Not since the Left Behind series has there been a more compelling and eye-opening novel. Taut, tense, and totally unpredictable, When Angels Cry is a powerful love story not only for the heart and soul but one for the ages—especially the age to come. — Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Isle of Hope series.
In the not too distant future…
Wars, plagues, and famines ravage the world, immorality and violence are rampant, and the Bible is outlawed.
Angelica Smoke, a single mother and cocktail waitress, ascends the steps of a megachurch to deliver a message from God to the one man she hoped to never see again.
That message thrusts world-famous pastor Daniel Cain into a whirlwind of confusion, causing him to seek out Angelica and demand an explanation. But the woman broke his heart once and is now involved in a fanatical cult. Even being seen with her could damage his career. Still, he cannot stay away, and the more time he spends with her, the more he begins to doubt everything he believes.
Angelica is a seer. God grants her visions of the future, but she has no idea what to do with them. Her top priority is protecting her son—from the world, the culture, the devil, and especially from Daniel. But God keeps throwing them together, causing her fears to rise and reopening old wounds that threaten to tear her soul apart.
Angels watch over the couple, protecting and hoping they will make the right choices. But the angels are limited in what they can do as the end of the age comes to a close and the spiritual battles intensify, not only for Angelica and Daniel but for all humanity.
Action-packed and thrilling, When Angels Cry is not only a great read but a thought-provoking tale. In the flavor of Peretti and Left Behind, this story paints a vivid picture of what things might be like in the last days. ~ Michelle Griep, author of The Captive Heart & Brentwood’s Ward
“Lots to like about this end times story”
There is so much to like about this story. Angelica Smoke, the lead character, is really well developed by Tyndall. We see her struggles, her victories and most significantly the growth in her faith through the story. Angelica has a special gift: she sees the supernatural. Angels and demons activities. She also has vivid dreams, many of which are prophetic in nature.
Angelica is a single mom and cocktail waitress, called by God to encourage an old friend/boyfriend, Daniel Cain, who is a big-time pastor of a megachurch. But the novel is set in end times and the church and Bible is different now. Watered down. All the hard things have been eliminated. So Ps Daniel’s message is also watered down. Angelica has been called to challenge Ps Daniel with the idea that he needs salvation. And before it’s too late.
The story revolves around Angelica and Daniel’s growing friendship and how her faith impacts him. She doesn’t want to have a friendship with him because she is hiding a secret from him that she doesn’t want to reveal. Daniel is falling for her but his right hand man, Thomas, won’t have anything of it as she is from the wrong side and is an unwed mother.
I really enjoyed Angelica’s faith journey. She struggled trusting God with her son, Isaac, which was fascinating reading. Don’t we all struggle giving everything over to God? I enjoyed reading Angelica’s passion for sharing the love of God with everyone she met, even customers at her bar. I loved how she listened to the Spirit’s prompts and obeyed accordingly. I enjoyed her interactions with her angel and how she used what she saw in the supernatural to lead her prayers. And I enjoyed seeing the odd miracle or two.
Tyndall’s description of Daniel Cain’s church was fascinating as it probably reflects a little of where some of our western churches are heading. Too much emphasis on material blessings and not enough focus on relationship with Jesus and spiritual formation.
The angels and demons have very minor involvement in the story which I found a little disappointing. In particular, besides a very brief paragraph or two at the end, the angels didn’t really do anything but stand around, watch and commentate on what was going on.
The story ends with a Big Bang that I wasn’t really expecting which I enjoyed and is worth the wait.
Recommended for all those who enjoy a bit of supernatural in their fiction.