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Donovan's Angel (The Donovans of the Delta Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Peggy Webb
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Book Description

Donovans of the Delta Series, Book One (Special Holiday Price)

When Martie Fleming breezed into small town Pontotoc, Mississippi, determined to settle down and teach jazzercise in her home studio, she never expected to land next door to the minister. She never expected her playful golden retriever to steal his shorts right off the clothes line. And she certainly never expected to fall in love.

Everybody in town would agree they are so wrong for each other - everybody but Paul Donovan. With her gypsy outfits, her lively music and her irrepressible spirit, Martie is exactly the angel the preacher needs. But can he convince her? Can their love and his career survive the small town gossip and the fireworks Martie creates wherever she goes?

This is the first of a 5-book romantic comedy series originally published by Loveswept - Donovan's Angel (1), Sleepless Nights (2), Hallie's Destiny (3), Any Thursday (4), and Higher Than Eagles (5).

Editorial Reviews


"A vagabond musician decides to settle down in a small town and promptly falls in love with her next door neighbor. To her dismay, he turns out to be the local minister. Ms. Webb has done a really lovely job of weaving in the more serious problems relating to the hero's vocation while maintaining a marvelous sense of humor and romance."
                                                            Romantic Times

"Webb has a fresh and humorous voice that makes reading just plain fun."
                                                                   Affaire de Coeur

"Peggy Webb's humor keeps fans coming back."
                                                       Times/Daily, Jackson, TN

"The Donovans of the Delta classics are a heartwarming portrayal of family. Peggy Webb's unique voice and comedic touch make this charming Southern series a true masterpiece. The stories made me laugh out loud and cry. Just amazing."
                  Debra Webb, national bestselling author of The Colby Series

From the Author

Thank you for being such loyal fans for twenty-six years! You've been asking for the Donovans of the Delta, and I'm delighted to bring the 5-book romantic comedy series back to you in digital format. For those of you who loved the duo, A Prince for Jenny and Touched by Angels, thumb back through the latter to find a cameo appearance by Hallie Donovan! I invite you to visit me at and follow me on FB.

Product Details

  • File Size: 717 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KDUPH4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,759 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED it! January 31, 2012
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This book made me laugh and smile all throughout it. Not having read the others in the series, I can't judge this one against the rest, but if the others are as light-hearted and hilarious, I look forward to them.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book but not Christian fiction February 10, 2012
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It was a good book but if you are looking for Christian fiction you will want to look somewhere else.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Series is a Wonderful Journey December 18, 2011
By Royt
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"I'm so glad to find the Donovans of the Delta series re-released in digital format! This book has great characters and great comedy served up with just the right touch of tears. It has a great sense of place, too. I felt as if I were taking a tour through the small Southern town of Pontotoc, MS, and then later, the Peabody in Memphis. This is the first of the series and I look forward to reading all five!"
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, poignant and altogether lovely December 16, 2011
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I love this book! The author does a superb job of bringing a small Southern town to life with very funny secondary characters such as Miss Beulah and Essie Mae, the town's gossips. The baseball and fried chicken scenes had me laughing out loud. And the poignant resolution had me crying. This book is great romantic comedy, but it also explores deep conflicts as Reverend Paul Donovan is torn between his own needs and those of his congregation. Don't miss this lovely, lovey book, the first in the Donovan series!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely frothy February 20, 2012
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I saw a comment on here that this is not a religious book and that a reader stopped as soon as she suspected "smutty sex" might be involved. I can assure everyone - NO SMUTTY SEX - in fact, no sex until the end when they're married and then it's only suggested!

The plot contradictory. Way out girl buys house next to gorgeous single vicar/reverend in a small country town. W/O girl has cat, dog and every intention of settling down, but meets dishy vicar and falls for him. Dishy vicar falls for girl. After that, the girl decides that a man of God is not for her and she should hit the road again. What she was going to do with her house and animals is not explained and why she would pass up on such a scrumptious bloke is beyond me.

