The Celestial Assignment by Theresa Braun
After a sudden death, Will, a misguided angel, is tasked with protecting a baby girl. Watching over her as she grows up and navigates the world appears a harsh punishment for his past failings. Can he redeem himself, or will he fall further from grace?
Theresa is a really interesting writer with great range, she is able to write really scary spooky stories such as her debut novel, Fountain Dead (Unnerving) as well as tender touching stories as The Celestial Assignment.
Will, is our very unlikely hero. At the beginning of the story I couldn't stand him but grew to really like him over the course of the story. Theresa does a great job of really bringing him to life with such great humour!
This is a really cool take on guardian angels and where they come from. I love the idea in this tale that there is someone looking out for us even when we feel really alone.
After his death, Will is sent back down from heaven to watch over the life of a young girl, Celeste. Present since her birth he's there to witness all her poignant moments whilst searching for her soul-mate. This tale really makes you realise the need to be kind because our actions can have really for reaching consequences.
Of course life is never simple or easy and despite himself Will learns a lot about true love and also himself. Fortunately for him in The Celestial Assignment, people can have a second chance.