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Each Angel Burns - Kathleen Valentine
Each Angel Burns
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In the latter part of the 19th century the Monastery of St. Gabriel the Archangel was built on a cliff overlooking the ocean on a peninsula in Maine. From its earliest days there were rumors of strange activity there --- tunnels through the cliff were reported to give access for smugglers, a... show more
In the latter part of the 19th century the Monastery of St. Gabriel the Archangel was built on a cliff overlooking the ocean on a peninsula in Maine. From its earliest days there were rumors of strange activity there --- tunnels through the cliff were reported to give access for smugglers, a miracle-working nun was said to live there, and a group of drunken lumberjacks who stormed the convent to kidnap wives claimed to have been vanquished by a giant angel with a flaming spear. One hundred years later, when the last of the old cloistered nuns was removed to a retirement home, the decision was made to close and sell the convent. That's when it was discovered that the convent's treasure, a marble statue of the Archangel Gabriel by Italian sculptor Giovanni Dupré, was missing. In Ripley Mills, Massachusetts the self-titled "wild bunch", who played football together back in high school, gather every Thursday for dinner and beer. More than thirty years have passed and the group isn't what it used to be. Charlie's new female boss is young, pretty, and intimidating. Whitey's wife has cancer, Bull's wife just found out about his affair with an exotic dancer, and Vinnie can't get women to go out with him. Gabe's three daughters have grown up and his wife is making life miserable. Peter doesn't have those problems, he's a Jesuit priest. But they still get together every week to drink, eat, and listen to one anothers' problems. Then Father Peter makes a startling revelation, he had once been in love with a girl he met in Paris. He planned to leave the seminary to marry her but she rejected him to marry an older, wealthy man. Pete is happy as a priest teaching at Boston College but now Maggie has returned. She is leaving her husband and has purchased an old, abandoned convent in Maine that she plans to convert to a sculpture studio. On Pete's recommendation Gabe takes the job of helping Maggie to restore the convent. But, as winter closes in, the mysteries
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780978594039 (0978594037)
Publisher: Parlez-Moi Press
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
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Susanlovesbooks
Susanlovesbooks rated it
4.0
I loved this book! Hooked me right from the very first page and never let go! Bravo Kathleen and thank you for a great read! You made me feel as if I were there in the book with everyone! Every town needs to have an Armpit!
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
4.0
This book was excellent. It was able to draw me in from page one, yet kept me enthralled and interested in the story throughout the book for multiple reasons. It was weird because I would call the book a noir/romance/mystery...very unusual book..it isn't your normal type of book to be "cookie cutter...
Little Miss Bookmark
Little Miss Bookmark rated it
3.0 Each Angel Burns: A Novel
I won this book through the First Reads Giveaway.I won Each Angel Burns on 07/11/2010 and received the book on 10/09/2010. Thoughts on Each Angel Burns: I have mixed feelings about this book. I really enjoyed the base of the story - don't mistake what I say next as dislike for this book. But I have ...
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