Welcome! A Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry, A Christmas Home by Marta Perry and Child's Play by Danielle Steel will be out on October 8. Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart releases October 29 along with Can't Judge a Book by It's Murder by Amy Lillard. Is there a book you are looking forward to publishing this month?
A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber has readers enjoying December in Seattle, Washington. Laurel McCullough arrives home from teaching first graders to find police at her house. Her grandmother, Helen became confused and thought Laurel was a child who failed to arrive home from school. After Laurel and her husband, Zach agree that it is time to get someone to stay with Helen during the day while the two of them are at work. It is an expense they really cannot afford after the expensive IVF treatments, but Helen’s well-being is important to them. Laurel contacts Caring Angels where she is told that no one is available until the New Year. That evening after dinner, there is a knock at the door, and they find Mrs. Miracle on their doorstep. Laurel notices an improvement in her grandmother right away and is happy to see Helen lively again. She is a little worried, though, when Helen states that Mrs. Miracle is an angel. Helen has been praying for Laurel because she knows how badly her granddaughter wants a child. Laurel and Zach are unable to have a baby naturally and the adoption of a foster child fell through days before the court hearing. Laurel has lost faith as well as hope, but Zach is still hopeful that there is a child out there for them. You never know what can happen during this magical time of year.
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.
A Mrs. Miracle Christmas is available at Amazon (Amazon UK) along with other major booksellers. Thank you for joining me today. If you wish to read Debbie Macomber's other angelic novels, check here on Amazon. I will be back tomorrow (I haven't decided which book to feature yet). I hope you have a heavenly day. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader