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 her 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! Still, Laurel has to admit that Helen has become noticeably happier and more engaged, decorating the family Christmas tree and setting up the nativity with Mrs. Miracle’s companionship. In the meantime, Laurel and Zach begin to encounter curious signs, all pointing toward the arrival of a special baby.
With Christmas approaching, there appears to be even more to Mrs. Miracle than meets the eye. In a classic turn of Debbie Macomber’s signature seasonal magic, Laurel, Zach, and Helen experience a holiday of heavenly proportions.
Look for more of Mrs. Miracles Christmas adventures, along with those very special angels Shirley, Mercy & Goodness.
Title: A Mrs. Miracle Christmas
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Ballantine Books
My Rating: 5 stars
A MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMAS continues the tradition of the angel stories that I’ve come to love and look forward to each and every year from Debbie Macomber (one of my all-time favorite authors for loving, believable, touching romances). And we even get a cameo (and perhaps a touch of mischief) from that angelic trio of Shirley, Mercy, and Goodness to add to the delight of this particular reader.
This time Mrs. Miracle is traveling to the home of Helen, her granddaughter Laurel and her husband Zach as they all face challenges this Christmas – and something truly wonderous to come if they can just hold on to their hope and faith. Laurel and Zach are struggling with infertility and their intense desire for a child to love and care for, one to call their own no matter how that child comes to them. Unfortunately, that dream has not been realized and some very painful experiences have stolen Laurel’s desire to even pray for a child any more. She’s given up since the pain has become too much to bear, but Zach still holds onto the slightest chance that their dream could still come true. As happens in life, Helen is beginning to experience the forgetfulness, the actual dangers of growing older and it’s been decided to seek help from an agency called Caring Angels. Although the help this family is about to get is far more than the title of home health care agency by a long shot.
I was drawn into A MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMAS from the first page and stayed up long past my own bedtime to finish it in one sitting. This is a story full of pain and hope, tears and laughter, dreams and reality… and angels interventions with loving intentions – and perhaps a bit of mischief as well. I love these angels and watching Mrs. Miracle, Shirley, Mercy, and Goodness do what they do best was a delightful, heartwarming journey. Yes, there are some painful moments for Laurel, but what she’ll discover with a touch of faith and the help of some very special angels will make the pain disappear in a heartbeat once she understands the lessons taught.
I would highly recommend this story to any reader of any genre – and there are more books about these amazing angels should this be your first experience in this world. Like all the angelic intervention stories this one can be read on its own, but there is more to discover should you desire.
I own a Kindle edition of A Mrs. Miracle Christmas.
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