*I received a free copy of Call Me Mrs. Miracle from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
Series: Angelic Intervention #8
Published by Harlequin MIRA on 28 September 2010
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
This Christmas, Emily Merkle (call her Mrs. Miracle!) is working in the toy department at Finley's, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than Jake Finley, the owner's son.
For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now Christmas means just one thing to him and to his father. Profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat.
Holly Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly's widowed brother is in the army and won't be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley's, the one gift he desperately wants. If she can figure out how to afford it.
Fortunately, it's Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking!
This Christmas will be different. For all of them.
Sweet and warm Christmas stories with romance and chemistry; there you have Call me Mrs. Miracle in a nutshell.
My Call Me Mrs. Miracle review:
There are actually too very cute, warm and engaging stories in Call Me Mrs. Miracle – in the first one, Holly struggles to make ends meet since her nephew Gabe came to live with her while her brother was in Afghanistan. Jake Finley hasn’t celebrated Christmas for the past 21 years, ever since his mom and his sister were killed in an accident on Christmas Eve. When Holly and Jake meet, they feel vey comfortable with each other straight away, and there is a strong attraction between them.
As different hurdles are thrown at this cute couple, Mrs. Miracle is right there to make sure things go in the right direction. Well written, and truly filled with the Holiday spirit, Call Me Mrs. Miracle touched my heart and make me feel like getting ready for Christmas! Even if it was bordering on cheesy in some places, I was completely satisfied with the story.
The 2nd story in Call Me Mrs. Miracle was The Christmas Basket, and in this story, Noelle and Thom meet again for the first time in ten years. They were ready to run away and get married when they were 18, going against their mothers’ long dispute. However, the elopement didn’t happen, and since then, they have both blamed each other.
As most of my readers know, I just love 2nd chance at love stories, and this one was no exception. Very cute, well written and with tangible chemistry, I was cheering for Noelle and Thom to get their Christmas Miracle – both in the way of renewed love, and to see their mothers’ make up and become friends again so that their relationship would be easier as well.
If you are looking for a book to help you get in the Christmas spirit, Call Me Mrs. Miracle is the perfect choice! Both stories are heartwarming, sweet and now I need to bake cookies!
Some of my favorite Call Me Mrs. Miracle quotes:
Because of the accident, Jake and his father ignored anything to do with Christmas in their personal lives.
Despite her boss’s complaints about one thing or another, Holly’s smile stayed in place all morning. A kind deed by a virtual stranger buffered her from four hours of commands, criticism and complaints.
He broke away in order to answer; as he suspected, the car was downstairs, waiting.
And some from The Christmas Basket:
As far as I’m concerned, the fewer people who know, the better. He’s bound to be married, anyway. Good I want him to be happy. No, I don’t. If I can’t be honest in my journal, then I shouldn’t keep one.
I’m afraid I’m falling in love with him again – if I ever stopped! – but there are so many complications. In fact, I wonder if our best choice would be simply to call it quits.