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Reviewed by Java Davis for Readers' Favorite
Helen Parry Jones’ unusual autobiography, Hands of an Angel, is two overlapping autobiographies in one. It is the story of a little girl growing up in middle-class England and Wales, plus the story of a girl who grows up seeing and communicating with spirits, guides, and angels. Helen’s gifts are both a blessing and a curse. Her parents believe that she is either extremely imaginative or a silly liar. It is a lifelong fight with them for understanding and acceptance. But she gets lessons every day that improve her understanding of the spirit world, especially through her guide, Sam, who had been a murdered slave 200 years earlier.
All her life, from childhood on, Helen Parry Jones could use healing hands to take away pain, and sometimes to cause real healing. She receives messages from the loved ones of others, with messages of warning or hope or peace. Helen uses her special gifts to help people, to comfort them, and deliver love. At the same time, her own real life is happening, full of new friends, the grief of losing loved ones, serious illnesses, fighting with her father, who felt that spending money to educate women was a waste of money and time, and finally leaving home to begin a family of her own. Helen often finds herself walking a fine line between acting like a more normal person and making typical decisions versus listening to her guides as they give her warnings about possible unhappy consequences. Hands of an Angel stops when Helen is about thirty, but it includes hints of her future career as a professional psychic healer. As I read this book, I found myself rooting for little Helen to successfully create her own future.