A sweet and amusing tale of Sterling Brooks, on Earth a selfish man, who has been trying to get into Heaven for over 40 years. A celestial council gives him a chance to redeem himself and sends him back to earth to help someone in need. At Rockefeller Center, he finds a grieving child who doesn't understand why her father and grandmother left her so abruptly and won't come home. There's a bit of villainous comedy relief in this one.
A little girl cannot understand why her father and grandmother have turned away from her. They used to have so much fun together. Now Daddy calls and she refuses to speak to him because he doesn't want to see her anymore. She promised to be good. What did she do wrong? But help is on the way. An angel is sent to help her and in the process may just win his wings and spend Christmas in heaven.
This was a charming, funny Christmas themed thriller about two thugs with a deep devotion to their mama, a father and grandmother forced into the Witness Protection Program and the forlorn little girl left behind. Sterling Brooks has been waiting around just outside Heaven's gates for almost 50 years. Although he hasn't been a Scrooge, he has been neglectful of his fellow human beings and a council of angels decide to send him to earth to try and redeem himself by helping someone in need. He finds the little girl. Can he reunited her with her father and grandmother in time for Christmas?
I enjoyed this book an great deal. It was easy to read and it allowed me to mentally escape into a world of possibilities. It has increased my faith in something I already believe... that there is a God who is watching and taking care of us, and an unseen world that is constantly influencing our lives.
Sterling Brooks has been in the Celestial Waiting Room for 46 years, waiting for his admission to heaven. Just before Xmas, he's summoned before the Heavenly Council and found unworthy. He's given the chance to go back to Earth and help someone to redeem himself. Sterling meets Marissa, a 7-year old whose parents are in the Witness Protection Program. Sterling devises a plan to reunite Marissa with her family in time for Xmas!
This is a heartwarming tale of redemption and love!
It's Christmas time, and Sterling Brooks has been waiting for 46 years to get into heaven. He hasn't been able to get through the pearly gates, because while he was alive he was a hopelessly self-absorbed human. This holiday season, he's given a chance to redeem himself and is sent back to Earth to find someone who needs his help.
A heartwarming holiday tale which is reminiscent of "It's a Wonderful Life".
Sterling Brooks has been cooling his heels in the Celestial Waiting Room for forty-six years, waiting for admission to heaven. Finally, just days before Christmas, he's summoned before the Heavenly Council and found unworthy; throughout his life he had been hopelessly self-absorbed. To redeem himself, he is given the chance to go back to Earth and find someone to help.
At New York's Rockefeller Center skating rink, Sterling encounters Marissa, a heartbroken seven-year-old whose father and grandmother have been forced into the Witness Protection Program; they had overheard two gangsters hatch a sinister plot to collect money from a debtor. Able to travel through time and space, Sterling devises a master plan to reunite little Marissa with her family in time for Christmas. Along the way, he discovers within himself what it takes to earn his wings.
This was much better than the movie. The "Queen of Suspense" mary Higgins Clark, and best selling autho Carol Higgins Clark acclaimed mother and daughter duo behind the best seller Deck the Halls reunite in their second holiday treat