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Angels in Our Lives (The Pearl Makers – 0.5) by Melissa Storm

The animals in our lives are often just angels in disguise.

Six-year-old Emily needs a miracle if she’s ever to walk again. Luckily, her protector angel refuses to leave her side. In fact, she comes to Emily as a golden retriever puppy named Lulu, so that she may stay close by as the little girl struggles through recovery.

Emily and Lulu quickly become inseparable, accomplishing together what everyone believed impossible. As the years pass, Emily grows into a strong young woman while Lulu simply grows old.

Will Emily lose her angel?

This special tale of friendship is sure to bring comfort and peace to anyone who has ever mourned the loss of a beloved pet.

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Melissa Storm

Author’s Bio

Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under a pseudonym, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world. Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is Melissa’s way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.

Melissa loves books so much, she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe-inspiring stories to share. Melissa and Falcon also run the business Novel Publicity together, where she works as publisher, marketer, editor, and all-around business mogul. When she’s not reading, writing, or child-rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in the company of her two dogs, five parrots, and rescue cat. She never misses an episode of The Bachelor or her nightly lavender-infused soak in the tub.

Learn more about Melissa’s business at www.NovelPublicity.com. Learn more about her other author alias at www.EmlynChand.com. Learn more about her life on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google+.


My Review

5 stars

When Emily was six, she was in a car accident with her mother. She faced the possibility of not being able to walk again without a miracle. Enter into her life Lulu, a golden retriever puppy. Lulu is actually Emily’s guardian angel and there to help her through her life. We follow along as Emily grows into a wonderful young woman while Lulu ages like all good animals.

This is a touching, moving and sad short story. Anyone that has had an animal that means something to them will understand this story in a heartbeat. It is wonderful watching Lulu look after Emily and see everything that they do together. Yet it is bittersweet when you realize that a creature with so much love is not meant to live with us forever.

This is a beautiful story and although I am not a crier I find myself tearing up trying to write this review. Melissa Storm is an amazing author that knows just how to pluck your emotions. This is a wonderful story and a great introduction to The Pearl Makers series. I would love to read all the stories in this series but I think I’m going to need a box of tissue after surviving Angels in Our Lives.

I received Angels in Our Lives from Candid Book Reviews for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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