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When the halo falls
Kane, Kathleen, 1951-
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St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
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New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, [2002]

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311 pages ; 18 cm
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It was strictly against the rules for Patience Goodfellow to fall in love with Brady Shaw, saloon-owner, ex-gunfighter, and ladies man. But Patience knew he had a heart of gold. She should. She had been his guardian angel since he was eleven years old. She still would be if she hadn't taken her halo off, accidentally been knocked unconscious, and woke up a mortal, at least temporarily......Brady Shaw meant to escort this beautiful stranger right out the saloon door. Dropping out of nowhere and insisting she was his fiance had him hopping mad--and thoroughly perplexed. Somehow, she knew everything about him. But loving an angel might change him in ways he never expected. Now, Patience can only pray she'll get her chance for earthly happiness....and a love that could only come from paradise....AUTHORBIO: KATHLEEN KANE is a native Californian, who still spends most of her time longing for an actual change of season. When she isn't staring out the window daydreaming (she refers to this as plotting, she's writing historical novels with just a touch of wonder in them.She's been married forever to a very patient man, has two grown children and a psychic Golden Retriever. She loves to travel and incorporates most of her 'adventures' into her stories.Her novel Simply Magic won Romantic Times' 2000 Best Paranormal Historical Award, This Time for Keeps was nominated for a RITA Award, and Kane herself was nominated for a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times for Historical Love and Laughter. You might have seen the CBS-TV movie of her novel A Pocketful of Paradise, as Soul Collector starring Melissa Gilbert. Still Close to Heaven has been optioned by CBS for a television movie too.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Part farce and part inspirational romance, this fanciful fable chronicles the misadventures of Patience Goodfellow, a willful guardian angel who possesses all-too-human urges. For the first time in her 200 years of angel guardianship, Patience has fallen in love. Unfortunately, the object of her affections is her mortal charge, saloon owner and notorious ex-gunslinger Brad Shaw. When she breaks a heavenly rule and removes her halo for a short stint, making herself visible to the human eye, she's accidentally knocked unconscious and stranded on Earth. Upon waking, all of her memories of being an angel have vanished, and the one thing she's certain of is that she's engaged to Brad. Naturally, Brad comes to the conclusion that the stormy-eyed stranger claiming to be his betrothed must be mentally disturbed, but he finds it baffling that she seems to know everything about him and the other residents in Fortune, N.Mex. Although Brad tries to distance himself from his persistent "fiance," passion takes over when he and the wayward angel are stranded alone together in a remote cottage. Readers who enjoy rosy, paranormal romances will delight in this bit of fluff, but others may be put off by the novel's headstrong hero and irreverent tenor. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved