Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie MacomberMr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber

Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel

byDebbie Macomber

Hardcover | October 7, 2014

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Beloved author Debbie Macomber celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in this heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home—coming soon as a Hallmark Channel original movie!

 
Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track—and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store.

After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn’t plan to do is run into Erich Simmons.

Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they’re suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble.

Perhaps it’s the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought—and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they’ll never forget.

Praise for Mr. Miracle
 
“Macomber’s Christmas novels are always something to cherish. Mr. Miracle is a sweet and innocent story that will lift your spirits during the holidays and throughout the year. Celebrating the comforts of home, family traditions, forgiveness and love, this is the perfect, quick Christmas read.”RT Book Reviews
 
“[Macomber] writes about romance, family and friendship with a gentle, humorous touch.”Tampa Bay Times

“Macomber spins another sweet, warmhearted holiday tale that will be as comforting to her fans as hot chocolate on Christmas morning.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“This gentle, inspiring romance will be a sought-after read.”Library Journal
 
“Macomber cheerfully presents a holiday story that combines the winsomeness of a visiting angel (similar to Clarence from It’s a Wonderful Life) with the more poignant soulfulness of A Christmas Carol to bring to life a memorable reading experience.”Bookreporter
 
“Macomber’s name is almost as closely linked to Christmas reading as that of Charles Dickens. . . . [Mr. Miracle] has enough sweetness, charm, and seasonal sentiment to make Macomber fans happy.”—The Romance Dish
Debbie Macomber, the author of Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides,and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Nine of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and three of her beloved Christmas novels have been  hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. M...
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Title:Mr. Miracle: A Christmas NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 7.54 × 5.23 × 1.09 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553391151

ISBN - 13:9780553391152

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful feel-good story. Debbie Macomber has written another heartwarming story about angels coming to earth to help their human charges. Guardian angel, Harry Mills, is on his first mission on earth and is finding humans to be more of a challenge than he expected. Assuming that everything would be as peaceful, and easy as they were in heaven, he didn't think he would have any trouble getting Addie believing in herself and to have her and Erich fall in love. He was in for quite a surprise. Addie and Erich had never gotten along. As kids, he teased her constantly. But she was back home now and would just stay away from him. Good plan. Until he had an accident just before their mothers were leaving for a cruise. Not wanting them to cancel their trip, Addie volunteered to take care of Erich. This was a wonderful Christmas story with lots of humour - even though Addie and Erich didn't like each other. So basically? Loved it. Light reading, but LOVED it all the same.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Couldn't finish it. I'm not really sure if this was just a book that was not for me but it just didn't hold my interest and it felt a bit bland for me.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love her work When I found out there was a Mr.Miracle book, I went straight out to buy it. Everything Debbie writes makes me want more. Loved this book!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Written as a made for TV movie This book is really bad. I felt like i was watching the rehersals of lifetime movie. There is no descriptive language, character building or real plot. It's just terrble.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a Christmas Miracle I love Macomber?s light-hearted writing style. She never fails to invite me right into the heart of her stories, and this novel was no exception. I found it very easy to picture each of the scenes that Macomber developed, all the while enjoying the very unique story that she develops. I found myself wishing for my own Mr Miracle. The main characters in this novel were just fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them as they were presented. The fact that these two had to come to terms not only with their individual pasts, but with their shared past as well added an extra element to the story. I also couldn?t help but giggle at Harry. His sense of self-worth and his ?vast knowledge? combined with the reality of the situations he found himself in were absolutely endearing. This novel was the perfect escape from reality for me. The rest of the world just fell away, and I was in Washington alongside the characters. It is a very personal and approachable story, perfect for the holidays.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from mr. miracle Disappointing read from Debbie Macomber. love her work
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr. Miracle Very cute, enjoyable story. I enjoyed reading it.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always a delight Great characters and a great plot lead to a sweet tale. The best part is it hints of more tales to come.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mr. Miracle Less Than a Miracle Mr. Miracle Debbie Macomber Book Summary: Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track?and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store. After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn?t plan to do is run into Erich Simmons. Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they?re suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble. Perhaps it?s the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought?and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they?ll never forget. Review: I found Mr. Miracle to start out slow and once I got going it became a quick easy read. I personally do not find this to be Debbie Macomber?s best. I liked the characters Okay but thought that both Addie and Erich were immature at times and I did not buy their affection. It is rare that I do not care fro a Debbie Macomber book but this is one. I kept waiting for the magic of Christmas to start and It did not for me. I am certain for some people this will be a great hit and enjoy the story overall. Addie and Erich were not unlikable. I guess the old fashioned idea of Christmas being about family is what I find enjoyable. However, in this story both mothers decide to go on a cruise together. I would like to thank Net Galley and Random House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Earth Angle Harry is a very new to earth angel and is on trial, will he get sent home early? He has some help in Celeste, but the reputation left behind by Goodness, Shirley and Mercy, have made things a bit harder for him. A very cute Christmas story, with Addie coming home, and wishing she had done it before when her Dad was still alive. She is going to go back to school and hoping to spend time with her mother. Her Mom has plans to take a cruise with Julie the next-door neighbor, and they are both looking forward to a different type of Holiday. Julie is also the mother of Erich, her nemeses from growing up, and when you read some of the things he did to her it is a wonder she ever speaks to him. Now Henry?s task is to bring them together, and not a very easy challenge seeing these two don?t even like each other. There are some really funny happenings and big surprises when Erich breaks both of his wrists. I felt that this would make a cute Hallmark movie, and I would watch it, the book is a fast read, and a refreshing Christmas read. I received this book though Net Galley and the Publisher Ballantine Books and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2014-10-07

