Thursday, November 10, 2011

Paper Angels

Kevin Morrell is a forty-three-year old husband and father who runs a design and marketing firm trying to make it in a suffering economy.  Thomas Brandt is a fifteen-year-old boy still reeling from the implosion of his family caused by his alcoholic father.  Kevin and Thomas's lives intersect when Kevin stops at the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Project in the midst of the mall's Christmas chaos.  The paper angel he takes from the tree leads him to Thomas, his siblings and their mom Lynn, penniless and struggling after escaping their abusive home.  Paper Angels tells the story of a disillusioned businessman and how an unlikely boy shows him the true meaning of Christmas.  This is a heartwarming novel about the importance of faith and how one simple act of kindness changed the lives involved forever.

My Thoughts: This is a heartwarming Christmas story that teaches a simple but important lesson that when we do for others we many times end up with even greater rewards for ourselves. Most of the storyline was predictable but it was still a powerful story of giving - the giving by those who had little give.
I realized when I got to the end that I was familiar with the author - Jimmy Wayne. We saw him perform at the Opry this past year. His hit "I Love You This Much" was a hit with me.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy of Paper Angels available via NetGalley.

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