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Angel Be Good

3.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  244 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
Short Romantic Comedy/Fantasy
Sensuality Level: Warm (sexy)
165 print pages

Miracles still happen in modern day New York when "Scrooge" (Nathaniel Danvers) meets Heaven Can Wait (Daphne), who has been sent to give him one last chance at redemption. Angel Be Good captures the essence of the classic Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and offers a touch of humor and romance. Thi
Kindle Edition, 165 pages
Published August 31st 2011 by MacGowan Press (first published 2009)
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Nov 28, 2011 dblue rated it liked it
I got this as a free book and I really had no expectations. Then I read the reviews before I started the book and was really expecting something much worse.

It is a story with a definite "A Christmas Carol" theme with a little - "It's a Wonderful Life" thrown in. It is light, sweet, fast moving relationship development (they only have one night to set "scrooge Nat" on the right path!), predictable,with the feel good about Christmas, love and helping others ending.

It is not for everyone and that'
Rebecca (everyday reader)
A play on 'A Christmas Carol', where a recently deceased woman is given a chance to help a miserly man realize his mistakes in life and change his life and others. They find out that they are soulmates during their few hours together on Christmas Eve. Okay read!!
Dec 01, 2011 Tamara rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, kindle, holiday, 2011
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Lord Rose
Since I got this for free, I had absolutely no expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. It was a rather cute, if very silly, Christmas romance. The pace definitely seemed a bit rushed, which was necessitated by the premise of the heroine only having one night on earth. But it worked well enough for what it was- a nice Christmas story.

I felt that the ending was a bit too abrupt. It came at 76%, so it was really quite a surprise. I had to go back and check that the last chapter had actually sai
Michael Ward
Nov 28, 2015 Michael Ward rated it it was amazing
Love this book

I have had the pleasure of meeting Kathy Carmichael, and of course I had to check out her books. Thanks to her for writing this wonderful, heartwarming story.
Feb 02, 2012 Mom rated it liked it
I was just getting into the book and it ended abruptly.
Nat fell in love with an angel. Before this, he was not a nice person. He never cared for anyone but himself and making more money.
He goes to his cousins and tells him he is going to help him by giving him money or a kidney. Whatever he needs. Maybe the walking up 6 flights to his apartment would help. Huh?
He turns around, runs into a lady at work and likes the curves of her body. Turns out to the the angel he had met and fell for. She ent
Dec 31, 2011 Margaret rated it did not like it
This book really disappointed me. I am usually a sucker for sweet even sappy Christmas stories and new takes on classic stories, so I thought Angel Be Good would be a perfect fit for me. The book, which does mix elements from Heaven Can Wait and A Christmas Carol, just did not work for me. The characters were not fully developed and the relatively steamy love scenes seemed to be at odds with the sweet premise of the story. My final verdict would have to be - cute concept, but disappointing follo ...more
Shaunesay Eslanai
Dec 30, 2011 Shaunesay Eslanai rated it liked it
This was a cute story, but I have to say the couple of times when they were intimate with each other actually sort of bogged the story down for me. I think it would have been just fine as a holiday read without them having sex, it honestly seemed too rushed and out of place for it to have happened. I think the plot of an accidental angel helping a Scrooge to get back in touch with his better side and falling in love with him along the way with an everything works out in the end wrap up stands al ...more
Dec 03, 2011 Gloria rated it liked it
another Kindle freebie :-) Miracles still happen in modern day New York when “Scrooge” (Nathaniel Danvers) meets “Heaven Can Wait” (Daphne), who has been sent to give him one last chance at redemption. ANGEL BE GOOD captures the essence of the classic Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" and offers a touch of humor and romance. A perfect holiday feel-good read. (copied from published blurb--can't do better than that)

