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Beautiful, moving and funny xxxxx
on 12 November 2012
The first thing that drew me to this particular book was the title. I'm a huge believer in Angels, I love everything about them and it is not often that I read a story with angels in. I'd LOVE to read more fiction that features Angels, and after reading this one, I'm now on the look out for more!! I must also say that the cover of this book is GORGEOUS. It is very warm and invites you in before you have even opened the first page!
Mercy, Goodness and Shirley are Angels. They are Prayer Ambassadors, working under the direction of Gabriel and helping the humans on Earth by answering their prayers and guiding the humans. But one rule they find hard to follow is that they must not interfere too much! When they take a new apprentice under their wing, the trio get so caught up in showing Will the excitement of Earth on New Year's Eve that they all get a bit carried away!
Lucie is in Times Square waiting for the New Year to come in, and after she is separated from her friends, she finds herself alone as everyone around her hugs and kisses in celebration. Next to her is Aren, he too finds himself alone, and when Will accidentally nudges them in his anticipation to be amongst the crowd of humans, sparks fly and there is an instant attraction. However, the passion and romance is short-lived as a twist of fate tears them apart. Will Aren and Lucie find each other? And can the Angels lend a helping hand?
I cannot describe how much I enjoyed this book! I finished it in a few hours and I could not put it down! Immediately I was drawn in by the story of the Angels in Heaven looking down at the exciting events happening on Earth. It made me smile to read about the Angels enthusiasm for Earth and how much they enjoyed their time with humans and their visits to Earth!
I loved reading about the two separate worlds and how they interlinked, coming together as one. I loved that the Angels followed humans around and tried their very best to help, even if sometimes it did have disastrous consequences! I was laughing out loud at the mischief they got themselves into, and I enjoyed picturing the scenes in my head, wondering how things would appear to the humans who could not see them! Mercy and Will were my favourite Angels - I loved how Mercy had a fun side and although she meant well, it was her influence which always landed the others in hilarious situations. I think Will was brilliantly written as an apprentice, I enjoyed reading about his progress and his love and care for the humans touched my heart. I liked how he tried his very best to behave, and how all he wanted throughout the story was for things to go right. I absolutely adored the Angels, I could not stop laughing at their antics and I am already looking forward to reading the other stories that Debbie has written about them!
Lucie and Aren were very well-written as characters. I LOVED their initial meeting at the beginning of the book, I was actually squealing with excitement at how well their relationship hit off at the start! It has to be one of the most romantic scenes I've read this year, something about it pulled me in and I felt so much happiness for them! As sad as i was when fate intervened and tore them apart, it compelled me to read on to see how their individual journeys progressed and I willed them all throughout the book to find each other. Lucie was a character that I very much got behind and supported, I warmed to her straight away and wanted her to have huge success in all areas of her life and achieve everything that she wanted to. Lucie's mum Wendy deserves a mention too - She was fantastic and always made me smile.
Angels At The Table is an enchanting book filled with magic. There is the perfect balance of love, kindness, and a lot of humorous moments thrown in to brighten your day. It is a warm story set amongst Christmas and New Year, and it is by far the most comforting story I have read in a while. There is a very special message in this book: We are never alone. And sometimes, if we ask for help, then Angels might visit Earth, cause a bit of mischief along the way, but ultimately, they will try to help you and answer your prayers.