Mr. Miracle
Debbie Macomber
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Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel
Debbie Macomber
272 pages
October 2014
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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Things are never as we think they will be when we go home. Addie Folsom is headed home after her stint of making it on her own in Montana crashes to a halt. Her dreams have all been dashed; why did she ever think she could be successful with one of those get-rich-quick schemes? To make matters worse, her father has died. Along with his death has flown her and her mother's Christmas spirit. No holiday will ever be the same again now with him gone. What Addie doesn't realize is that her life is on a collision course with just what she needs.

Harry Mills has his wings, and he has to fill in as a literature professor in order to change Addie's life story. As in so many of Debbie Macomber's books, an angel (Harry here) has a way of working miracles in people's lives. He is challenged with his own trials, posing as human and experiencing human characteristics. Many humorous scenes ensue, and he faces each one in order to make Addie's life as it should be: there is life beyond her father's death. He is her literature professor; she is one class short of her diploma, and must pass his course in order to graduate.

In order to make it through the first Christmas without her husband, Addie's mother plans to go on a cruise with her next-door neighbor Julie, who is also a widow. The Folsoms have lived next door to the Simmons for many years, and their sons were very good friends. Erich has always thought of Addie as a little sister. But could it be more than just brotherly love when angel Harry enters their lives? An unfortunate accident while the mothers are on the cruise has Addie and Erich spending more time together. Can they keep from being at each other's throats?

I loved the lighthearted Mr. Miracle and Addie's feelings really resonated with me. The upcoming holiday will be my first without my beloved dad, like Addie. The feelings of Addie's mother in wanting something different from the traditional holiday trappings is like my own mom's feelings this year. Mr. Miracle will put anyone--no matter where they are in life--in a Christmas spirit. Debbie Macomber does not disappoint with this year's Angel series book. It just wouldn't be Christmas without a Debbie Macomber treasure.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Lori Plach, 2014

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