Shirley, Goodness and Mercy

Shirley, Goodness and Mercy

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by Debbie Macomber
     
 

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Alone at Christmas. Greg Bennett feels his life has been a waste. Sixty years old and he has no one to spend Christmas with, no one who cares.

Greg knows he's made mistakes, hurt people, failed in all the ways that matter. As a young man, he fathered a child he never acknowledged. He deserted a friend in his hour of need. He abandoned his own brother, whom

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Alone at Christmas. Greg Bennett feels his life has been a waste. Sixty years old and he has no one to spend Christmas with, no one who cares.

Greg knows he's made mistakes, hurt people, failed in all the ways that matter. As a young man, he fathered a child he never acknowledged. He deserted a friend in his hour of need. He abandoned his own brother, whom he hasn't seen in years. Listlessly wandering the streets of San Francisco, Greg finds himself in a church--and whispers a simple heartfelt prayer. A prayer that wends its way to the Archangel Gabriel, who assigns his favorite angels--Shirley, Goodness and Mercy--to Greg Bennett's case. Because Gabriel knows full well that Greg's going to need the assistance of all three!

Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are determined to create a miracle for Greg. In their usual inimitable way, they set about to show him what life, joy and Christmas are all about!

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Library Journal
Facing financial ruin and forced to reassess his totally self-centered, wasted life, 60-year-old vintner Greg Bennett wanders into a San Francisco church and, uncharacteristically overwhelmed by his failures, asks for forgiveness. What he gets is Archangel Gabriel's impulsive, wacky trio of angelic prayer ambassadors, who manage to help him atone for the past and put his life back together--all in time for Christmas. Borrowing heavily from the parable of the Prodigal Son--there's even a resentful "other son"--Macomber produces a story that is both emotionally touching and lightly sprinkled with humor. In a timely but uncommon move, she uses a hero who is somewhat older than the norm. Despite its brevity, obvious heavenly "coincidences," and not always admirable hero, this novella has all the charm of Touched by an Angel and will please readers who have been patiently waiting for another of Macomber's "holiday angel" books and should appeal to fans of inspirational romance fans as well. Macomber (Promise Texas, Mira: Harlequin, 1999) is a best-selling author of sweet, contemporary romances and lives in Port Orchard, WA. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Debbie Richardson
Perfect for the holiday season, this little book is the perfect gift for the person you know who truly needs the Christmas spirt. Just don't forget to reward yourself with a copy as well.
Romantic Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551665290
Publisher:
Mira
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
Angel Series, #4
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 7.51(h) x 0.72(d)

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Shirley, Goodness and Mercy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
m123 More than 1 year ago
Love Debbie Macomber books always very good
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