Jacob has cancer and has decided to move to Scotland to work on his last novel and die alone. While there he meets an Angel. The Angel decides to watch over Jacob, and do what he can to help ease his pain and suffering. The story also is about the relationship between Jacob’s Angel and another Angel. I don’t want to give away too much of what isn’t covered in the book’s blurb. This is a tale of what could have been and what is and what can be. It’s sad at the end, but I think the way it ended made it a better story. The Angels come to realize that while they may have forever, human’s do not, and maybe they should stop putting things off. Jacob may not have lived, but at least he helped to heal the rift that has been between these two Angels for thousands of years. I’m still trying to decide if the story would’ve been better if Jacob hadn’t been in it, or if his part made it better. That’s a tough call, and I think Ms. Blackwell did a great job blending the two tales together.
Children's book writer Jacob Bailey has retreated to Scotland to die in solitude, tormented by the loss of the love of his life, and wishing for an end to his suffering. In his remote house on the cliff he is visited by an angel, with history and pain of his own, a being who brings far more to Jacob's final days than he could ever hope for.
CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains a bittersweet ending.