One Part Angel
By George Shaffner
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345484994, 384pp.)
Publication Date: February 27, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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The residents of Ebb, Nebraska, could use another miracle. The last time they needed one, their salvation came in the form of a mysterious, well-dressed traveling salesman named Vernon Moore. Though he turned the town around in six days, now Ebb is right back in the soup, and plucky Wilma Porter–owner of the Come Again Bed and Breakfast–is praying for a return visit from the famous Mr. Moore.
Wilma’s prayers are answered, but not everyone is happy to see Vernon again. Clem Tucker, the richest man in town, is cooking up a business deal that could have dire consequences for Ebb–and he doesn’t like Vernon’s meddling. Nor does the recently arrived Reverend Gault, whose Divine Temple of the Everlasting God Almighty may have something to do with the town’s current troubles. Vernon aims to set them straight, even if it means putting himself and others in danger. But it’s Loretta Parson who needs his strange brand of magic the most–and in the end, Vernon just might need her even more . . . if he’s going to save the little town of Ebb.
“A fun read . . . quirky, inspirational.”
–The Seattle Times
“Delightful explorations of small-town life.”
–The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“A story in the tradition of Jan Karon’s Mitford series, albeit with a zanier cast of characters.”
–School Library Journal
“Shaffner provides engaging characters, quick-witted dialogue, and some very dry Nebraska wisdom.”
–Lincoln Journal Star
“Readers who liked Shaffner’s first escapist Ebb adventure, In the Land of Second Chances, will enjoy this sequel.”
–The Boston Globe
“Uproarious and uplifting.”