Calling of the Fall (Manuscript)
A band of angels, traveling as geese, gather on Mackinac island and appear as service people while they await the arrival of their delinquent leader to guide them back to heaven. Nathan Williams, a harried business executive, takes a trip to Mackinac Island and, soon is mesmerized by his surroundings and its people,particularly a woman named Kate and her daughter Lannie. Nathan feels as if he has been here before and can’t understand his recent dreams or the way he feels about this place. As the days go by, the pieces begin to fit and soon Nathan learns a miraculous truth that he never would have believed on first arriving at the island.
William Langlois, Annie Cerillo and Mark McNair, are all obviously talented. I enjoyed the descriptive scenes of Mackinac Island and the carriages, shops, hotels, bikes and, of course, its people. There are several well developed and interesting characters in Nathan, Kate, Lannie, Keith, Jessie and all the rest. Many will relate to Kate and Lannie’s loss of their husband/father respectively. The story is very wholesome with only a couple of drinking scenes.
The themes include moving past pain with the help of others. Nathan is a likable character who encourages Kate and Lannie and they begin to realize that the possibility of moving forward really does exist. Also included is the idea of helping others as Jessie helps out Nathan on a few occasions in the film, including giving him a ride during a pouring rain. Another nice theme is that people can pick up the pieces after they have made mistakes and taken a wrong turn on life’s road, just as Nathan manages to do. Good choices can cancel out bad ones. This is a well-written story and I love the part where Lannie sees her dad in her momentary death scene but then returns to her body. This is a nice story and we are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.