A gift of angels

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Down Home Press, 1999 - Fiction - 149 pages
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Readers loved Jerry Bledsoe's The Angel Doll, the 1950s story of 10-year-old Whitey Black, his love for his little sister Sandy, a victim of polio, and his quest to fulfill her Christmas wish for an angel doll. Critics proclaimed it "a gem of a story", and "a modern Christmas classic".

A Gift of Angels takes up the story nearly half a century later.

It not only tells how The Angel Doll came about, but how it set the narrator, now the possessor of the doll, on his own quest to find his long-missing friend Whitey so that he can solve a Christmas mystery and return the doll to its rightful place.

An endearing story of friendship, love and giving, A Gift of Angels is sure to find a place in readers' hearts, even if they haven't read The Angel Doll.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Follow-up to The Angel Doll (1997), though Bledsoe is perhaps best known for Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes and Execution (1998) and similar true-crime books. Or maybe ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Jerry Bledsoe was born July 14, 1941, in Danville, Virginia. Bledsoe is a newspaperman. He writes true crime stories as well as humor columns. He has won several awards, including the National Headliners Award (1969) and the Young Newspaperman Award from the International Newspaper Promotion Association (1971). As a writer Beldsoe focuses on North Carolina's land and people. Some of his titles include Some Funny Things Happened on the Way Back to the Land (1976), Visitin' with Carolina People (1980), and Blood Games: A True Account of Family Murder (1991). Blue Horizons: Faces and Places from a Bicycle Journey along the Blue Ridge Parkway was published in 1993. Before He Wakes: A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex and Murder appeared in 1994. Bledsoe lives in Ashboro, North Carolina.

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