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An Angel for Christmas This book is well written, I just didn t connect with it in any way You know when you watch a movie that you ve never seen before, but it feels like you ve seen it hundreds of times and not in a good way That was this book for me I wasn t invested in any character at any point, the plot never grabbed me and occasionally I found myself rolling my eyes I laughed a few times but I don t think those parts were supposed to be very funny I m going with two stars instead of one, because while f This book is well written, I just didn t connect with it in any way You know when you watch a movie that you ve never seen before, but it feels like you ve seen it hundreds of times and not in a good way That was this book for me I wasn t invested in any character at any point, the plot never grabbed me and occasionally I found myself rolling my eyes I laughed a few times but I don t think those parts were supposed to be very funny I m going with two stars instead of one, because while for me this has so far been the one and only book I ve had to force myself to finish this year, I think there s something to this book that some people would get a lot of enjoyment out of unfortunately I am not one of those people To end on a positive note, the cover is really pretty and festive If An Angel for Christmas were dessert, it would be the literary equivalent of rainbow sherbet sweet and light, universally liked and lacking anything heavy It is a traditional, heartwarming story of a family gathering for Christmas, dealing with disappointments and failures, but still brought together by tradition and love It takes the arrival of Gabe, an injured state trooper hunting an escaped prisoner, to shake up their routine and help them realize how lucky they are to have each other If An Angel for Christmas were dessert, it would be the literary equivalent of rainbow sherbet sweet and light, universally liked and lacking anything heavy It is a traditional, heartwarming story of a family gathering for Christmas, dealing with disappointments and failures, but still brought together by tradition and love It takes the arrival of Gabe, an injured state trooper hunting an escaped prisoner, to shake up their routine and help them realize how lucky they are to have each other His quiet presence at their home acts like a mirror held up to each MacDougal, helping each to realize who they really are, and what they want in this life There are lots of sweet, mysterious moments I especially liked that the mother, with her quiet faith and belief in the goodness of others, is the only adult who does not undergo a transition or have an epiphany She is a calm, steadying presence, just as she has been all their lives.Readers looking for romance will find very little of it here Rather, this is an inspirational tale combining the magic of the Christmas holiday with a good angel versus evil angel theme, a family rediscovering their bonds of love, and gentle, anecdotal meditations on faith This is perfect for a quiet afternoon of holiday warmth and fuzziness Definitely kept my mind from wandering today This was a good story and good recording. I am so far behind on writing reviews of books that I have read that I am working backwards from the most recently read titles This one I listened to as an audiobook The narrator did an excellent job with the different voices It s too bad that she couldn t control the characters mundane dialogue.The plot is based on a family gathering for Christmas at their ancestral home in the Blue Ridge Mountains The family s three adult children all have problems Bobby wants to study music, but feels p I am so far behind on writing reviews of books that I have read that I am working backwards from the most recently read titles This one I listened to as an audiobook The narrator did an excellent job with the different voices It s too bad that she couldn t control the characters mundane dialogue.The plot is based on a family gathering for Christmas at their ancestral home in the Blue Ridge Mountains The family s three adult children all have problems Bobby wants to study music, but feels pressured by his father to study law Shane is recently divorced and is unhappy Morwena is a successful ad executive, but her current lover decided to go to Cancun with an office rival She also wants to drawcreatively than her career allows The preface of the book involves a fight between police officer Gabe and fleeing criminal Luke Gabe is knocked unconscious and is found by the family, who take him into their cabin amid suspicion that he might be a criminal He charms the family and then Luke shows up in the stolen uniform So the family ties them both up and tries to figure out who the bad guy is.Without going to the spoilers, one annoying aspect of this book is that the weather is used as a deus ex machina to wipe out all electronic communication with the outside world No phones, TV, cable or Internet access provides a convenient way to delay the discovery of which is the bad guy I found this to be trite.The father comes off the worst in this book as he seems to have no redeeming features He is portrayed as a paranoid grouch At one point, Morwena threatens to assault Luke if he keeps on talking Then he keeps on talking and she doesn t follow through Luke repeats his same arguments against Gabe over and over to the point where one has to wonder if he is a broken robot repeating a recording He always seems to be able to push these characters buttons and make them suspicious of Gabe SPOILER ALERT When Luke finally attacks the family on the snowmobile, and Gabe saves them, the family does not feel penitent over how they treated Gabe They are so wrapped up in their own survival that they do not feel the requisite shame for his treatment Gabe had been nothing but nice to this family Time and time again he proved himself Even after he saves Genevieve when she predictably disobeys orders and puts herself into danger, the family still wonders about him The whole possession of Gabe and Luke by an angel and demon, respectively, was obvious to everyone but the characters in the book There was a bizarre exchange toward the end of the book where Luke says that if he gets away, then he wins Is his microcosmic struggle with Gabe supposed to affect all of mankind This just makes God seem pettily arbitrary It also is very American to assume that the final struggle would take place in the United States Another negative for me was that all of the characters were physically fit, good looking and excellent at their chosen professions The book went out of its way to recount their gym training and exercise routines They were such archetypes that it reminded me of The Happy Hollisters children Given their virtues and talents, they came off as spoiled rich kids much of the time.The repetitive dialogue whenever the family criticized each other, whenever Gabe and Luke were making points, and whenever the family responded to Gabe and Luke was tiresome I could have edited this book down if every repetitive thought and argument were removed from the book The coincidence that Shane s ex wife would end up stranded in the snow on the edge of a cliff and that Shane knew where she was and that it was Cindy