Sarah and the Angelic Magical Makeover
By Gay N. Lewis (Wings ePress, 2018)
Native Texan and pastor’s wife Gay N. Lewis has penned another title in her Christian fantasy series with Sarah and the Angelic Magical Makeover. Lewis introduced much-loved angel Sarah more than 10 books ago, and once again the bumbling, dyslexic “Heavenly” accepts her “Commander’s” mission to romantically connect two individuals. Along the way, she makes more than a few humanesque mistakes to which she usually responds, “Poopty doopty!”
Sarah’s assignment involves befriending single, out-of-shape, schoolteacher Valerie whose earthly father never forgave her for being born a girl. The loveably positive Sarah descends upon Katy, Texas, with extra pounds under her robe and an extra strange name, Oceana Waters. Once in the Lone Star State, she manages to become Valerie’s roommate, befriends the Christian driver at a high-end hotel, and snags a position playing the organ for a local church.
Plans go awry just as pounds are dropping at a local fitness center and changing hair and make-up afford attractive new appearances for both young women. However, their trainer makes advances toward Valerie, and her father tells her she’s unworthy of any man’s love. Sarah manages to thwart both men’s tactics though not in a very heavenly manner. In the end, Sarah accomplishes her mission, appears for a review before the Commander, and receives a new assignment. What happens between pages 1 and 118 is pure fun.
Gay N. Lewis offers Sarah and the Angelic Magical Makeover as a quick read that manages to teach tough truth lessons while affirming the Heavenly Father’s unconditional love. I plan to add more of the Sarah series to my summer reading list.
Kathy Robinson Hillman, former president
Baptist General Convention of Texas