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Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel

Johnny Angel
by Danielle Steel
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 210
Rating: 5/5
Read: June 6-7, 2008
Challenge: No challenge; personal read

First Line: The sun was shining brightly on a hot June day in San Dimas, a somewhat distant suburb of L.A.

Seventeen-year-old Johnny Peterson is your all-American high school senior. He’s a star athlete and his classes’ valedictorian. But his promising future will come to a crashing halt when he is killed in a car accident on prom night, leaving his family and high school sweetheart, Becky, left to pick up the pieces. But when his mother, Alice, suddenly falls ill and is admitted to the hospital, something happens .. Johnny appears to her. What she first believes is either a dream or medication turns out to be more than real for Alice. He has been sent back to tie up the loose ends and help everyone with their grief. He performs numerous miracles that will change the lives of those that were nearest and dearest to him in life before he must return once again.
I’ll admit it …. I’m starting to become a true fan of Danielle Steel. This is the second time I’ve read her and both times I’ve been more than overwhelmed. This one made me laugh, think about my family and cry. Although I will admit the story line seems a little weird with Johnny coming “back” it worked out quite nicely, I thoroughly enjoyed this quick and easy read.

1 thought on “Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel”

  1. I was a big fan of Danielle Steel in my early teens – I have a whole box of her books in my attic. Unfortunately though she seemed to start writing by numbers and the books became so predictable I stopped reading them! I’m sure thats a problem when you have a book deal that requires you to churn out so many books a year. Maybe I’ll revisit her one day – there were a couple of real jems among the books I read.

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