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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.

BONUS: This edition includes excerpts from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home and The Inn at Rose Harbor.

Praise for Angels at the Table
 
“This delightful mix of romance, humor, hope and happenstance is the perfect recipe for holiday cheer.”—Examiner.com
 
“Rings in Christmas in tried-and-true Macomber style, with romance and a touch of heavenly magic.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“The angels’ antics are a hugely hilarious and entertaining bonus to a warm love story.”—Bookreporter
 
“[A] sweetly charming holiday romance.”—Library Journal
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This is a cute little book, but certainly not an original idea. It reminded me a lot of a Hallmark made-for-TV movie, which is where I prefer these kinds of stories...on my TV. There's something about seeing a sweet love story unfold on my screen that lacked a bit in this story.more
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy return with an apprentice angel named Will in tow. Of course Gabriel is not informed that the trio have taken Will to New York with them to watch the New Year"s Eve festivities in Times Square. Lucie Farara is in the crowd with her girlfriends who have dragged her out to have some fun. Just before the ball drops, she loses track of her friends and meets Aren Fairchild. When the ball drops - and Will intervenes - they share their first kiss. It seems to be love at first sight and they decide to meet a week later at the top of the Empire State Building after they have both had a chance to figure out if their feelings are real. There is one big problem. Lucie and Aren were supposed to meet, but not for another year. Shirley, Goodness, Mercy and Will have to try and fix this problem while trying very hard to follow the rules, not easy for them. This is a great story to read curled up under a blanket, sipping some hot cocoa, while the snow falls outside. It is sweet and sad and funny. The perfect Christmas treat!more
Angels at the Table is another fun holiday story about the three angels, Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, and their visit to New York City on New Year's Eve. They bring along an apprentice angel, Will, (from the Bible - "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever) and meddle in a love affair between two strangers who meet in Times Square. Funny, silly and satisfying, this story is highly recommended for all fans of the angels.more
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy return this year, with an apprentice angel in tow. This time, the angels positively influence the lives of Lucie and Aren in New York City, with only slight miscommunication and mischief. I always enjoy these quick holiday reads by Macomber and seek them out every year!more
The responsibility of training a new Prayer Ambassador was left to Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, so they knew they had to do their best to follow all the rules, to the best of their abilities. The lure of New Years Eve celebrations was just too much, they had to return to Earth to be a part of and see the fun of it all. Showing Will the festivities of the season should not be too hard to follow the rules. In an attempt to get through a breakup, Aren Fairchild moved, took a new job and started a new life. Taking one day to go out with the girls, Lucie Farrara lost track of her friends at the moment of that the ball dropped. Not realizing the consequences that his actions could have, Will allowed Aren and Lucie to have a connection on New Years Eve that was about a year to early. Discovering the mistake, Gabriel gave Shirley, Goodness, Mercy and Will the chance to fix the problem, if only they can do it without breaking anymore of the rules. The connection on Yew Years Eve was such a great one, if only they had exchanged phone numbers they could find each other again. Moving on with their lives was easy enough but forgetting about the other was another story entirely. Book 7 ..... As part of the Shirley, Goodness & Mercy series, it is a good addition. The bonus of having a trainee with them so that they realized what they are doing and how many of the rules they break or at least bend. I really like this series / collection but with this one I really wanted more of the romance, more or Aren and Lucie and maybe a little less of the rehashing of what they are and are not suppose to be doing. Overall a feel good story with a fun foody twist. I am curious if Will is going to be a recurring character or if there will be any more Angels at all.more
Always a good read!! Snuggle up under the covers and get ready to not put this book down!! Debbie MaComber has done it again (and so have her angels!! LOL). You have to read the note that Debbie writes in the book BEFORE you start reading the story to see how she gets the idea for the "apprentence angel." Very creative I must say.Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are at it again at the very start of the story. They are showing Will what Earth looks like, without Gabriel knowing about it, and how fascinating it is. It's New Year's Eve in New York and everything is sparkling which is just how Goodness likes it. They head to Earth to give will a sneak peek at the humans and things get started right there. There are two lonely people, Lucie and Aren, who "bump into" each other that night. Lucie is a busy restuarnt chef and Aren is a resturant reviewer who goes by a different name than his own. As things progress it starts out great, then goes downhill when Lucie recieves a very bad review from the restaurant critic, which was partly due to the Angels fault. Gabriel tells them they had better get this fixed without any tricks or interaction by the Angels. Debbie MaCombers characters are always well written and she is a great storyteller.more
