- Goodreads Synopsis -
The Ditch Lane Diaries continues with Anna's Way.
Anna the healer, Ruby the dreamer, and Sandy the soul reader are The Wards of Campbell Ridge.
discovers that she has a guardian angel named Ralph. He is a part of
the elite warrior angels that has been sent to train The Wards of
Campbell Ridge against the forces of darkness. Ralph teaches Anna how to
use her divine healing power while she learns as much as she can about
modern medicine. As Anna’s power grows stronger so does her drive to
become a doctor. Anna receives a full ride out of state scholarship for
medical school, but she is in love with Jerry.
Will Anna pursue her divine calling at the risk of losing true love?
"There was no way to explain it. Trying to explain their love would be like trying to explain how Mozart wrote symphonies."
Anna's Way was absolutely AMAZING! I don't think I have ever got so worked up about a book before. My emotions were so into the characters and the situations as I read them, that I felt like I was actually in the book! A book has never made me as mad as this book did, or as happy as this one did!
Anna's Way is the second book in the Ditch Lane Diaries and is a bit different from Ruby's Choice (the first book). The three girls learn a lot more about their powers and can finally talk about them! How cool is that? In the previous book, the girls were not able to speak about their powers til the time was right. Anna, Ruby, and Sandy even meet a few other people who are wards, just as they are. The girls are preparing for a war, and not just any war. Wards were not given the power of the angels for no reason. There is a lot expected from these girls and they are really starting to feel the pressure. While dealing with their guardian angels and this life that was chosen for them, the girls are still trying to deal with school and their social lives. Anna finally gets Jerry, the boy of her dreams! But how long will they last when he learns that she has plans on moving away to attend medical school? I honestly do not even know how to review this book without giving stuff away! Anna and Jerry's relationship made me want to pull my hair out and die! They made me so happy and so mad all at the same time! Like I said above, I have never been so mad while reading a book before! hah.
Since the girls are finally able to talk about their powers, they can also finally discuss their guardian angels! The story and all their lives finally start tying all together. At first it seemed like the girls were living two separate lives, but they are slowly intertwining them. Anna gets caught multiple times talking with her guardian angel and to other people it looks like she is just talking to herself, or an imaginary friend. Jones really knows how to write an amazing story! She has one main big important story going on between the angles, the creator, the wards, and Lucifer, but then she also has little stories going on as well. I am amazed at how well Jones has portrayed this story on paper. Just trying to explain all the different story lines is hard enough, it takes an amazing writer to be able to write about all of this and not confuse the reader.
Between Anna's boy drama and the war that these girls are apart of, there is never a dull moment. There is always something going on and there is always a reason to keep on reading! I missed dinner because I couldn't stop reading this book. I needed to know what happened so bad that I was dead to the world. D.F. Jones really impressed me! I am amazed at this series so far and each book seems to get better and better. I can't wait for Sandy's Story. This series has it all and is easily one of my favorites! I am a forever fan of D.F. Jones! If you like drama, romance, betrayal, demons, angels, secrets, magical powers, and jealousy... then this book is for you!!!