MICHAEL’S ANGEL, Book 2 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series by Karen Wiesner

Michael's Angel

They ran from evil, horror, and murder.  They ran until they reached Peaceful;  will evil stalk them again in this quaint little town?  Have they run far enough and fast enough to out run Sam Oligee, evil incarnate?  This book will keep you up long into the night reading!


Michael Fremont’s mother killed herself in front of him, forcing him into the foster care system.  Abused physically and emotionally, his only saving grace is meeting the shy, insecure LeeAnn Wagner; she is his angel.  LeeAnn has spent her life on the run with her mother, the reason they ran has finally found them, and he is ready to kill.

Michael will do anything to protect LeeAnn, his angel, including running away with her after her father kills her mother and promises to kill her. They settle in Peaceful, but this is just the beginning of this spine tingling book.

Come along with LeeAnn and Michael as they travel a very hard road of insecurity, evil, death, and final resolutions.



This is a roller coaster ride from start to finish as Ms. Wiesner infused this book with mystery, suspense, and evil at its best.  The plot is excellent.  Ms. Wiesner gives you hints in the story-line but does not reveal the truth until necessary to the story, keeping you intrigued until the end of this book.  Also, Ms. Wiesner kept the tension, suspense, and mystery at high peak with gradual revelations, which are surprising and amazing.


The pacing of the book was excellent as it never lags and will keep you glued to the book anxious to see what will happen next.  As a result, I did not want to put this book down!  As I finished the book, I was sorry to say goodbye to LeeAnn and Michael and did so reluctantly.


Author Karen Wiesner’s story-telling skills are evident in this book as she weaves the many threads in the story-line together to form a suspenseful and faith-based story.  Her writing style is clear and easy to read.  Faith plays a large part in this book.  However, Ms. Wiesner is not pushy nor does she force her beliefs upon the reader, rather faith is part of the characters personal beliefs and way of life.


Also, LeeAnn and Michael’s characters were masterfully developed by Ms. Wiesner.    LeeAnn and Michael’s portrayals are very real and human with all our human faults, failures, insecurities, and misconceptions.  As a result, it was amazing to watch LeeAnn and Michael’s growth in this book as they develop from insecure clinging teenagers to mature adults.


The interaction between LeeAnn and Michael was well done; at times I wanted to shake both of them.  I watched them grow-up, resolve their Christian beliefs with their emotional ties of desire and love, and define their relationship.


The secondary characters add depth to this story as well as guidance for LeeAnn and Michael.  The villain of this book, Samson Oligee, was a great character revealing true evil and patience resided within him as Ms. Wiesner skillfully wove the story around him.  He gave me chills.



In conclusion, Ms. Wiesner has crafted another winner in Michael’s Angel.  This is a well-written, paced, and developed book with an intriguing story-line.  It  is a clean read but does contain violence and mental illness.  I recommend this book for young adults and adults.


I received this book from the author and The Romance Reviews in return for an honest book reviewBook reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion;  consequently, all book reviews on line under my name and on my blog are my opinion.




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Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 113 titles published in the past 18 years, which have been nominated/won 134 awards, and has 40 more releases contracted for spanning many genres and formats. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, fantasy, gothic, inspirational, thriller, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles such as her bestseller, First Draft in 30 Days and From First Draft to Finished Novel {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building} (out of print; reissue available now in paperback and electronic formats under the title Cohesive Story Building).

Her third offering from Writer’s Digest Books was Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas, available now. Look for Writing Three-Dimensional Fiction from WDB, release date TBA. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, the award-winning Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003 and disbanded in 2014. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide The World of Author Karen Wiesner: A Compendium of Fiction. Visit her website at https://www.karenwiesner.com. Check out Karen’s author page at Facebook, where you can like, friend and follow her: https://www.facebook.com/KarenWiesnerAuthor. If you would like to receive Karen’s free e-mail newsletter, Karen’s Quill, and become eligible to win her monthly book giveaways, send a blank e-mail to KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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