The Archangel's Gift by Dick Morgan

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Jamie is an intelligent but rather self centered almost-nine year old girl who is counting and shaking her presents on Christmas Eve. After a failed attempt to read the Christmas story, Jamie's father gives her a strange gift- a wooden statue of an old, fat, balding angel with tattered wings. Because of a wish that Jamie makes earlier in the evening, the statue comes to life at her bedside, and the irascible old angel takes her on a magical journey back in time to the first Christmas night in Bethlehem. Gabe (Archangel, Retired) is a cigar smoking, seat-of-the-pants kind of angel who tries very hard not to swear, and who says to Jamie, "Don't worry, I've never lost anyone on these trips...not yet, anyway." And of course, that's just what happens... During her night's adventure, Jamie manages to meet two of the wise-men, a couple of shepherd boys, and eventually a shivering, young new mother, where Jamie's spontaneous act of kindness changes Christmas forever.

About Dick Morgan

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Dick Morgan has been writing magazine articles and short stories for more than 40 years. He has had several short stories published in literary magazines, and four feature length articles published in Taekwondo Times Magazine. He was awarded an NEA for short fiction in 1982. He won first prize in the Willamette Writers contest, juvenile fiction category, in 1983. His short story collection, Sailing Away, was published in June, 2000. His non-fiction book, Warrior Mind, was published in 2009. Mr. Morgan holds a 7th degree black belt in Korean Hapkido. He and his wife, Lonnie, live in Portland, Oregon.
Published May 25, 2012 by AuthorHouse. 150 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The father’s obsession with celebrating Christmas sets the stage for the yuletide journey, while the mother’s dedication to her work underscores the author’s overall theme of self-sacrifice, which connects the whole family to the story of Jamie’s growing maturity.

Aug 27 2012 | Read Full Review of The Archangel's Gift

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For those who don’t mind a bit of irreverence in their Christmas stories, Dick Morgan’s The Archangel’s Gift offers one of the most endearing holiday tales to come along in quite a while.

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