was over the top Of course I am sure that Gabe used his angel powers to rig the TV so that Shane could see her, but even so it was unbelievable However, I cannot totally criticize this book as it had some very well written scenes These included one scene where Morwena tells a story through drawings and live actors I honestly did not mind the religious aspects in the sense of the advice Gabe gave to the family I found the prayer scene in the cemetery to be inspiring I was interested enough at times to see what would happen But then the power would go off at just the right moment, postponing resolution, or the book would fly off into a tangent Nice and easy Christmas read Sweet Christmas story Enjoyed it greatly. Christmas has never brought out the best in the MacDougal family Still, year after year, they gather together in the Blue Ridge Mountains to try to make the season merry and bright But this year is an especially strained one, with Shayne s impending divorce, Morwenna s slavish devotion to work and Bobby s reluctance to face what life has to offer They ve never felt less like a familyThen, in the midst of a snowy sibling shouting match, a mysterious stranger appears He could be a criminal, a madman or something far unexpected Despite their fears and the growing danger in the dark woods around them, the MacDougals take a leap of faith But when another stranger arrives on the mountainside, they don t know which of them to believe One of these men can t be trusted And one is about to bring Christmas into their hearts ❴Reading❵ ➻ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk year after year ❴Download❵ ➾ Jazz Age Stories Author F. 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Mullins – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk in the midst of a snowy sibling shouting match [Download] ➶ The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a mysterious stranger appears He could be a criminal ❰Download❯ ➾ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a madman or something far unexpected Despite their fears and the growing danger in the dark woods around them ❰Download❯ ➹ Beautiful Creatures Author Lulu Taylor – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the MacDougals take a leap of faith But when another stranger arrives on the mountainside ❮KINDLE❯ ❤ Dr. Simon Forman ❧ Author Judith Cook – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk they don t know which of them to believe One of these men can t be trusted And one is about to bring Christmas into their hearts 3.5 starsAn Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham was available for check out through my library account on Overdrive Have I mentioned that I love that you can check out library eBooks and audiobooks online Overdrive is awesome You can search Overdrive HERE to see if your library offers this service Now on to my short and sweet review of An Angel for Christmas.In An Angel for Christmas we join the Macdougal family at their family cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains The three ki 3.5 starsAn Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham was available for check out through my library account on Overdrive Have I mentioned that I love that you can check out library eBooks and audiobooks online Overdrive is awesome You can search Overdrive HERE to see if your library offers this service Now on to my short and sweet review of An Angel for Christmas.In An Angel for Christmas we join the Macdougal family at their family cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains The three kids, all adults with problems, bring their worries with them to the Christmas gathering The tension doesn t end there We also have a criminal on the loose and an injured cop in need of rescue However, we aren t really sure which one is the good guy and which is bad.The story has an inspirational faith element that gently reminds us of the meaning of the season and what is truly important in life It s a blending of different messages that we should remember all year long.The ending is a little open to interpretation but even if you don t have all the answers you re still happy that you were able to spend a little time with the Macdougal s for Christmas.I m glad that I read An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham It s a fun and different holiday themed book that leaves you hoping and looking for the opportunity to entertain angels unaware.Happy holidays everyone Other Christmas books by Heather Graham A Magical Christmas Home in Time for Christmas Was this review helpful If so, please consider voting for it on Christmas has never brought out the best in the MacDougal family Still, year after year, they gather together in the Blue Ridge Mountains to try to make the season merry and bright But this year is an especially strained one, with Shayne s impending divorce, Morwenna s slavish devotion to work and Bobby s reluctance to face what life has to offer They ve never felt less like a family Then, in the midst of a snowy sibling shouting match, a mysterious stranger appears He could be a criminal, Christmas has never brought out the best in the MacDougal family Still, year after year, they gather together in the Blue Ridge Mountains to try to make the season merry and bright But this year is an especially strained one, with Shayne s impending divorce, Morwenna s slavish devotion to work and Bobby s reluctance to face what life has to offer They ve never felt less like a family Then, in the midst of a snowy sibling shouting match, a mysterious stranger appears He could be a criminal, a madman or something farunexpected Despite their fears and the growing danger in the dark woods around them, the MacDougals take a leap of faith But when another stranger arrives on the mountainside, they don t know which of them to believe One of these men can t be trusted And one is about to bring Christmas into their hearts.A good Christmas read I enjoyed the characters and how they interacted with each other If you want a feel good book for the holiday this is for you OK story Not a total waste of time, but almost A little background on this huge rivalry between Gabe and Luke would have been nice A lot was implied but not a lot said Not a lot to say about it really OK That s about it.


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About the Author: Heather Graham

Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.New York Times and USA Today best selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare She wrote the launch books for the Dell s Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette s Shadows, and for Harlequin s mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.Heather was a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA and, since 1999, has hosted the Romantic Times Vampire Ball, with all revenues going directly to children s charity.She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages, and to have been honored with awards frorn Waldenbooks B Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, andShe has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.Heather loves travel and anything have to do with the water, and is a certitified scuba diver Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living.