Saturday, January 3, 2015

Angels at the Table

Angels at the Table
Debbie Macomber

Angels at the Table (Angels Everywhere, #7)

Genre: Christmas Fiction

Summary (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.

Review: A sweet little story about Macomber's lovable Christmas angels, Shirley, Goodness and Mercy.  As always, the angels are sent to Earth to help fulfill a prayer request, and while they are trying to bring the main characters together, they get into a fair amount of mischief.  This book focused on only one couple, Lucie and Aren, as opposed to the previous angel books I have read, in which each angel gets her own person to help.  I felt like having the three angels, plus one trainee angel, focused entirely on one couple was a bit of overkill.  Plus, I didn't see why Will, the trainee angel, needed to be included in the story.  I was looking for a quick, cozy, happy read this Christmas, and while this delivered, I wonder if I am growing out of Debbie Macomber.

Rating: 2.5 stars

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