A Hidden Miracle by Gerilyn Herold
Gabriella, a 14 year old fairy, was sure the miracle had been delivered to the arrogant surf star, Jaden Marino. Until his Guardian Angel pointed to something under the star’s hospital bed—a tiny yellow droplet gathering dust—the miracle. A bad fairy outwitted Gabriella. And she knows exactly which one. Daring to hide her mistake, she decides to break some fairy rules to redeliver the heavenly gift. As the clock ticks down on the ill surf star’s life, the bad fairy blocks Gabriella’s good work. A pesky, good fairy spies on her. Can Gabriella slip past the spy? Will she find a way to outsmart the bad fairy? If Gabriella can redeliver the miracle in time, she will save the surfer’s life. Fairies who sometimes appear as butterflies, and take human size… Packed with imagination and adventure, follow bold Gabriella through daring actions to redeliver a heavenly gift.
A Hidden Miracle is a modern-day speculative fantasy novel which explores what is happening on a spiritual realm around a teen surfer who is battling a deadly disease and a loss of faith.
The story is told from the perspective of a fairy named Gabriella. Her job is to assist angels by delivering needed gifts to humans. Gabriella and the boy fairy she adores are assigned to help surfing star, Jaden Marino who is battling cancer. However, Jaden’s loss of faith makes their job extra challenging. When an accident changes everything, Gabriella struggles with how far to bend the rules in order to deliver a miracle before it is too late.
I really enjoyed this middle-grade story. The glimpse into the surfing world was quite interesting. The book is full of some fantastic supporting characters among the angels, fairies, humans, and evil spirits. Although, I am not sure I will ever look at insects quite the same again! With beautiful descriptions, a thought-provoking storyline, and a glimpse into the exciting world of competitive surfing, this book will keep readers captivated.
A note from Reviewer:
As a writer and a mother, I’m always searching for wonderful Christian books for teens of all ages. I truly believe one way we can encourage teens in their faith is through fiction with positive messages, embedded in great stories. There are many fantastic Christian and Catholic teen novels out today but they can be hard to find. I’m excited to share some of these books with you.