Angels on Earth

Inspiring Real-Life Stories of Fate, Friendship, and the Power of Kindness


About The Book

From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes a heartwarming book about the huge impact that small acts of kindness from strangers can have on the world around us.

One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed a small boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald’s for lunch. Twenty years later, at Laura’s fiftieth birthday party, Maurice Mayzik gave a toast, thanking Laura for that small act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast, Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel.

Laura knows better than anyone that angels—divine and otherwise—are all around us. After An Invisible Thread was published and became an international bestseller, people began telling Laura their own stories about how chance encounters with strangers have changed their lives. From a woman who saved a life simply by buying someone a book, to a financier who gave a stranger the greatest gift of all, to a teacher who chose a hug over discipline and changed a lost boy’s future, Angels on Earth is a touching and heartfelt collection of stories about how one seemingly small act of kindness can make a profound difference.

About The Authors

© Jennifer Tonetti Spellman

Laura Schroff is a former advertising executive who helped launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyleTeen People, and People StyleWatch. Schroff has also worked as the New York Division Manager at People magazine and as Associate Publisher at Brides magazine. She lives in Westchester, New York.

Photograph by Lorraine Stundis

Alex Tresniowski is a former human-interest writer at People and the bestselling author of several books, most notably The Vendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies. His other titles include An Invisible ThreadWaking Up in Heaven, and The Light Between Us.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Howard Books (October 2016)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501158773

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