An Angel Comes Home [NOOK Book]

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Dear Reader,

Over the past decade I’ve been working on a time-travel trilogy, occasionally reflecting back to my childhood and young adult experiences and incorporating it into the plot. While the hardships of spending nights riding a subway train were an emotional and sometimes physical burden for me, there’s been a wonderful conclusion to this period of time.

I’ve been ...
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Overview


Dear Reader,

Over the past decade I’ve been working on a time-travel trilogy, occasionally reflecting back to my childhood and young adult experiences and incorporating it into the plot. While the hardships of spending nights riding a subway train were an emotional and sometimes physical burden for me, there’s been a wonderful conclusion to this period of time.

I’ve been able to heal while writing NECESSARY HEARTBREAK and EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER . It’s also given me a chance to reflect upon the story and the characters and what they truly mean to me.

One of the characters the readers have asked me about in particular is George Farmer, an old man who is found on the streets of Northport by the police with a suspicious fatal wound. What was George’s background? What was his purpose to the story? Why was he found dead in that part of the book?

While writing EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER I thought often about whether to expand George’s role. But I was satisfied enough that the plotline was intriguing and the story moved in a consistent pace.

Of course, once the book was published, it continued to bother me that I didn’t fill in the blanks enough for the reader. So I decided to write a prequel to EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER, a novelette. I felt it important that the reader should know who George Farmer was in more detail and to bridge the gap between the two books.

There’s a twist, too, in showing the relationship between Pastor Dennis, Michael Stewart, and George Farmer. George was a man of strength, love, faith and hope. Perhaps someday you’ll run into someone like him. Or better yet, you already have.

Michael John Sullivan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611881554
  • Publisher: Story Plant, The
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 84
  • Sales rank: 158,395
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Michael John Sullivan graduated from St. John’s University with a communications degree and a promising future in the field of journalism after working for the official school paper the previous two years. Six months later, he found himself washing his hair in a toilet at the same university as he prepared for a job interview.

Riding a New York City subway train at night, his only companion was a green plastic bag of belongings. During these bleak days, he began writing his most reflective and emotional childhood and adult memories now featured in two of his novels, NECESSARY HEARTBREAK and EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER.

Sullivan spent almost a month on the E train at night until he was rescued by relatives. After spending much of the past two decades raising their daughters while working at home, Sullivan returned to his notes in 2007 and began writing NECESSARY HEARTBREAK: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness. It was published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint in April 2010. He finished EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER in 2012 and is currently writing the last book in the series, THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS.
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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    I once again applaud Michael Sullivan for this novelette to EVER

    I once again applaud Michael Sullivan for this novelette to EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER. It explains more in detail, about a certain character who was pretty much unknown. I especially enjoyed the part where "George" talks to Jesus. So heartwarming and very comforting. Was very spell-binding in the sense, I felt like I was George talking to Jesus!!! A very riveting story of a man who you might say, was "behind the scenes, and the story of his life when he goes back in time to Jerusalem, is very touching indeed. Looking forward to reading the book in this series. Very captivating!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2013

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    George Farmer is a special man with a purpose directed from God.

    George Farmer is a special man with a purpose directed from God. He lives however, in two different worlds. One from the historical Biblical past and one from present day. He has discovered the uncanny ability to time travel through a portal found within the basement of his church Lady by the Bay. It is here, he has discovered his higher purpose quite accidentally and one that God has found favor in.

    In the novelette, An Angel Comes Home by Michael John Sullivan, we, the readers, are once more transported along with the character of George Farmer, but also with a beaten down single father, Michael Stewart and his teenage daughter, Elizabeth who are trying to survive in 21st century America, while they also travel back to the biblical past to Jerusalem during the time of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the prequel for Michael John Sullivan's fascinating novel Everybody's Daughter and gives the readers a brief glimpse into the life of George Farmer who was a character we meet ever so briefly in the second novel in the time travel series. Yet when we meet him there is so much we don't know about his life and what kind of man he was, Michael Sullivan grants us all the opportunity to see George's life in this short novelette.

    Once more the story captivates the reader and we hold our breath in anticipation of what's to come and what we'll see in traveling back in time with George. He helps to rescue countless babies that are being murdered under the Roman soldier's orders and one by one, George saves them. While he knows he can't save them all, he is making a difference in the lives of the ones he does save. Now that George is getting old, he fears his purpose is about up. He struggles between choosing to live in two different periods of time for two completely different reasons. In the present day he is hoping to live out his final days with his long time wife, Cecilia whom he feels he has neglected for far too long, and in the past, he never knows if the life of the baby he saves, will be critical enough to change the history of the world by who they will turn out to be.

    However when George doesn't return home one evening, Cecilia fears something has gone terribly wrong. When Dennis, the pastor of the church arrives to speak with George, he learns from that George went back to the church to do something and now he hasn't come home. The one thing Dennis remembers is George's warning to make sure that Michael and Elizabeth don't travel through time any longer. He trusts Dennis to keep his world and keep them both out of the past. George has learned that what they all seek is love and meaning in a very confusing world. Having been given the gift of time-travel, he discovers that sometimes what you wish for can lead to dangerous, even tragic, encounters.

    I've been truly blessed with the opportunity to review all these wonderful novels and if you haven't read any of them, you are truly in for a treasure. Whether you love historical fictions, biblical fiction, romance, action adventure or even a bit of inspiration, you are bound to find it in this wonderful series of books from Michael John Sullivan. I received An Angel Comes Home compliments of Michael John Sullivan for my honest review and was not required to write a favorable one. With that being said, I've been blessed in the process.

    The one thing that Michael had hoped to convey to the reader through this novelette and even the subsequent novels that follow in this series is this,to breathe the air we are given with passion and meaning each day, to love those who love you most, and to accept your own flaws. Most importantly, it is a reminder to collect moments rather than objects. I personally rate this eBook a 5 out of 5 stars and have once more picked up the first two, Necessary Heartbreak and Everybody's Daughter to reread them with a new set of eyes. This is truly a series with a message of hope! At the conclusion of this story, we are gifted with an excerpt of Everybody's Daughter, but trust me, pick them all up so you can continue to journey one step at a time through history!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    I thought this was a great story. It's a quick read and fills in

    I thought this was a great story. It's a quick read and fills in a lot of the details from Everybody's Daughter (also a great read.) The whole premise of the plot makes you think. I'm looking forward to the next book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    The author gives us more background on a minor character in Ever

    The author gives us more background on a minor character in Everybody's Daughter. My favorite part is how we we George Farmer relate to his wife and what he has to do when he takes his trips to the time of Christ. It's a violent world he has to visit, much like we have to face today. I thought  comparing first century to now was brilliant and subtle. It's a quick read so I'll go back and read it again. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    This is the prequel to Everybody's Daughter. I'm glad I read thi

    This is the prequel to Everybody's Daughter. I'm glad I read this first before ED. It helped me understand the mysterious situation of George Farmer. This was a very spiritual read. I liked how the author gave me some background on George Farmer and what his life was in modern times. Now, it's time to re-read this so I didn;t miss anything.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    This short story is a beautifully designed look at the hardships

    This short story is a beautifully designed look at the hardships of love. George Farmer is broken hearted in what he witnesses when he time travels back to first century Jerusalem. He wants to spend his last days with his wife instead confronting the evils of the Roman empire. It's a quick read. I think any age can enjoy it and it's not preachy. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    In AN ANGEL COMES HOME, Michael Sullivan takes the reader on a t

    In AN ANGEL COMES HOME, Michael Sullivan takes the reader on a time travel journey filled with danger, mystery
    and intrigue. At the same time this book engages the reader in a soul soothing story. This novelette is a prequel to
    EVERYBODY'S DAUGHTER (another great recommended read), where the reader is given a glimpse into the main
    characters and secondary characters from Everybody's Daughter. It is tightly written with lyrical prose, vivid description that takes
    the reader back into biblical times and ease of transition when the story is brought to contemporary time. Inspirational and
    suspenseful, this short book does not disappoint.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    The novelette is a worthy read. It consists of detailed spiritua

    The novelette is a worthy read. It consists of detailed spirituality and how a level of kindness and faith can strengthen not only one's life but also the relationships. George Farmer was such a man in this story. It helped me understand the importance of George and his wife in the novel Everybody's Daughter. I await the last book in the story. 

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    This is the backstory of George Farmer, one of the characters in

    This is the backstory of George Farmer, one of the characters in Everybody's Daughter (which I highly recommend.) The plot is inriguing and the story moves along at a quick pace. Can't wait to see what the author has up his sleeve for the next book in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    the prequel to Everybody's Daughter. Gave me another dimension t

    the prequel to Everybody's Daughter. Gave me another dimension to the minor character George Farmer. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    short story filler for Everybody's Daughter

    short story filler for Everybody's Daughter

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Time travel mystery. Short story. Seems to fit in with Everybody

    Time travel mystery. Short story. Seems to fit in with Everybody's Daughter story. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    The novelette is a worthy read for anyone struggling with their

    The novelette is a worthy read for anyone struggling with their faith. It reaches deep into one's spirituality as the story takes us from Long Island to Jersualem. George Farmer is a courageous man called upon a greater spirit to protect innocent children from the Romans. I was taken back by the ending but now I'll have to read Everybody's Daughter. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    The short story caught my attention when the sequel Everybody's

    The short story caught my attention when the sequel Everybody's Daughter was recommended to me by a friend. A man from modern times is asked to protect innocent lives. He is an average man, but growing old and worried about how much time he has left to share with his family. It's heartwarming to see his love for his wife. It's a spiritual read and I thought it set up the next book well. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Sara

    Chat room.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    story about hope. short. 

    story about hope. short. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Wanted more

    Wanted more

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