Thursday, October 17, 2013

Blog Tour and Book Review: Choir of Angels by Michele Mirabile

Publication: October 2013
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Length: 32 pages
My Rating: *****--5 Stars 

Book Description:  
He was so ready for this moment he could barely breathe. If he won, he knew he’d be the best Joseph the pageant had ever seen.
Riley loves Christmas, and this year, he wants something special: the chance to play Joseph in his school pageant. Sam, the neighborhood bully and a talented singer, wants the part too and is crushed when Riley lands the role. Riley doesn’t care—until he learns the secret Sam has been keeping from everyone. Now Riley has a choice to make, one that will change his view on Christmas forever.
Told from the perspective of a 12-year-old boy, this charming tale reminds us that being like Christ is the most important celebration of Christmas.

My Review:
What a sweet story for people of all ages!! Riley is a boy with physical problems, but he doesn't let them stop him from trying out for his school's Christmas pageant--for the part of Joseph. The important lessons he learns in this short story is something we can all take note of. I loved the way that Riley came to the realization that what he did was wrong and how he just knew deep down what he had to do to fix it. It was an especially moment when he realized how he felt about all of it. The story was very touching and I think children, especially, would really enjoy it, relate to it, and hopefully come away with ideas of how they could help and serve those around them, especially those whom they don't feel deserve it.

About the Author:
Michele Mirabile enjoys a stunning view of Mount Timpanogos from her home in Utah County, where she lives with her devoted husband and their two spoiled cats. Besides juggling words and delving into her imagination, she loves meeting new people and visiting exotic ports. Her marriage and her beautiful daughter are the greatest accomplishments of her life.
A veteran of the United States Army, Michele has authored travel articles, short stories, and three books that include Your Mother Wears Combat Boots: Humorous, Harrowing, and Heartwarming Stories of Military Women; Dark Side of the Moon; and Choir of Angels. 


  1. This sounds like a really sweet Christmas story. Thank you for sharing your review!

    1. It is so sweet!! I'm glad you liked the review. :)