Series Spotlight: Heavenly Daze

12 Apr

If you liked Jan Karon’s Mitford series, you will love Angela Hunt and Lori Copeland’s Heavenly Daze series.  Set on an island off the coast of mainland Maine, the quirky characters are trying to do their best to get by. Among the inhabitants are a set of angels, disguised as employees of the various residents.  The angels have been watching over their charges for a long time and observe the humans with love and compassion.

Described as Mayberry meets Touched By An Angel, the first book in the 5 book series is The Island of Heavenly Daze —  The Rev. Winslow Wickam–rarely at a loss for words–is utterly speechless. His church’s generous gift has thrown him into a dither of self-doubt, especially when he overhears parishioners plotting to replace him with a younger, more handsome, more hirsute minister. Meanwhile, cantankerous Olympia de Cuvier and her estranged niece Annie struggle to be civil to one another for one short weekend. Will they ever put their past behind them and give each other the love and forgiveness they so desperately need? And will the Rev. Wickam’s bumbling attempts to prove that he’s as exciting, dashing, and modern as any big-city minister save his job–or make him the town laughingstock? Not even the angels who watch over Heavenly Daze are sure of the outcome.

Grace in Autumn

The series continues with Grace in Autumn, Warmth in Winter, A Perfect Love and Hearts at Home. Check out this humorous and heart-warming series.  You will be glad you did.

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With nearly four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to nonfiction books, to novels. Now that her two children have reached their twenties, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards–one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City. Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport. Angela admits to being

Warmth in Winter

fascinated by animals, medicine, psychology, unexplained phenomena, and “just about everything” except sports. Books, she says, have always shaped her life— in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind. Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a

A Prefect Love

Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Also in 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree. She completed her doctorate in 2008 and was accepted into a Th.D. program in 2009. When she’s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course.

Lori Copeland lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance.  Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work in Mali, West Africa. Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market.  In 1995,

Hearts at Home

after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him.  It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market.  To date, she has had over 100 books published.

2 Responses to “Series Spotlight: Heavenly Daze”

  1. Brenda April 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Beckie, I just read a contemporary fiction by Lori Copeland titled A Man’s Heart,that was quite good, will have to check out these books! Love the new look of your blog.

    • rbclibrary April 18, 2011 at 6:00 am #

      Thanks, I needed a fresher look! 😉

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