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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Book Review: Matched in Heaven by Angela Page

Matched in Heaven
by Angela Page
Pages: 195
Jake and Mimi are dead and riddled with guilt. They play matchmaker for their spouses on Earth with the help Marcel, a disgraced priest. A May/December romance blossoms for Samantha and Syd on Earth until fate steps in.

I chose this book to review for the title and description. I thought it would be a lot of humor and satire with a little "I hope this is true" stuff to hang on. I was a little disappointed in the lengthy back and forth with the characters on a matching of one couple on earth whose spouses just happen to be in the same group therapy class in Heaven?! I never felt a giggle burst out or a "Wow" on any lines spoken by the characters. I just felt a straight forward whimsical story that seemed to be a "what if" (this was how it was in heaven).

I thought the story line a unique concept. Being able to do some penance in Heaven by trying to help your surviving spouse lead a happier life. Not that I would want my deceased spouse to try and match-make me with anyone for sure but I might like to do the matchmaking...Bahaha. Again, I don't believe this to be a spiritual book but just a fairly nice story for a rainy evening (or two or three as I felt it a little lengthy). And truthfully, I wasn't a big fan of some of the characters and I found myself saying "Syd, get over yourself!

The ending left me wondering if there would be a follow up to this book. I might give it a try but I would like to see a little more flavor in the vanilla ice cream story.

I give this book 3 sheep on the "Love Meter"


About the Author:

I’m a North Jersey girl of multi-cultural origin (Spanish, Italian and more than a few drops of Incan blood). At an early age I set off on global adventures, living in Madrid, Hong Kong, London and Copenhagen before returning to the United States.

I have been a corporate debt collector for multinationals such a Microsoft and Honeywell. Being fluent in several languages came in handy when asking for money.

In my spare time have raised two sets of kids, bio and step that are all wonderful and grown up. Thankful and grateful to them no serious issues involving the law, gangs, debts, odd substances, or messy love affairs. So far…

A graduate of The London School of Economics, New York University and I studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute in London where I honed a deep theatre voice which only led to roles as an elderly woman even in my twenties.

Besides being a writer, film producer, and finance professional, I had some short-lived careers as an actor, theatre director, Boy Scout merit badge counselor and a jazz singer.

I split my time between Los Angeles and Boca Raton.

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