Product Description âDebbie Macomberâs name on a book is a guarantee of warm-hearted, endearing romance that will captivate and charm her legions of readers.ââJayne Ann Krentz âMove over Itâs a Wonderful Lifeâ¦.Warm, funny, romanticâ¦.Sit back, kick off your shoes, and enjoy!ââLinda Lael Miller âShirley, Mercy, and Goodness will touch the lives of every reader.ââLori Copeland This is the novel that started it all from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomberâthe first appearance of delightfully ditsy yet well-meaning guardian angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy. A Season of Angels is a heartwarming Christmas story that can be enjoyed all the year round, as this trio of endearing heavenly helpers returns to Earth to answer the prayers of three lovelorn soulsâ¦and must teach them valuable lessons about love and giving in the process. From Publishers Weekly Macomber ( Morning Comes Softly ) borrows heavily from It's a Wonderful Life while following three kooky angels on Christmastime missions to earth. Mercy's weakness for machinery has led to escapades with motor scooters and escalators; she is assigned to help Leah, a maternity nurse who has been unable to get pregnant, find her faith again. Goodness, who enjoys showing up on movie screens, must help Monica, a prissy minister's daughter, find love. And Shirley has to help Timmy, a little boy who has written to God asking for a father. Despite the contemporary setting, these tales have a dated feel. Monica falls in love with a cheesy private detective; her scant sexual experience with him convinces her they should get married. Timmy's mother dates a man to whom she is attracted mostly because he tutors her son in baseball. Leah is so obssessed with her desire for a child that she makes love to her husband at only the most propitious time for conception. Although the angels are amusing, the humans whose lives they mean to set right lack character; one ending is patently unbelievable, while the other two are predictable. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. From the Back Cover Wishes for love bring hope from above. Shirley, Goodness, and Mercyâthree willing but sometimes wayward angelsâareeach given someone's prayer to answer . . . Shirley: She's sent to help nine-year-old Timmy Potter, who longs for a new father. And although his mother, Jody, has vowed never to trust any man, Shirley is determined to help her love again. Goodness: She knows Monica Fischer longs for a husband and home of her own, but the young woman has practically given up on finding the right man to stand by her side . . . until Goodness steps in to help. Mercy: Can Mercy bring hope back intoLeah Lundberg's life? This maternity nursedesperately wants a child to fill up the homeshe's made with her husband, Andrew. But there's just one catch: Each angel must teach her charge a memorablelesson before the prayer can be granted . . . About the Author Debbie Macomber has more than 100 million copies of her books in print, and her stories about home and family have a worldwide audience and have been translated into twenty-three languages. In addition to being a #1 New York Times bestseller in fiction many times over, she also has an enormous following among knitters as the author of dozens of pattern and craft books. In 2008, she launched a branded line of knitting products through Leisure Arts, the company that publishes her knitting guides. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, have four children and nine grandchildren, and split their time between Washington State and Florida. This is Debbieâs second picture book co-authored with Mary Lou Carney; their first, The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweaer . . . That Grandma Knit, was published in 2009.