“…I absolutely loved Pewter Angels! It would be in my top 10 books of all time.”
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“…the greatest book I have ever read. A very powerful love story, a story of love and faith, and teaches so many life lessons.”
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“…I haven't ever read such a heart-warming story.”
The summer of 1956 starts out like any other summer for 15-year-old Henry Pederson: hot, long and boring. That all changes when Jenny Sarsky along with her guardian angel and her family move into the house three doors down. From the moment their eyes meet, an earthly attraction unites their hearts while the spiritual energy travelling the length of the gaze they share joins their souls—spinning a web of love that transcends time and Heaven itself.
Mr. Engelmann, an endearing and wise mentor living out the word of God, comes into Henry's life, providing him with powerful insights and valuable life lessons that carry strength, wisdom and hope, making this story both a heart-wrenching romance and an uplifting journey of spiritual discovery.
Characters so real that their sadness, tears and joys fly off the pages and become ever entrenched in the mind and heart of the reader.
Pewter Angels, the first book of "The Angelic Letters" series, starts Henry and Jenny and their families on an inspiring yet tumultuous journey through life's struggles and victories, and the miracle of deep, enduring love. Their 50-year spiritual odyssey becomes an experience long remembered; a hard-to-put-down story spanning five novels with an ending that surprises and satisfies beyond the reader's most wishful imaginings, an ending only angels can bring about.
“…Just finished Book 2! Such an amazing story. Very much looking forward to the next book. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It's been wonderful and uplifting to read Pewter Angels and Another Angel of Love.”
Henry and Julean couldn't be happier. With a new baby, a new home and Henry's new job, everything is turning out perfectly for the young couple. Or is it? No matter what he does, Henry can't seem to shake the memory of Jenny from his mind or the love he still feels for her from his heart. Little does he know, his wife is all-too-aware of Henry's hidden thoughts and feelings for his first love. Meanwhile, Father Engelmann, who has returned from seminary school and is creating a sensation as the new parish priest with his powerful life lessons, seems to be caught in the middle when both Henry and Julean confess to him about Jenny. What can be done?
And will Jenny finally give in to James' persistent proposals realizing that once married, the chance that she will ever reunite with Henry will be gone forever? Spanning two decades, Angel of Thanksgiving takes the reader on an incredible journey of faith, hope and love. As we see Henry and Jenny's lives unfolding separately and so far apart, will destiny bring them together again?
Timeless Biblical themes as surrendering to God's will, forgiveness, and unconditional love are beautifully portrayed through unforgettable, real-life characters in this compelling, hard to put down novel.
Angel of Thanksgiving will surely move readers to tears and laughter; inspire, touch and delight them as deeply as the first two bestselling books in the "Angelic Letters Series," Pewter Angels and Another Angel of Love … if not more!
It was as if Jenny had vanished from the face of the earth. Two years after she and her family moved out of Henry's life, Henry still longs for her, their whirlwind romance gone from his life but not his heart. He was certain she would respond to his last letter, a pewter angel tucked inside—but there have been no letters, no phone calls. Nothing. A country apart, Henry and Jenny are unaware Jenny's parents have burned all the letters but the last … it is protected, it seems, by an angelic power.
Henry continues to rely on the love, support and powerful insights of his mentor Mr. Engelmann, and his secret plan to seek Jenny out sustains the hope that one day his first love will return—until he meets Julean Carter.
But is their newfound love deep enough and strong enough to overcome the heavenly touch that entwined Henry and Jenny's spirits when they first gazed into each other's eyes?
“I can’t wait for the next book! OMGosh I couldn’t put it down—just like it was for the other three books of yours in this series … You have a way of keeping us interested and the fact that it is in our province is awesome.”
After decades apart, Henry and Jenny's lives are poised to intersect yet again, when Henry's oldest son brings his new girlfriend home to meet the family. Bearing an unusual resemblance to Henry's first love, her name, Camilla, is not just unusual, it's also the same name Jenny had vowed to name her own daughter one day. Did Jenny get pregnant that fateful night in the park? Everything about Camilla seemed to confirm Henry's belief that she is Jenny's daughter.
As Henry struggles with this and other memories of his lost love, he also strives to pick up the pieces of his life after his wife, Julean's untimely death. Can the lovely Ivania fill the void left by both Julean and Jenny? And what about Jenny herself? If only Henry knew that Jenny had been trapped for years in a loveless and lonely marriage, and that, more importantly, she has never forgotten her first love.
The Angelic Occurrence, Book Four in the series, is a thrilling and heart-stopping adventure of love. The twists and turns of fate will keep you gripping the book tighter and tighter as you witness the ever widening circle of influence Henry and Jenny's guardian angels bestow upon them in an effort to reignite a love that never died.
Both author and artist, Henry Ripplinger writes from the heart, painting pictures with words that are so vivid and real that you will feel and visualize every aspect of your own life intertwined with the lives of his beloved characters.
Henry couldn’t get over the fact that he had purchased Jenny’s home! It was all there in her diary that he had just discovered the day before. How they had met in 1956 and instantly fell in love and the wonderful summer that followed, only to end when Jenny’s family moved away. Although separated for thirty-two years, their love was sustained by an angelic power that had never waned. If only he had known sooner that his teenage sweetheart was critically ill in the care home just miles away … the time they could have spent together!
Incredibly, Camilla, too, had just discovered the truth that Jenny is her birth mother and on her death bed in the care home that Henry is racing to! Fear grips Camilla at the thought of losing her mother again … will she ever find out if Henry is her birth father?
Even Father Engelmann had been astonished to learn that the Jenny he had been seeing in the care home for the past few months was the same young girl that had frequented his store so long ago—and Henry’s first love. He knew there was something special about Jenny Hamilton ... but how could he possibly have known? In his final act of love and in hope that the two lovers can finally realize their deep love for one another, Father Engelmann offers his life for Jenny’s. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for a friend.
Will the Lord accept Father’s plea to take his life for Jenny’s?
Can Camilla and Henry reach Jenny in time?
And what of Jenny and her wish to her guardian angel to see her beloved Henry and Camilla before she dies? Can her angel’s solicitude to God answer Jenny’s prayer?
Angel Promises Fulfilled, Book Five in the series, powerfully examines many life challenges, such as forgiveness, unconditional love and why God allows suffering and pain in the world. The insights revealed through the author’s beloved characters will have an astounding, transforming affect on your life.