Doctoral student Hannah Wagganer entertains dreams of teaching at a large university and leaving her hometown of Glen Arbor behind. That is until Jasper Morgan, the new mail carrier, arrives in town. Not only does he set Hannah’s heart a flutter, but he has an instant bond with her cat, Jingles.
Preparing for the church candlelight Christmas Eve service and running the family store, Hannah continues to bump into Jasper—and the prying eyes of the locals who suspect there’s more going on than business as usual.
Blessings and suspicions abound when an anonymous donor pays to have the church furnace repaired, and other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret angel?
“Secret Angel is a sweet Christian romance perfect for the holiday season.”
“Secret Angel takes you to a town where you would want to live. It’s a place where you would be surrounded by friendly and neighborly people who really care.”
“This is a sweet, heartwarming book with a hint of mystery. The faith-based characters are lovable and funny. And who could resist the antics of Jingles the cat?”
CIR: What inspired this story?
CHRISTENSEN: I wrote a Christmas book because I love this time of year. Also, I wanted to write a book with faith-based characters and scripture that might touch someone’s life. I’m happy to report, a reviewer recently commented about how my book helped her renew her faith!
CIR: What was your favorite part of writing this story?
CHRISTENSEN: My favorite part was being able to pay homage to a town I love. Glen Arbor is a beautiful area and I have fond memories of vacationing there with family and friends. The heroine is a history professor who shares snippets of the local history throughout the story. I hope readers will enjoy learning about my favorite place in Michigan.
CIR: What was the hardest part of writing this story?
CHRISTENSEN: Stopping myself from sharing every unique and awesome thing about Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes with readers. It holds such a special place in my heart, and it was easy to get carried away with memories and historical facts.
CIR: Who is your favorite character and why?
CHRISTENSEN: Oh, tricky question! I would probably go with Hannah because she loves the area, her shop is the gathering place in town where you get to meet some of the local residents, and she has a mischievous cat named Jingles.
CIR: What other books, movies or shows might you compare to this story?
CHRISTENSEN: Several reviewers commented that Secret Angel would make a wonderful Hallmark Christmas movie!
CIR: What themes do you address in this story?
CHRISTENSEN: The spirit of giving, faith, and community.
CIR: What message do you hope your readers take away from this book?
CHRISTENSEN: I hope they’ll feel a greater connection to God.