Dec 27, 2014 Kitty marked it as did-not-finish
Perhaps this author just isn't for me. I just felt that the romance was unconvincing, the sex was a bit gratuitous, and the story was a bit predicable. I wasn't really enjoying it, so I gave up about half-way through. I usually enjoy sweet little holiday stories, but this just didn't work for me.
Nov 29, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This was a free kindle book and pretty much was exactly what I expected - a quick, easy, fun, Christmas read. It is Scrooge mixed with Heaven Can Wait. The only surprise was that there were sex scenes which was kind of strange given that one of the characters is a ghost in a temporary body.
Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Nov 26, 2012 Tabitha Ormiston-Smith rated it really liked it
A charming romance after the style of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Although there is some porn, it is not hard core and the amount of it is tiny, just a few pages that can easily be skipped. The book is fresh and original and the characters well drawn, with a truly heart-warming finale.
Nov 23, 2011 Tanya rated it it was ok
I got this book as a free download. It was a quick read with very straightforward story line. I wish I would have known about all the intimate scenes that would be described before I got it though...totally way to much detail for me taste.
This was pretty good if you like a little romance with your 'Scrooge' story - tick off from me because the only thing (other than not knowing modern tech) that 'dated' our angelic leading lady was her use of 60isms like "Groovy".
Dec 11, 2011 Janyne rated it liked it
Shelves: holiday
The book was good. It was basically "It's a Wonderful Life" meets "A Christmas Carol." I could have done without some of the more romance genre inspired scenes but overall, it at least met expectations.
Sep 14, 2014 Patrice rated it really liked it
This was a fun book to read. It was a mixture of themes along the lines of "Heaven Can Wait", "A Christmas Carol", and "It's A Wonderful Life" with a little steamy romance mixed in.
Kristina Simon
Dec 21, 2010 Kristina Simon rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook, src-winter-2010
Awww... what a cute, sweet romance based on Dickens's A Christmas Carol. The last page left me with a smile and a satisfied sigh. What more could you ask for for Christmas? ;o)
Dec 09, 2011 Kimmie rated it liked it
Free book. It had it's high points and low points. I could have done w/out the sexual stuff and just stuck w/ the story. The story ended a little too predictable and abrubtly.
Dec 03, 2011 Jenn rated it did not like it
This was a free download on Amazon. I gave it a shot, but it just wasn't very good. The author tried WAY too hard, and the attempts at sass and humor felt forced.
Dec 18, 2011 Scott rated it did not like it
This book was worth what I paid. I got it as a free download from Amazon. Don't waste your time. There are to many good books available to waste time reading this trash.
Nov 26, 2011 Amy rated it did not like it
Given the calibre of the sources from which it steals shamelessly, it's amazing that the whole becomes so much less than the sum of it's parts. Run, don't walk, away.
Veray Carter
Dec 17, 2012 Veray Carter rated it liked it
This was a cute modern rendition of A Christmas Carol. A little too graphic in the sex department for me, but I liked the story. It had a lovely ending.
V.k. Springs
Nov 29, 2011 V.k. Springs rated it it was amazing
I like the free books but this one is one that is worth paying for.
If you buy one Christmas story this season this is it.

Dec 04, 2011 Andrea rated it it was ok
Shelves: romantic
This book is...not worth to read twice. I'm thankful that this book is short. I feel that the author has no imagination.
Dec 22, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Very cute holiday story. New twist on A Christmas Carol. Really enjoyed it.
Dec 12, 2012 Ellen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute update on the Christmas classic I'm sure Mr.Dickens doesn't mind.
Linda Denison
Dec 02, 2012 Linda Denison rated it liked it
it was a delightful holiday read... a twist on the usual Scrooge story.
Nov 23, 2011 Paula rated it liked it
Quick and fun Christmas story. Heaven can wait meets scrooge.
Gina Hott
Mar 29, 2012 Gina Hott rated it really liked it
I expected to laugh but I didn't expect it to bring tears to my eyes!
Nov 19, 2011 Loverlypurple rated it liked it
Shelves: archived
Nice story that has "A Christmas Carol" theme to it.
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Award-winning author, Kathy Carmichael, writes mysteries, women's fiction and romance. Her 2009 release, HOT FLASH, was named by the American Library Association's BOOKLIST as one of the Top 10 Romance Fiction titles for 2009. Her latest release (and her first mystery novel), DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN, received a starred review from BOOKLIST.

She lives on Florida's west coast, along with her hus
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