By Jimmy Wayne with Travis Thrasher
"Paper Angels," co-written by country singer Jimmy Wayne and author Travis Thrasher, is a character-driven novel with two intertwined stories about family life and hard times, set against the backdrop of hope in which the Christmas season specializes.
Kevin Morrell, a businessman whose company is struggling to survive during a poor economy, takes a paper angel from The Salvation Army's Angel Tree in a crowded mall at his wife's urging. The name on that ornament is Thomas Brandt, a teenager from a broken home, living with his mom and sister in a rented trailer after fleeing from his abusive father. This paper angel links the man and boy together and begins a chain of events that changes not only their lives, but those around them.