Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story

Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story

by Debbie Macomber
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Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story by Debbie Macomber


In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, love, and a charming dose of angelic intervention.
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel’s work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year’s Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely strangers in the crowd, he decides midnight is the perfect time to lend a heavenly helping hand.      
Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild meet after bumping into each other—seemingly by accident—in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. They immediately hit it off and find they have a lot in common: Lucie is a burgeoning chef and Aren is a respected food critic. But just as quickly as they’re brought together, another twist of fate tears them apart, leaving Lucie and Aren with no way to reconnect.
A year later, Lucie is the chef of an acclaimed new restaurant and Aren is a successful columnist for a major New York newspaper. For all the time that’s passed, the two have not forgotten their one serendipitous evening—and neither have Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and Will. To reunite the young couple, the angels cook up a brilliant plan: mix true love, a second chance, and a generous sprinkle of mischief to create an unforgettable Christmas miracle.

Praise for Angels at the Table
“This delightful mix of romance, humor, hope and happenstance is the perfect recipe for holiday cheer.”—
“Rings in Christmas in tried-and-true Macomber style, with romance and a touch of heavenly magic.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The angels’ antics are a hugely hilarious and entertaining bonus to a warm love story.”—Bookreporter
“[A] sweetly charming holiday romance.”—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739378267
Publisher: Diversified Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 272,644
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of The Inn at Rose Harbor, as well as the Cedar Cove and Blossom Street series, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Five of her novels have scored the #1 slot on the New York Times bestseller list, with three debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists. In 2009 and 2010, Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle were Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year. This prolific author has more than 160 million copies of her books in print worldwide.


Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington


Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness and Mercy Christmas Story 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad to have my favorite Christmas angels back!!!! It was nice to have a new angel introduced as well. I am just sorry that i read it so fast!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 3 angels are back causing a few minor ruckuses on earth .. Debbie sure knows how to make you laugh this is a fantastic christmas story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When the holidays overwhelm me I turn to Shirley, Goodness and Mercy and now Will. They remind me what Christmas is about and that prayers do get answered. God, Angels and true fun, it's what to look forward to. A must read for the holiday horrors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing! Well done Debbie! I love it!
BookwormReflects More than 1 year ago
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy take apprentice angel Will to Time’s Square New York City for the New Year’s celebration.  While there Will sees two lonely people standing in the middle of a crowd full of people kissing. Deciding to spread a little Holiday Cheer Will uses his wings to have them bump into each other. For Lucie and Aren it was love at first sight standing in the middle of Times Square they have their first kiss, deciding to meet up a week later at the top of the Empire State Building. Fully intending to go Lucie must soon rush to the hospital instead of meeting Aren. One year later Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and Will must right the wrong that took place and help these two people find the way to their happily ever after.  Debbie Macomber is a wonderful author, the romance she has created her is so beautiful even though the story is complete with an amazing epilogue you still crave more. I have never read an Angels Everywhere novel before, now however I wish I had found them sooner The four angels are so much fun to read about as every time they make an appearance something goes completely hay wire adding a levity to the novel that is absolutely fantastic. I mean how can you go wrong with an invisible angel leading a camel down Broadway? This is only one tiny example of the hilarious antics that the angels find themselves in. Though the novel is highly funny Debbie Macomber manages to keep the humor and the deep emotional bond separate and intertwining at the same time with neither one taking away from the other yet each adding a new dimension to the story. I definitely had fun reading this book, though I feel cheated that I hadn’t known about the series previously, now is definitely the time to remedy that!  I was sent a free copy of this book for an honest review. 
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
This is the latest, and best installment, in the Debbie Macomber 'angles' series.  It seems like an updated, Christian fun redo of the movie, An Affair To Remember.  The angles--Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and the newest addition, Will are 'prayer ambassadors' from heaven who push the boundaries of their assignments.  This time they cause two lonely people to meet in Times Square on New Years Eve.  They have an instant attraction, but problems arise and the angels 'help' causes problems for the new couple. This story has a fun interest because the two people are a chef, opening a new restaurant, and a food critique for the newspaper. Since I enjoy shows on the cooking channel, this book ties in the food interest, romance, and fun with a Christian message.  Good read for this Christmas season!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet story. Loved the concept of mischevious angels. Good, quick, light read and a good excuse to get away from holiday stress for a bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I may be a romantic, but I love it! This book gives me an alternative to the " nasty stuff" that is out there. I think if we look hard (maybe not so hard) there is a Shirley, Goodness, Mercy and Will in all of our daily activities Jyst prsy and watch things happen! THANKS Debbie!
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully, entertaining book. I have read some of the other books about Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy that Debbie Macomber has written. This one is just as enjoyable as the others. The apprentice angel, Will, is a nice addition. It gives a chance for the rules that they are supposed to live, and work, by to be explained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, witty, and sweet love story.
rutele More than 1 year ago
Very sweet love story perfect for the holiday season. A feel good book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Debbie Macomber! This was a cute story and introduces a new angel. I was a bit disappointed that it was so short and just a tad bit too pat, but it was still a fun read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldnt put this book down. A great book from the very start to the very end. I truely loved this story.
Deb55DH More than 1 year ago
Sometimes cute but not one of her best.
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Dawn3 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book and I want to read the others as well. I loved it and couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cleverly written, humorous story about love, "guardian angels" and New York city (the minor character). There are 3 angels and a fledgling whom they are instructing and the archangel gently overseeing them - which is certainly a necessity! It is perfect for light reading.
cgenna1 More than 1 year ago
I love these stories about Shirley, Goodness and Mercy.  Three prayer ambassadors that always want to come earth and mingle with us humans to help someone in need.   This book introduces an apprentice pray ambassador "Will"  a brilliant suggestion from Rose a reader/fan of author Debbie Macomber. Lucy and Aaron meet in Times Square New York on New Years Eve an accidentally bump into one midnight and kiss.  However the timing is all wrong thanks to a mistake made by Will.   The story has it's series of unfortunate turns, what starts out as guidance to help human intentions comes with a bit of heart break, misunderstandings and painful lessons.  Our favorite prayer ambassadors find a way to keep God's plan for Lucy and Aaron on track. Your happily ever after comes after forgiveness.    I cannot reveal the romantic ending you'll have to read this book to enjoy it!  There is also a recipe for peppermint  YOU WILL want to make it!
TobyNJ More than 1 year ago
Once again, Nora Roberts brings us a delightful story of the three adorable, and most humerous angels around. Now, there is another angel thrown into the mix of trouble and he is just as curious and willing to help; but always in the wrong way. A must read for all you out there that follow and enjoy the little cherubs!
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I purchased this e-book last year and just getting around to reading it. Not my typical book; however, thought it would be nice to read around the holiday season. Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy are three angels joined by Will-an angel-in-training. Their job is to help humans realize they can do more with God’s help; however, they are not to interfere (however, they tend to get involved). The four angels gather in Times Square for the ball drop at midnight. A little silly; however very light read with a message. Lucie (chef) Aren (food critic) prepare for a new romance in the New Year. It is all about God’s timing with the help of some meddling angels.
TheReadersCove More than 1 year ago
Good intentions – Twisted fate When Lucie and Aren are bumped together by a well meaning apprentice angel on New Years Eve, the results are rewarding and the sparks fly. But fate had a different plan and things soon begin to go awry when Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy try to repair the havoc started by Will. One “good angel intention” after another, though well meant, seems to lead to more complications between Lucie and Aren and the intended future they were to find. When Gabriel steps in and pulls the angels from earth they are heartbroken over the results of their interference. When the prayers of Wendy, Lucie’s mother, seemed to have been over looked Gabriel gives the angels another chance. Will there be havoc or harmony in the coming new year? Only Lucie and Aren can make the final decisions.