Hope Langley was an up and coming artist with an enviable lifestyle, living in an idyllic country town with a handsome partner and a loving family. “Life couldn’t get any better than this”, she thought until a cruel twist of fate threatened to change the course of her life forever. Paralysed in a car accident and hovering between life and death, Hope survived against all odds. Alone after her partner left and with her self-esteem at an all time low, she was forced to re-assess her life. Then came the inevitable question, “Why me?” Gideon, her guardian angel appeared to her when she was at her lowest ebb, coming down to earth to help her in her darkest hours and falling in love with her in the process. It was almost like he was looking at a mirror image of his past. Hope reminded him so much of a loved one he had lost in another lifetime. He knew from the start it was going to be a tough assignment. Falling in love with a mortal girl was frowned upon in his world. His time on earth had long since passed and his job now was to be a messenger of God, travelling between this world and the next, helping others who have lost their way. At first Hope didn’t want to believe Gideon was real. She had never been a religious person. “Why don’t you just climb back up on top of whatever Christmas tree you fell off?” she had remarked. “We angels are not just ornaments on top of Christmas trees. That’s just how society portrays us. Like you we all have a purpose in life, to help those who really need us. There are many of us around, each with our own special qualities,” was Gideon’s response.