There are no other angels who can cause such havoc while trying to do good as can Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy. But wait! They have a new apprentice, Will, and he just can’t stop himself from interfering in the lives of two lonely humans. With best of intentions, their efforts all go awry. How things will finally be resolved is anybody’s guess, but you can be sure that these special angels are doing their best to help things along while trying to obey Gabriel’s orders not to interfere. Readers can depend on author Debbie Macomber to deliver an entertaining Christmas tale that is full of fun and sure to leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling.more
I am a huge fan of Debbie Macomber books, especially her Christmas books. This one was good but I am not fully convinced her move to the new publisher was a good one. This book just wasn't up to what her past books have been. Still in all I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others for an uplifting, fun, Christmas time read.more
What a delightful read. When I read why Debbie added Will...the Prayer Ambassador, I was hooked. Psalm 23:6, " Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."Of course anytime Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy get together, and add in the trainee Will, mayhem will happen. You will be giggling with each little oops that happens.A very uplifting, feel good, and delightful read. You don't want this one to end. Can you picture a camel waking itself down the street? Beware this one is going to hit your funny bone! Of course disaster follows...um remember "to many cooks, spoil the pot"! Good lessons to be learned.Grab a copy of this great Holiday read, don't miss these Angels...they might just brush by you!!I receive a copy of this book through the Publisher Ballantine Books, and was not required to give a positive review.more
The newest incarnation of the MaComber angel series features the antics of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy; and a newcomer angel Will. I agree with some others that this latest Christmas book isn't quite up to par. All in all though, I always enjoy anything by Debbie MaComber. A good cozy Christmas story to get one in the right mood for the Holidays.more
Debbie Macomber's Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are joined by a new angel, Will, to bring havoc and happiness to the Christmas season. The story involves a rising new chef and a food critic who are brought together by Will's interference. The angels cause havoc and then must smooth things over by getting more involved to fix their mistakes. A cozy story that wraps you up like a warm blanket. Short and sweet, Debbie's stories are always a hit with me!more
A fun romance with Shirley, Goodness and Mercy. These three Angels are up to their usual mischief. How they ever get any prayers answered I'll never know. This was light hearted and fun. A great read for a little Christmas romance.more
This latest of the Christmas angel series featuring the antics of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, was not up to par with the previous stories. The story seemed "thrown together" and not up to the author's usual excellent writing.It lacked any real depth and was rather predictable. A disappointment as I look forward to Debbie Macomber's Christmas story each year.more
I really like this Chrismas story and it reminded me of two old movies one was It's A wounderful life and the anther of two people that met after a year on the Empire State Building.more
I am always happy to read a new Debbie Macomber book (or to reread an old favorite!) Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy are back for a new adventure with humans on earth. This time they have Will, a rookie angel, to guide through some of the problems that humans have. Will causes Lucie and Aren to bump into each other on New Year's Eve and they are instantly attracted to one another. Lucie and Aren share a kiss and then make plans to meet in a week at the top of the Empire State Building. When her mother is involved in an accident, Lucie is unable to meet Aren and they don't see each other for months. Aren, the food critic for a paper, eats at Lucie's new restaurant, Heavenly Delights. I know the name is a bit corny, but the food is delicious. At least Aren's meal WOULD have been delicious if a couple of angels had not decided to 'help' by adding salt and spice. Aren's meal is too salty and his review of the restaurant is scathing. Lucie is devastated and pictures her livelihood fast dissolving. Wendy, Lucie's mother, tells her not to worry and things will be just fine. She is correct. The newspaper receives either three hundred or three thousand responses to the review telling about the wonderful food that they were served. (My copy of the book has both numbers in it, but it is a review copy and I certainly hope that that discrepancy is corrected in the regular printed copy.) The bad review and the responses in support of the restaurant seem to be a good thing as the place is full every night. The editor of the paper sends Aren back to the restaurant to try it again. When he returns, Lucie happens to see Aren and they begin to date. Of course, the very helpful angels poke into places they don't need to be and bungle a couple of other things up, but in the end things work out for everyone. This is a quick, fun read for the holidays.more
Reading the book Angels at the Table was a perfect way to begin getting into the holiday spirit. The capers of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (and now Will) are always fun and relaxing. A great choice for a cozy read in front of the fireplace with a cup of cocoa .more
A quick, fun read, just what you need during the holidays with so much to do and so little time. It helps to remind us what the season is about, love, forgiveness and family. Thank you Debbie!more
I have read all of the angel books and just adore them. They are such a warm light hearted read. You will feel good after you read this one. I recommend all of Macomber books. A must read!more
This Christmas tale is about four well-meaning angels who always manage to get themselves into a bit of trouble. They are sent to Earth by archangel Gabriel to help humans and answer prayers. They make an unplanned trip to visit Earth on New Year's Eve and the apprentice angel, Will, intervenes causing two people to meet who were not supposed to meet, not yet...Lucy is the owner of a new restaurant and is always busy working. Aren is a food critic who is getting over a recent divorce. They meet, hit it off, and then things go from good to bad...A cute, fun story with Christmas as the setting. I loved Lucie and Aren...loved Lucie's mom. The angels are a hoot! A feel-good, romantic story for the holidays!more
Macomber's holiday installment brings back her angelic characters Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy along with their new apprentice angel, Will. At the annual New Year's Celebration in Times Square, the angels' meddling brings together Lucie and Aren a bit prematurely. It's love at first sight, but then things begin to go awry. She's about to open a new restaurant. He works for a newspaper although he's not allowed to tell anyone other than family members what his job is. Lucie keeps searching for his byline but it never appears. Will the meddling angels ever learn their lessons so that the two can finally come together? This is a nearly perfect holiday read. It's got humor, great characters with their own issues, and the reader knows that it's certain to have a happy ending in spite of the angels' mistakes. I have a little of a personal issue with the portrayal of the angels; however, this is not something which will bother all readers. In spite of that issue, I still found myself enjoying the novel. This review is based on an Advance Uncorrected Proof provided through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program with the expectation that a review would be written.more
I absolutely adored this book! Of course how can you possibly go wrong with a Debbie Macomber Christmas story. If you are a Debbie Macomber fan which I am one of the great parts of the Christmas season is a Christmas book from Debbie. Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and their new apprentice angel, Will make an quick unplanned visit to Earth on New Year's Eve. Will takes it upon himself to give two strangers (Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild) a nudge together. They quickly have a change in plans and spend the post New Years celebration taking in a coffee shop. Neither thinks now is the time to start a relationship. They plan to meet a week later and see where things go from them. Things go wrong and they don't meet as planned. One Year later Lucie has opened her restaurant and Aren is a food critic. Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and Will try to help out and things don't quite go as they planned. There is a series of errors that lend to some laughter and some worry for Lucie and Aren. They do finally get together for their first date but it's a wild night with all the shenanigans the Angels pull. Can Lucie and Aren make it through the ups & downs of life and find their way into each other's life? Lucie and Aren are such a cute, adorable couple you can't help but cheer them on as they go through one trial after another to find their way together.more
I was very please to receive this book through Early Reviewers. I have read many Debbie Macomber books and enjoyed them all. This is a new book about three angels - Shirley, Goodness and Mercy who are now joined by an apprentice angel Will. The three angels who love being aroud humans but constantly interfere where angels shouldn't interfere, help a couple meet and then live happily ever after. Its a light and happy, feel good book that will make you smilemore
I was so lucky to win this book thru the Early Reviewer's Program. Debbie Macomber has been one of my favorite authors for quite awhile and having read about the "Angels" before, I was thrilled to be able to get this one to review. I had no doubt that this would be another great story and I was not disappointed. Once you are introduced to Shirley, Goodness and Mercy you will be hooked! Anyone who is familiar with this lively group will know what to expect, and for those who aren't yet........what are you waiting for?? You won't regret picking up this book and you will want to get your hands on the rest as well. A fun, fast holiday read that I knew I would love and I'm sure you will too.more
Another Shirley, Goodness and Mercy book but this one with a twist. They are the mentors for apprentice Will. The three take Will to earth on New Year's Eve where he causes Lucie and Aren to meet prematurely. When things don't work out they have to try and make this relationship work.Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors, so i knew up front that I would love this book. Her characters are always so appealing and the angels are always humorous too. A pleasure to read any book by Ms. Macomber and this one is no different. Sweet holiday romance at it's best.more
I have read several of Debbie Macomber's Angel stories and have enjoyed the trio very much as they remind me of several of my own elder family members! This was a quick, fun, light hearted read and I enjoyed it very much. I look forward to more adventures of the trio and Will!more
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This is a cute little book, but certainly not an original idea. It reminded me a lot of a Hallmark made-for-TV movie, which is where I prefer these kinds of stories...on my TV. There's something about seeing a sweet love story unfold on my screen that lacked a bit in this story.more
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy return with an apprentice angel named Will in tow. Of course Gabriel is not informed that the trio have taken Will to New York with them to watch the New Year"s Eve festivities in Times Square. Lucie Farara is in the crowd with her girlfriends who have dragged her out to have some fun. Just before the ball drops, she loses track of her friends and meets Aren Fairchild. When the ball drops - and Will intervenes - they share their first kiss. It seems to be love at first sight and they decide to meet a week later at the top of the Empire State Building after they have both had a chance to figure out if their feelings are real. There is one big problem. Lucie and Aren were supposed to meet, but not for another year. Shirley, Goodness, Mercy and Will have to try and fix this problem while trying very hard to follow the rules, not easy for them. This is a great story to read curled up under a blanket, sipping some hot cocoa, while the snow falls outside. It is sweet and sad and funny. The perfect Christmas treat!more
Angels at the Table is another fun holiday story about the three angels, Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, and their visit to New York City on New Year's Eve. They bring along an apprentice angel, Will, (from the Bible - "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever) and meddle in a love affair between two strangers who meet in Times Square. Funny, silly and satisfying, this story is highly recommended for all fans of the angels.more
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy return this year, with an apprentice angel in tow. This time, the angels positively influence the lives of Lucie and Aren in New York City, with only slight miscommunication and mischief. I always enjoy these quick holiday reads by Macomber and seek them out every year!more
The responsibility of training a new Prayer Ambassador was left to Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, so they knew they had to do their best to follow all the rules, to the best of their abilities. The lure of New Years Eve celebrations was just too much, they had to return to Earth to be a part of and see the fun of it all. Showing Will the festivities of the season should not be too hard to follow the rules. In an attempt to get through a breakup, Aren Fairchild moved, took a new job and started a new life. Taking one day to go out with the girls, Lucie Farrara lost track of her friends at the moment of that the ball dropped. Not realizing the consequences that his actions could have, Will allowed Aren and Lucie to have a connection on New Years Eve that was about a year to early. Discovering the mistake, Gabriel gave Shirley, Goodness, Mercy and Will the chance to fix the problem, if only they can do it without breaking anymore of the rules. The connection on Yew Years Eve was such a great one, if only they had exchanged phone numbers they could find each other again. Moving on with their lives was easy enough but forgetting about the other was another story entirely. Book 7 ..... As part of the Shirley, Goodness & Mercy series, it is a good addition. The bonus of having a trainee with them so that they realized what they are doing and how many of the rules they break or at least bend. I really like this series / collection but with this one I really wanted more of the romance, more or Aren and Lucie and maybe a little less of the rehashing of what they are and are not suppose to be doing. Overall a feel good story with a fun foody twist. I am curious if Will is going to be a recurring character or if there will be any more Angels at all.more
Always a good read!! Snuggle up under the covers and get ready to not put this book down!! Debbie MaComber has done it again (and so have her angels!! LOL). You have to read the note that Debbie writes in the book BEFORE you start reading the story to see how she gets the idea for the "apprentence angel." Very creative I must say.Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are at it again at the very start of the story. They are showing Will what Earth looks like, without Gabriel knowing about it, and how fascinating it is. It's New Year's Eve in New York and everything is sparkling which is just how Goodness likes it. They head to Earth to give will a sneak peek at the humans and things get started right there. There are two lonely people, Lucie and Aren, who "bump into" each other that night. Lucie is a busy restuarnt chef and Aren is a resturant reviewer who goes by a different name than his own. As things progress it starts out great, then goes downhill when Lucie recieves a very bad review from the restaurant critic, which was partly due to the Angels fault. Gabriel tells them they had better get this fixed without any tricks or interaction by the Angels. Debbie MaCombers characters are always well written and she is a great storyteller.more
