Angel's Advocate (Beaufort and Company Series #2)

Angel's Advocate (Beaufort and Company Series #2)

by Mary Stanton

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ISBN-13: 9780425228753
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Series: Beaufort and Company Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 694,320
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mary Stanton has been writing professionally most of her adult life. Stanton's books include Angel Condemned, Angel's Verdict, and Avenging Angels. She grew up in Hawaii and left the Islands for undergraduate school in the late sixties. She received a BA in philosophy and literature from the University of Minnesota. She currently splits her time between upstate New York and a small home in West Palm Beach.

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"Engaging and charismatic...will be a breath of fresh air for fans of paranormal cozy mysteries."

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Angel's Advocate (Beaufort and Company Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
She had no idea what she let herself in for when she agreed to take over the legal practice of her late uncle's Beaufort & Company. The practice located at 66 Angelus St in Savannah cannot be found by mortals; only angels and sprits can enter; except for Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she is the firm's only lawyer and sole mortal. Her clients are spirits appealing their sentencing in Celestial Court as unfair. She has an angel dog Sasha as her companion and guard.----- Her latest case starts in the mortal realm which gives her hope she might bring in some real money. Seventeen year old Lindsay Chandler stole $165 from an eight year old selling Girl Scout cookies. Bree goes out to the Chandler estate to meet her client. A few months ago Lindsay's father died in a car accident, but when Bree sits in his chair, he claims he was murdered and wants her to represent him in Celestial Court. Bree has a hunch that the father and daughters cases are related to the robberies of pseudophedrine occurring in Chandler's warehouse. She soon finds herself protected by angelic guard dogs as the powers that be believe the lawyer to the afterlife is in mortal danger.----- Once again DEFENDING ANGELS, Bree stars in an exciting paranormal legal thriller anchored by a strong investigation and by things that go bump in the night that are really there; the audience will need to sleep with a light on. The whodunit is clever so that readers cannot easily connect the dots as Mary Stanton provides an off-beat quirky mystery filled with eccentric characters; on earth and beyond.--- Harriet Klausner
Squeex on LibraryThing 27 days ago
I already look forward to the next book in this series, AVENGING ANGELS, due out next month (YAY). Bree is a good strong character who finds herself in the position to work with angels and assist those who need some intermediaries to get them out of areas of Hell and possibly into Heaven or at least in a better circle of Hell. She has some great assistants aiding in her good fight, a dog, a couple of legal aids, a cool landlady...all of whom are angels of dubious goodness. The office is set in a graveyard that no one but Bree and her aids can find. Also the ghostly clients can't pay the bills and Bree is feeling the pinch. Luckily, she has the free rent of the office, free rent of her abode she shares with her sister, so she's got that going for her. She also has the loving (wealthy) arms of her family should she ever take them up on their offers of funds. I want to smack the crap out of the rich teen, Lindsey, who hires Bree to get her out of the horrid crime she admits to committing. It seemed like a fun idea at the time, in her basic spoiled brat thought process. Her ghost of a father is not much better. That's how I tell the characters are well-written, I want to reach in to smack the crap out the brat characters and hug or high-five the good ones. Five angelic beans.....
LiteraryFeline on LibraryThing 27 days ago
I did not hesitate to jump right into Angel's Advocate upon finishing Defending Angels. In the second book of the series, Bree's aunt asks her to take on the defense of a rather unruly teenager, Lindsey Chandler, who assaulted and stole the money of a Girl Scout. Bree isn't sure how she can help--or if she'll be able to do much for the child, but she agrees to at least give it a try.As it turns out, someone else needs her assistance as well. Lindsey's father died in a car accident four months before.Probert Chandler was a man who had lived a modest life despite his wealth. He had been found guilty of serious charges in the Celestial Court, however, and had filed for a retrial and Bree is his designated attorney. Bree has her hands full. Lindsey is out of control, and her mother does not know what to do with the child. Not to mention the long list of suspects who may be embroiled in some sort of trouble related to Mr. Chandler and his business. And does it relate to Lindsey and all the trouble she manages to find her way into? Bree has quite a knot to untangle in order to find the truth.If that wasn't enough, it appears two bodies have