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Review: The Christmas Angel

December 31, 2015

The Christmas Angel

When Owen, a young Welsh coal miner, falls in love with a London actress he vows to marry her.  He builds a cottage in his hometown and carves an angel that looks like her to top their Christmas tree.  The actress dreams of fame and fortune so she’s not interested in marrying a Welsh coal miner.  Heartbroken, Owen takes the angel with him to America where it is passed down through the generations.

The Christmas Angel by Jane Maas is a sweet story that is perfect for holiday reading.  It’s a quick read that is sure to give readers some Christmas spirit.  Owen is a sweet man with simple desires – a warm house and a loving family.  He thinks he has things figured out but they don’t work out the way he thinks they will.  He moves on, though, and makes a new life for himself in a new country.

The angel he carved for his first love is passed down through the generations.  The point of view shifts to whoever owns the angel throughout the book so the story spans five generations.  The ending of the story is sweet and convenient – something that might bother me in other books but fit perfectly for The Christmas Angel.

I won this book from  A Bookworm’s World.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
17 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2015 4:33 am

    Sounds a bit sad though.

    All the best for the new year!

  2. December 31, 2015 6:32 am

    OMG, I was practically sobbing by reading your summary. I don’t think I could make it through the book, LOL

  3. December 31, 2015 7:41 am

    Poor Owen. Sounds like it would be a good Christmas book though.

  4. December 31, 2015 10:14 am

    I loved this! It was a movie on Hallmark this season….and I was riveted to the TV screen. Thanks for sharing.

    • December 31, 2015 10:29 am

      Ooh. I love all those cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies. I didn’t catch this one, but maybe next year after I read the book.

  5. December 31, 2015 10:27 am

    This sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. I love books that follow generations. Thanks for the review.

  6. December 31, 2015 11:37 am

    This sounds really good, I think I’ll add it to my Christmas reading list for next year. I’ve watched a ton of Christmas movies the last few months, but somehow missed this one.

  7. December 31, 2015 12:52 pm

    Sounds good…thanks for your review.

    Happy New Year!!

  8. December 31, 2015 2:13 pm

    This does sound enjoyable. Terrific review!

  9. Patty permalink
    December 31, 2015 2:18 pm

    It sounds lovely.

  10. December 31, 2015 5:33 pm

    A perfect xmas one 🙂

  11. January 1, 2016 11:16 am

    I don’t do too much holiday reading, but this sounds good.

  12. bookingmama permalink
    January 1, 2016 7:52 pm

    If I could have read the past month, I bet I would have liked this one!

  13. January 2, 2016 1:49 pm

    This sounds like a sweet story. Nice read. Adding it to my TBR.

  14. Literary Feline permalink
    January 3, 2016 6:28 pm

    I like the sound of this one, Kathy. A perfect read for this time of year.

  15. January 4, 2016 1:09 am

    I had no idea this was a book. Hallmark Channel turned it into a movie this year. Loved it on TV, so will need to read this one now. Thanks for sharing.

  16. January 7, 2016 5:58 pm

    This looks sweet and I love the cover. I think sweet and convenient is ok for holiday books 🙂

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