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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Touched by an Angel by Sharon Donovan

Touched By An Angel by Sharon Donovan
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, White Rose
Genre: Inspirational, Contemporary
Length: Short Story
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 5 Books
Review by Violet

To the guardian angels who keep watch over those who sleep in the deep quiet earth. On the eve of the anniversary of his wife's death, Charles is as restless as the coming storm. Surrounded by the eerie stillness of the Mojave Desert, he contemplates suicide, but just as he is about to jump to his death, he hears the melodic voice of his wife telling him it's not his time. Then Charles meets Emma who looks so much like his wife she could be her twin. Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered, Charles is drawn to her. When they discover their spouses have died on the same day and are buried side by side in Guardian Angel Cemetery, a spiritual bonding occurs that neither can deny. Is it fate? Or is Cupid shooting arrows from the sweet hereafter?

Charles lost his wife to cancer two years ago. He is missing his wife tremendously and questioning why God took her. She was the love of his life. Yellow roses always played a vary important role in their romance and he has planned to get a wreath of yellow roses to put by her grave. Emma works in the flower shop that Charles always buys the flowers from. She too has lost a spouse to Cancer. As the story plays out, we see just how much our pain might hurt but how much of our lives that pain is serving a bigger purpose.

I loved the characters in the story. Charles was a devoted and dedicated man and missed his wife so much he couldn't stand it. Emma was a beautiful and optimistic woman. The relationship between them both was so endearing. I felt as though I hurt when they hurt and I smiled when they smiled. It was a very inspirational story. Touched by an Angel reminded me so much of my own aunt. This short story brings out the familiar experiences in the readers life. I would most definitely read this story again and Sharon Donovan did a wonderful job in the writing and topic of this story.