Hebrews 13:2 — “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so, some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
If we have every pondered whether angels walk among us on earth, this quote from St. Paul’s letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament answers our question, or for some, our doubts.
This quote was also the gospel reading in church one Sunday morning, almost a decade ago, at a time when I had mired my psyche in the should-I–get-a-new-job-or-not conflict and had already prayed for a resolution. This quote and the niggling conflict for a love story both appeared that morning, and both refused to get out of my head. From there the Rescue Angel romances were born.
My imaginative side thought, if angels walk among us, waiting to be entertained by the unknowing, maybe other angels walk among us, waiting to assist the, as yet, unloved. Hmmm… Rescue Angels of love either wandering about or specifically assigned to assist some of us — especially those of us likely to make poor choices — in finding the perfect mate to make our heart sing.
And if no one knew the angel’s true identity, much could be accomplished without the hero or heroine — or even the reader, if it’s a fine story — being aware. Think of the possibilities! I have. *big grin*
That very first story that refused to leave me alone had a heroine guilted into helping out at a homeless mission by her best friend. At the mission, the heroine meets two hunks: Gabriel, or Gabe, the director of the mission, and the enigmatic Michael, with no background to speak of. Now, a homeless mission is the absolute last place a heroine would find not one, but two love interests, right? As with all Rescue Angel romances, this one was plumb full of possible plot choices.
The first published Rescue Angel romance was released on April 1 — No Going Back. Kellen Brand’s inheritance turns out to be a shocker — the family farm she doesn’t want in West Virginia and the guardian angel she’s afraid she might need.
The second Rescue Angel romance releases right before Christmas. Child psychologist, Dr. Rachel Kelly is baffled by her newest client — a six-year-old boy who claims he can see angels — and she believes him. The scary part is the young boy claims an angel is coming to help her.
When a stalker takes Rachel’s young clients hostage at her Christmas party, Rachel is forced to call on her estranged boyfriend, police negotiator Lt. Jake Dillon, for help. Jake is fearful he’s too close to this case, that his love for Rachel will cloud his judgment, but it’s too late to call anyone else, so Jake and his band of special ops technicians step up to play heroes and hope — or rather pray — for the best.
But what if Rachel’s young angel-spying client is telling the truth…