end of every chapter. Phillips took me back to my beloved Scotland along with Angel Marie and I was able to join in her adventure. I could smell the air, feel the cool wind on my skin, and visualize Castle Buchan with every turn of the page. The spiritual truths Phillips presents within the story are timeless. My own heart was spoken to on a deep level because of this. A novel that does that, for me, is the g [...]

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    5. Overall, this book was a wonderful read and I think you should give the story a chance! It's probably the longest book I've read so far in2011. Canadian harpist Marie is widowed and suffering from depression. She recalls how she used to daydream with her deceased husband about visiting Scotland. She takes a summer off from teaching harp lessons to visit Scotland. When she arrives in a small town in Scotland, she finds a place she wants to stay for awhile. She rents a cottage and takes long walks [...]

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    6. What a lovely, lovely bookI thoroughly enjoyed it. Widowed at 40, lonely, wondering what to do now after she had let years pass by since the death of her husband, "Angel" Dawn Marie decided to vacation in Scotland. Her car trip through the Highlands and towns was calming for her. She found the town of Port Scarnose to be magical, and instead of continuing to other places, she decided to remain there for the rest of her vacation. She chose Port Scarnose because of its quaintness and mainly becaus [...]

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    7. ANGEL HARP written by Michael Phillips01/11 – FaithWords - Hardcover, 440 pagesAll roads lead you to the same path you just have to follow the directionsAngel Dawn Marie was so many other things besides a 40 year-old widow, she was a gifted Harpist. Her fingers were magic on the Harps that she cherished and played believing that they gave her strength and the faith to go on. But did they give her that faith was there a journey she needed to take where she could fully know all the glories that [...]

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    8. A modern day fairytale wrapped up in twists and turns of mystery, romance and small town secrets in Scotland! Michael Phillips takes his vast knowledge of Scotland's history and culture and paints a beautiful picture of where an adventure can take you when you let God lead your life.Marie Buchan is widow who feels she has let her dreams die because her life (she teaches how to play harp) doesn't feel full. One day she remembers how her deceased husband loved Scotland and decides to take a trip t [...]

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    9. I won this as a First Reads book today, 1/10/11. Received the book 1/31/11.I went back and forth on this book. It was a good book in a lot of ways, but I struggled with it as well. This might be 3.5 stars for me.I was pleased that it was a very clean book, but the fact that the first 5 chapters were narrative with no dialog and only the character's feelings really should have been a clue for me about the rest of the book. Every time the author would get the plot going, it would come to a grindin [...]

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    10. I could easily sum up my review of Angel Harp with one word: masterpiece! I’m not even sure where to start expressing my absolute love for this book. I guess the setting would be the most obvious place to start. My mother was half Scottish and she was always very proud of her heritage and she loved all things Scottish. She passed that love on to me, so any book that has anything to do with Scotland is fine with me. Michael Phillips divides his time between his home in California and his home i [...]

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    11. If Michael Phillips always writes like this, please sign me up for more! Obviously, this is the first book by him that I've read. I almost put it down, as it has a slow start. I'm so glad that I gave it a chance. It's a mesmerizing masterpiece! Marie is a 40 year old widow out to change her life. She leaves her homeland of Alberta, Canada and sets out for Port Scarnose, Scotland with a few of her possessions, most notably, her harp. She finds a beautiful spot near the ocean and plays her harp wh [...]

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    12. Title: ANGEL HARPAuthor: Michael PhillipsPublisher: FaithwordsJanuary 2011ISBN: 978-0-446-56771-8Genre: Inspirational/contemporaryMarie Buchan’s husband died when she was in her early thirties. Widowed at such a young age was hard, and Marie pulled herself into a shell rather than to allow herself to get involved with another man. Now, Marie is forty, and she realizes that life is passing her by. It was too late for some dreams—after all, she wouldn’t grow old with her husband by her side, [...]

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    13. Review debuted first on acozyreaderscornerWhat am amazing book. The premise of the book is emotional as Marie is a widow at a young age. When she decides to move on, before life passes her by, she heads to Scotland in pursuit of living a dream shared with her husband. She visits small villages along the way and is drawn unexpectedly into a love triangle. This brings her back to the controversy of life and death, which she struggled with after losing her husband, and leaves her with decisions tha [...]

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    14. Widowed at 34, amateur harpist Marie "Angel" Buchan realizes at 40 that her life and dreams are slowly slipping away. A summer in Scotland turns out to offer far more than she ever imagined! Not only does the music of her harp capture the fancy of the small coastal village she visits, she is unexpectedly drawn into a love triangle involving the local curate and the local duke.The boyhood friends have been estranged as adults because of their mutual love of another woman (now dead) some years bef [...]

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    15. This book was truly incredible. Not your typical piece of Fiction at all. This was one of the most unique books that I have ever read. This was my first book to read of Michael Phillips and his writing amazed me. He has such a skill for writing in a manner that makes his characters so raw and real. His characters carry so much depth and he writes in a way that allows you to get to know his characters hearts and minds on the deepest and most complex level possible. This story was told from the pe [...]

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    16. I have to say that this is one of the most unique books I have ever read! I cannot even begin to delve into the imagery and the dialect that Phillips infuses into every single page of this book. The kicker for me however was the building emotional complexity of this story!Marie is a woman that everyone can relate to regardless of your background. She is real and because you are privy to her thoughts, she holds nothing back from you as you journey with her through this part of her life.Gwendolyn [...]

