Thursday, November 4, 2010
Call Me Mrs. Miracle
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Mira Books
Source: Reviewed for BookPleasures
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Emily Merkle, also known as Mrs. Miracle has taken her most recent assignment and relocated to 34th street. Mrs. Miracle is working the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season in the toy department at Finley’s. Her boss, Jake Finley, has taken a major risk and bet on the “hot” toy of the year. This has brought negative attention on Jake by his father and CEO, Mr. Finley Sr. For both Jake and his father, Christmas has not existed since a tragic accident claimed the lives of his mother and sister years before. These two need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat and their lives happy.
Holly Larson is trying to save her money to buy this year’s “hot” toy, an electronic robot, for her nephew Gabe, whom she has temporary custody of. Gabe’s father, a widower, was sent overseas and will not be home for Christmas. Desperate to see Gabe happy, Holly needs a miracle to afford the toy now that her boss had decided not to give her a Christmas bonus! It is Mrs. Miracles chance to show them what she is made of and throw a little match making romance into the loop. This is a Christmas no one will forget.
Call Me Mrs. Miracle was a wonderfully uplifting novel. I breezed through this book, addicted to the story and in love with the characters. Debbie does a wonderful job of bringing her reader into the story and connecting them to the characters. The story was very realistic in a human life way, but also had the charms of a Hallmark channel Christmas movie. The story defines the spirit of Christmas and was very satisfying to read.
If you didn’t read this book for any other reason than the Mrs. Miracle quotes at the beginning of each chapter, it would still be worth the money spent. I absolutely enjoyed reaching the end of a chapter just to start a new one and read Mrs. Miracles next line of advice, quote or humorous thought. The author also includes a couple recipes mixed within the pages of the story which was very exciting to me. Call Me Mrs. Miracle is the must read romance novel of the season. Readers of all ages will be able to enjoy this clean, uplifting novel. I certainly did.