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Eight Second Angel: The Ballad of Lily Grace

(Lonesome Point, Texas #7)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Love is heaven that hurts like hell…

Rodeo cowboy Canyon O’Donnell is a champion with more national titles than any pro bull rider in history. He’s also one week away from ending his own life. Haunted by mistakes from his past, Canyon isn’t looking for redemption, let alone love. But when a beautiful girl with her own tragic past practically falls into his lap, he can’t r
Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by Self Taught Ninja (first published July 21st 2015)
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Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I am so happy that we get to revisit Lily Grace Lawson on her return to earth in order to save another.

Lily shows her compassionate and true self as she helps Canyon find a reason to live after the death four years ago of his son. A death that he feels entirely responsible for and believes his life should be forfeit.

Unfortunately Canyon did not foresee Lily and her purity coming into his life and instantly turning
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I have read the entire Lonesome Point, TX series and love it! Lily was such a sweet and loving Wife and Mother that lost her life way too soon when she was murdered. Eight Second Angel has a paranormal twist. Lily Grace is back and on a mission to save a life...

Canyon has made huge life changing mistakes in his past but he has been turning his life around for the last four years. But to him his life is empty, lonely and he is ready to end it. He has been planning it for months and has no plans o
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
**6 HEARTS**
Jessie Evans is such a beautiful writer. She has outdone herself with Eight Second Angel. I was so thrilled when I heard that Lily Lawson was getting a story. I cried when Lily lost her life and I have been curious and extremely intrigued to see how Lily was going to return. Lily has been sent back to save Canyon's life by taking over Grace's body. He's a bull rider that's living under a cloud of grief and despair for his mistakes. He's planning to end his own life, but before he lea
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Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A cowboy tale with a fantastical, supernatural bent—even if I didn’t already love this series, I would have been intrigued by that! And what a story it was…

Canyon O’Donnell is planning to end his life. After making a mistake that will haunt him for the rest of his days, he’s decided to do what he can to make it right, and then let go. But he was not expecting Lily Grace.

Lily Grace Lawson has been given the chance to help a lost soul. Herself a victim of a violent crime, it’s been a while since
Sofia Almiroudis
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW, Jessie Evans never stops delivering! Eight Second Angel is another beautiful story in the Lonesome Point series. Lily Lawson was a loving mother and wife whose life was ended too soon. Her spirit being stuck between the living and the dead, she is sent back in the body of Grace, a young woman who has given up on her own life. Lily has only a few days to save the soul of rodeo cowboy Canyon O’Donnell, who himself is ready to end his life because of the mistakes he made in his past. The only ...more
Crystal Yawn
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The one thing I've learned reading lonesome point books is have yourtissues handy. The feels are real. The ballad of Lily Grace is full of tear jerking wonderfully emotional moments. Having read the whole series I did not read the blurb for this before I started. I didn't know if we were going back to Lily and John's time, Lily's time in heaven or what. I was pleasantly surprised in the direction Lily's story went.
Lily sent back to earth to help stop Canyon from taking his own life when in retur
Kiana Yarde
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Last book in the series but first of the series that I’ve read and I loved it. This isn’t just a second chance romance, this is a second chance at life, and boy did Lily Grace own both of them. Both her and Canyon were amazing. No spoilers but his story broke my heart. I could never know what that pain truly was like for him, but just imagining it, I felt it all. I don't really know what else to say but give this chance and read it :) ...more
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
Let me start by saying this book has a little bit of a supernatural storyline, which I wasn’t expecting so I was a little thrown off in the beginning.
After carrying the weight of his son’s death on his shoulders, Canyon no longer has a desire to go on living. Until one fateful day when he crosses paths with a young woman about to end her own life. What follows between them is so heartwarming and heartbreaking that you just have to read it to understand.
Linda Freeman
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome story line! This refreshing story hit the 5 star category. Both the main characters are likeable and their chemistry grows from their first meeting.

They help each other heal. The h was murdered and is returning to obtain closure with her husband and sons only to realize that she has been gone for 15 years. She is sent back to save the H from suicide. The H is gradually closing all of his 'threads' so that he can end his life. He is seeking peace.

They help each other heal and in the proc
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I just finished reading Eight Second Angel (Love the title) and I'm going to read this book again.

Favorite character Lily Grace, what a beautiful story she told Canyon and the opportunity for second chances and love.

Thanks Jessie.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Sad, but sweet love story.
Tami Talbert
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To be honest when I first read the synopsis for Eight Second Angel, I was a little unsure about the storyline. I have read otherworldly stories in the past, and I just had a difficult time wrapping my head around a character's return to the living. But I really liked Lily Grace Lawson who was initially introduced to us earlier in the Lonesome Point series so I was more than willing to give this story a try. I mean, let’s face it, this is Jessie Evans. So for me there really wasn’t a question in ...more
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Man oh man, where do I start with this review? Well let's just start with I think I have pretty much read the whole Lonesome Point series. And I say think, because I think I have missed one book. And each and every time Mrs. Evans pulls you on an emotional roller-coaster of emotions in each and every story. And I just knew that this story wouldn't be any different. This book follows Lily and Canyon. I was wondering how Mrs. Evans was going to bring Lily book to life since Lily has already passed ...more
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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After so many months wandering the world in-between, light and weightless as a feather, coming back into a human body hurt like hell.

And so begins the story of Lily Grace Lawson and Canyon O'Donnell in EIGHT SECOND ANGEL, the follow-up novella to ROPES AND REVENGE in the Lonesome Point, Texas, series by Jessie Evans.

