Where Angels Go

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Christmas is a time for angel.

Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are back! These three irresistible angels love their assignments on Earth. They especially love helping people who send prayer requests to Heaven (even though the Archangel Gabriel, their boss, knows they're going to break his rules)!

This Christmas, Mercy is assigned to bring peace of mind to an elderly man— who discovers an unexpected answer to his ...

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Overview

Christmas is a time for angel.

Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are back! These three irresistible angels love their assignments on Earth. They especially love helping people who send prayer requests to Heaven (even though the Archangel Gabriel, their boss, knows they're going to break his rules)!

This Christmas, Mercy is assigned to bring peace of mind to an elderly man— who discovers an unexpected answer to his prayer.

Goodness is sent to oversee the love life of a young woman afraid to risk commitment a second time. And Shirley has the task of granting a little boy's fondest Christmas wish.

Shirley, Goodness and Mercy go wherever they're needed. These three charming angels often find themselves in trouble, but somehow things always work out for the best—especially at Christmas.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Archangel Gabriel and his three mischievous Prayer Ambassadors-Shirley, Goodness and Mercy-lend their celestial aid to three needy Christmas cases. Harry Alderwood, 86, prays that his increasingly forgetful wife, Rosalie, will agree to move into assisted living before he dies. Meanwhile, nine-year-old Carter Jackson begs God for a dog, even though his mother and father tell him that they can't afford to keep a pet, while Beth Fischer's mother prays that her divorced paralegal daughter, nightly engrossed in a World of Warcraft online game, will start a new life. The busybody angels work behind the scenes and provide a few delightful surprise twists as lives transform. (Oct.)

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After a long hiatus, Macomber's beloved angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy are back for Christmas and in fine form as they lend a hand in fulfilling some difficult Christmas prayers-despite a very wary Archangel Gabriel who well knows that where these three go, trouble always follows. Answering the prayers of a dying man who wants to ensure that his wife will be cared for when he's gone, a mother who wants her daughter to find love again, and a little boy who wants a dog is now the responsibility of these Angelic Prayer Ambassadors, who will do everything in their power-within the rules or not. Poignant, loving, and heartwarming, this volume is one to cherish, and fans are sure to be waiting. The ever-popular and prolific Macomber (74 Seaside Avenue) lives in Port Orchard, WA.


—Kristin Ramsdell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778325154
  • Publisher: Mira
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Angel Series , #6
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 275,130
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 7.34 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber, the author of Hannah’s List, 1022 Evergreen Place, Summer on Blossom Street, 92 Pacific Boulevard, and Twenty Wishes, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Three of her novels have scored the #1 slot on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle was Hallmark Channel's top-watched movie for 2009. Winner of the 2005 Quill Award for Best Romance, the prolific author has more than 140 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Biography

Publishing did not come easy to self-described "creative speller" Debbie Macomber. When Macomber decided to follow her dreams of becoming a bestselling novelist, she had a lot of obstacles in her path. For starters, Macomber is dyslexic. On top of this, she had only a high school degree, four young children at home, and absolutely no connections in the publishing world. If there's one thing you can say about Debbie Macomber, however, it is that she does not give up. She rented a typewriter and started writing, determined to break into the world of romance fiction.

The years went on and the rejection letters piled up. Her family was living on a shoestring budget, and Debbie was beginning to think that her dreams of being a novelist might never be fulfilled. She began writing for magazines to earn some extra money, and she eventually saved up enough to attend a romance writer's conference with three hundred other aspiring novelists. The organizers of the conference picked ten manuscripts to review in a group critique session. Debbie was thrilled to learn that her manuscript would be one of the novels discussed.

Her excitement quickly faded when an editor from Harlequin tore her manuscript to pieces in front of the crowded room, evoking peals of laughter from the assembled writers. Afterwards, Macomber approached the editor and asked her what she could do to improve her novel. "Throw it away," the editor suggested.

Many writers would have given up right then and there, but not Macomber. The deeply religious Macomber took a lesson from Job and gathered strength from adversity. She returned home and mailed one last manuscript to Silhouette, a publisher of romance novels. "It cost $10 to mail it off," Macomber told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2000. "My husband was out of work at this time, in Alaska, trying to find a job. The children and I were living on his $250-a-week unemployment, and I can't tell you what $10 was to us at that time."

It turned out to be the best $10 Macomber ever spent. In 1984, Silhouette published her novel, Heartsong. (Incidentally, although Heartsong was Macomber's first sale, she actually published another book, Starlight, before Heartsong went to print.) Heartsong went on to become the first romance novel to ever be reviewed in Publishers Weekly, and Macomber was finally on her way.

Today, Macomber is one of the most widely read authors in America. A regular on the New York Times bestseller charts, she is best known for her Cedar Cove novels, a heartwarming story sequence set in a small town in Washington state, and for her Knitting Books series, featuring a group of women who patronize a Seattle yarn store. In addition, her backlist of early romances, including several contemporary Westerns, has been reissued with great success.

