Thursday, 7 December 2017

Review: Daniel and the Angel by Jill Barnett

When wealthy financier D. L. Stewart's finds an injured woman in the snow in front of his New York City mansion, he has no idea she is Lillian, a big-hearted and somewhat inept fallen angel, sent back to teach him what Christmas is all about. But Lilli has her work cut out for her. D.L. is a wounded and cynical soul, a man who is an expert at not feeling anything, and who believes he can buy anything...and anyone. Can one loving, soft-hearted angel really change this damaged man who has a heart of solid stone?

Originally published in the 1994 anthology A Holiday of Love.

Kindle Edition, 138 pages
Published December 2015 by Amazon Digital Services (first published November 1st 1994)  
Genre: Historical Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

Daniel and the Angel was a quick story about an angel who got kicked out of heaven and lands as a fallen angel in New York City during the holiday season. She was hit by D.L Stewart's carriage and taken to his house to recover. A cold man who knew how to do nothing but work was most concerned about getting sued. Little did he know that Lillian's one chance to go back to heaven was him.

What did I think?

The beginning with Lillian up in heaven was super cheesy, I mean roll your eyes cheesy. I was questioning what exactly I was reading. Hang in there... Once she fell it got much better. It was still cheesy but in the holiday, Christmasy, romantic kind of way. Yes it was kind of insta-love but what can you expect at 138 pages. I was looking for something with some holiday magic to put me in the Christmas spirit and this novella did exactly that. If you dig deep enough there were plenty of things that could be picked apart but it did exactly what I was hoping it would do at the time I wanted it to. It was a cute and entertaining little read.

FYI... Christmas in NYC is my favourite and perhaps that added to my enjoyment of this story.

About the Author
New York Times Bestselling Author Jill Barnett is master storyteller known for her beautifully-written love stories rich with humor, emotion, and poignancy. She is the winner of Lifetime Achievement Awards for Love and Laughter and Historical Romance and is a six-time Romance Writers of America RITA nominee and winner of both a Persie Award for Literature and a Waldenbooks Award. Her books have been named Best of the Year by Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, and Kirkus Review and she was the first historical romance author to ever receive a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She stands alongside Judith McNaught as one of only two authors to ever receive a six-star review from Affaire de Coeur Magazine and her work has been published in 23 languages and appeared on numerous bestseller lists. She lives in the PNW with her family.

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