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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Review: Secret Angel by Cherry Christensen


Print Length: 67 pages
  Publisher: EsKape Press

From Goodreads.com:  Doctoral student Hannah Wagganer entertains dreams of teaching at a large university and leaving her hometown of Glen Arbor behind. That is until Jasper Morgan, the new mail carrier, arrives in town. Not only does he set Hannah’s heart a flutter, but he has an instant bond with her cat, Jingles.

Preparing for the church candlelight Christmas Eve service and running the family store, Hannah continues to bump into Jasper—and the prying eyes of the locals who suspect there’s more going on than business as usual.

Blessings and suspicions abound when an anonymous donor pays to have the church furnace repaired, and other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret angel?



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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

    This was a cute and clean Christian read that reminded me a lot of my hometown and our yearly Christmas Eve service. This novel was written in such a way that the town of Glen Arbor, could be anywhere - and the people that reside there could be the very people you say hello to every day. It was a refreshing change from some of the other novels I have read of late as this one contained no scenes of a sexual nature, and very little kissing (in fast there is only one scene that I can remember even that happening in). It is overall a very sweet and heart-warming tale of two people finding each other - and being exactly what the other needed.  

  
    There were a couple of things in this story however that I felt kept it from being a solid five star read. To start, it was way too short for me. I understand that this is a Christmas story, and therefore probably not made to be long, but it seemed a bit too fast paced - and the ending rather abrupt with no real closure. I also felt that there were some gaps that needed to be filled in - what was the real story behind Jasper's estrangement from his parents? Who was the mystery man Hannah saw entering the house? It seemed that we never really got to know who Jasper was. Perhaps that was done intentionally, however there seemed moments where Jasper suddenly had an attitude that was a major turn off. 

   Even with those few things, I would still recommend this novel to those who are looking for a quick Christmas read. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 

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 Secret Angel is available from Amazon.com

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