The Christmas Angel by Jim Cangany

The Christmas Angel by Jim Cangany
Publisher: Uncial Press
Genre: Contemporary, holiday
Length: Short Story (21 pgs)
Heat: Sweet
Rated: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Poppy

Kaitlin didn’t want to go to the Christmas Parade. Michael didn’t, either. But when their chance meeting along the parade route is brought to an abrupt and all-too-soon end, an angel steps in to bring them back together.

Kaitlin’s beloved heirloom angel pin, to be more exact. Michael finds it on the ground after Kaitlin’s gone. With only a name to go on, can he track her down to return the pin before the night ends, as he feels he must? Once she realizes it’s gone, is there any chance she’ll ever see it again? The only hope they have of finding each other and returning the pin to where it belongs rests with divine intervention and the absolute determination that only comes from true love.

For a sweet taste of Christmas present and a look at love to yet to be, enjoy The Christmas Angel.

Though it feels like a piece of a much longer story, this short was still satisfying. The main characters, while perhaps not fully fleshed out (how could they be in so few pages?), were still distinctive, unique and quite three dimensional. We knew how much Kaitlin missed her mom, and how betrayed she felt by her ex. We saw how chilled Michael was in his inappropriate clothing at the parade and understood clearly he was really just a nice guy (unlike his friends, who came across as typical college guys out to hit on any girl who walked by — see, even the secondary characters were clearly written).

The Christmas Angel is the story of a “cute meet” between two neat people who are just right for each other. It made me smile, even though I wished it had kept going. I wanted a HEA for Katilin and Michael, and have no doubt that was down the road for them.

The author has a talent with his words, and I hope to read some longer stories from him soon. I was impressed with his ability to make me care what happened to Kaitlin and Michael in just a few words.


  1. It’s a lovely, sweet Christmas story! Just perfect for a nice break amidst all the holiday preparations!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words, Poppy. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it!

  3. Very nice review, Jim. I like that the angel pin is what brings them together – surely with a bit of divine intervention. I look forward to reading your books, Jim

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