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Chapter OneThis wasn’t the way it was supposed to happen. Six years out of high school, Addie Folsom had envisioned returning home loaded and driving a fancy car. Instead, she was limping back in a twenty-year-old Honda with close to three hundred thousand miles and her tail between her legs.So much for the great promise of moving to Montana and walking into a get-rich-quick opportunity. She’d left Washington State with such high hopes . . . and ended up living in a leaky trailer and waiting tables in a run-down diner. It took all six of those years for Addie to admit she’d made a very big mistake. Pride, she’d learned, offered little comfort.Oh, she’d returned home for visits at least a couple times a year. When asked pointed questions about her work in the silver mine, she’d made sure her answers were vague.Then, last summer, her chiropractor father had died unexpectedly of a heart attack.Addie had adored her dad as a child, but the moment she’d hit her teen years, their relationship had deteriorated. She hadn’t repaired things before he’d passed away so suddenly. In retrospect, she suspected she and her father were too much alike. Both were stubborn and headstrong, unwilling to admit when they were wrong or make the effort to build bridges.They’d argued far too often, her mother stepping in, seeking to make peace between her husband and her daughter. How sorry Addie was for the strife between them, now that her father was gone.For now, she was home for good. Addie parked in front of the single-story house where she’d spent the first eighteen years of her life. She loved that it had a front porch, which so many of the more modern homes didn’t. Normally, the Christmas lights would already be up. Her father had always seen to that the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, however, the two arborvitae that bordered each side of the porch seemed stark and bare without the decorative lights.Her mother must have been watching from the living-room window, because the minute Addie climbed out of the car, the front door flew open and Sharon Folsom rushed out with her arms open wide. “Addie, Addie, you’re home.”Addie paused halfway up the walkway and hugged her mother close.Sharon Folsom brought her hands up to Addie’s face and smoothed back her dark brown hair. Her mother’s chocolate-brown eyes, a reflection of her own, held her gaze with an intensity of longing.Addie found she couldn’t speak. It felt so good to be home, to really be home.Her mother hugged her even tighter this time. “You said you were coming back, and I’d hoped . . .” She left the rest unsaid.“I’m not returning to Montana this time, Mom.”“Oh Addie, really? I couldn’t be happier. So you decided you are definitely back to stay?” She wrapped her arm around Addie’s waist and led her up the porch steps. “It’s so wonderful to have you home, especially at this time of year . . . it’s the first one that’s so difficult, you know.”The first Christmas without Dad.“I talked to your uncle Roy,” her mother said.“Yes?” Addie tried hard not to show how anxious she was to hear what her mother had found out.“He’s pleased to know you’re interested in health care. Your dad would have been so happy; that was what he always wanted for you. Roy said once you get your high school diploma, he’ll do everything within his power to get you the schooling you need. He’s even willing to hire you part-time while you’re in school and to work around your class schedule.”Addie hardly knew what to say. This was an opportunity she had never expected. More than she could ever hope would happen. Now it was up to her not to blow it.“Aren’t you excited?”Again, her throat tightened and she answered with a sharp nod. She knew that no matter what she hoped to accomplish, she’d need her high school diploma. One class credit was all she needed. Why she’d dropped out when she was so close to graduation was beyond her. How stupid and shortsighted she’d been. Her one missing credit was in literature, so she’d found a class she could take at the local community college.B-o-r-i-n-g!As a high school sophomore, Addie had been assigned to read Moby-Dick. Because of her dyslexia, she was a slow, thoughtful reader, often using her finger on the page to help her keep track of the words. Then to be handed that doorstop and work her way through it page by excruciating page had been pure torture. Following Moby-Dick, she’d been completely turned off to reading in general . . . although lately, after her television had stopped working, she’d gotten a couple books at the library and enjoyed them immensely. Finding pleasure in reading had given her hope that maybe . . . just maybe she could return to school.