Secret Series: Book 1
Publication Date : November 13, 2019
Doctoral student Hannah Wagganer has big dreams of leaving her hometown of Glen Arbor behind to teach at a large university. That is, until Jasper Morgan, the new mail carrier, arrives in town. Not only does he send Hannah’s heart racing, but he creates an instant bond with her cat, Jingles.
While Hannah is busy preparing for the church’s candlelight Christmas Eve service and running the family store, she keeps bumping into Jasper—right in front of the prying eyes of the locals, who suspect there’s more going on than business as usual.
But then, a series of unexpected blessings occurs that changes the town’s focus: first, an anonymous donor pays to have the church furnace repaired, and then other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret angel?
At seventy-one pages, SECRET ANGEL, book one in the SECRET series, kept my interest from the first page to the last. The book is set at Christmas and is wholesome and heartwarming, with many activities set at the church along with Bible passages and scripture. We get to know some of the townspeople as well as the businesses in the small town set in Michigan where there’s always some gossip but some secrets too.
This is Hannah and Jasper’s story. They have a depth to them, and we learn about them a little at a time. There are many layers to Jasper and his reasons for showing up as a mailman in this small town. The story has a nice flow. The descriptions are vivid of the church scenes, the music, the cold, and even Jingles, Hannah’s cat. I could feel the cold as Hannah walked throughout the town. There’s romance in the air along with some closure, but an epilogue would have given me the closure I look for. I like the title, and the cover is spot on.
Ms. Christensen is a new to me author. I look forward to reading more of her books, not just in this series.
Secret Angel is regularly priced at $0.99.
Cherry resides in the Mitten State with her husband of 19 years and a tabby cat named Caden. A true Michigander, she points at the palm of her right hand when telling people where she lives, drinks Vernors ginger ale when she’s under the weather, wears shorts and a sweatshirt at the same time, and measures distance in minutes, not miles. She also cheers for her favorite football team, the Michigan Wolverines. Go Blue!
A confirmed night owl, Cherry wholeheartedly agrees with whoever said, “I could be a morning person, if morning happened around noon.” It’s no surprise then she prefers to write in the evening. She’s a bit of a pantser writer, meaning she dreams up stories without using an outline, so every day is an exciting adventure as she waits to see where the characters lead her next!
A lifelong avid reader, Cherry turned to writing as a creative outlet. Drawing partly from her own experiences, and partly from her wild imagination, she weaves romantic tales with a smidgen of religion and a hint of mystery. Cherry’s first novel, The Fearful Heart, debuted in 2014, and she has never looked back. She continues to grow as an author, learning more about the writing craft with each book.