I won't give a spoiler, but I do think this novel could have had a much deeper thread. Hopefully, attitudes have changed even in small rural towns in the USA, but there must have been quite a harrowing transition period from when the vicar's wife was a pious, do-gooding woman who was the slave of the town to independent women who now have their own careers (vicar's are not well paid even today unless he's a Charismatic)Certainly that was the case here in Australia "back when"

This novel follows the town division over the suitability of the minister's wife and its resolution. Peggy Webb has chosen to write a pleasant read which could have been so much more.

I have given it four stars because it doesn't pretend to be anything more than a light romance and I do intend to read the next in the series.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute March 30, 2012
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I started reading it up without really remembering what it was about and was immediately disappointed when I read the hero was a minister and thought oh here we go with the preaching and proverbs but was pleasantly surprised it was kept at a minimum. Granted the hero didn't act as any minister I ever knew but for a fiction contemporary romance novel it worked for me and was entertaining. I liked the two H/h together, loved that pets were mentioned throughout and actually liked the busybody gossip of the town. I was glad to have downloaded it for free and will keep my eye out for other free books by this author. Happy Reading and Enjoy.
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25 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really disliked this book March 1, 2012
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I thought this book would be a sweet romance between a "man of the cloth" and a girl next door but I was wrong. It was a little too rauchy and not at all sweet and romantic. I disliked the characters and just basically skimmed through it to get to the end.
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43 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT Religious Fiction February 9, 2012
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Wanted to let others out there know that if they made an assumption, like I did, that because the book features a pastor, it is Religious Fiction - be assured, that is not the case! I stopped reading when I got to the sex part, as a smutty romance was not what I was looking for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read.
A great story of love and laughter and how it effects men of cloth. It also shows never judge a book by its cover. Discover what is inside first. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Church Folk
Such an unusual story, the minister and the girl next door. Although you could probably predict that they would get together, it was fun reading to find out how it happened. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Loves my Kindle
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute
This was a very cute and funny book it was a clean romance. Small town gossip can wreck havoc on the best of people but the reverend was to good a man.
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Published 5 months ago by Sherri
3.0 out of 5 stars This got a great big meh from me
This got a great big meh from me. I enjoyed it enough to finish it and find out what happens, but now that I'm done with it I feel fine hitting delete and saving the brain space... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really liked this book. I didn't want it to end.
Published 6 months ago by Diane B. Bezeau
5.0 out of 5 stars adorable
It annoyed me that it took so long for them to realize that they were in love with each other but there love is so fun and pure that you can't help but love this book
Published 6 months ago by Artemis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good read!
Published 6 months ago by subond
5.0 out of 5 stars Donovan's Angel
Donovan's Angel. Oh so romantic - wish life was that easy! A feel-good quick read.
Published 6 months ago by Mary from Virginia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed this book very much. I really made me laugh.
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More About the Author

Peggy Webb...This USA Today Bestselling author lives in a turn of century cottage in Mississippi where she also writes as Elaine Hussey. The prolific author of more than 70 books in multiple genres says she "enjoys gardening, playing piano, singing in the church choir, and spending time on the front porch or at a beach somewhere with family and friends." Reviewers call her a "comedic genius" and "one of the Southern Literary greats," but she calls herself "a country girl who loves porch swings, sweet tea, and B.B. King blues." Peggy composed the blues lyrics that thread throughout The Sweetest Hallelujah (written as Elaine Hussey), a literary fiction novel that garnered cricital acclaim. Peggy has won numerous awards and several of her books have been optioned for film. She's says, "I'm hoping my stories make it to the big screen while I can still fit into my movie premiere dress!" Peggy is excited about bringing her romance classics back as e-books. "I love these strong women and sexy heroes," she says. "As I edit, I'm falling in love all over again. I hope you will, too!" Follow the author on her websites: and as well as Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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