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Until Angels Close My Eyes [Kindle Edition]

Lurlene Mcdaniel
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Be sure to read this summer's highly anticipated companion to Angels Watching Over Me and Lifted Up by Angels:

Until Angels Close My Eyes

When Neil, Leah's warm and loving step-father, reveals that his cancer is no longer in remission, Leah finds comfort in a visit to Amish country to see her true love, Ethan.  When Ethan chooses to leave his life on the farm, he moves in with Leah and her family.  But once Ethan arrives, they realize that his Amish values are quite different from those of Leah's complex "English" world.  Will their love help, or hurt, Leah as she faces the complex hurdles that await her?

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Author Lurlene McDaniel also brings readers Angels Watching Over Me, Don't Die My Love, and I'll Be Seeing You, all Publishers Weekly bestsellers!

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Author Lurlene McDaniel also brings readers Angels Watching Over Me, Don't Die My Love, and I'll Be Seeing You, all Publishers Weekly bestsellers!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1772 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 055357115X
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf; Reprint edition (October 27, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00477478S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #535,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Lingering Sense of Hope May 29, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
'Until Angels Close My Eyes' is yet another example of Lurlene McDaniel's notoriously melancholy novels. As in her other books, McDaniels is able to portray a sorrowful mood through the characters. However, the final outcome is both depressing and uplifting at the same time. Had the book not had a little hope to cling on to at the end, I wouldn't have enjoyed reading it, but it did. The final message was that in the end, not all was lost.
Leah Lewis-Hall is a seventeen year old english teenager living with her mother and stepfather, Neil. Neil was Leah's mom's fourth and favorite husband, so Leah hoped he was around to stay. She was looking forward to living the rest of her life with just her, Neil, and her mother, that is until she was shot down with devastating news. Neil has cancer. A malignant cancer that could threaten his life. Leah liked Neil, a lot, and didn't want to see yet another father figure dissappear from her life, especially one she cared about so much. On top of that heart-breaking news, Leah had to face the reality that the cancer she once had could also return. So Leah had to live in constant fear of two lives being lost, hers, but mainly Neil's.
There was only one person that provided Leah with the comfort she needed to get through it all. Ethan, her sandy-haired, blue-eyed Amish boyfriend. She had met Ethan last summer while working in an Amish community, and instantly they fell in love with each other. The only problem was that Ethan was Amish, and Leah was English. The two worlds clashed immensly and there was a huge barrier inbetween the two cultures. Lately, Ethan had been experimenting with English ways, dressing English, and even moving out of his Amish household to live with Leah and her family.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars emotional,miraculous,unforgettable book May 9, 2005
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Leah-Lewis Hall is feeling much better about her diagnosis of cancer but when but when someone she loves is struck by the diease she begins to doubt if she is cured! Leah finds her visit to nappanee where she sees her beloved Ethan comforting. When Ethan decides to stay with leah and her familyfor a while Leah feels the closet to ethan she has ever been however,their worlds, customs, and traditions are still diffrent will leahs "english" ways and Ethans "simple" ways collide or will their love for each other stay strong? You will find yourself laughing, crying, and everything else while you read this book1You will be suprised by the miraculous miracles that take place in this book1 be sure to read the other 2 companions that go with this book angels watching over me and lifted up by angelsand all Lurlene's other great books!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars only because it is SOOO Sad! May 9, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Leah the teenager with cancer has finally come to grips with her disease only to learn her much loved step-father is in relapse with HIS cancer. In her pain and anger, she seeks comfort in the Amish community and specifically in Ethan, her Amish boyfriend. In spite of his family, he loves her and is torn as he tries to make sense of the difference in their lives. The ending takes a turn so sad I had to deduct one star. I closed the book in tears.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Until Angels Close My Eyes May 17, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When I started this book I was glued to it like no one ever glued before. I couldn't put this book down and it was amazing how the author got you hook. When I first started this book I thought, "what is going to happen if Neil dies and if Ethan goes back to the amish ways? What is Leah going to do if that happens? When it does happen I...have no clue of what she is going to do. I felt so sorry for her. When you read this novel you get to know her and you feel what she is feeling through the words of the book. So when I found out Ethan went back to his family I felt every bit of her pain.

