When Angels Dare

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
Quirky, funny, dramatic and magical. This short story packs quite an emotional punch. Its message is uplifting and written with sensitivity. This touching tale of Guardian Angels playing Cupid will melt your heart, even if you're one of those who consider themselves jaded. When Angels Dare is the antidote you need when you're feeling down. Definitely, a book you'll read again and again and again. More

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About Angelin Sydney


As a writer, Angelin Sydney interweaves romantic stories with thrilling plots that twist and turn in many ways.

Since moving to Australia twenty-five years ago, she has had numerous incarnations. She was a banker, an insurance seller, housing loan broker, and home-stay mother to literally hundreds of international students. Over the years, she has also become a small business owner, casual kitchen hand and currently, a live-in nanny. So, one can say, she has been around.

Her most consistent role, however, is being a mother to her four wonderful children, one of whom has gone ahead leaving her devastated and heartbroken. It was his untimely departure that motivated her to write stories to help others heal, laugh, hope and dare to dream.

She is a believer in the kindness of people, so by extension, this has been the usual theme of her stories. She believes in redemption, love, and purpose. Every story she writes reflect these values.

For her, writing is as essential as breathing. The only reason she’d stop doing it is if she were incapacitated or dead. Working for a living gets in the way of her writing which she finds very sad. In the ideal world, all she’d be doing is entertaining her readers. This is her utmost wish.

As a novelist, her style is to keep conversations realistic. So funnily enough, although she doesn't swear, her characters do; perhaps this is her unconscious release.

The questions most readers ask her of her writing style: What makes you distinct from other writers?

There are two things: One, she likes to infuse her stories with what she calls the "everyday moment" because it adds flavour to the narrative. It gives it authenticity. For instance, if someone was depress she'd have the character watch a lot of infomercials on television. From her observation, this is a reality of life, when we are struggling, we do mindless activities like sleep or watch the paint dry.

Two, she likes the interplay of light and dark. "That's life, isn't it?" She said, adding that, "even in our period of mourning, there is laughter. And when we are happy, sadness still creeps into our lives. As a result of this, my stories tend to be a roller-coaster ride. A lot of ups and downs."


They are stunningly original, funny, swoon-worthy and thrilling to the core.

She’s the self-styled queen of romantic comedy and the romance/action/thriller genre.

Visit her Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angelinsydney and join in the fun.

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Review by: Robert on Nov. 16, 2017 :
I loved the funny and, at the same time, the lovely context in which the author approached a biblical idea (like having a guardian angel) and added to it a remarkable dose of romance. Even if the subject seems a classic one – opposites attract, Angelin Sydney conquered me with the manner in which she wrote it with a new and fresh twist, in a lovely Sydney background.

Besides that, I appreciated that, even if the story is short, the writer made it somehow positively complex, using an imaginative set of language, context, and engaging characters.

Angelin Sydney captivated me with her unique way of crafting a story from the beginning and I would warmly recommend “When Angels Dare,” especially to the ones who are looking for an untypical and delicious love story!
(review of free book)
Review by: Josalyn Cork on Nov. 14, 2017 :
When Angels Dare is a short story, that in the short amount of time it takes to read it, does an amazing job, building characters and building a reader connected. What if everyone had their own personal guardian Angel? What if those angels could intervene in order to guide you to meet the love of your life. The writing in this short story is great, making it so easy to attach to the characters. Once I started I had a very hard time stopping. Such a great book.
(review of free book)
Review by: Njihia on Oct. 24, 2017 :
When Angels Dare
It is an engaging short-story that I enjoyed reading. It is a funny, magical book that has a lot of humor from the dialogs of the Angels. A lot of drama is also depicted in the story.
The characters and the tale itself is just lovely.
It is a short-story that can be made into a novella had the author been inclined.

I recommend the book to everyone, and I give it a five-star rating.
(review of free book)
Review by: masondaxton on Oct. 22, 2017 :
This is about a doctor who has a busy but lonely life. He talks about his life as if it repeats day by day, save lives, drink coffee, rinse, repeat. Little does he know that he has a guardian angel looking after him and tries to set him up with love.

This short story is a cute romance and I really liked that you’re given multiple perspectives, from the angels, the characters’ themselves, and our own.

I’d definitely recommend this book because it’s not like the typical romance at all, the angels give the story a whole new twist.
(Plus, you get tons of free bonus previews to other books by this author, which I’m sure after reading this book, you’ll want to read.)
(review of free book)
Review by: amanda williams on Oct. 19, 2017 :
An adorable little tale of romance.

I love the way the author portrays their characters like you are living their lives alongside them rather than just watching their lives unfold. Beautiful descriptiveness and includes a little bit of humor. I found this to be perfectly written and this could have easily been a novel in its own right rather than a short story.

Loved it
(review of free book)
Review by: Sohini De on July 21, 2016 :
There's always something right with a good love story. It doesn't always need to be fancy, but a story well told is enough to get me hooked to it as a reader. As I picked up 'When Angel's dare', I had a good feeling about it. But often these romantic novels go down the same path and fail to excite me. However, I found Angelin's novel quite different from the rest, and it definitely lived up to my expectations.
The story begins with a doctor, Daniel in Sydney. In this alternate universe, every human has a guardian angel ( now I'm no teenager, but the idea of having cupid looking over for me was adorable) . In the story, Daniel always getting into a mess and needed the help of his angel Galileo. I liked how the author as portrayed the angels as a friend and philosopher who would help to plan the future. Daniel is lonely, and so Galileo decides to bring some 'love' into his life.
And we have Guin, a female teacher, smart and independent. And unlike Daniel, Guin is never in trouble and for her angel Thaddeus being a guardian is nothing but a cake walk. With help from Thaddeus, Galileo cooks up a plan to make the two meet. I liked these charming matchmaking ideas and the entire meet-cute romance.
Amidst a few twist and turn, the entire romance is smooth and detailed. I liked how Angelin has described her characters. Characters like Rhonda, angel Aquinas plays their part. I liked how the illustrations have been subtle and not overly elaborative. The story is short and leaves a happy feeling with the reader. Something that puts a smile on your face. Overall, I think this is a great effort from Angelin and I definitely look forward to read more from the author.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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