Review: AN ANGEL FOR CHRISTMAS, by Raine English
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon. (The reviewer was provided an electronic copy of the book in exchange for an honest, objective review.)
This is a short, sweet Christmas story about two single parents from opposite ends of the economic spectrum: he owns the company from which she and her friends have been laid off, rendering them unemployed, with Christmas fast approaching. As romance-novel-land would have it, of course, the wealthy single father hires the impoverished single mother to be a live-in nanny for his spoiled ten-year-old daughter. The mother’s adorable eight-year-old daughter and mischievous dog, naturally, win over the problem child almost as quickly as the single parents become enamored of one another.
The story moves along quickly and, while predictable on the whole, does contain a few surprises and some sweet interludes. I dropped one star for predictabiity. There is no foul language or explicit sex; this book would be suitable for middle schoolers and young adults as well as adults. The religious significance of Christmas is not discussed, but the parents are presented as church-going and likely to pray about their problems.