-Shelby Farar-
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Until Angels Close My Eyes December 21, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book, and this series, is like none other i've ever read! It captures love, lost, and friendship. When Neil discovers his cancer is back, she wants to go to the person that will make her feel comforted, Ethan, and the Longarce Family. I didn't put this book down all day, and yes, i finished this series in 3 days, all 3 books! I wish this book ended, the way i would have liked it to end, but in fact, I am liking the ending now, it shows that Leah, is indeed at home, where she belongs, so please to anyone reading this, don't pass this book up, it truely is one of a kind! :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but Depressing! May 29, 2000
By A Customer
I thought this book was great, except the ending was ssoo sad! I thought that as long as they love each other so much, why can't they be together? I thought the other books in the series were better, & I think that there could have been another book in this series, but overall this book was great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WIll Their Love Last? May 9, 2001
By Amber
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The book, Until Angels Close My Eyes by Lurlene McDaniel is a great book. Leah (main character) thinks her battle with cancer is over, but the disease that haunts her past has struck someone she loves. Leah finds comfort in a visit to Amish country to see Ethan. Ethan (boyfriend) is changing, his taste in what community he wants to live in. Can their love stay together through all these changes??
On a rating, one through five, five being the best, I would rate this book a four. It was a great book, but it could have had a little more development in the beginning it was kind of slow. There could have been not so much background information. Once it started to pick-up, I couldn't put it down. The author had a great story line. It was realistic, easy to fallow, and I could put myself in Leah's position. You could tell she put a lot of effort in her book. I thought the description of the cancer was very in-depth. She used all the terms in which the doctors would really use. Not just in this book, but also in all of her books I have read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book.
Published 1 month ago by Billie J. DeLung
5.0 out of 5 stars happy with purchase
As always with Lurlene Mcdaniel's books, another great read! She is my absolute favorite young adult fiction writer. Book was in good condition.
Published 10 months ago by julia purinton
5.0 out of 5 stars outsider and and amish
I have read this book several times and I loved it each and every time. Like reading about the amish
Published 18 months ago by Leigha Tinsley
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED
In this last book in The Angel Trilogy
Leah learns of Neil's Cancer she learns how to deal with the death of young Rebekah. Read more
Published on April 29, 2012 by Anna Bernyc
5.0 out of 5 stars You Have to Read This Book
Leah is a girl that had cancer and has been through everything and has survived. When things start getting strange around the house she finds out that her fifth stepfather has and... Read more
Published on February 23, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for teens and adults alike
Leah Lewis-Hall, the main character, has suffered many times in her life. Her mother is on her 5th marriage, but it's to a great guy named Neil. Read more
Published on March 9, 2006 by Bradburys English Class
5.0 out of 5 stars Until Angels Close My Eyes was a very heart-warming novel
Leah is a strong young lady who is trying to complete the puzzle of her life that has never been finished. Read more
Published on May 5, 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Until Angels Close His Eyes...
Until Angels close my eyes is one of the most emotional stories, but a good one. Even though I have only read this book out of the series, I agree that this is a very beautifully... Read more
Published on March 23, 2004 by Jessii
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Great read
"Until Angels Close My Eyes" was one of the most emotional books I have read. It is the 3rd book in a 3 book series. Read more
Published on January 29, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Let This Be...
Okay; I read all the Angel books...and I was quite shocked in the end. I was hoping that there would be another series because I wanted Ethan and Leah to be together, even though... Read more
Published on November 4, 2003
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I was born in Philadelphia PA, grew up (mostly) in Hialeah FL, graduated from the University of South Florida, Tampa FL (go Bulls!) and currently live in Chattanooga TN---I'm an American citizen by birth, and Southern by the grace of God.

I have a brother, three years younger, married, and mathematically gifted. I am totally without math skills.

The books I write, the topics and subject matter, grew out of my firstborn son's diagnosis of diabetes at age 3.
Infinite reward that comes to me from my work.... when a grown reader lets me know that reading my books inspired her to seek a profession that helps others. I have wonderful letters saying, "Today I graduated from nursing/medical school."

Now that's a gift of joy!

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