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5++ stars for Daniel’s Ticket to Heaven by Judy Kentrus #fantasysuspense #romanticsuspense #bookreview

Title: Daniel’s Ticket to Heaven

Author: Judy Kentrus

Genre: Fantasy Suspense


Book Blurb:


Daniel Thompson lived his life as a risk-taker and a rule-breaker.  Surfing the challenging waves in Australia, racing at LeMans, and climbing the seven summits in the world…until he died climbing Mount Everest.


Becoming an Angel hadn’t been all bad.  He watched over his family in Eden Prairie, broke a few rules by interfering with their lives, and got called onto the cloud by St. Peter several times. He’s surprised when he receives a message from Saint Peter since he hasn’t broken any rules in quite a while. When he meets with the Gate Keeper of Heaven, he’s shocked by St. Peter’s words.


“You weren’t supposed to die.”


An innocent was aware that his equipment had been tampered with.  Their life was taken before they could warn him. Saint Peter is sending Daniel to Eden Prairie to right a wrong, with strict rules he must follow and a feather, his return ticket to heaven.


Returning to life's human form, Daniel soon suffers all mortal emotions.  Along with his quest to find a murderer, he learns what his life could have been like if he’d made better choices. 


My Review:


Daniel lived life on Earth with reckless abandon and died on Mount Everest. “You weren’t supposed to die.” When St. Peter tell Daniel there was a mistake, Daniel gets a second chance to right a wrong and solve his own murder. There are rules, of course, and he’s a different person (Gideon). Can he bring those responsible to justice while keeping those he loves out of harm’s way?


Daniel’s Ticket to Heaven is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Judy Kentrus takes us into the heart and soul of what it means to be human and to live life. There’s a beautiful theme of belief and heaven woven throughout. The characters, though, are what make this book impossible to put down.


Let’s talk about our hero, Daniel/Gideon. He’s such a likable guy, starting with him being introduced as an angel. He’s at peace with himself and the afterlife. But when he’s offered a second chance, his whole outlook changes. Being human again overwhelms Daniel/Gideon and it’s this journey which makes Daniel’s Ticket to Heaven so compelling.


The writing is flawless, as is any of Judy Kentrus’ books. Her ability to bring readers into her story is unparalleled. Be warned: you’ll cry, a lot. Have tissues handy.


My Rating: 5++ stars


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Author Biography:


Hi, I’m Judy Kentrus. I write Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Sweet Romance, Rom-Com, Later-in-Life Romance, and Historical Romance.


I’ve always been a romantic at heart, and I married my high school sweetheart. I make my home in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. I’m a mom with two grown children who have given me six grandchildren. 


We love to travel. Many of the places we’ve visited have inspired me to use them as a storyline. I never know what will inspire me, but my mind always works. 


When I’m not helping couples find their happily ever after, I'm in the kitchen baking, especially cookies. My family and friends have dubbed me the cookie queen. I post a new recipe on my website every month.


Want to find out more about my books and what’s coming?  Be sure to sign up for my newsletter via my website.  My stories are fun, sexy romances that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love.


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Reviewed by: Nancy


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