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Shirley, Goodness and Mercy
     

Shirley, Goodness and Mercy

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by Debbie Macomber, Lynn Filusch (Read by)
 

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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!

Editorial Reviews

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:
9781552041949
Publisher:
Durkin Hayes Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Angel Series , #4
Edition description:
Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
Pages:
3
Product dimensions:
4.74(w) x 6.97(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

When Debbie Macomber started out as an author, she was a young, dyslexic mother of four who wrote in her kitchen on a rented typewriter. Years later, she's the bestselling author of dozens of heartwarming novels that celebrate love, laughter, and the bonds of family and friendship. Her Cedar Cove and Blossom Street series include some of her most popular titles, and five of her Christmas books have been turned into Hallmark Channel movies.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Port Orchard, Washington
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1948
Place of Birth:
Yakima, Washington
Education:
Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
Website:
http://www.debbiemacomber.com

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Shirley, Goodness and Mercy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
m123 More than 1 year ago
Love Debbie Macomber books always very good
bwilhoite 7 months ago
This kind of felt like a retelling of Scrooge.
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