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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Review: An Angel's Choice

An Angels' Choice
by Diana Castilleja

It's Micah's last assignment, the one that would earn him his wings. He felt prepared for the challenge ahead of him this Christmas season—until he met her.

Karen had been a forgotten child, a loner, and refused to open herself to hurt. She'd been down that road more than once and very recently had been dealt a miserable hand, being stood up at the altar.

Could an angel on a mission have the answer to her frozen heart? Could the heart of a wounded child locked inside a grown woman bring a forever love together? Only the choice of an angel will make this a Christmas to remember, for both of them.

Summoned by his mentor, Aria, for a final assignment prior to earning his mentor wings, Micah is floating on a sunbeam. It's going to be a pretty tough assignment; Karen isn’t a normal assignment, she is different than the others. His assignment is to lead her back to the warm and caring person she can be and to find her someone who will love her forever.

Karen lost her parents at a young age and was placed into the foster care system. Early on she learned to guard her heart and to never wish for anything; wishes don’t come true for foster kids. When she was left at the altar it was the final humiliation; never again would she leave herself open to heartache; the price was too high, so she sealed herself off from humanity and did nothing but work. When she meets a warm and caring cab driver she begins to see her life in a whole new way.

A lovely holiday story to curl up with for an hour or so, An Angel’s Choice by Diane Castilleja will set the right tone for a warm heart. Micah and Karen are both interesting individuals with Karen being the pessimistic wounded soul. Her circumstances will strike a familiar chord in some and gain empathy from others. Orphaned as a young child and needing love desperately, she feels abandoned, and rightly so. Micah is all that is right and good in the world; a slightly different angel who begins to feel something for the tragic woman placed in his care. The story is a smooth flowing one, with a few twists that will keep readers turning pages to discover the ending. An Angel’s Choice is a short but sweet story I will recommend to friends.

Review by Wisteria