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Angel Falling Softly

Angel Falling Softly Over the past six months Rachel Forsythe s perfect life has descended from the ideal to the tragic The younger of her two daughters is dying of cancer Despite her standing as the wife of a respected

  • Title: Angel Falling Softly
  • Author: Eugene Woodbury
  • ISBN: 9780978797164
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • Over the past six months, Rachel Forsythe s perfect life has descended from the ideal to the tragic The younger of her two daughters is dying of cancer Despite her standing as the wife of a respected Mormon bishop, neither God nor medical science has blessed her with a cure Or has He Milada Daranyi, chief investment officer at Daranyi Enterprises International, has comOver the past six months, Rachel Forsythe s perfect life has descended from the ideal to the tragic The younger of her two daughters is dying of cancer Despite her standing as the wife of a respected Mormon bishop, neither God nor medical science has blessed her with a cure Or has He Milada Daranyi, chief investment officer at Daranyi Enterprises International, has come to Utah to finalize the takeover of a Salt Lake City based medical technology company Bored with her downtown hotel accommodations, she rents a house in the Salt Lake City suburbs And then the welcome wagon shows up Her neighbors perceive her to be a beautiful, intelligent, and daunting young woman But Rachel senses something about Milada that leads her in a completely different and very dangerous direction Rachel s suspicions are right Milada is homo lamia A vampire Fallen And possibly the only person in the world who can save Rachel s daughter Uncovering Milada s secrets, Rachel becomes convinced that, as Milton writes, all this good of evil shall produce As the two women push against every moral boundary in order to protect their families, the price of redemption will prove higher than either of them could have possibly imagined.

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    1. I have to admit, I was excited to read Angel Falling Softly by Eugene Woodbury, a return missionary and BYU graduate, because the premise of the story was startling, yet mildly intriguing. Enough so, that I agreed to review the book when asked.So let me share with you the backliner and see if you are intrigued as well, then I will offer my review:"Over the past six months, Rachel Forsythe's perfect life has descended from the ideal to the tragic. The younger of her two daughters is dying of canc [...]

    2. I had read two chapters ofEugene's Pathway of Dreams two years ago and couldn't get through the rest for all the graphic sex, so was still willing to give this new slant on the vampire tale a chance and was very disappointed. The blurb on the back of the book tells of a female vampire falling, but it leads you to believe she is seeking a new life by redeeming herself in an LDS Community. This is so far from what we're thought to believe. An LDS bishop's wife has lost her faith and is willing to [...]

    3. I just finished this. It's a decent beach book. On about chapter 8 it occurs to you that the vampires are the normal ones and the Mormons are the oddballs. But the fun-poking is done as an insider and doesn't strike me as mockery. It's hard to get into, but takes off more toward the middle. There are some risque lesbian scenes, but nothing even close to on par with non-LDS fiction. I'm unclear who the target audience for this book is, though. Fringe Mormons? Lesbians attending the U of U? It doe [...]

    4. I liked this book, unexpectedly. About every third page there is an acute observation of Mormon culture that is right on, surprising in its humor or insight. So, despite the fact that I don't like action-driven novels, or anything vampire-related, I thought this was a well-written addition to the middle ground of Mormon fiction; neither dogmatic nor antagonistic, always interesting, surprisingly astute.

    5. it took me a while to get into this story. I didn't like the ending but it wasnt a bad book. The way it ended left it open for a second story but I'm not sure that I would read it.

    6. Perhaps I should admit up front that I consider myself an undemanding reader. I’ll happily go wherever the author wants to take me as long as it’s logical, consistent, and interesting. Let me add that I don’t even particularly care whether a story is plot-driven or character-driven; give me something to chaw on intellectually and I’m good to go. Make me laugh and I’ll forgive almost anything.This is one reason why, when I read Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, I was highly annoyed. I like [...]

    7. Angel Falling Softly was, to put it very, very mildly, a disappointment. The concept of the worlds of vampires colliding with the world of the Mormon faith sounded very intriguing. Sadly, what I discovered was little to no actual Mormon "faith" in this book.(Which is why I've decided to classify it as "mainstream fiction", rather than "LDS fiction"). If you are expecting any spiritual growth in the Mormon mother, Rachel, you will be sadly disillusioned by the end of this book. Rachel to the bitt [...]

    8. I have been trying to get my mitts on this for a very long time. I kept seeing scathing reviews and knew that if it were that controversial.well I had to read it.The low down is that Rachel is an LDS bishop's wife. Her young daughter Jennifer is dying of leukemia. A gorgeous young vampire named Milada moves into the ward. Rachel figures out what Milada is. She asks Milada help her save her child's life by infecting her with the virus that makes one a vampire.While there was an awesome story in t [...]

    9. My first observation was that this book got progressively better. That said, it is a nifty little read that is both entertaining and a tad provocative. The philosophy and religion mix together in a way that made me consider my own convictions and how I viewed life.This is a simple story of a Bishop's wife with a dying daughter and a curious and friendly vampire who moves into the neighborhood. I wish I could paint this as a complex story but its to its core, a Mormon meets Vampire meets Mormons [...]

