Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Entertaining Angels

Young Adult Author, Emerald Barnes, is releasing her latest novel, Entertaining Angels, today. It’s a Young Adult Christian romance that faces the issues of self-esteem and weight in teens. It’s a story that will hopefully grab the attention of girls – and boys alike – and help them understand that no matter what they are beautiful.


About Entertaining Angels

I’ve read many books that tackle the issue of spiritual warfare, but I especially loved this one. Mads was alive and real and jumped off the page! Her character is so strong, she needed strong characters to balance her, and Barnes certainly provided that in the characters of Chase and Zach.” – Author Precarious Yates

This story is beautiful and so profound.” – Author Sylvia Stein

I would recommend Entertaining Angels as a graceful stepping stone to self-acceptance and self-love.” – Author Christine Cunningham


Madison Andrews can’t face her reflection in the mirror. All she sees is a big, fat nobody. Yet, deep inside she longs for something more, something that’s not skin deep.

Along comes Zach, the new guy in school. He’s smoking hot and totally out of her league. She somehow catches his eye, and he makes her feel beautiful for once. But just as she gets close to Zach, her nerdy best friend, Chase, won’t let Madison doubt her true beauty, no matter how many meals she skips.

Even as Madison begins to realize that she is more than what she thinks, darker forces are at work, darker than the lies and mocking from her peers, stopping her from amounting to her full potential. Can Madison find true happiness in her own skin?


A Review

Words are a powerful thing. They can help or hurt…even more than sticks and stones at times. But the worst kind of words that hurt are the ones we repeat to ourselves. If we keep telling ourselves negative thoughts about how we’re not good enough or pretty enough or whatever, sooner or later we believe them so hard no one can tell us differently.

Teenagers have it the worst. Because they are just developing into a separate entity from their parents and learning independence, they are in the midst of determining who they are. In Entertaining Angels, Maddie is an overweight teen. She has told herself that she is not pretty enough or thin enough to be worthy of anyone. Her defeatist self talk has caused her to go about as low as she can. This story is her journey of self discovery that will leave the reader inspired while still having a few surprises through the story.


Giveaway Time!

Enter to win this autographed (by Emerald) tote bag with the Bible Verse Psalm 91:11 on it, and this notebook that says “God Makes Beautiful Things.” (US Only please. If you’re international, Emerald will send you an e-book and choose another winner.)



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Where can you purchase Entertaining Angels?

Amazon / Barnes and Noble