How did an angel enter Victor Wolf’s life? The answer was simple…at the hockey rink when a little schoolteacher asked a favor of him: to bring her the head of a poisonous snake when he went snake hunting. She didn’t look like an angel. The deep discolored circles under her eyes reminded the coach of a raccoon. She looked as though she hadn’t had a good night’s sleep in a while. The tough hockey coach didn’t look much better. He also had circles that everyone said were from too much nightlife. They each had their dark secrets.
Jr.’s Angel intertwines the coach and the teacher as they reveal details of their pasts. The coach played a chess game with God for much of his life. As the game neared its end, the coach realized that God would always be the Winner. As though to make amends, God sent him the only woman Victor Wolf ever really loved.
The file cabinet is nearly empty, although a few notes remain. Now I had begun to store my notes that covered twenty years of my life and adventures with my husband.
As I filed some papers, I came across a book by one of Vic’s favorite authors, Ernest Hemingway. Hidden inside was a quote by Hemingway, “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” This folded scrap of paper held a clue to Vic’s philosophy. Vic loved Hemingway because the man wrote about how he had experienced life. Vic knew the best fiction had to be based upon reality and experience. Vic’s notes and writings revealed how he lived life. But his life held sorrow and disappointment, until he met the woman who introduced him to the concept of love. Vic’s story had left many unanswered questions. This book fills in the missing gaps of many characters.
Jr.’s Angel is a tribute to love, a word that a tough guy couldn’t speak until he fell under the influence of a little schoolteacher who had been abused and put in a corner. She survived somehow. Once she met the tough guy, she flourished. The two found each other: warrior and angel. Unselfish love and dedication allowed each to thrive. He became her true love and hero; she became his angel on this earth.