There are no other angels who can cause such havoc while trying to do good as can Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy. But wait! They have a new apprentice, Will, and he just can’t stop himself from interfering in the lives of two lonely humans. With best of intentions, their efforts all go awry. How things will finally be resolved is anybody’s guess, but you can be sure that these special angels are doing their best to help things along while trying to obey Gabriel’s orders not to interfere. Readers can depend on author Debbie Macomber to deliver an entertaining Christmas tale that is full of fun and sure to leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling.more
I am a huge fan of Debbie Macomber books, especially her Christmas books. This one was good but I am not fully convinced her move to the new publisher was a good one. This book just wasn't up to what her past books have been. Still in all I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others for an uplifting, fun, Christmas time read.more
What a delightful read. When I read why Debbie added Will...the Prayer Ambassador, I was hooked. Psalm 23:6, " Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."Of course anytime Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy get together, and add in the trainee Will, mayhem will happen. You will be giggling with each little oops that happens.A very uplifting, feel good, and delightful read. You don't want this one to end. Can you picture a camel waking itself down the street? Beware this one is going to hit your funny bone! Of course disaster follows...um remember "to many cooks, spoil the pot"! Good lessons to be learned.Grab a copy of this great Holiday read, don't miss these Angels...they might just brush by you!!I receive a copy of this book through the Publisher Ballantine Books, and was not required to give a positive review.more
The newest incarnation of the MaComber angel series features the antics of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy; and a newcomer angel Will. I agree with some others that this latest Christmas book isn't quite up to par. All in all though, I always enjoy anything by Debbie MaComber. A good cozy Christmas story to get one in the right mood for the Holidays.more
Debbie Macomber's Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are joined by a new angel, Will, to bring havoc and happiness to the Christmas season. The story involves a rising new chef and a food critic who are brought together by Will's interference. The angels cause havoc and then must smooth things over by getting more involved to fix their mistakes. A cozy story that wraps you up like a warm blanket. Short and sweet, Debbie's stories are always a hit with me!more
A fun romance with Shirley, Goodness and Mercy. These three Angels are up to their usual mischief. How they ever get any prayers answered I'll never know. This was light hearted and fun. A great read for a little Christmas romance.more
This latest of the Christmas angel series featuring the antics of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, was not up to par with the previous stories. The story seemed "thrown together" and not up to the author's usual excellent writing.It lacked any real depth and was rather predictable. A disappointment as I look forward to Debbie Macomber's Christmas story each year.more
I really like this Chrismas story and it reminded me of two old movies one was It's A wounderful life and the anther of two people that met after a year on the Empire State Building.more
I am always happy to read a new Debbie Macomber book (or to reread an old favorite!) Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy are back for a new adventure with humans on earth. This time they have Will, a rookie angel, to guide through some of the problems that humans have. Will causes Lucie and Aren to bump into each other on New Year's Eve and they are instantly attracted to one another. Lucie and Aren share a kiss and then make plans to meet in a week at the top of the Empire State Building. When her mother is involved in an accident, Lucie is unable to meet Aren and they don't see each other for months. Aren, the food critic for a paper, eats at Lucie's new restaurant, Heavenly Delights. I know the name is a bit corny, but the food is delicious. At least Aren's meal WOULD have been delicious if a couple of angels had not decided to 'help' by adding salt and spice. Aren's meal is too salty and his review of the restaurant is scathing. Lucie is devastated and pictures her livelihood fast dissolving. Wendy, Lucie's mother, tells her not to worry and things will be just fine. She is correct. The newspaper receives either three hundred or three thousand responses to the review telling about the wonderful food that they were served. (My copy of the book has both numbers in it, but it is a review copy and I certainly hope that that discrepancy is corrected in the regular printed copy.) The bad review and the responses in support of the restaurant seem to be a good thing as the place is full every night. The editor of the paper sends Aren back to the restaurant to try it again. When he returns, Lucie happens to see Aren and they begin to date. Of course, the very helpful angels poke into places they don't need to be and bungle a couple of other things up, but in the end things work out for everyone. This is a quick, fun read for the holidays.more
Reading the book Angels at the Table was a perfect way to begin getting into the holiday spirit. The capers of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (and now Will) are always fun and relaxing. A great choice for a cozy read in front of the fireplace with a cup of cocoa .more
A quick, fun read, just what you need during the holidays with so much to do and so little time. It helps to remind us what the season is about, love, forgiveness and family. Thank you Debbie!more
