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Angels Fall

Updated on November 17, 2013
Angel Falls, Wyoming
Angel Falls, Wyoming

Angels Fall - the book

I just finished reading the book Angels Fall by Nora Roberts. She has once agin managed to write a book that is truly riviting. Her characters are bigger than life and their problems are some we see in the people that surround us. The diagloue is wonderfully written. The give and take between the characters is smart and sly.

Reece Gilmore is an appealing character that draws you in and makes you want her to succeed whatever she is attempting. The book begins with Reece having car problems and running out of money. She lands in a small town called Angel's Fist, Wyoming. Reece has been running away from Boston and the terrible tradegy that happened there. She was the sole survivor of a viscious shooting in a restaurant where she worked as a chef. This shooting killed 12 people that she was very close to, she considered them a part of her family. It left her with panic attacks and nightmares.

She finds a job as a cook in a small cafe called Angel Food Cafe working for a crusty but soft hearted woman named Joanie. After a short period of time she begins to settle a little in the town, fighting herself all the way. Since leaving Boston and her Grandmother's home she has only settled at each stop for a very brief time. The cafe and the people in it has given her a brief sense of peace. Along the way she meets Brody, a writer who moved there to get away. He is criptic, short-tempered and very handsome. There is an instant attraction between the two of them.

One day while on a hike on a Snake River Canyon trail Reece sees a man kill a woman on the other side of the lake. Running down the trail to try to get help she runs into Brody. As the story unfolds Brody becomes the only man in town who is not suspected by Reece of being the murderer. It turns out the town learns of Reeces past and does not believe she saw what she said she saw. Someone is playing malicious tricks on her, making her think she is going crazy and making it appear to the townspeople that she is losing her mind. Through it all Joanie( Angel Food Cafe's owner), Linda-gail (a waitress that works for the cafe and has become her friend) and Bryce are the only people who believe her. The ending of the book is terrific. If I tell you anymore it will give the story away and I don't want to spoil it for you.

Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts

Angels Fall - the movie

In January 2007 Livetime aired the made for tv movie of Angels Fall. They did a job on the movie but I did notice some differences. In the book Joanie ws a softer, friendlier character.Reece lived with her grandmother in the book, she was her only living realative, and in the movie she had lived with her aunt. Lo was long haired and unkempt in the movie and in the book he was a handsome ladies man. Brody in the movie was more understanding and softer spoken, in the book he was standoffish and at times rude and abrasive.

One scene in particular had changed, that the time when she came home and found painted words all over her bathroom, well in the book anyway. In the movie the painted words were all throughout her apartment. And the ending in the movie was different than the ending in the book. I have to say I liked the book's ending better. All and all, Lifetime did a good job of keeping the movie close to the book except for a few differences. They were both good, but my favorite version is the book.


  • Reece Gilmore - Heather Locklear
  • Brody - Johnathan Schaech
  • Rick Marsden (sherrif) - Gary Hudson
  • Lo (Joanie's son) - Derek Hamilton
  • Joanie (cafe owner) - Linda Darlow
  • Linda-gail ( Reece's friend) - Lisa Marie Caruk
  • Mac Dubber (local store owner) - Pete Seadon
  • Debby Marsden (sherrif's wife) - Jemma Blackwell
  • Serge (hairdresser) - Giullermo Ura


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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      fashion, Nora Roberts is a terrific writer. Thanks for the comment.

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      fashion 6 years ago

      Hmm....Interesting story with interesting information.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      acaetnna, Nora Roberts is a terrific writer. You won't be sorry you tried one of her books.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Gosh I have obviously missed out here! I must try to find time to read some of her books!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      As a matter of fact I do Dolores. I loved the book and the movie wasn't bad but I wished they had followed the book closer. I do love Nora Roberts books.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I don't think I have ever read Nora Roberts so stopped in to see what all the noise is about. She is so popular. Don't you hate it when they take a book and make a movie but screw around with the characters?

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love her books, that and Mary Higgins Clark. You will love them.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks to you I am about to read some Nora Roberts....

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I'm with you there, I spend a great deal of time on the computer myself. I didn't say how long it took me to read it. Reading has to be one of my top two favorite things to do. Anyway, Nora Roberts is one of my favorite also. I appreciate you dropping by, it's nice to hear from you.

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      Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

      I love Nora Roberts - she is one of my favorites - don't have as much time to read these days - spend too much time on the computer.