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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
Guardian Angel by Dr Bob Rich imagines Australia in 1850 and what it must be like for Glindi, an aboriginal woman. Glindi was raped by a white man and from that terrible event came a daughter. Maraglindi is a girl who has love in her life, but she comes up against the worst the Victorian world has to offer in her short life as well. Life is never easy and we all must walk different paths. For a little girl whose name means Glindi's sorrow, life is short but it lives on.
I have always been enthralled with the story of how Australia came to be. A colony for criminals that grew into a fantastic country. Sadly, there were growing pains just like all countries have, and it pushed its native people aside. While that happened some terrible things took place, but from that also came good. Dr Bob Rich has an amazing way of telling the story of Maraglindi, a Jesus type figure. Born from an act that was hateful, and forced to endure hate from the rigid way Victorian society was, she still managed to be a bright light, and to me that is truly amazing. I have a saying that love will heal the world and in this book Maraglindi really seems to walk this way of life. A true guardian of love. I am going to have to read this story a second time to make sure I take all the information in, but I truly did enjoy this book and learning about Maraglindi. I feel this book is something that needs to be read right now, today, in our world that is starting to go more down the path of hate than it should. If you want to read something that will inspire you and is also historical, this is a good choice for you.