Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite
Outside of what us mere mortals perceive, there is a never ending struggle between the forces of Good and Evil, led by the Superior of all Angels, Aranes, and the arch enemy, the fallen angel Lucifer. This is the premise of Angels’ Whispers, by J.F. Cain, a fascinating look into the world of the metaphysical and that most elusive of humans' theoretical constructions – life after death. Unwittingly, wealthy energy mogul and free-thinking skeptic, Alex Meyers, walks into this eternal battle. All Alex’s life he has been told he is “special” and blessed with amazing luck and good fortune. When Aranes interferes and saves Alex’s life after a skiing accident, it is clear to all the realms that indeed Alex must be something special, but can a human and an Angel fall in love and is there any future in such a relationship?
What I loved most about this book was the broad coverage the author used the story to illustrate, an insight into metaphysical beliefs, philosophical theories, and an analysis of religious dogma and religiosity. This whole story was an incredible romance wrapped in an examination of the big questions: What is my purpose of being? Is there life after death? This is always a dangerous subject and line for an author to tread, but J.F. Cain in Angels’ Whispers handles it extremely well. For lovers of romance, there is plenty of angst and unrequited love to draw you in and turn the pages, whilst for those looking for a slightly philosophical discussion, there is a ton of good stuff to get your teeth into. What next for this odd couple? Book two in the series will surely tell us. An excellent read and one I recommend.