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Pocket, Oct 2001, 20.00, 295 pp.
ISBN: 0743422317

    His Maine childhood embarrassed Terry McQuinn who wanted to be just like the rich and famous who frequented Rose Point. These feelings remain very strong even though the wealthy looked down at working class stiffs like Terry's father, the caretaker of the place. In turn, his dad hated the feeling of being expendable hired help and Terry vowed to be greater than the wealthy employers of his father are. Hollywood proved just the avenue for Terry to attain his goal.
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    Now Terry's father has died and his son reluctantly returns to his roots to sell off everything. Nostalgically Terry takes a last look at his dad's workshop before planning to return to California. There he sees a deathbed note: “Open Serenity for Christmas”. Memories from three decades ago when he was eight years old and Serenity was last opened flood Terry's mind and begin to melt the ice around his heart. Unable to flee like he did years ago, Terry begins to perform his father's last request even as Katherine, the daughter of the owner when Terry was a child, returns, further defrosting his heart.

    FALLEN ANGEL is an engaging redemption novel that is an early Christmas gift for readers who enjoy an inspiring story. Terry is a fine lead character, but his change over from “bah! Humbug!” to compassionate individual occurs with little angst on his part. Contrast that to Scrooge who required four ghosts to convert him. Those readers who relish an uplifting novel will find Terry's transformation tale from FALLEN ANGEL to loving human just the right pre-holiday present.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Struggling with whom?    -   Dad Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   entertainer Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   40% Focus of story    -   Him How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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