My Reviews – With Angel’s Wings – Stephanie Collins


I have nothing more to add to my review, which follows here.  I enjoyed the memoir. What more can I say?

on May 14, 2017

“This was by no means an easy read and I had a hard time coming to grips with the initial chapters of this incredible story, because it contains quite in-depth medical descriptions of the author’s little girl’s health problems. Yet, I’m glad I persevered, because the story began to unfold page by page, drawing me in. (My only serious issue with the book is the first chapters, because of their tell, rather than show nature. Having said that, the tone of the story changed to where I could no longer put it down).

I found Laura’s story uplifting and satisfying, despite the depths of despair and woes she experienced, because she managed to do the impossible and continue, despite her extremely low days, which she writes about with refreshing candour: her growing feelings of resentment for her first husband as his lack of interest, firstly to help her with the care of a small, critically ill, suffering child and secondly, his complete lack of understanding or acceptance of his eldest daughter’s autism, grows deeper as the years roll by.

How she deals with all the ups and downs of caring for two special needs children and finally becoming a qualified nurse, is nothing short of miraculous. In the end, she and her two special needs children find true love – proof that loyal, enduring love is still around; you only need to look for it in the right people. Even though the author wrote in the third person, I think you will enjoy this true-life story with all the drama associated with caring for special needs children, while striving to have a semblance of a normal family life.”


Stephanie A. Collins

I am a hard-working mother of 4, a loving wife, and an unsuspecting author of a true medical drama/unconventional love story called With Angel’s Wings. With Angel’s Wings is my story. I wrote therapeutically as I was introduced to/initiated into life as a special needs mother. Years later friends, therapists, and nurses convinced me to share my tale. All names were changed in the book, out of respect for those who would not appreciate being mentioned by name, but aside from names, the story is 100% true. If, after reading With Angel’s Wings, you are left with questions, please do not hesitate to ask. On the book’s website ( there is an “Ask the Author Forum”, and all questions and feedback are more than welcome. Also on the website are an epilogue, “deleted scenes” and “real life” pictures that correlate with each of the book’s chapters.
Some of those pictures are featured in With Angel’s Wings ~ A Trailer @

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    • Yes, it was wonderful to read her happy ending, which she deserved, but having said that, her work with her special needs children carries on, the difference being that she has a truly great guy who supports her completely. 💗🤗💗


    • Thanks, DL. Your memoir was the first of the “deeper” memoirs I read after joining RRBC and all these stirring and often painful memories stay with me. From time to time I think about the strange ways our lives find their own solutions and satisfactions. Thanks for your visit.


    • I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, Shirley. I got somewhat stuck in the first few chapters because of the medical terminology, but I’m glad I continued. This memoir is a testament to the strength of the human spirit when it faces the greatest adversity.

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