Title- Hugged by an Angel
By- Roberta Cappizzi
Publication Date- July 22nd, 2013
Genre- Contemporary Romance
How can you ever love again when tragedy has crushed your heart?
Kathleen used to love life. She had plans, dreams, and faith in life; but that was before the accident that took it all away from her in an instant. Now that her beloved brother is dead and she's confined to a wheelchair, her future is but a dark cloud hovering above her head. How can she ever find the will to move on and keep living without him? Even the cares of the happy-go-lucky American physiotherapist who's helping her with her rehab therapies are all in vain. Life seems to have lost its meaning, until one night she receives an unexpected celestial visit…
Colin has been working as a physiotherapist in Dublin for almost five years, but he’s never bonded so much with a patient like he is bonding with Kathleen; there's something about those sad blue eyes that makes him want to help her, to take away the pain that reminds him so much of his own. Having lost both his parents in a plane crash when he was only sixteen, Colin knows how it feels to have someone you love taken so abruptly away from you, and he makes it his mission to help Kathleen find her faith in life again. But something changes along the way…
Sometimes love can work miracles. If you believe.
It’s hard when you suddenly lose someone close to you, especially when you didn’t have the chance to say goodbye.
Kathleen used to live. She had plans, dreams and faith in life until she had an accident. Suddenly, life was never the same again. She lost the brother she loved the most, couldn’t feel her legs, will most likely live forever in a wheelchair and her future is uncertain. How can she find the strength to move on? Where will she start? Even Colin, the ever-optimistic physiotherapist couldn’t help her. Life had no longer had its appeal. It no longer meant anything to her. Until one night, when she saw Declan – the brother she lost.
Colin had been working in Dublin as a physiotherapist for half a decade, but he had never been close to any patient, until Kathleen came along. There was something about her that makes him want to help her and bring that smile on her face once again. Her eyes almost mirrored his own some years back – the moment he had lost his parents on a plane crash when he was just sixteen years old: guilt is eating her alive. He knew firsthand how it is like to lose someone you cared for in a snap of a finger and he makes it his mission to help Kathleen, not only to move her legs but to live her life once again. Falling in love wasn’t on his to-do list, he didn’t see it coming. But love comes in the most unexpected time.
I am a Catholic and yes, I believed in angels and miracles. I believe everything in life happens for a reason, even though its painful and unexpected. It makes us tougher. But what happened to Kathleen was just devastating. I completely understand the grief and guilt that has been choking her since the accident. Both emotions can tie you on a chair, ropes heavy enough to keep you down and not allow you to walk.
Hugged by an Angel brings us the journey of a girl who had been through the most agonizing time of her life. It can be quite a drag because it depicts ALMOST the daily happenings in the life of Kathleen and Caleb - how they try to surpass the trials and the past that is thrown at them. But it was worth to see how she stands up from the great fall that she encountered. It was a great 'moving' novel. Roberta Capizzi gives inspiration to readers that anything can happen when you have faith and you believe. Miracles can happen, love can make anything possible.
An avid reader since her childhood years and being an only child, Roberta always enjoyed the company of her fictional friends from the children’s books she loved reading, while she dreamed of writing her own stories one day.
It was when she discovered novels by authors Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy in her teenage years that she realized it was time she put down in words the stories she had kept well hidden in her mind until then.
What started as a hobby, soon turned into a real passion and a way of life, until she could no longer keep the stories to herself, and decided to get over her fears and share them with the world.
Roberta lives in Italy, but her dream is to move out of her country and live either in a thatched cottage in the Irish countryside or in a country house with a swing on the back porch, somewhere in the United States, where she would love to spend her days writing novels as a full-time job, and maybe one day even get as far as writing a screenplay for a movie.