I have read all of the angel books and just adore them. They are such a warm light hearted read. You will feel good after you read this one. I recommend all of Macomber books. A must read!more
This Christmas tale is about four well-meaning angels who always manage to get themselves into a bit of trouble. They are sent to Earth by archangel Gabriel to help humans and answer prayers. They make an unplanned trip to visit Earth on New Year's Eve and the apprentice angel, Will, intervenes causing two people to meet who were not supposed to meet, not yet...Lucy is the owner of a new restaurant and is always busy working. Aren is a food critic who is getting over a recent divorce. They meet, hit it off, and then things go from good to bad...A cute, fun story with Christmas as the setting. I loved Lucie and Aren...loved Lucie's mom. The angels are a hoot! A feel-good, romantic story for the holidays!more
Macomber's holiday installment brings back her angelic characters Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy along with their new apprentice angel, Will. At the annual New Year's Celebration in Times Square, the angels' meddling brings together Lucie and Aren a bit prematurely. It's love at first sight, but then things begin to go awry. She's about to open a new restaurant. He works for a newspaper although he's not allowed to tell anyone other than family members what his job is. Lucie keeps searching for his byline but it never appears. Will the meddling angels ever learn their lessons so that the two can finally come together? This is a nearly perfect holiday read. It's got humor, great characters with their own issues, and the reader knows that it's certain to have a happy ending in spite of the angels' mistakes. I have a little of a personal issue with the portrayal of the angels; however, this is not something which will bother all readers. In spite of that issue, I still found myself enjoying the novel. This review is based on an Advance Uncorrected Proof provided through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program with the expectation that a review would be written.more
I absolutely adored this book! Of course how can you possibly go wrong with a Debbie Macomber Christmas story. If you are a Debbie Macomber fan which I am one of the great parts of the Christmas season is a Christmas book from Debbie. Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and their new apprentice angel, Will make an quick unplanned visit to Earth on New Year's Eve. Will takes it upon himself to give two strangers (Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild) a nudge together. They quickly have a change in plans and spend the post New Years celebration taking in a coffee shop. Neither thinks now is the time to start a relationship. They plan to meet a week later and see where things go from them. Things go wrong and they don't meet as planned. One Year later Lucie has opened her restaurant and Aren is a food critic. Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and Will try to help out and things don't quite go as they planned. There is a series of errors that lend to some laughter and some worry for Lucie and Aren. They do finally get together for their first date but it's a wild night with all the shenanigans the Angels pull. Can Lucie and Aren make it through the ups & downs of life and find their way into each other's life? Lucie and Aren are such a cute, adorable couple you can't help but cheer them on as they go through one trial after another to find their way together.more
I was very please to receive this book through Early Reviewers. I have read many Debbie Macomber books and enjoyed them all. This is a new book about three angels - Shirley, Goodness and Mercy who are now joined by an apprentice angel Will. The three angels who love being aroud humans but constantly interfere where angels shouldn't interfere, help a couple meet and then live happily ever after. Its a light and happy, feel good book that will make you smilemore
I was so lucky to win this book thru the Early Reviewer's Program. Debbie Macomber has been one of my favorite authors for quite awhile and having read about the "Angels" before, I was thrilled to be able to get this one to review. I had no doubt that this would be another great story and I was not disappointed. Once you are introduced to Shirley, Goodness and Mercy you will be hooked! Anyone who is familiar with this lively group will know what to expect, and for those who aren't yet........what are you waiting for?? You won't regret picking up this book and you will want to get your hands on the rest as well. A fun, fast holiday read that I knew I would love and I'm sure you will too.more
Another Shirley, Goodness and Mercy book but this one with a twist. They are the mentors for apprentice Will. The three take Will to earth on New Year's Eve where he causes Lucie and Aren to meet prematurely. When things don't work out they have to try and make this relationship work.Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors, so i knew up front that I would love this book. Her characters are always so appealing and the angels are always humorous too. A pleasure to read any book by Ms. Macomber and this one is no different. Sweet holiday romance at it's best.more
I have read several of Debbie Macomber's Angel stories and have enjoyed the trio very much as they remind me of several of my own elder family members! This was a quick, fun, light hearted read and I enjoyed it very much. I look forward to more adventures of the trio and Will!more
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