A seasoned con-artist named Jimmy lands himself in a new high-end senior living complex, and is looking forward to hanging out with a hot chick he meets the first weekend there, when he suddenly drops dead of a heart attack, and arrives in Heaven.
While adjusting to the shock of his new situation, Jimmy meets his elder angel guide Norm, and is assigned to watch over a woman on earth he never knew before. He finds out the woman, Maura, is his brother’s girlfriend and he learns from Norm that he’ll play a critical role in helping Maura through the relationship.
As time goes by though, Jimmy realizes Maura’s life is much less exciting than his was on Earth. He finally approaches Norm, and tells him how bored he is. That’s when he is told that sometimes while waiting for events to unfold on earth, even Angels get to play poker in Heaven….
If you’re wondering what Angels do all day, immerse yourself in a charming, inspirational story about the adventures in Heaven when an ordinary couple go about their lives on earth, while being watched over, prayed for, and loved every day.
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About the Author
Maura O’Leary has been an intuitive all her life. She is a certified angel messenger, medium, and a Reiki practitioner, and lives outside Boston, MA. This is her first book.
Please visit: www.MauraOLeary. com or write her at: PO Box 66124, Auburndale, MA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite Jimmy has a sudden heart attack and wakes to find himself in the presence of Norm. Norm is an elder angel and his job is to guide Jimmy through an introduction to heaven and explain his new role of angel. Jimmy is confused, surprised, bored, excited and trying hard to do his best to succeed at his assignment. Jimmy must now watch over Maura all of the time and help her through the good and bad times in her relationship with Bob, Jimmy’s brother. Jimmy is taken down to earth by his sister, a higher ranking angel, and then left to begin watch over Maura. When Jimmy returns to heaven and complains of being bored, he learns that he can join a poker game, but this is like no game he has played on earth. The rest of the story I will leave for you to enjoy as you read When Angels Play Poker by Maura O'Leary. When Angels Play Poker is a bit on the whimsical side, thought-provoking, with some wishful thinking. I really found myself thinking about all of the possibilities that this book suggested and hoped that it might be true. The chance of having a deceased loved one watching over me or the opportunity to watch over someone left behind when I die is rather intriguing. Maura O'Leary has written an inspirational and entertaining story and I highly recommend When Angels Play Poker for all believers and non-believers in God. It is not offensive, there is no heavy religion nor is there unnecessary sex, violence or disrespect anywhere in the story. I believe that this is a book worth reading and I highly recommend it to all readers.
Inspiring, heartwarming story about a young women who meets her true love, but has many ups and downs through the decades. This book makes us realize that we have assistance and guidance watching over us from up above, whether it is good times or bad times. This story made me laugh, cry and cheer on. I did not want to put the book down. The quality of writing is exceptional! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys being inspired!