WHERE ANGELS GO
by Debbie Macomber

October 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2515-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Hardcover
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Fans of Debbie Macomberís look forward to her Christmas gift book every year. In 2007 they will not be disappointed. Where Angels Go Macomber brings back Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy. These delightful angels are always fun to read about.


This year Mercy is assigned to help Harry Alderwood. Harry is an elderly man who has lived a full life, and knows that his time on Earth is severely limited. Even though he knows that life is short he cares more about his dear wife Rosalie, than he does himself. He can go in peace if he knows that Rosalie whose memory is failing is going to be in a safe secure environment.

It is Mercyís job to help Harry convince Rosalie that moving to Liberty Orchard is the perfect choice.


Goodness must help Beth get over the heartache sheís been carrying since her divorce from John. Beth and John have been divorced for many years, but Beth is unable to form an emotional commitment to another man. She may not realize it but deep in her heart she still might love John.


Bethís parents have made a wager about whether or not Beth will find happiness this Christmas. Her mom determined to win is pushing Beth to ask Peter, her online game partner to Christmas. When Beth finally agrees she finds that Peter isnít quite what she thought. Will she continue to go forth with meeting him face to face?


Shirley thinks she has the easiest assignment. Carter wants a dog for Christmas, and she intends to see that he gets one. Carterís family is struggling financially and his dad insists that they simply canít afford the upkeep of a dog.


When a dog suddenly shows up in the school yard Carter and the dog bond in a unique way. Carter struck me as overly mature for his age, but believable. The dog, whom Carter named Rusty worms his way into your heart quickly, and you canít help but hope that in the end Carter gets to keep Rusty for ever and ever.


As I was reaching the end tears were spilling down my face. I am unable to tell you exactly why, but I can say that Where Angels Go was my favorite Macomber Christmas book in several years. Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy seem to have matured in this book, but still have some of their childlike fun. Gabriel seems to have let up a bit in his sterness, but still knows that he is the boss in Heaven.


Make a Macomber fanís Christmas, and give them a wonderfully delightful read that theyíll remember for years to come.


Reviewed in September 2007 by Sandi.

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