Macomber has made a successful transition from conventional romance to the somewhat more flexible genre known as "women's fiction." "I was at a point in my life where I found it difficult to identify with a 25-year-old heroine," Macomber said in an interview with ContemporaryRomanceWriters.com. "I found that I wanted to write more about the friendships women share with each other." To judge from her avid, ever-increasing fan base, Debbie's readers heartily approve.

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Macomber:

"I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness.' I've always been a creative speller and never achieved good grades in school. I graduated from high school but didn't have the opportunity to attend college, so I did what young women my age did at the time -- I married. I was a teenager, and Wayne and I (now married nearly 37 years) had four children in five years."

"I'm a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes. There's something inspiring about yarn that makes me feel I could never have enough. Often I'll go into my yarn room (yes, room!) and just hold skeins of yarn and dream about projects. It's a comforting thing to do."

"My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers -- it's what my children call my ‘dead author wall.' I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few."

"I'm morning person, and rip into the day with a half-mile swim (FYI: a half mile is a whole lot farther in the water than it is on land) at the local pool before I head into the office, arriving before eight. It takes me until nine or ten to read through all of the guest book entries from my web site and the mail before I go upstairs to the turret where I do my writing. Yes, I write in a turret -- is that romantic, or what? I started blogging last September and really enjoy sharing bits and pieces of my life with my readers. Once I'm home for the day, I cook dinner, trying out new recipes. Along with cooking, I also enjoy eating, especially when the meal is accompanied by a glass of good wine. Wayne and I take particular pleasure in sampling eastern Washington State wines (since we were both born and raised in that part of the state).

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    1. Hometown:
      Port Orchard, Washington
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 22, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Yakima, Washington
    1. Education:
      Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
    2. Website:

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    Very cute story

    I enjoyed this book so much! I have read most of Debbie Macomber's books and can only recommend this one.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2007

    what a nice read

    Just what I needed after a stress filled week.....a light hearted story that I was able to finish in one evening. Some surprising twists, along with some tears 'happy and sad' filled my night. She touched all of my emotions with this book. Having not read any of the angel series before this, I look forward to picking them up and treating myself again. This is a great book for anyone. Thanks for the thought provoking stories, Debbie!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2010

    A MUST READ

    this was once again a good book written by Debbie Macomber - I find all her books to have great story lines. I highly recommend reading this bood I enjoyed all the characters CL10801

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2010

    Couldn't Put this book down!!!

    This was the first book I read on my new Nook. The characters seemed so real and who couldn't associate with a young boys desire to have a dog to love, a young couple getting a 2nd chance at love, but what touched my the most was the love that had grown over the years between a husband and wife and his desire to provide security for her before he moved on...I ended up reading it in less than a day because I couldn't put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2009

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    3 wings up for Where Angels Go

    This was my first Debbie Macomber book, but I will definetely be reading much more of her books. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are the main characters of this book and provide such insight into how our lives move through life day in and day out. This book makes you realize that you never know how one little gesture, effort or comment can change a person's day. Not only one person, but many people may be affected by just one thing we do. Read lots of Debbie Macomber, she has a true heart and a wonderful gift for writing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2007

    great holiday book!

    After reading the first 'Angel' book with Goodness, Shirley and Mercy several years ago, I was hooked and couldn't wait to get this one. I am halfway through it and it is wonderful! I'm trying to make it last through the first week of December otherwise I would have been done by now. I highly recommend this book to boost your holiday spirits!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    highly entertaining!

    This story was too cute! It was imaginative, creative, and a fun light read! i got through it very fast! I would reccommend this one! I'd like to see if this author has more like this...i'd enjoy a series about her angel characters:) OH! I see to my left that this IS part of a series! Cool, I'll go order the others now:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2010

    Wonderful story!

    This book has some truly magical moments..debbie knows how to reach out and touch...I'm looking forward to reading more of her books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2007

    great read

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept my interest and was a fast read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2007

    what a great story !!

    debbie macomber is a great storyteller and love her stories also is sad and very touching and love it !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Where angels go

    Always good books!

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

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    The stories were so heart warming and the love that each charac

    The stories were so heart warming and the love that each character feeled real and relateable! I most definatly will read again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Where Angels Go

    Such a humble story. Would recommend for. Light reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Give this 5 stars!

    I have read all of Debbie Macomber's Angel books and thoroughly enjoyed them. Hoping she will write a new one in time for Christmas! What a nice gift that would be for all her loyal followers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Good

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Charming & but a tear jerk-er!

    Very cleverly written story intertwining faith & family. Loved the Angles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Enjoyable

    This was a perfect light-hearted book to read for the holidays.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    W

    We need more of the three angels!excellent book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    Wonderful series!

    The books in this series are a hoot! If you love reading christmas stories, get these books. They are warm, touching, and humorus. My wish this christmas? More angels!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    What an awesome book. Quick read but very toughing. I cried, smied and laughed through the whole book.

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