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Angel Kisses: The Gift of Infirmity

Karen K. Hoiland

Pages: 208
ISBN: 978-098273-219-9
List Price: 14.95
Available: March 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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Who is this little child, the funny looking one? She seems to be able to speak to animals and the children of the village always follow her about. What are these many miracles attributed to her? How can anyone change bread crumbs to flowers in the dead of winter? Is it even possible to cross a flooded waterway – not once but twice? Loosely based on fact, the story begins in 1579 France and recounts the life of Germaine Cousin, noting her infirmities; in reality she had a skin disease and a club hand. The story follows the marriage of the child’s father and step-mother and her own relegation to life in the barn, since she was unacceptable to people. This little girl was frequently ill and abused and appears to have been treated as a servant. She was a shepherdess but never complained about her lot. Frequently guided by glorious illuminations and resonances, the child’s guardian angel protected her in times of peril. She was fond of all creation, often sharing what little she had with town orphans; thus she is known as the Saint of children. This is the first book in the Angel Kiss series. Each book will follow the life of a young person, a hero or heroine, tracing documented miracles and weaving fiction into historically significant moments in time.

Karen K. Hoiland is a practicing attorney in Colorado who lives halfway between Denver and Boulder in a suburb with a panoramic view of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak. She wouldn’t live anywhere else. Still married to her high school sweetheart “after all these years,” they have grown children: a son, recently married, and fraternal twin daughters. The houses of most family members have always been possessed by cats. Now a Snowshoe Siamese named Chloe allows Karen and her husband to live with her. Ever since Karen was very young she had a craving for reading and writing. This book came into existence because she wanted to introduce by fiction the exciting world of history and the Lord to young people. Through the Angel Kiss series, she wants to thank you for participating in His mission. She wishes God to bless you all.