    10. I think Woodbury is getting better and better as a writer! In this vampire-meets-Mormon-culture novel, Woodbury explores faith and what happens when it bumps into the unexplainable, especially in the light of aching need. It's a fascinating set-up: a woman with a dying daughter meets the one person who might have the power to save her, but this person, in her very existence, flies in the face of the mother's worldview and faith. What kind of bargains can she make--with the vampire, with her fait [...]

    11. I am not well read in the vampire genre, but I found the intersection of vampires and a Utah Mormon family rather interesting. The beginning was very rough, could have benefited from more editing, but once I was about 80 pages in, the writing got better. What probably annoyed me the most was how the main Mormon character, Rachel, was the Bishop's wife. This seemed like too easy of a way for the author to create this character. I found a lot of the book confusing: long sections about corporate ta [...]

    12. A vampire book? And mormon literature? I couldn't resist. More after I'm done.This book was interesting. Not exemplary writing, but some interesting ideas and themes. I really liked the portrayal of Rachel, the mormon mother with a sick daughter. I was brought to tears a couple of times, reading about Rachel and her heartbreaks. And I enjoyed reading a story set in my state, set in mormon culture that I know well. As a vampire book, it was somewhat lacking. I wanted more explanation of how Milad [...]

    13. I'm not one to read LDS fiction, but when Zarahemla Press slashed their book prices earlier this year to raise cash, I couldn't help but buy a few books to keep an independent publisher afloat. I bought this one even though I made fun of it on my blog a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised to actually be able to finish it. Especially since I'm not much of a fan of fantasy or sci-fi genres.Woodbury was a decent writer, and I was able to read this story quickly. I'm not one for sci-fi or fa [...]

    14. Having been raised on mainstream fiction/fantasy and recently falling for LDS fiction, I thought "edgy" LDS fiction would be worth a try. Not.The writer has talent. Why he chooses to waste it on this tripe is beyond me. There's too much unnecessary sex, nudity, innuendo and girl on girl action. It's a very good thing I won this book at an author convention; I'd have been very perturbed to have wasted money on it. I will not be picking up anything from this author or this publisher in the near fu [...]

    15. This book has stirred quite a controversy in LDS reading circles. It seems that people either rave about it or hate it. Personally, I really enjoyed it and found nothing offensive about it. I would, however, recommend it as adult fiction because of the subject matter and the depth of the story. There is some sexual content, but it is not explicite and is essential to the story. This is a many-layered story, typical of literary fiction, which is how I would classify it. It's good to see this dept [...]

    16. What a fun book for a Mormon to read! This story of a Bishop's wife and her interchange with the erstwhile vampiress is really better than TWILIGHT or it's sequels, plus it has lots of LDS insights, many are humorous that I enjoyed. If you have lived in Utah and are willing to laugh at yourself and your neighbors a little, this is great. The book takes the supernatural idea of vampires and changes it to biochemical science fiction. Really enjoyed it! Thanks, Zarahemla Press.

    17. This read feeds on a parent's emotions when it comes to caring for a sickly child. A religious mother questions her faith, her knowledge of what is and what is not. As the realization that her child will not survive and science offers no cure, will she dare venture to risk her child's soul for the chance to offer her life anew? Will the gamble be worth its price and can she live with the choices?

    18. I can't believe that I read another vampire book, and by a Mormon author too. The premise is pretty funny since the bishop and his wife invite over this new neighbor for a backyard barbeque. It just seems funny to place a vampire in a suburb of Mormonia. It was entertaining. He makes them seem like normal people, who even have a heart. Warning-- it does have explicit sex scenes -- I would say a little more graphic than the Twilight series.

    19. Interesting book. I've definitely never read a Mormon vampire novel before. I'm still not sure I really liked it, but it was intriguing enough that I had to finish it. It kind of left you hanging with the whole family situation. And the entire book was very technical - the business and medical storylines. So, definitely didn't love it, but didn't hate it either.

    20. Ever since Dark Shadows was canseled I have been done with vampires. Barnabas forever holds my heart! This book however is a surprisingly good read with believable characters who are human, or not, and you like or not. LDS religion is a major part of the book, but it isn't treated with kid gloves, and maybe that is what I like best about it.

    21. This book is about a Mormon bishop's wife who seeks the help of her vampire neighbor in order to save the life of her dying child. It was interesting, but vampire books have never really been my thing. I certainly can't really recommend it as "church" literature, but if you're looking for a different twist on the vampire myth it might be something you'd enjoy.

    22. The problem with a Mormon vampire book is that the two things -- Mormons and vampires -- are not usually compatible. Even so, it was an interesting idea to put a vampire in Sandy, Utah, to see how the Mormons would react. And Woodbury had some interesting interpretation on the whole vampire thing. But that's all this book was: an interesting idea. The rest, pardon the pun, sucked.

    23. This book wasn't bad however it wasn't as captivating as I hoped it would be. Still I found it an interesting take on the vampire genre, especially when vampires appear to be the normal ones. If you can stick with the story it seems to get progressively better the deeper you delve into it.

    24. I'm always up for a good vampire book. Maybe I should say a different slant on vampires. This one combined vampires and Mormon life style. I liked how they joined the two cultures and made it be about families.

    25. still not sure how I feel about this one. Interesting but dark. Haunted me for awhile after I finished it.

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