Monthly Archives: February 2017

Debbie Macomber and her troublemaking angels

book angel

Oooooh…a reading angel. My type of kid. Image courtesy of diego_torres, Pixabay.

Every once in a while, for a change of pace, I read Debbie Macomber novels. They’re particularly helpful when I’m in the mood to curl up on the couch and just relax on a Saturday or Sunday.

Ever read a book where you long to have the characters turned into a movie? I can think of several books that desperately need to be converted into movies because the characters are so memorable.

Debbie Macomber’s three angel characters – Shirley, Goodness and Mercy – definitely deserve to have a movie of their own. (There’s precedent for it – The Hallmark Channel has created several movies featuring angel characters.) They’re always getting into trouble, one way or another, but things turn out all right anyway.

Goodness, in particular, would be a hilarious character on-screen. She cannot resist anything mechanical and loves to try out anything. I can see her gleefully driving a forklift through a warehouse while a work supervisor blinks at the empty forklift driving on its own (the angel characters are invisible to anyone except children or if the angels deliberately decide to appear) and wonders if he or she overindulged the night before.

Gabriel, the angels’ supervisor, would also be a memorable character. He’s a tough guy (and tall – my latest Macomber book says he’s seven feet in height) but has a soft spot for these three wayward angels. I’m thinking Liam Neeson (Liam, you listening?) – he’s got the noble face and does a very good job with looking compassionate. Oh well, I can dream, anyway.

Readers, do you have any books with memorable characters that you’d like to see converted into a movie?


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