The Guardian Angel's Journal -- Book Review

The Guardian Angel's JournalThe Guardian Angel's Journal by Carolyn Jess-Cooke

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Just finished reading "The Guardian Angel's Journal" by Carolyn Jess-Cooke. For a book that didn't start off too well with me, I have to admit the end was pretty impressive.

I followed the life of Margot, an orphan with a dark, treacherous childhood and saw closely how this past affected all the choices she made in her life later on. Made me shudder to think how fragile we humans are. We cling to our personal experiences in our subconscious, and they keep nudging us on to, sometimes, so many bad decisions, so many wrong reactions. This isn't always the case, why be so pessimistic about it? But poor Margot had it the hard way.

The story starts with Margot standing up and looking down upon herself in a pool of blood. She realizes with horror that her mortal life has come to an end, but how, when and where? She has no idea about it. She is no longer Margot. Her name is Ruth and she has become an angel. What's more to the dread? She has been appointed as guardian angel to her own self, relive every moment of her mortal life, every horror that happened to her right from birth, every stupid choice she made as an adult. She was there to protect herself and love herself despite the many things Margot did to make Ruth hate her. She is to be there with Margot, through thick and thin, love her no matter what, and help her make the right choices this time around. God is all about second chances, and this was her second chance to be a better person, to love Toby, her husband, better and to be a better mother to her son, Theo. With the limitations that come from being in two different worlds, Ruth must find a way to reach out to Margot and guide her away from the rough patches of her life and sometimes, just protect her when there were things she couldn't change.

I have to give this book a 3 star. One for a good read, it is a story of hope and survival. Adding this proudly to my book shelf, so will you. Happy Reading!

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