disappeared from the cemetery surrounding Bree's office, and the murderers' spirits are out to stop Bree. Someone isn't happy she picked up where her uncle left off.Angel's Advocate was just as exciting and fun as the first book in the series. The reader is reacquainted with old characters and meets a slew of new ones, each of them interesting. I could just picture Belli and Miles, Bree¿s most recent guardians, crammed into the back of Bree's car everywhere she went. And, of course, I was happy to see Sasha by her side.In preparation for writing this series, the author did extensive research into the subjects of angels and early Christianity. The foundation of the Beaufort and Company series is built loosely on 11th and 12th century medieval theology, which was influenced by the world's major religions of the time: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The author also drew on Chinese religions as well. I found this especially fascinating and admit it makes the series even more appealing to me. Mary Stanton has created an intricate and detailed world that I am looking forward to exploring further with each novel.Bree has an interesting back-story that is threaded throughout each of the novels and most likely will continue in future books. So, while each book can stand well on its own, there are personal story lines that carry over and might be best read in order.Despite the somewhat frivolousness of the novels, they do have a darker side. The more I delve into the "cozy" sub-genre, the more I am discovering how wrong my early conceptions were. Charlaine Harris, Clea Simon and now Mary Stanton are among the authors who have shown me the light. I like edge to my mysteries and The Beaufort and Company mysteries certainly contain that.
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kimba88 More than 1 year ago
This was book 2 in series. If you like a good mystery with just a twist of paranormal, this book is great. The main character Bree begins to grow as a lawyer, detective and lawyer to the dead.
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Lindsey146 More than 1 year ago
Book two in the Beaufort & Co Mystery series opens with Brianna Winston-Beaufort, a new attorney in the historic jewel of the Deep South, Savannah, Georgia, offering her services, via coercion by Bree's Mom's socialite younger sister, Aunt Cissy. The client has the ability to provide the new firm with much needed cash flow but defending a wealthy over-indulged teenage hooligan isn't Bree's field of law. but her very recently departed tycoon father is also in need of her services and might help to explain why bad girl daughter is the mess she is. This is a very dysfunctional family with secrets to unfold. We get to revisit Detective Hunter who seems to be taking an interest in this new law firm and Bree. Cordelia Eastburn, District Attorney with the unabashed ambition to be the first African American female governor of Georgia. Family position will not get a spoiled delinquent a pass from justice. The Company Staff is the backbone and extended family. Ron, Bree's very charming administrative assistant, Petru, the firms researcher with extraordinary skills, we are introduced to Belli and Miles the mysterious canine muscle whose job is to protect Bree from all temporal & "other" physical threats, and Sasha her devoted canine companion. As more of the structure of the Celestial Court unfolds so does our knowledge of what this will mean to the defendants and their counsel. I enjoy the continuing education as to the why's and wherefores of the plots in this series, providing a unique premise which makes for enjoyable reading.
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pamlloyd More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book even more than I did the first. The first was great for background; but perhaps too much time on background and not enough on original story? Anyway, this one held my attention and I could not wait to get back to it when I HAD to put it down. Cannot wait for the third. I have enjoyed her other series, but not nearly as much as this one. Keep them coming, please.
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Nancsu More than 1 year ago
I have read both and enjoyed both. Looking forward to no#3. I don't want to give anything away, it'll take way from uniqueness.
Ruth58 More than 1 year ago
Angel's Advocate is a lot of fun. The Beaufort & Company series has been passed around at work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me reading until the wee hours of the morning. I was so into the characters and their journey. The series keeps you interested because there's an underlying story plot going on with the who/what of the main characters. That's layered into the main plot of trying to clear a dead man's name. I would recommend this to someone who likes paranormal mysteries, or anyone who just needs a getaway from the normal hum-drums of life.
lj33714 More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I like the idea of her character having to defend some of the worst individuals that are condemned to the otherside-as well as those who are on this side. I am waiting for her next book in this series