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He Sees You When You're Sleeping : A Novel (2001)

by Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark

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Very light Christmas tale about a man stalled at heaven's gates. He's sent back to earth to prove his worthiness by helping someone, and he befriends a heartbroken 7yo and sets the wheels in motion to get her father and Nana out of the witness protection program in time for Christmas ( )
  nancynova | Oct 7, 2017 |
The more I read these Mary Higgins Clark books, the more I like them. Here is a good Christmas story that I just finished ready. Yes, a little late, I know. But better late than never.

It is a new twist on an old classic. Sterling Brooks is dead and is waiting for his turn to go to heaven. How long has he been waiting? Around 6 decades. To atone for his sins, he is sent back as an angel to help someone on earth and maybe then he can get into heaven. That is where he then meets little Marrisa. And so the story begins.

It reminded me a lot of "Its a wonderful life". Yes, all the characters evovle. It is a happy ending and quite predictable as far as a story is concerned but it is entertaining nonetheless. I highly recommend reading it. ( )
  DVerdecia | Jan 29, 2016 |
This was a feel good Christmas story. It had a catchy plot with good characters. If you are looking for a holiday book that's an easy read, this is the book for you.
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  EadieB | Jan 19, 2016 |
This was a perfect quick reading for the holiday season. Sterling Brooks who is since 46 years waiting infront of the gates of heaven finally arrives at the last judgement. To his disappointment, he is not admitted to go over the bridge before he has fulfilled a task. He is sent back on earth to help Marissa whose beloved father and granny have been put into the Witness Protection Program. It's close to Christmas when also is Marissa's birthday and she has given in any hope to see them again. Sterling, who was very selfish during his life, is touched by the heartbroken girl and sets out all the stops to help her. ( )
  Ameise1 | Dec 28, 2015 |
It wasn't my favorite Clark book, but a good story of redemption. A man has been waiting for years to enter heaven, and when he is finally call is told that he must prove himself and becomes an angle to a little girl to reunite her with her family. The title has always been a little creepy to me, but he story holds true. ( )
  midkid88 | Aug 6, 2012 |
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We dedicate this book to the victims of the September 11, 2001, tragedy, to the families and friends who loved them, and to the rescuers who risked their own lives to help them.
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There's nothing worse than listening to the sounds of preparations for a great party, knowing that you're not invited.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743456866, Mass Market Paperback)

From the "Queen of Suspense," Mary Higgins Clark, and bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark -- the acclaimed mother/daughter duo -- comes this holiday treat, a heartwarming tale of redemption and love.

He Sees You When You're Sleeping

Sterling Brooks has been cooling his heels in the Celestial Waiting Room for forty-six years, waiting for admission to heaven. Finally, just days before Christmas, he's summoned before the Heavenly Council and found unworthy; throughout his life he had been hopelessly self-absorbed. To redeem himself, he is given the chance to go back to Earth and find someone to help.

At New York's Rockefeller Center skating rink, Sterling encounters Marissa, a heartbroken seven-year-old whose father and grandmother have been forced into the Witness Protection Program; they had overheard two gangsters hatch a sinister plot to collect money from a debtor. Able to travel through time and space, Sterling devises a master plan to reunite little Marissa with her family in time for Christmas. Along the way, he discovers within himself what it takes to earn his wings.

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Sterling Brooks is sent back to Earth to reunite a heartbroken seven-year-old girl with her father and grandmother, who were forced into the witness protection program because two mobsters have put a price on their heads.

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