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Reader's Digest Select Editions: Angels Fall / The Christmas Promise (Large Print)
Reader's Digest Select Editions Angels Fall / The Christmas Promise - Large Print Author:Nora Roberts, Donna VanLiere Angles Fall by Nora Roberts = : A young chef's is recovering from violent trauma. While driving in the Grand Tetons, displaced Bostonian Reece Gilmore stops in the small town of Angel's Fist, near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and considers the "Cook Wanted" sign in Joanie's, a local diner. Still rattled by a shooting spree ... more »at her Boston restaurant that left her wounded and the only survivor among 12 co-workers, Reece is easily spooked, as noted by her plainspoken new boss, Joanie, and the locals who frequent the restaurant. Among them is a wary, unattached mystery novelist, Brody. Indeed, when Reece claims to have witnessed a murder while hiking along Snake River, few except Brody are inclined to believe the skittish new resident: Sheriff Rick Mardson hasn't found any clear evidence of a woman struck down near the river; Doc Wallace is suspicious of Reece's fragile mental state; and Joanie isn't about to cut Reece any slack while running a busy kitchen.
The Christmas Promise by Donna Van Liere = 60-year-old Gloria Bailey is doing informal good works for needy cases seven years after her husband dies and her youngest son, Matthew, disappeared without a trace at age 17. With infinite good nature, Gloria fends off the complaints of her crabby widow neighbor, Miriam, annoyed by the constant riffraff at Gloria's house, while Gloria still sadly hopes that wayward Matthew will somehow return. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Chaz McConnell, a hard-luck drifter and drinker with a good heart, starts his Christmas season job as a security guard at the local department store and is reluctantly drawn into the lives of the people around him.« less