Angels Unaware, by Priscilla A. Maine takes its title from the Hebrews Biblical text 12:2. “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” The themes in Maine’s book serve this homily well, as her characters learn what it means to untangle old hates and prejudices in order to extend their gifts and create a community together.
Angels Unaware shows us lives of strenght, courage, and grace laced with ingenuity and hard work. Almost every character goes through convincing change throughout the course of the book–even the villain of the piece. You’ll have to read to the end to find out this surprise!
Priscilla Main says, “My great-grandmothers came West with a wagon load of dreams. They birthed and buried their infants alone, plowed fields, outlived husbands, tragedies, and triumphs that inspire my writing.” Those fore-mothers, reading over Maine’s shoulder must surely be proud of how she continues their heritage.