Angel’s Rebellion by Estelle Maher book review


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Angel’s Rebellion written and self-published by Estelle Maher is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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On a doomed flight home from New York, Sean Allister is heading for a destination and a destiny far beyond his ordinary life. Hell is breaking loose in Heaven and the consequences for humankind and angels could be catastrophic. With faith and hope at risk of being destroyed, it seems secrets, bureaucracy and fear are not the sole preserve of the living. With Sean, we see the return of the warm-hearted, whisky-swilling Crowley, now promoted to Spiritual Guide. Can this odd couple be the only hope to bring balance to Heaven and Earth as the battle for power drags them into a struggle that even the archangels are unprepared for?

purple angel wingsI voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I don’t read many paranormal/spiritual contemporary fiction novels but I took a chance on Estelle Maher’s debut novel, Grace and the Ghost, back in June 2017 and I was pleasantly surprised.  I was also thrilled that I took this chance to open my eyes and fill my heart with a new genre and author book love.

Angel’s Rebellion is the sequel to Grace and the Ghost (you can find my review for this novel here), I would thoroughly recommend reading Grace and the Ghost prior to reading Angel’s Rebellion to get the full reading experience and enjoyment of the story.

Once again author Estelle Maher drew me into her storyline and in particular the characters.  The characters are written with such warmth that you instantly feel a connection with them.  I fell in love with Sean back in Grace and the Ghost and he has the star role in Angel’s Rebellion and he justifiably deserved the role.

From the action and drama in the first chapter, which leaves you with thoughts of ‘what if’ you are given the groundworks to a storyline were life, fate and a helping hand from a spiritual guide have a purposeful journey.  Along the way to Sean’s destiny he has a little fun and meets up with some great new characters that will have a lasting effect on his life.

Whilst reading the novel I could sense an important event was imminent but my emotions were not fully prepared so when it did arrive I was so consumed with emotion I needed to take a breather.

Angel’s Rebellion is a very unique story, a story of humankind, a story of love, life and spirituality.  Author Estelle Maher has a great sense of humour and has woven this beautifully within the novel.  Storytelling with a difference that will break your heart but will leave it with a satisfied warmth at the end.

About the Author

Estelle Maher was born in the heart of Liverpool, England. After spending her teens in rural Dorset, she returned to the North of England and now resides in Wirral with her husband, 2 children and 2 dogs.
Her career has been varied, working in shipping, insurance and finance. But in her spare time, she’s quite at home with a paint brush upcycling furniture. She also writes a blog in her spare time, The Secret Diary of A Middle Aged Woman, a humorous snapshot of random thoughts.
Estelle has been writing on and off for a number of years and writing the blog was her first step in writing for an audience that was wider than her and her husband.
However, throughout her life, Estelle has experienced lots of ‘inexplicable moments’ which inspired her first debut novel, Grace & The Ghost.





Grace & The Ghost by Estelle Maher book review

grace and the ghost

Grace & The Ghost written by Estelle Maher, publisher Team Author UK, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The book is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Is our life dictated by us, fate or divine intervention? On her way home from the office, thirty-year-old Grace Hammond stumbles across a tramp named Crowley who is found dead in her village the following day. Crowley soon returns to Grace looking for her help so he can cross over.  He just needs to complete a task that will have a positive effect on her life. Unfortunately, neither knows where to start! Help comes in the form of her landlord, her elderly neighbour, her gay best friend, a good looking American and Frank Sinatra! Can Grace help Crowley be with his family? Can she get her own life back on track?

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Is our life in the hands of fate or destiny?  This was such a wonderful debut novel by Estelle Maher that I feel quite privileged to have read.  The cover is strikingly simple and perfect for the storyline and is quite mesmerising with its swirls and tones of blue.  I do love a good romance and this was such an unusual storyline for a romance, a storyline filled with paranormal activities that are utterly charming in a quintessential way and I was hooked from the start.

Grace Hammond on her way home from work comes across a tramp called Crowley and has a brief conversation with him.  The next day he is sadly found dead but Crowley returns to Grace looking for assistance from her to help him carry on in his journey.  Grace is quite alarmed but seeing Crowley all cleaned up and dressed impeccably she is soon charmed by him and a friendship of trust and companionship is soon formed.

Grace and Crowley’s journey helping each other is filled with much emotion.  Estelle Maher has cleverly interwoven wit and humour with sadness and your tears  are soon dried out with a heart full of warmth.  You feel yourself falling in love with Crowley, his history is so heart breaking but he is taking this new journey in his life in his stride and is literally having a ball.  The connection he has made with Grace is beautiful and you feel that destiny has definitely pulled them together.  Along the journey we meet Grace’s friends the cantankerous Mrs Mortimer who is now in her 80’s and has lived in the village a good while.  Grace has formed a wonderful friendship with Mrs Mortimer and they share many happy times over a cup of tea.  Mrs Mortimer was to provide Grace with many positive attributes for the future including her very handsome American nephew Todd.  I adored Sean, Grace’s gay bff, he was vivacious and irresistible also I believe every village should have their own Big Mick and Patsy duo act.  The small village that Grace lives in sounds very charming and idyllic with it’s mix match of characters who all become united when one of their own is in need of help.  This soon becomes evident and it was really humbling to read about this community spirit.

This was a truly wonderful debut story and had me laughing and crying and left me swooning over a ghost called Crowley.  I look forward to more from Estelle Maher in the future.

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this novel.  All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

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