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Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story (Angels Everywhere #7)

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In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, love, and a charming dose of angelic intervention.
 
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel’s work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year’s Eve. With an apprentice ang
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Rebecca Jo
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Debbie Macomber... & love her Christmas series... especially when it involves those little mischevious angels, Shirley, Mercy & Goodness. And this time, they have a new angel trying to learn the ropes, Will.

Will learns right away how, as hard as they try, these 3 angels are getting themselves in trouble...

Will has in hand in letting two people, Lucie & Aren, meet... on New Years Eve... & they connect instantly. The bad thing? They're not supposed to meet until later down
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Janet
Sometimes I get a strong urge to watch a sweet romance comedy while eating ice cream. There's something so satisfying about a formulaic love story, complete with the happy ending, that makes me feel warm and snugly. Never have I ever encountered a book that made me feel that way. Thanks to my friends and Avid employees Will and Tyler, I now own a book that made me feel warm and fuzzy in the same way my rom-coms do. As a small business owner who's very driven, the lead character's successful but ...more
Lisa
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Clearly, I'm too jaded & irreverent for Macomber. Her romances have a bit too much sap & cheese for my tastes.
Megan Readinginthesunshine
The first thing that drew me to this particular book was the title. I’m a huge believer in Angels, I love everything about them and it is not often that I read a story with angels in. I’d LOVE to read more fiction that features Angels, and after reading this one, I’m now on the look out for more!! I must also say that the cover of this book is GORGEOUS. It is very warm and invites you in before you have even opened the first page!

Mercy, Goodness and Shirley are Angels. They are Prayer Ambassador
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Jonel Boyko
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel in Macomber’s Angels Everywhere series is comical, as always. They say that God works in mysterious ways. Macomber’s story here definitely embodies that. At the same time, she in no way pushes her readers towards religion. Macomber makes the setting easy to picture and the story easy to immerse yourself in. This well written & presented novel combines all the best of the Christmas season in a package that can easily be enjoyed year round.

I absolutely love these angels. Even thoug
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April Wood
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy are at it again, and this time they have an apprentice angel under their wings, Will to help lend a heavenly hand to the humans down below. On New Years Eve, they meddle in the affairs of Lucie and Aren, a couple who seemingly are meant to be. Unfortunately, the Angels' plans for the pair hit a bump in the road.

A year later, Lucie and Aren haven't forgotten about each other, and neither have the Angels. They devise a plan to reunite the pair, and give them their happ
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Tonya
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are back for another eventful season! And they have a new member of the clan, an apprentice, Will. From Psalm 23:6, " Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." So there you have it! A new angel in training.

All of our angels mean the best in their actions, but sometimes they don't understand that God gave us humans free will. In addition we are stubborn. So on New Year's Eve when our 3 angels
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Loraine
SUMMARY: In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, love, and a charming dose of angelic intervention.

Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel’s work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year’s Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely str
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Mycoton32
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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16/20 - Des anges gaffeurs, de l'amour, de l'humour, à manger, un bon moment de détente :)
Koxinell
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Roman idéal pour la période des fêtes si on aime les miracles de Noël. Une écriture fluide, pleine de tendresse. Histoire sans prise de tête mais Pas inoubliable !
Elizabeth
Sweet clean romantic comedy Christmas story with angels! I really enjoyed it :-D There was an element of the movie "An Affair to Remember" and the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" which made me love it more :-D Thank you for sending me this, Jennifer!
Lori Frank
Sep 22, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Was it written for thirteen year olds?
Nanie Hurley
Dec 26, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-de-2013
Anjos à Mesa, de Debbie Macomber
Novo Conceito - 219 páginas
Uma história de amor no Natal que, infelizmente, não conseguiu me conquistar.


Título: Anjos à Mesa
Título Original: Angels at the Table
Autora: Debbie Macomber
Tradutor: Rafael Gustavo Spigel
Editora: Novo Conceito
ISBN: 978-85-8163-341-1
Ano da Edição: 2013
Ano Original de Lançamento: 2012
Nº de Páginas: 219
Série: Angels Everywhere - Vol. 7


Ruim.


Não sei se eu que estou com pouco espírito natalino ou o excesso de trabalho me deixou meio amarga, ma
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Caroline Gurgel
É só começar Dezembro que já começo a procurar livros cujas histórias se passem no Natal. Adoro essa época do ano e, assim que Anjos à Mesa foi parar na minha lista, descobri que a autora é famosa nos comentários que recebi.

Depois da decepção do último livro “natalino” que li, O Presente (Cecelia Ahern), comecei esse sem grandes expectativas. Anjos à mesa é como um filme leve de sessão da tarde: às vezes é tudo que queremos, outras vezes, não conseguimos ver graça naquilo. Eu estava no dia de qu
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Ashlee Telschow
This was a really cute read. But it wasn't the best book I've ever read, just a fluff one.

