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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber....Review

Good Morning Peeps!   What's it like where you are at?   Here we have a threat of freezing rain, which I can do quite nicely without.  I have a tendency to fall and not land softly!

I know I've reviewed several of Debbie Macomber's Christmas stories this month and today's review is another!   As a reader, I am in awe that an author has so many unique and interesting tales to tell; where do they come up with their stories?   I feel like a dry well when I try to think up a story.   I can come up with titles, but stories, not so much.

My New Years Goal is to write the book I have always wanted to write...wish me luck in settling on an idea.....

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, love, and a charming dose of angelic intervention. 
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel’s work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year’s Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely strangers in the crowd, he decides midnight is the perfect time to lend a heavenly helping hand.       
Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild meet after bumping into each other—seemingly by accident—in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. They immediately hit it off and find they have a lot in common: Lucie is a burgeoning chef and Aren is a respected food critic. But just as quickly as they’re brought together, another twist of fate tears them apart, leaving Lucie and Aren with no way to reconnect. 
A year later, Lucie is the chef of an acclaimed new restaurant and Aren is a successful columnist for a major New York newspaper. For all the time that’s passed, the two have not forgotten their one serendipitous evening—and neither have Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and Will. To reunite the young couple, the angels cook up a brilliant plan: mix true love, a second chance, and a generous sprinkle of mischief to create an unforgettable Christmas miracle.

From My Perspective:

Angels At the Table, was a delightful read.   Macomber has a way of bringing her characters to bigger than life.
In my mind, I could see these four angels faces as they ventured against the rules to earth and peered in on NYC on New Year's Eve.    How curious they were to get to know these human creatures, created in God's own image.  Although they do not understand why the humans do what they do, they are loved by God and the angels alike.

Macombers characters are well developed, believable and lovable.   The story was endearing and the angels brought the necessary comic relief!   At 219 pages, the book is a fast read and very satisfying.   


Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.   This was a purchased read.

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