Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Kissed by an Angel
Kissed by an Angel by Eliazabeth Chandler is a mystery that tells a story of a teenage girl, named Ivy Lyons and her boyfriend/ guardian angel Tristan Carruthers, the high school's swimming star, in the small town of Stonehill, Connecticut. Ivy has a deep connection with angels. Her favorite being the water angel because she is terrified of water and believes the angels will be able to save her from harm. Gregory one of the cool kids in school is now her new step-brother. Her mom recently remarried Andrew, Gregory's father, so Ivy, Philip and their mom move in with them. Philip, Ivy's younger brother is not too happy about the remarriage and doesn't like Andrew or Gregory until Andrew showers him with gifts.
One evening when Ivy was on her way home from work, she had to drop off a package. It was raining, but she was able to spot a red motorcycle. As she dropped off the package, she caught a glimpse of something through the window and immediately rushed home.
As Ivy and Tristan get to know each other, their relationship begins to blossom. On the night of Tristan's and Ivy's date, they were driving on a narrow road near the river speeding past the waves of trees, when Ivy spots a deer and it stops in the middle of the road. There is a problem. The brakes in the car are not working and there was no where to veer cause of the trees on both sides of the road.
That night Ivy lost the only person she truly trusted and she completely gave up on angels. As the story develops with Tristan now a guardian angel of Ivy, one theme truly stands out. True love never ends even after life. As an angel, Tristan has to complete a mission to move on as he is the only one that knows why the brakes didn't work. He now has to try and save Ivy's life.
1. When Tristan died Ivy completely gave up on Angels. In order for Tristan to communicate with people on Earth they have to believe in Angels. Was Ivy justified for not believing in them anymore after all that she went through?