A Mrs. Miracle Christmas

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas

by Debbie Macomber

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Mrs. Miracle shows an ordinary family that they are blessed beyond belief in this uplifting holiday tale from Debbie Macomber.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399181399
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 143
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of Window on the Bay, Cottage by the Sea, Any Dream Will Do, If Not for You, and the Rose Harbor Inn series, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Thirteen of her novels have reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and five of her beloved Christmas novels have been hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. Hallmark Channel also produced the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She is as well the author of the cookbook Debbie Macomber’s Table. There are more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Hometown:

Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington

Education:

Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Laurel McCullough arrived home to find two police cruisers parked in the driveway with their lights flashing. If that wasn’t enough to get her heart racing, it was seeing her grandmother on the front porch, clearly distressed, wringing her hands and looking around anxiously.

Laurel slammed her vehicle into park and leaped out of her car, nearly stumbling in her eagerness to find out what had happened.

“Nana,” she cried, rushing toward her grandmother.

The instant Laurel came into view, Helen covered her mouth with her hands, and her eyes, filled with dread, looked to the ground.

“Laurel, oh dear, oh dear,” she said, her shoulders slumping. “I’m sorry. I’ve made a terrible mistake.” 

Laurel wrapped her arms around her grandmother, hoping to comfort her.

“Officer, what’s going on here?” “Are you Laurel Lane? This is your grandmother?”

“Yes, but McCullough is my married name.”

“I’m so sorry,” Helen repeated, worry lines creasing her face. “When I woke from my nap, my mind was fuzzy. I was afraid because you weren’t home from school, so I called the police.”

“Your grandmother reported that her ten-year-old granddaughter hadn’t returned from school,” the kind officer explained to Laurel.

Laurel swallowed down her shock. Nana had been mentally slipping for a while now—little things she couldn’t remember, small details—and this was the second major incident within a short time period.

“As you can see, I’m a bit older than ten,” Laurel told the officer. “I’m sorry that we’ve troubled you. She’s a bit confused right now. I came to live with my grandmother when I was ten.”

“No trouble, Miss. We’re just happy we aren’t looking at an abduction.”

After answering a few more questions for the officers, Laurel gently led her grandmother back into the house and had her sit in her favorite chair. “I don’t know what came over me,” Helen said, and moaned, covering her cheeks with her hands. “I’m so embarrassed.”

Helen wrapped her arms about herself like she needed to hold on to the present and leave the past behind. “I . . . I looked at the time and you weren’t home and suddenly you were ten years old again. I was convinced something dreadful had happened to you. What’s wrong with me?” she cried. “How could I have done something so bizarre? Am I going crazy?”

Laurel went to her knees in front of her precious grandmother. “Of course you aren’t crazy, Nana. You didn’t do anything wrong.”

“Those officers came right away and were so kind. I feel terrible to have troubled them.” She looked up, seeming to be struck by inspiration. “I should bake them cookies to apologize for wasting their time.”

“It’s over. I’m home now, and everything is okay.”

Laurel brewed tea, thinking it would settle their nerves. She sat beside her grandmother, reassuring her several times.

Laurel’s brain raced with how best to deal with this latest situation. Last week, her grandmother had lost her way in the neighborhood, the very one she’d lived in for more than fifty years. Nana had gone out to collect the mail and noticed that the neighbor’s new puppy, Browser, had escaped his yard. She’d followed him to try to bring him back and hadn’t been able to find her way home. Eventually, the neighbor had found the puppy, along with Helen, and had brought Laurel’s visibly upset grandmother back home with her.

Nana looked pale and frightened. “The doctor said that would happen, didn’t he? Me getting more and more confused? Wasn’t it only last week when I got lost? This is all part of having dementia, isn’t it?”

Laurel nodded. The dementia had become significantly worse over the last several months. It was at the point that she didn’t feel comfortable leaving her grandmother alone. But what choice did she have? Their financial resources were tight. All she could do was pray that she and Zach, her husband, could come up with a way to manage these new issues that Nana was having.

“I don’t want you to worry about me, Laurel,” Helen insisted. “I won’t be calling the police again, and I won’t be going outside on my own anymore, either.”

Laurel couldn’t bear the thought of her grandmother being stuck inside the house by herself for hours on end, afraid to leave for fear she’d be unable to find her way home.

“You have enough on your plate,” Helen continued. “I don’t ever want to be a burden.”

“You will never be, Nana.” Her grandmother had always put others ahead of herself. Laurel set aside her tea and knelt before her nana the way she had as a child. Resting her head in her grandmother’s lap, Laurel mulled over this latest development, uncertain what to do.

