When violence drives them from home and their mom struggles to hide her tears, they wish for an angel for her. Soon after, Mitch comes into their lives. When the twins find feathers on the floor near him, they are convinced he is an angel.
As further proof, he also has a dog--perhaps crossed with a shaggy, blond bear--who plays gently with the twins but protects them fiercely. They call him Gabe, the angel's dog...
Excerpt from THE BODYGUARD © Genie Gabriel
...Julia soon escaped upstairs with the twins. She settled the children in the turret with a coloring book and crayons. To hide her tears and shame from her children, Julia went in search of the other toys her friend kept in the house for their visits.
"Is the big man downstairs Mommy’s angel?" Abraham whispered.
"Maybe." Angelina leaned against the dog, who had followed them upstairs.
"He doesn’t have wings." Abraham sat beside his sister. "Just really long hair."
"He has to hide his wings so no one knows he’s an angel."
"Oh." Abraham pondered that comment as he rubbed the dog’s ears. "How do we find out for sure?"
"Look for feathers on the floor. In the morning before Mommy’s awake. Okay?"
"Okay," Abraham agreed.
Now, I'm not taking sides in a debate of whether or not angels exist. But how can you doubt two kids whose faith is unshakable--even after they are kidnapped--and subtle angel signs that lead to their rescue?
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