Thursday, November 13, 2014

Proof of Angels-Mary Curran Hackett

Proof of Angels
Mary Curran Hackett
William Morrow, Nov 4 2014, $14.99
ISBN: 9780062279958

In Los Angeles, firefighter Sean Magee is trapped with no way out of a three-story blaze.  He hears his nephew Colm’s voice encouraging him to go back because there is always a way.  Praying to God for the first time in years, Sean promises to return as a better person if saved.  An angel escorts him to a third story window.  Reluctantly he performs a leap of faith.  Surviving but with his back and legs busted up, Sean awakens weeks later in a hospital.  As he slowly recovers, Sean knows he will never work a fire again.

From his L.A. hospital bed, he calls New York to talk to his friend Dr. Gaspar Basu who married Sean’s sister Cathleen when they teamed up to save Colm, and have had two babies with a third on the way since.  Gaspar rushes to Los Angeles where Sean shows him his list of those he hurt to include God, mom, Cathleen and Gaspar crossed out, and Colm and Chiara with no line through them.  Sean plans to fulfill his pledge to God by fixing what he broke and left broken.  Physical therapist Tom Smith helps Sean recover so that the patient can go to Florence, Italy to atone for what he did to Chiara Montanari.

This is an entertaining inspirational drama starring a broken man physically and spiritually who struggles to regain his faith, his family and his forever love although he does not believe he deserves God, Cathleen (and Colm) or Chiara’s forgiveness.  Even though the storyline turns too mushy, fans will feel inspired by Mary Curran Hackett’s pleasant Proof of Angels (and … Heaven) redemption tale.

Harriet Klausner

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