Helen gently brushed Laurel’s hair with her fingers. “You know, I’ve been praying for you.”

Her nana was a prayer warrior. While Laurel wanted to believe God answered prayers, she’d given up all hope. She couldn’t help being discouraged. Every road she’d taken to bring a child into their family had turned into a dead end. She couldn’t do it any longer. Couldn’t hold on to a dream that ended in pain each time. She’d given up and closed the door on the possibility. Laurel had tried to stay positive, but it seemed a baby wasn’t ever going to happen for her.

“I guess I should be saying prayers for myself,” Nana teased, and gripped hold of her granddaughter’s hand. “God has a baby for you. I feel it in my heart, Laurel. Don’t give up hope.”

Laurel didn’t know how to make her nana understand. She and Zach finally had realized that they weren’t meant to have children. They’d decided to move forward after coming to terms with their situation. Neither of them was willing to go through yet another failed attempt at the process of bringing a child into their home, into their family. And the sooner Nana accepted that children weren’t going to be part of their lives, the better. For her to even mention the possibility of a child pained Laurel.

“Remember Hannah?” Nana reminded her. “She desperately wanted a child, and God gave her Samuel.”

Her grandmother was well versed in the Bible and began to recount the stories of other women who had dealt with infertility.

“And Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist.”

“I do.”

“And Rachel.”

“Yes, Nana, you’ve shared these stories with me before,” Laurel gently replied. She thought to herself that the Bible didn’t recount the women who had been unable to have children.

Her grandmother continued to tenderly brush Laurel’s head. “Don’t lose faith, dear one.”

It was too late. Tears leaked from Laurel’s eyes, which she hurriedly blinked away. Disappointment had followed disappointment. The IVF treatments had been costly in more ways than one. The financial burden was only half of it. The emotional toll had been devastating. Hope had been shattered with each negative result, until Laurel had no option but to abandon her dream of ever being able to give birth.

While making payments to the fertility clinic, Laurel and Zach moved in with her grandmother. It was the only way they could make it financially. Nana needed them, and they needed her. It was a win-win for them all.

When the IVF treatments had failed, Laurel and Zach contacted a reputable adoption agency and filled out the paperwork. That had been followed by extensive interviews before they were eventually placed on a waiting list. A very long list. In fact, they were informed that it could easily take several years before they’d be able to receive a baby. Years. And as each year went by, they knew that their chances to be chosen to parent an infant would decrease.

Month after month followed with no word of a baby being available. What little hope Laurel had hung on to dwindled down to a mere speck. She wanted to believe God heard her prayers—she truly did. She wanted to think positively, but after years of trying and years of dreaming, only to have those dreams shattered again and again, she found she couldn’t. And it wasn’t only hope that had diminished; her faith had also hit rock bottom.

