With Angel’s Wings (DNF Review)
Title: With Angel’s Wings
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Published Date: 27th November 2013
Laura, a young wife and mother of a
three-year-old daughter. Her husband, Kevin, a marine, is deployed overseas,
leaving Laura to give birth to their second daughter and handle the
two young children on her own.
Thirteen days after the birth of her youngest, the pediatrician detects
murmur. That leads to just the first of multiple diagnoses for both
of her daughters, sending Laura on an unexpected and emotional journey into the
world of parenting medically-fragile, special needs children.
Right when Laura fears she will break under the incredible pressure, she
the beauty of true love, in a most unexpected and unconventional way.
think the reason I DNFed this at 38% one was partly because it wasn’t for me,
but then also partly because of the book itself. I am also feeling very guilty
about critiquing this because it is a true story and I do understand that this
has happened to them. I am no way judging the story when I mention the negative
points – but more so the story and the way it was written. And I did scan
through the rest of the novel so I know what happens and can talk about it as a
is about pregnancy and marriage and I am a sixteen year old girl. I am not
saying it means I am not able to read it, but I probably won’t be able to
connect to this one as much as let’s say, a mother would who is married.
memoir. This goes both ways, actually. I do like reading memoirs, I really
do! About anything really – pregnancy and other stuff that is way over my head.
I am curious about all of it, especially if it is a true story. But sometimes
memoirs can be hard to write right, and if it’s done wrong I am quick to put it
misjudged. I thought Hannah – the child struggling in question would not remain
a baby in the novel but grow up as well. But she didn’t. Hannah remains a
baby and well, I was not expecting that. One of the reasons I picked this up
was also to see her development and progress as a child too.
gets whiny. I think she has every right to panic. She doesn’t have a
supportive husband at all and she is dealing with a child who is going through
severe issues. But after 38% of hearing the same thoughts continuously swim
through her mind, it started to get bothersome and I couldn’t enjoy the book as
much because it was too repetitive! When it comes to writing a memoir I do
think it is important that we hear the main characters thoughts. But when it
comes to being the same, we don’t need them again but we need a simple sentence
like ‘the same worries continued plaguing her mind’ or so. Or maybe a situation
in which we see her worries being acted out, instead of having to read through
them again. What I can appreciate about Laura is that she does try to think positive, no matter how dire her situation sometimes becomes.
predictable? If a memoir can be? With saying this, I don’t mean the
situation with Hannah. Because I had no idea how that would end (which was why
I continued to scan through the novel.) But when it comes to things like her
marriage and love it was pretty predictable.
characters were basically the two kids who can’t say much for themselves,
Laura, and Kevin. And when I say that was the cast, I mean THAT’S IT. The
nurses usually didn’t have names and well, the main nurse was there just to
give information. There were basically no secondary characters that continued
to really appear.
to say this was a meaningful story. I wish more people had support from their
families in situations like Laura’s, and I do think writing a book is a good
way to get the word out involving rare diseases/syndromes.
disability or genetic disorder?