This is also my first Debbie Macomber book. So because I haven't picked up a Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy book before- that could be why I didn't care for it as much. In all honesty, the angels irritated me at some points in the book. When they were talking about how they wanted to shake humans and how dumb we were, etc. It was a little offensive. Also the way they talked and acted so clueless about certain
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Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
I meant to review this before Christmas and I forgot so I will do it now. I have only read a few of Debbie Macomber's books. One of them was with the Mrs. Miracle character, but I haven't read any of the angel trio.

If you are looking for a quick whimsical read then you will enjoy Angels at the Table. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are always getting themselves into trouble. Now they have an apprentice angel, Will. They should have never taken him to earth to look around, but they can't help wanting
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Joyce (Chloe)
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Debbie.
In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, love, and a charming dose of angelic intervention.

Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel’s work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year’s Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities. And when Will spies two lonely
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Mary
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always a good read!! Snuggle up under the covers and get ready to not put this book down!! Debbie MaComber has done it again (and so have her angels!! LOL). You have to read the note that Debbie writes in the book BEFORE you start reading the story to see how she gets the idea for the "apprentence angel." Very creative I must say.

Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are at it again at the very start of the story. They are showing Will what Earth looks like, without Gabriel knowing about it, and how fasci
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David Caldwell
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy are Prayer Ambassadors (what we would call Angels). They have a new apprentice named Will. While showing Will New Year's Eve in Times Square, they accidentally cause two mortals to meet before they were scheduled . While Lucie Farrara and Aren Fairchild hit it off, another twist of fates pulls them back apart. Now it is a year later, and the Angels have a plan to bring the two back together.

While this is a typical romance in a lot of ways, there is one main point tha
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Maureen Timerman
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
What a delightful read. When I read why Debbie added Will...the Prayer Ambassador, I was hooked. Psalm 23:6, " Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."
Of course anytime Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy get together, and add in the trainee Will, mayhem will happen. You will be giggling with each little oops that happens.
A very uplifting, feel good, and delightful read. You don't want this one to end. Can you picture a cam
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Ronna
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the latest, and best installment, in the Debbie Macomber 'angles' series. It seems like an updated, Christian fun redo of the movie, An Affair To Remember.

The angles--Shirley, Goodness, Mercy, and the newest addition, Will are 'prayer ambassadors' from heaven who push the boundaries of their assignments. This time they cause two lonely people to meet in Times Square on New Years Eve. They have an instant attraction, but problems arise and the angels 'help' causes problems for the new co
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Lucie Cedille
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alors là c'est vraiment un livre que j'ai lu par pure curiosité. La romancière est comparé à Nora Robert et Danielle Steel - j'avoue que je ne connais ni l'une ni l'autre. Mais il n'est jamais trop tard pour bien faire! Cette lecture fait partie de mes lectures découverts qui me permettent de lâcher prise et ne pas être trop sévère envers moi-même et le monde - écrire un roman avec des anges gardiens c'est osé, mais on rigole bien et on a envie de connaître la fin qui ne semble pas si évident qu ...more
Pauline
Dec 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This book had all the right ingredients; Christmas romance, angels bringing people together, even meeting on top of the Empire State Building. Unfortunately the mix was just not right. The angels were completely annoying. The chef and the food critic went pear shaped and the whole thing was a bit too under cooked.
However as it is the season of good will to all men; I'll give it three stars instead of two.
Melissa
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance

I really enjoyed this story!

Lucie and Aren meet at Times Square on New Years Eve, where they accidentally “bump” into each other. They have a lot in common, and agree to meet again soon, but things don’t always work out as planned…

There are 11 other Angel books, but they do not have to be read in order.

If you love Romance books, you will love this sweet story of 2 people trying to make a relationship work despite some "unexpected" turn of events!
Just - The romance reader
A sweet holiday story. The angels and their young apprentice were so funny and full of spirit and the human characters were pretty great too. This story moved st a faster pace (but not too fast) compared to how I feel about most Dennie Macomber stories I have read. It's a bit early but this definitely helped spark my Christmas spirit.
Darlene ysaguirre
I Loved this book finished it in two days and thats saying something because im a mother of 3 small children.In the wake of the sandy hook tragedy it was good to get away for a bit in such a great holiday story and believe that angels do exist and come to guide us through the hard stuff every so often
Monica Tomasello
Just a simple, mindless holiday romance.
Judy
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Debbie Macomber books are fast reads. They are simple and sappy and sweet. They will never win a literary prize but I love them all.
Sue
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glad to see the angels are back!
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Time ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Angels Everywhere (8 books)
  • A Season of Angels (Angels Everywhere, #1)
  • The Trouble with Angels (Angels Everywhere #2)
  • Angels in London
  • Touched by Angels (Angels Everywhere, #3)
  • Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (Angels Everywhere, #4)
  • Those Christmas Angels (Angels Everywhere, #5)
  • Where Angels Go (Angels Everywhere, #6)