Angels at the Table

A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story

I absolutely loved this latest tale from Ms. Macomber. She has such a way of telling an entertaining story and sprinkling just enough angst and/or humor throughout the pages to make her readers never want to put one of her books down. In this story, we are reintroduced to Heaven’s three angels: Shirley, Goodness and Mercy who are all helping a new trainee, Will, to earn his wings. When they all go visit Times Square in NYC on New Year’s Eve, Will notices two strangers who are by themselves. He intervenes, although he shouldn’t, and allows Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild to notice each other even though the streets are packed with visitors partaking in the countdown to the New Year festivities. Packed with madcap antics, this is a holiday story you’ll treasure over and over again throughout the years. I highly recommend it!

After Will mistakenly intervenes and cause two people to notice each other ahead of schedule, Shirley, Goodness and Mercy must try to make amends of the situation before they all get into trouble with Gabriel, the Archangel. Through a few misguided adventures, will they all be able to fix this situation before Gabriel finds out? Does Lucie and Aren reconnect after the year passes? Do these two become a match made in Heaven?


Book Blurb for Angels at the Table

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.


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2012 5.00