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A Mrs. Miracle Christmas: A Novel 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
KVM 1 days ago
Another great Christmas story from Debbie Macomber, Mrs Miracle is back and brings faith to all who reads this book. I just found reading this book comforting, it really does make you believe in something greater then yourself and enjoy the magic of Christmas while reading it. A great book to put you in the spirit of Christmas.
KWeldon 5 days ago
A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber is a perfect holiday book. It is a touching and sweet story that touches on dementia and infertility. Laurel and Zach live with and take care of Laurel's grandmother Helen. They want children and after a failed adoption Laurel has given up hope. Mrs. Miracle comes in to help with her grandmother and a few other things. I enjoy Debbie Macomber books and especially love Mrs. Miracle. This is a book about faith and hope even with life seems bleak. A must read for the holidays. Thank you Netgalley and Random House Publishing Goup-Ballantine for the opportunity to read and review this book. Romance Women's Fiction Release Date: October 1, 2019
Anonymous 6 days ago
I have read all the Mrs. Miracle books, but this is the best! It shows that God does know the best time in all things. We might want a faster resolution to our problems, but God's timing is best. We can not see this until it all has happened in His time.
Anonymous 7 days ago
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. You can receive your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MFHG8S3/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1   This starts out in a precarious situation with a woman with onset dementia and calling the police regarding her 10 year old missing granddaughter, Laurel. She had told the police that she was late coming home from school. Laurel walks into the house, as an adult with the police at her house. It is shortly before Christmas and the realization that grandma cannot stay home alone lies heavily on her shoulders, along with the debt from failed IVF. After speaking to the agency and being told there is a huge wait list, Laurel consults with her husband about what to do. He too has no idea what to do, so they decide to just hang tight until after the holidays. Shortly after this conversation, Mrs. Miracle appears at their door and has a solution to everything. Boy, could I sure use her in my life. Mrs. Miracle, I have a few stops for you to make..my house first, please! Did I mention my cousin with four kids who could also use a little Mrs. Miracle love and magic? PLEASE come my way!! Anyway, the book unfolds with Mrs. Miracle working her undeniable magic and interference, in a good way, in people's lives. A wish that Laurel never thought would come true is manifested. Mrs. Miracle is quite the Godsend! She is someone that I want in my household and wish that she would come and clean up my house, organize my life and fix what is broken. This is what Mrs. Miracle does and this book does not disappoint! I love everything Debbie writes and was so happy that I was able to review this one. I want to just hug Mrs Miracle after this book! If you are looking for a nice, heartfelt book, you will find it here and it ends with a smile, but it leaves you longing for Debbie to write yet another book and wonder why you torture yourself when you know another Christmas book is not coming out until next year. In the meantime, I will sit here and long for said book. Thanks Debbie for warming my heart on a not so cold fall day!
Anonymous 9 days ago
I absolutely loved this story. I was so glad to enjoy Mrs. Miracle again. I shed a few tears of sadness, but definitely laughter and tears of happiness at the end. Perfect Christmas story. Laurel, Zach and Helen find that prayers and faith can be answered. Miracles do happen. I’ve been a reader of Debbie Macomber for years. It was so enjoyable to see that Shirley, Goodness and Mercy made an appearance in the book. That was such a feel good series too. Maybe Hallmark will turn this one into a Christmas movie too! Just will miss Doris Roberts.
Cali-Jewel 9 days ago
Incredibly uplifting, heart warming and touching journey. This is a highly entertaining, fun, exciting and engaging holiday story filled with emotional assurance in the strength of family, love and faith..... Loved this journey!
boclairedesigns 11 days ago
Another great holiday story from one of my favorite authors. Such an uplifting and positive story of a couple who have suffered from infertility and disappointment. Prayer is a powerful and personal thing and this wonderful story makes you believe in the power of prayer. You'll laugh and cry as this family is rewarded with faith beyond measure. Run, don't walk to your nearest store to get your own copy and enjoy! I received a free ARC eBook from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
silvatrend8553 12 days ago
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. Now her beloved Nana is having issues with her memory. When Laurel contacts a local home-care organization for help, there are no caregivers available. Then miraculously Mrs. Miracle appears on their doorstep. Is this lady the answer to their prayers in more than one way. This book is both delightful and heart rending. A tearjerker in places this wonderfully written holiday tale is one that is not to be missed. I have seen the movies that were made for TV of the other Mrs. Miracle titles but this is my first time reading one. I read this book very quickly and enjoyed every minute. Debbie Macomber writes a compelling tale that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. I gave this book 4.65 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization. Everyone who is a fan of TV Christmas movies will be familiar with the Mrs. Miracle character. This is another book that deserves to be featured as a TV movie. I received a complimentary ARC of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
Teri1957 13 days ago
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. At some point in our lives it would be nice to have a guardian angel. Debbie Macomber spins a story of love, loss, happiness, and sorrow. This book is a story of life that only Macomber can write. Extraordinarily well written (as always) with realistic characters that you want to reach out and hug. I definitely recommend this book! Enjoy!
