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Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough

Friday, June 1, 2012

Heavenly writing, earthy characters, and humor that is wicked as hell.
Heidi is seventeen. Insecure. Unkissed. Unremarkable, she thinks, in every way but one: She has a guardian angel, Jerome, who whispers in her ear all day long, amusing her, confusing her, but hardly ever saying anything that might help her discover who she's meant to be.
Jerome is also seventeen (for the seventeenth year in a row.) There is only one thing he needs to do to graduate from heaven's soul rehabilitation program for wayward teenagers: Follow the 10 Commandments for the Dead, and in doing so, keep Heidi safe. Instead, he accidentally lets her drown.
Plucked from her body before she ever truly lives, Heidi wants more than anything to say goodbye to her family and best friend. Jerome, afraid he's going to be sent to the lowest level of Hell, wants to sneak her into heaven before he gets caught.
Neither realizes that Heidi has only 24 hours before her soul dissolves forever. And that might not be enough time for them to figure out how they were meant to live.

Goodreads Summary

This book is comic relief from cover to cover.  There are, of course, plenty of the "more serious" conversations and events in this book, but the author manages to keep the tone light for the most part.  I read Devine Intervention after spending three hours in a zoology lab where I was classifying pinecones (I know, weird.  I was doing botany in an animal laboratory).  Brockenbrough’s book brightened my day and helped me stop categorizing ever bit of plant life I saw on my way home from college.  Heidi is able to hear the voice of her guardian angel.  Jerome, Heidi’s guardian angel, is still in training and practically incapable of giving her decent advice, but she truly appreciates his presence.  After a disaster, Heidi’s soul could be lost forever and Jerome could be sent to Hell, unless they are able to work together to figure out how to save themselves.

    I really loved Brockenbrough’s writing.  I hate being bored, and while reading this book, I was more than entertained.  There are so many twists in this novel that the reader may guess at, but never assume will happen.  Devine Intervention could be read and enjoy by any female with a sense of humor.  I give this novel, five stars! 

5 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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  1. Laura said...:

    That sounds like such an interesting concept, and I always love a book that doesn't take itself 'too' serioulsy. Will certainly be checking it out. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Suz Reads said...:

    Great post! I have never heard of this book but am always looking for funny, entertaining books. I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the info!

  1. Christina K. said...:

    I've never heard about this book before, but it sounds awesome!

    I love how her guardian angel whispers in her ear and that they go on an adventure together:) I'm sure it's also a very sweet story. Hope the romance is good!

  1. Tanya said...:

    I hadn't even heard of this book and it sounds really cute. I will definately be checking it out after reading your review. Thanks!

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  1. I love the whole concept and definitely unique and not like a lot of other books I've been reading. This is going on my to buy asap list

  1. I love reading books with twist. I hate when I start it and know immediately what will happen. I will have to check this out.

  1. ohh I love twists! I haven't read a comical book in forever. I really should try this out :) The concept sounds really interesting!

  1. I'm so glad to hear it is funny and light. I avoid death/angel/ghost type books because they make me cry. Sounds very entertaining and I hope Jerome and Heidi can have an HEA!

  1. Lili said...:

    I've never heard of this book before I read this post.

    I like lighter stories. I just finished a novel that was a bit on the heavier side. I wouldn't have picked it up if I knew it was. I need something lighter. hah great review! 5 stars, wow!

  1. I love guardian angels reads and this sounds light and funny! Great review! :)