After Rita and Sandifer Ferguson's mother passes away they begin to sort
through her things in preparation of selling her home. They are shocked
to find an old envelope in the back of the closet containing a
Certificate of Divorce. Rita and Sandifer are complete opposites about
pretty much everything, but they do agree on a couple of things. One,
neither of them knew about their mother's previous marriage and two,
they both want to find their mom's first husband. As they search for
information they gain much more than just the knowledge of family they
didn't know they had.
Lesser Angels is subtitled, 'Finding What
You Didn't Know Was Lost' and I think that's a great summation of the
story. It begins with the death of Pauline (Rita and Sandifer's mother)
and continues with flashbacks to the WWII era where Pauline tells her
story. You also learn through further flashbacks, the stories of several
other key people and how they all fit together. Rita and Sandifer share
reflective moments with the readers and we see just how profound those
reflective moments can be in their lives. The story brings to light the
reality of people. I was reminded that we all have sinned and fall short
of the Glory of God. But I was also reminded that the Lord is always
working in our lives. Sometimes through those lesser angels. Though this
is a very poignant story, it does have lots of tongue-in-cheek type
humor which I thoroughly enjoyed. I must say I particularly liked the
way it ended though an epilog would have been great. Lesser Angels is a
fiction story with its root of truth from the authors own experience.
So... how well do you know your parents?
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