Lily Grace, wife of John Lawson, was killed in ROPES AND REVENGE, and, feeling that she still has unfinished business in the here and now, has been in the 'in-between,' unwilling
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Review of Eight Second Angel by Jessie Evans

Sweet and sad story of Love - 5+++ stars

Love is heaven that hurts like hell...

Rodeo cowboy Canyon O'Donnell is a champion with more national titles than any pro bull rider in history. He's also one week away from ending his own life. Haunted by mistakes from his past, Canyon isn't looking for redemption, let alone love. But when a beautiful girl with her own tragic past practically falls into his lap, he can't resist taking her under his wing. He can
Lynn Smith
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Canyon has been riding the circuit, drugs and drinking have become a way of life. returning home to his wife and son in between rodeos. He feels like he has the best of both worlds. Picking up his son Aaron from school. Never mind the alcohol he has had along with the drugs he felt all right. But that one decision would change his life. When he loses it all. Now four years later he is ready to end it all. His wife has moved on and remarried, his son Aaron in the ground. There is nothing left for ...more
Stacie Christensen
Love is heaven that hurts like hell…

Rodeo cowboy Canyon O’Donnell is a champion with more national titles than any pro bull rider in history. He’s also one week away from ending his own life. Haunted by mistakes from his past, Canyon isn’t looking for redemption, let alone love. But when a beautiful girl with her own tragic past practically falls into his lap, he can’t resist taking her under his wing. He can’t promise her forever, but maybe he can help ease her pain.

A little over a year ago,
Julianne Redmon
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jessie does it again! How she manages to make me sniffle, smile, ugly cry, laugh out loud, and jump up and do a happy dance over the course of one story I will never know.

Be prepared to be immediately sucked into the story. It is poignant and well-written; it is truly a sad story without being cliched or sappy. I was wondering how I would be able to handle the content of the book but Jessie treats the idea of suicide with much appreciated kid gloves.

To me these characters were flawlessly written
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow Jessie has done it again… I cried so hard throughout this book, and the tears were well worth it…
Lili is in the “in between” of life and death. She had recently helped John and Percy get together which led to solving her murder in the last book, Ropes and Revenge.
This is such a beautiful story that sends Lili to help someone in need. She is sent down through another body; however, there is only a short time in which she can use this body to try to save Canyon. Canyon is planning to end h
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad that we got to witness Lily Grace Lawson coming back to help save another's life after her life was cut tragically short.

Lily comes back to help Canyon O'Donnell, who lost his own son four years earlier and feels he no longer has a reason to live due to the fact he feels responsible. What Canyon doesn't expect is the selfless, compassionate woman that Lily Grace turns out to be.

Will Lily Grace be able to show him the many reasons he still has to live? Will the two of them fall for e

Second Chances, Another Opportunity, A Do Over, Another Take or A Reward......whatever you wanna call it, it was a blessing in disguise for Lily Lawson and Canyon O'Donnell.

Lily and Canyon got to experience the one thing they both never thought they would have a chance to again......they found LOVE.

What a beautiful ride EIGHT SECOND ANGEL has been, I fell in love with the first book in the Lonesome Point series but this one emotionally stripped me emotions were off the ch
Nicole Smith
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this one starts off with one heartbreaking start. I already has some tears flowing from the prologue. It gets even more heartbreaking to see Canyon get to the point he's ready to take his own life. Lily who was murdered and who some will remember from earlier books. She is set down to do a mission of showing Canyon his life is worth saving. This a little different, but a good different. Life is so unfair sometimes and it's hard to watch Lily come to terms with her previous life. Plus seeing ...more
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars. Another great addition to the series.
For fans of the Lonesome Point series - you will enjoy getting to know Lily Grace better. She's coming down from the heavens to help a depressed and lonely cowboy find joy in life again. Will she succeed only to be spirited back from where she came? It was great to get to know another character we've met from this series who had such a sad and tragic ending. Canyon's story is just as devastating. As always - Jessie Evans can weave in pain and hear
Ellen Anderson
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I must admit I haven't read the book that Lily Grace was murdered in. I kept seeing the teasers for Eight Second Angel, and even though I don't like reading about anything to do with death or anything paranormal, it just kept pulling at me. So here I am. I've read it and loved it. Canyon is a man living with guilt that no parent should have to bare. Lily Grace, while wanting to help save him, just wants to see her babies one more time. For being a short novella, it packs it in as a love s
Bette Hansen
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the typical Lonesome Point story, but an interesting one nonetheless. In this book we get to visit Lily Lawson again. She is sent back to earth to help a troubled soul find his way. Canyon O'Donnell is haunted by his past. So much so, he can't see his way to a future. This is the story of their beautiful journey for Lily to put to rest her past and Canyon to find his future. Very well done and I would definitely recommend. ...more
Wendy Hodges
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
so sad yet so happy, if only real life was like this? the innocent victims of crime being given a chance to help another and maybe get a bit of happiness for themselves. my fav bit is the last chapter, im not going to say why, other readers will know when they read it. im sure Jessie understand what I mean. this is a gentle story of 2 sad people helping each other find their way back to life
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

There are not enough good things to say about this book! It was amazing and lovable and thoroughly enjoyable! Absolute five star read and a great addition to the Lonesome Point series. Highly highly recommend!
Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Omg that was the best, most sweet and romantic book I have read in a while. I loved it so much. Lily and Canyon are a match made in for reals. This books was agreed addition to this series.
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
So far I have enjoyed this series and looking forward next book.
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Canyon is a bull rider who makes a terrible mistake, and he is just a week away from ending his life. But then he meets a woman who makes him think a second chance may be in his future. A well written love story.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read.

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