by Sandy HusebyNovember, 1999
Fabulously fantastic tales Feeling Grinchy because holiday decorations are everywhere and you haven't even had your Turkey Day yet? Let Debbie Macomber put you in a festive frame of mind with Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (Mira, $12.95, 1551665298), the poignant adventures of three angels. These three intrude just a little bit or so they assure Archangel Gabriel into the life of Greg Bennett. Isolated from everyone he should have ever held dear, Greg is attempting to redeem himself and restore his honor in the eyes of his family and friends. For years he had sacrificed everything for his northern California vineyard. Now those sacrifices prove fruitless as a deadly virus contaminates the crop. Also in the midst of a divorce from his third wife, Greg is scraping the bottom of life's barrel until he rediscovers his first love, Catherine, and the son he never knew he had. Ultimately, Greg learns that it's never too late to set your life straight, and that the greatest gift of all is giving. This delightful Christmas tale from beloved author Debbie Macomber will be the perfect gift to give starting with yourself! Sandy Huseby reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside near Nevis, Minnesota. She is online at SHuseby@aol.com.