Angels at the Table is a new book by Debbie Macomber. This is the first time I’ve read her work. According to the book jacket, Ms. Macomber is a prolific writer whose work has held the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. The cover also informed me that her work has been on the Hallmark channel. After reading this book, I’m not surprised as the story reads like a made for tv movie. Was it my cup of peppermint tea? Unfortunately, no.
The story revolves around a band of wayward angels enlisted to train a new angel. While taking a side trip to Earth, the newbie angel causes two humans to bump into each other in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. The course of history and their destiny is forever changed and the remainder of the book is devoted to undoing the damage wrought by the well-meaning angel in training. It’s a cute, fairly predictable story which I imagine draws a large female readership. It’s a lighthearted quick read with a holiday theme. I doubt however that I would read other work by this author in the future as I look for something more in the books I normally choose to read. For the holidays, it’s enjoyable.