As an angel who is to escort souls to their new home in the afterlife, Zacariah is a dismal failure. As punishment he is exiled to earth to live as mortal for one month. He arrives in Colorado without a horse, equipment or a human memory.

Rebecca Hale has been struggling to keep her ranch and raise her son. She doesn't know what to do with the stranger who suddenly appears looking for work. But she needs the help and so Rebecca hires him.

Zacariah has little or no understanding of mankind and though he is determined not to get involved in Rebecca's life, he is slowly drawn in.

However, Zacariah has one more soul to bring to Heaven before he can be forgiven. But if he performs his job as an angel he will hurt the woman who has shown him the true meaning of love, forgiveness and redemption.

In A POCKETFUL OF PARADISE Kathleen Kane touches readers' hearts in wonderful ways. This is a beautiful, humorous, sensitive and uplifting story. (Jan., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin