Date: October 2003
Reviewed: Mass Market Paperback
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Janet Elaine Smith
Notes: Janet Elaine Smith is the author of 11 published
novels, including A Lumberjack Christmas and A Christmas Dream.
Her latest time travel, Par for the Course, was selected as
1st runner up as Best Time Travel of 2003 by Affaire de Couer
magazine's internet competition. She is also a well-know magazine
writer for both print magazines and several e-zines.
Macomber has brought joy and love to thousands of readers over the
past few years with her delightful, although rather mischievous
angels-Shirley, Goodness and Mercy. This year presents a new volume,
Those Christmas Angels.
of Macomber's "angel books," the trio is sent back to
earth to try to find love for a specific person. This year it is
time for Anne Fletcher's prayer to be answered. Anne lost her husband-to
her son Roy's fiancee-and it has left Roy bitter and completely
wrapped up in his very successful dot-com business.
is extremely anxious to get this assignment, as she was present
when Anne was born. She knows she can help Roy, but also give Anne
a little boost in the process.
Wilcoff, a young schoolteacher, is certainly not who they would
have chosen for Roy, but when she shows up at his company doorstep
on her bicycle, the angels decide it might be worth a try. So, they
give Julie a little accidental run-in when her bicycle is supposedly
hit by Roy. Roy insists he never touched her bicycle, and they definitely
get off on the wrong foot when he escorts her to his doctor and
then insults her by offering her a $25,000 settlement, which Julie
a good dose of help from Those Christmas Angels, a relationship
soon begins to develop, and Anne is thrilled. Anne, meanwhile, gets
some added Christmas cheer when Shirley puts in an appearance, and
Anne-who is an artist-paints a picture of the angel. This painting
plays an important part in the story, both in Anne and Roy's relationship,
as well as revenge, which is oh, so sweet.
angels have only until midnight on Christmas Eve to pull off their
matchmaking, and time is running out. They have to do some fancy
footwork to make things work, so they reproduce a letter Julie wrote
Roy and which he threw away, hide his TV remote control, and put
Julie smack dab in the middle of the evening news.
have never read one of Macomber's angel books, you are in for a
real treat with this one. And when you finish it, try to find the
older volumes as well. It is the best treat Christmas has to offer.