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    17. I have taken a trip to Scotland, Port Scarnose, Scotland. I enjoyed the companionship of Marie Buchan a harpist. Marie Buchan is the main character who travels from Canada to Scotland. Her main goal is to put the pieces back together in her life. With difficulty she has been striving to regather her wits after the loss of her husband. They were married for six years. While in Scotland Marie meets Gwendolyn, a sick little girl, Gwendolyn's aunt, Curate Iain and the long ago friend, the Duke of Bu [...]

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    18. This book was unlike anything I've ever read. The main character was very realistic. The story felt like something that could actually happen. At times the realism made it hard to read because grief and loneliness were reoccurring themes.The story involves a bit of mystery too, which kept me turning the pages. There is a lot of Scottish history and culture woven in, which I found interesting to read about. One of the main characters is a pastor, and his insights about God were thought-provoking [...]

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    19. No complaints regarding Phillips's style. If anything, he's grown as a writer over the past ten or fifteen years (however long it's been since I last read his books). But honestly, I think I would have liked it better if he had written two separate books: a novel to tell a dynamic story and separate non-fiction book for the philosophical agenda that he's so obviously trying to communicate. This is my longtime complain about Christian fic in general, and it seemed especially potent in Angel Harp. [...]

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    20. I really enjoyed Marie Buchan's journey to rediscover herself in Scotland. I found myself looking up and making oat cakes and dreaming of playing the harp again. To me, that means this book really touched me. I did find I skipped quickly through some pages that felt a little slower, but the story itself was wonderful. I think a good book is one that creates some kind of change in our lives. I absolutely loved on page 59 where Marie's character describes a problem in our society. "I was never tau [...]

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    21. I picked this book only because I had already picked up the sequel to it. I had NO idea what the book was about, but decided to try it anyway. I am trying to read some new, to me, authors. I really loved the book. The Scots brogue was a little hard to read, but once I would say it to myself a time or two I found it coming easier. Marie is a widow who plays the harp, she actually has a collection of them and they all have names. She feels she needs an adventure so decides to take a vacation in Sc [...]

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    22. Won this on a first reads giveaway. As I said when I first started reading this I was having trouble with all the preaching. I did enjoy the story line about a woman who is an amateur harp player, whose husband had died 6 years earlier, who decides she needs to finally get on with her life and pursue some of her dreams. She travels to Scotland and becomes entwined in relationships with a minister, a duke and a young girl. I liked the scottish dialect and the portrayal of the characters and the [...]

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    23. A nice story, if a bit long.I found the author's characterization of "church people" as nosy, gossipy, critical, shallow, hypocritical, and snobbish to be very off-putting. I don't know what church or churches he may have been exposed to, but the church people I know are loving, eager to learn, spiritual, kind, supportive, curious, sacrificial, peaceful, discreet, and seeking to know the Lord better and serve Him wholly. I'm sorry Mr. Phillips hasn't had a church like this.His theology seems to [...]

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    24. I won this a free copy of this book on First Reads. To be honest, I usually read fantasy novels and teen romance, so when I got this book it was definitely something new for me! But I'm happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! The main character is realistic and lovable, and even though I'm only a 19-year old in the middle of college, there were still quirks and things about the characters I could heavily relate to, making this book that much more enjoyable for me. This is a beautiful, well wr [...]

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    25. This was a new author find for me . and the book was incredible. Loved the main characters, the wonderful setting in Scotland, the struggle of Marie Buchan to find her way and the lives, mysteries, and love triangle she gets involved. Her love and feel for music will touch you as will the major and minor characters in the book. As a plus Phillips gives insightful life philosophies and thoughtful spiritual understandings. One of those books you almost want to read again and take notes.

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    26. Walk don't run to your local bookstore or kindle and get this book. I love the authenticity of Michael Phillips books. His research is par to none; his story lines pull you in and his use of the just the right 'spiritual' food makes you want to draw closer to God. If you haven't ready any of his books, Angel Harp is a great place to start. If you like historical fiction - go to his Secret of the Rose

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    27. Once the sstory got going (after about 100 pages) it was a very cute romance. The language (irish) that they put in there made parts a slower read. Cute story. Ending is great.Widowed lady and her deseased husbands dream was to go to scoatland and some of those other coiuntries. A few years after he dies she takes the trip they wanted to take. She takes her suitcases and her harp. Her trip changes her life forever. Form happiness to heart ache. Good book. SLow start!

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    28. The setting is Canada and Scotland. The main character has experienced a faith crisis. Each chapter begins with a Scottish poem or song. The Scots in the book are quite interesting; the landscape is rough and beautiful. If this is a true portrait of Scotland; sign me up for a visit. Although the plot itself is unlikely, all the details of the area, the people, and the religious views intrigued me. This was a very enjoyable book!

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    29. I have never read a Michael Phillips book but I know he is a sensative Christian author, I enjoyed this tale of a 40 year old widow, after a six year marriage who goes to Scotland. Apparently Michael Phillips lives part of each year in Scotland so it is probably a good representation. I like the angel Harp theme and found the ending to be a surprise so the romance kept my interest. I think I will use it as a discussion book, so I will be interested in other peoples opinions.

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    30. This was the first Michael Phillips book that I read. I really didn't know what to expect, but I liked the summary enough to pick it up. And I was not disappointed I really enjoyed the story. Although it started off a little slow, I couldn't stop reading once the story line was fully developed. I am now looking forward to reading the author's other books.

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