KrisAnderson_TAR 15 days ago
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.
CCrow 16 days ago
Another wonderful, heartwarming book by Debbie Macomber! Fans of Debbie Macomber (and Mrs. Miracle) will not be disappointed! Laurel and Zach are the perfect couple, but they are missing one thing they always dreamed and hoped for - a baby! After the heartache of losing baby Jonathan when his biological father regained custody of him, Laurel is done. How can she go through that devastation again? "A Mrs. Miracle Christmas" follows Zach and Laurel as they work through their pain and the trials of not being able to have a baby. When Mrs. Miracle arrives as the caregiver sent by Caring Angels to help care for Nana (Laurels grandmother), she brings with her hope and love to help mend their hurting hearts.
Quinni 16 days ago
A cup of cheer for “A Mrs. Miracle Christmas”! Absolutely loved this one. Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to enjoy this book well in advance of the release date. It brought my heart such joy! I have to say, to date, this is most likely one of my most favorite reads by Ms. Debbie! Perhaps it was the theme, or the timing of the story. I needed to come home to a tale such as this, these past few weeks! Having a rough day and then reading something to fun, uplifting and heart warming, I mean seriously how could it not make my heart happy! And, we just had some friends who were waiting for such a long time, just like Laurel and Zach, for their miracle to arrive. And it reminded me of them, and their journey. Things do work out as they should, when they should. And we all have a Mr.s Miracle in our corner if we look closely and pay attention. This book was so well written, on point, heartwarming and just a wonderful read all around. I would recommend this for anyone in the midst of adoption, as a holiday read and I already have three people who I intend on purchasing this one for for Christmas.
Calliegh0 17 days ago
Mrs. Miracle returns. I love this character. She brings hope, love, forgiveness, understanding, and faith to her many assignments. She is a sweet fun loving grandmother type who the reader cannot help but love. Laurel and Zach have prayed for a baby since they married. However, God has not blessed them yet. When they move in with Laurel's grandmother, life becomes more complicated. Calling in outside help seems to be the only answer. Enter: Mrs. Miracle. With her love and support, Helen appears to perk up. She believes that Mrs. Miracle is an angel. Will everyone find answers this Christmas with Mrs. Miracle around? Will prayers be met? Come along on this heavenly ride. I received a copy through Netgalley. A positive review was not required.
Anonymous 17 days ago
I have never read a Debbie Macomber book that I haven't liked! This one was so good
sandralb 18 days ago
Debbie Macomber's latest book, A Mrs. Miracle Christmas is a wonderful little Christmas story. I always enjoyed reading Debbie's other Angel series books. I loved that she not only has Mrs. Miracle but also Shirley, Goodness and Mercy as guest appearances in this story. Debbie does a fantastic job of carefully crafted characters that you will not soon forget. I fell in love with Laurel, her husband Zack, grandmother Helen and of course Mrs. Miracle. Helen has started to be forgetful and showing signs of dementia. Laurel and Zack work full time and need to find someone to stay with grandmother during the day, while they are at work. Mrs. Miracle shows up as a Home Care Angel to stay with Helen. Helen is the first to realize that Mrs. Miracle is a real heavenly angle sent from God in answer to their prayers. I received a complementary copy from Ballantine Books through NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Anonymous 18 days ago
5 Perfect stars! Seriously. Is this author even able to write anything but amazing stories? Debbie Macomber never ever fails to satisfy my reader's soul. After reading six very powerful, emotionally morbid and dense, draining books, I picked up "Mrs. Miracle" and read it in less than 3 hours. It was like having an ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Mrs. Miracle is the sweet, lovely story, set during the months of Christmas, of the great love of a married woman who, with her husband, moved into her Grandmother's house in order to take care of her, after the grandmother was diagnosed with dementia. Laurel McCullough is a teacher at a local school, and a really good one at that. Her husband is supportive and wants very much to make Laurel happy. Laurel wants nothing more than to have a baby of her own, but it seems the fates are against them. Now, she and her husband, after a myriad of unsuccessful and emotionally painful fertility treatments are bunking with Nana in order to pay off their bills as much as to keep an eye on Nana. Nana's dementia progressively gets worse, and eventually a day care arrangement must be made...and thus enters Mrs. Miracle. If I say much more I will give the story away, but what follows is a soul satisfying "feel good" read that will make your heart smile. No....Laurel and her husband are never pregnant, but something just as sweet occurs; something you could say was just short of a "miracle." Do yourself a favor: take a mental vacation and read this story. It seriously made my heart smile.
bmrawlins 18 days ago
I love Christmas stories. I do. I know they are predictable, often times cheesy and unrealistic, but oh, they are warm, and delightful, and make me happy to my core. Add in Debbie Macomber, Queen of Christmas stories and a delightful return of Mrs. Miracle, and you cannot go wrong. I enjoyed sharing in this young couple's struggle to move forward after loss and tragedy and the addition of Mrs. Miracle in the process. The grandmother all but steals the show and deserves center stage in this one. I enjoyed Mrs. Miracle breaking the rules and "sharing" or revealing more than she usually does in order to see health and healing in a wonderful woman dealing with Alzheimer's disease. An absolute must read for the holiday season and will make a thoroughly satisfying movie as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All comments, thoughts, and opinions are my own.
