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BLURB for TE1:
An angel’s work is never done—that’s part of the gig. But angels hadn’t been created to deal with such a vastly over-populated planet, rife with misery, suffering, and general chaos. Helping souls in peril has become a nearly impossible job, and even angelic tempers are frayed.
The archangel Azrael has had enough. He believes he’s found a way to ease their burden while saving jeopardized humans, too—hired help.
When Jake Daughtry lost his life rescuing a total stranger from certain death, he was on the fast track to Heaven. But that was before Azrael pulled him right out of line at the Pearly Gates. Now, as an Emissary to the Angels, Jake is taking to the highway in a quest to help souls in trouble. But the innate stubbornness of human beings bent on self-destruction is a challenge unlike any he’s ever faced.
It’s up to Jake and Azrael to bridge the gap between humans and angels. Will they ever convince the Council of Angels this endeavor is worthwhile? Can Jake figure out how to play by Azrael’s complicated rules? Will Azrael ever master the use of contractions in general conversation?
To find out the answers, hop on board Jake’s big red-and-white semi and travel the roads from the Florida Keys to north Georgia on an adventure that will make you laugh hard and cry even harder.
Recent 5-Star REVIEW of TE1:
The archangel Azrael has a plan: create a task force of humans to help the angels turn wayward souls in the right direction. Jake is Azrael’s first emissary-in-training.
This novella juxtaposes comedic banter with gritty portrayals of suffering. The result takes the reader through a roller coaster of emotions.
Jake is easy to like. He tries hard to save a teen girl from prostitution. He reaches out to a serial killer. He befriends a lost drug addict. He suffers with his own grief from the death of a loved one. And he’s funny. I was cheering him on the whole way.
Meara raises some interesting theological questions. How much of a role do we play in other’s suffering and redemption? How much responsibility do we bear regarding our own suffering? The story isn’t meant to be a religious credo, and Meara says as much in her author’s notes, but the plot and characters examine these issues.
A fun, funny, and (at times) tearful story. Five stars.