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A Vision of Angels is a fictional story inspired by true events. You drift through life thinking you’re nobody; no one special. There are days you question your very existence by asking God, why are you even here? You have convinced yourself that you can’t make a difference, that you’re not smart enough, not rich enough and definitely not strong enough. So you tell yourself, there’s no reason for me to be here.
…But what if you’re wrong?
What if the very thing you had to do on this earth would change a nation? And what if generations to come would reap the benefit of what you were chosen to do.
Some lessons have to be taught by God, himself.
A Vision of Angels is a looking glass into the world of angels and the incredible feats they performed for the sake of these two lives. To understand why, you will have to read the story. This is about hope in the face of hopelessness and redemption when one feels there is none.
The idea came about one day when I was watching a daytime talk show. There was a man on the show that described an incredible situation where he survived a paragliding incident that should’ve robbed him of his life. But thankfully, he lived. However, he went on to say he was incredibly “lucky.”
I saw it different. I saw angels safely guiding him down because his purpose had not yet been fulfilled here on earth. So I wondered how amazing it must look to see our angels in action. How does it look when they’re doing extraordinary things behind the scenes for us? Like saving us from danger, protecting us from harm and even guiding us through life? That is when the story was born.
Writing in a different time period is a challenge in itself. You have to research the clothes, the words, everything. You have to stay in that time and not forget that there are certain words we say today that were not used back in that time. Certain mannerisms and behaviors were more acceptable back then versus today. So, it was interesting learning about those little details that we don’t really think about.
It would probably be Patty because she would have to go through a huge transformation and it would bring a wave of eclectic feelings because she is the madam of a Saloon. And when you walk that kind of life, people see you one way and they refuse to accept change in you. So, I would love showing that process of change and the effects it would have on her and those around her.
Actually, there are two things.
1. To take charge of your destiny, especially when you are on a road that is destructive, dangerous or contrary to what you know and feel you should be doing in life. Too many times we accept whatever (bad thing/s) life throws at us and we neither challenge it nor try to fight our way out of it. There is more to you than what you can see and you need to take a stand and, in the process, discover who you really are.
2. Psalms 91:11 says, “For He shall give His angels charge over thee in all thy ways. The translation of the word “angel” is “messenger.” Simply put, Angels are God’s messengers. What I want people to take away from this story is that we have all been assigned an angel. God sent them to help guide us on this journey, therefore, we need to listen when they are trying to do their job.
About Alexandra Lane
She later returned to Fayetteville where she attended Fayetteville State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management.
Upon graduation she worked in the financial world of banking. Although she enjoyed her years as a Banking Center Manager she wanted to devote more of her time to writing and telling compelling stories. This is her first novel. She is currently working on her second.