NOW A HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIE
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Mrs. Miracle shows an ordinary family that they are blessed beyond belief in this uplifting holiday tale from Debbie Macomber, the queen of Christmas stories.
As the holiday season begins, Laurel McCullough could use some good news. She and her husband, Zach, have been praying for a baby that seems more and more like an impossible dream, and they’ve had to move in with her beloved grandmother, Helen, who’s having trouble taking care of herself. But when Laurel contacts a local home-care organization for help, there are no caregivers available.
Then Mrs. Miracle appears at the door. No stranger to lending a helping hand to a family in need, Mrs. Miracle reveals herself to be nothing short of a godsend. Helen’s even convinced she’s an angel! And Laurel can’t help but notice that with Mrs. Miracle’s companionship, Helen is noticeably happier and more engaged, decorating the family Christmas tree and setting up the nativity. In the meantime, Laurel and Zach encounter curious signs, all pointing toward the arrival of a special baby.
As Christmas approaches, there appears to be even more to Mrs. Miracle than meets the eye. In a classic tale of Debbie Macomber’s signature seasonal magic, Laurel, Zach, and Helen experience a holiday of heavenly proportions.
This faith-filled holiday tale has little romance but plenty of Christmas spirit. After many failed attempts to get pregnant, Laurel McCullough has finally given up hope, although her husband, Zach, believes it will one day happen. Laurel's grandmother, Helen, who lives with them, has worsening dementia. Fortunately, a caregiver, Mrs. Miracle, arrives with glowing recommendations. Although Helen is happier than ever with her new companion, Zach becomes suspicious and questions Mrs. Miracle's identity. His doubt is no match for Mrs. Miracle and her band of angels. The struggle to become parents eventually wears on Zach and Laurel's relationship, especially when Zach secretly continues to take steps to bring their dream to fruition. Faith and doubt are at war, but Mrs. Miracle is a formidable fighter with the ever-faithful Helen as a trusty sidekick. Snowflakes, merry music, and a traditional Christmas pageant round out the story. Although there's no classic romantic plotline, the story is filled with love and dedication. Macomber makes witty references to the Bible without being pushy or preachy. Anyone who enjoys Christmas will appreciate this sparkling snow globe of a story.
Mrs. Miracle has a new heavenly mission
A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber is touching Christmas story. I began reading it and did not stop until I finished. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas has Debbie Macomber’s delightful writing which drew me right in. Her characters are developed, and the story moved along at a steady pace. Mrs. Miracle is sent by Gabriel to help Helen, Laurel and Zach. Helen has been praying for her granddaughter who has lost faith as well as hope after failed IVF treatments and an unsuccessful adoption. Zach still has hope, but he is not the praying type. Helen, Laurel’s grandmother, has dementia and her life has shrunk to the point where she sits in a chair trying to knit and watching television. With Mrs. Miracle taking care of Helen, her life expands. Helen finds new activities and new friends with her favorite being the kindly Mrs. Miracle. I thought Laurel and Zach’s struggles were realistic. I could feel their turmoil and sadness. There are some bright moments for the couple along with angelic guidance. There were humorous scenes that had me laughing out loud. I especially enjoyed Mrs. Miracle mentioning her friends, Shirley, Goodness and Mercy. Mrs. Miracle enlists their assistance for a job or two. I like the inclusion of this segment of the Twenty-Third Psalm, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.” We see how important it is to never lose hope or faith. God does listen to our prayers and He answers them in His own way and when He feels it is time. We need to remember that patience is a virtue (like Mrs. Miracle, I struggle with this one). It also tells us that we should be grateful for what we do have instead of what we do not have. I am guilty of this as well. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas is a heartwarming Christmas tale that will lift your spirits and touch your heart. I was happy for the epilogue that beautifully wrapped up this touching tale. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas is an uplifting story with heavenly help, grandmotherly guidance, holiday happenings, a spirited Christmas Eve service and the mysterious Mrs. Miracle.
Loved this book
I love Debbie Macombers books--they always leave me with a smile on my face. This was no exception and the fact that was a Christmas book made me smile more. Zach and Laurel have been disappointed because they can't have children and even lost a foster child right before the adoption came through. When Laurel calls the Caring Angels agency to get help with her grandmother, who lives with them, they are surprised to have Mrs Miracle show up so unexpectedly. With her arrival comes the start of events that will change everyone's life. Such a sweet quick read, and with special appearances by my favorite angels, Shirley, Goodness and Mercy! Can't go wrong with a Debbie Macomber book! Thank you NetGalley for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.