TracyFritts1974 18 days ago
This book is a delightful and incredible, sweet read. It was wonderful written. I enjoyed the storyline. The characters Laurel and Jack are wonderful. It was easy to read and a page turner. I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are of my own.
TracyFritts1974 18 days ago
This book is a delightful and incredible, sweet read. It was wonderful written. I enjoyed the storyline. The characters Laurel and Jack are wonderful. It was easy to read and a page turner. I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are of my own.
Emma 18 days ago
A Mrs. Miracle Christmas:by Debbie Macomber Mrs. Miracle shows an ordinary family that they are blessed beyond belief in this uplifting holiday tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. 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 is Laurel McCullough her husband, Zach's story. This is Laurel beloved grandmother, Helen's story. Laurel McCullough arrived home to find two police cruisers parked in the driveway with their lights flashing. If that wasn’t enough to get her heart racing, it was seeing her grandmother on the front porch, clearly distressed, wringing her hands and looking around anxiously. Laurel slammed her vehicle into park and leaped out of her car, nearly stumbling in her eagerness to find out what had happened. “Nana,” she cried, rushing toward her grandmother. Laurel’s brain raced with how best to deal with this latest situation. Last week, her grandmother had lost her way in the neighborhood, the very one she’d lived in for more than fifty years. Nana had gone out to collect the mail and noticed that the neighbor’s new puppy, Browser, had escaped his yard. She’d followed him to try to bring him back and hadn’t been able to find her way home. Eventually, the neighbor had found the puppy, along with Helen, and had brought Laurel’s visibly upset grandmother back home with her. Nana looked pale and frightened. “The doctor said that would happen, didn’t he? Me getting more and more confused? Wasn’t it only last week when I got lost? Laurel nodded. The dementia had become significantly worse over the last several months. It was at the point that she didn’t feel comfortable leaving her grandmother alone. But what choice did she have? Their financial resources were tight. All she could do was pray that she and Zach, her husband, could come up with a way to manage these new issues that Nana was having. I highly recommend reading. A Mrs. Miracle Christmas:by Debbie Macomber is a wonderful well written 5 star book. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book." more books by Debbie Macomber. Texas Home (Heart of Texas) Dakota Skies (Dakota) Window on the Bay Laughter in the Rain / Engaged to the Single Mom Dakota Nights (Dakota) Kisses in the Snow A Mrs. Miracle Christmas (Mrs. Miracle) Twenty-One Wishes (Blossom Street) A Walk Along the Beach New Beginnings 1. Last One Home 2. A Girl's Guide to Moving On 3. If Not for You
bookluvr35SL 18 days ago
Laurel McCullough and her husband Zach needed to figure out what to do about her grandmother. Her health was declining and she was beginning to have bouts of confusion and memory loss. They lived with with her, but she was alone during the day while they were both at work. Laurel was also battling depression. She and Zach had been trying for years to have a baby and had even attempted adoption with no success. Laurel had given up on her dream of becoming a mother and it hurt her Grandmother to see her loss of faith. Then Mrs Miracle arrived on their doorstep...... What a wonderful Christmas book. This book not only touched my heart, but it renewed my faith. It is very uplifting and it will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit!
sgreene01 18 days ago
I am a big fan of all of Debbie Macomber's books, but especially her Christmas books. This is another excellent Christmas book from the author, featuring the beloved Mrs. Miracle. We also meet up with her angelic friends from previous books, Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy. Mrs. Miracle becomes a caretaker to Helen, who has dementia. As she does her “angelic” work with Helen, we find moments of laughter and joy as the two ladies grow close. Mrs. Miracle also has come to help with answering the prayers of Lauren and Zach. Lauren is Helen’s granddaughter. They have had many disappointments with not being able to start a family and have given up hope that there will ever be a child in their lives. A perfect Christmas read that you won’t want to put down once you start reading it. I highly recommend this book to start your holiday reading. I received a copy of this book from Random House Publishing – Ballentine and NetGalley, and this is my honest review.
DebbieLTD 19 days ago
A heartwarming story of love, family, and believing. Laurel and Zach are happily married and live and take care of Laurel's grandmother who has dementia. They have tried desperately to have children, but have not been able to. After much heart break, they have given up hope. With Nana getting more confused and getting lost, the couple decide to hire a companion for her while they are working. Mrs. Merkel, AKA Mrs. Miracle, is a blessing to them all. She helps them in ways they never dreamed were possible. Debbie Macomber has done it again. This new Mrs. Miracle story will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
JamieS 19 days ago
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.
momof3boysj 19 days ago
A sweet Christmas story of love, forgiveness, acceptance, healing, and family. An angel, Mrs. Miracle, disguised as a caregiver, enters the life of a family just when everything seems to be going wrong: grandmother with dementia can no longer be left alone and Laurel and Zach's marriage is strained. As she helps the family--assisted, at times, by the angel trio of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy--they rediscover the joy of the Christmas season and are blessed with an unexpected gift: a baby. I love the Mrs. Miracle books, and they are the perfect antidote to a busy Christmas season with a reminder to find joy in the world.