“I already signed up for a literature class. It starts this week, which I understand is a bit unusual; apparently, it was delayed until a teacher could be replaced.” Addie had thought she’d need to wait until mid-February, when the second semester began. This class was perfectly timed for her.“You enrolled already?” How pleased her mother sounded, and her face brightened with the news.They were inside the house now, and after removing her coat, Addie tucked her fingertips in the back pockets of her jeans. Standing in the middle of the kitchen, she looked around and breathed in the welcome she found in the familiar setting. Her mother had placed a few festive things around the house to help celebrate the season. The Advent wreath rested in the center of the kitchen table. The first purple candle had been lit.When she was growing up, it’d been a big deal to see who got to light the candle every night at dinner, Addie or her brother. Generally, Jerry was given the honor. Oh, how her brother had loved lording it over her. He lived in Oklahoma now, was married, and worked as a physical therapist for a center that trained Olympic athletes. He’d always been athletic himself, just like his best friend, Erich Simmons, who lived next door. The two had been inseparable; any mental image of her brother also conjured up his constant sidekick and the way she’d humiliated herself over Erich.At one time Addie had thought Erich Simmons was the cutest boy in the universe. He was a star athlete, class valedictorian, and the homecoming king. Addie hadn’t thought of him in a long time and didn’t know why he’d popped into her head now. As a teen, she’d idolized Erich and hadn’t bothered to hide the way she felt. He, unfortunately, found her hero worship highly amusing. Oh, there’d been the usual antics when they were kids. Her brother and Erich had wanted nothing to do with her, despite all her efforts to follow them around. It wasn’t until she was fourteen and fifteen that she’d viewed Erich in a different light and sent him valentines and baked him cookies. It embarrassed her no end to remember what a fool she’d made of herself over him, especially since he treated her like a jerk.“Addie?” Her mother broke into her thoughts. “You look a million miles away.”“Sorry, Mom.”“Bring in your suitcases. I’ve got your old room all ready for you.”It felt wonderful to be home.Addie unloaded her car, which, sadly, took only a few minutes. Everything she’d managed to accumulate in six years was contained in two suitcases and a couple boxes. When she finished unpacking, she headed directly for the garage.Her mother found her there ten minutes later. “Addie, my goodness, what are you doing here?” she asked. “I’ve been looking all over the house for you. Are you hungry? Would you like me to fix you something to eat?”“In a little while.”“What are you doing?”Addie stood in the middle of the garage, surrounded by several clear plastic boxes she’d brought down from the shelves. Her father had been a whiz at organization, a trait she’d inherited. “I’m looking for the outdoor Christmas lights.”

Editorial Reviews

“[Debbie] Macomber’s Christmas novels are always something to cherish. Mr. Miracle is a sweet and innocent story that will lift your spirits during the holidays and throughout the year. Celebrating the comforts of home, family traditions, forgiveness and love, this is the perfect, quick Christmas read.”—RT Book Reviews “[Macomber] writes about romance, family and friendship with a gentle, humorous touch.”—Tampa Bay Times“Macomber spins another sweet, warmhearted holiday tale that will be as comforting to her fans as hot chocolate on Christmas morning.”—Kirkus Reviews   “This gentle, inspiring romance will be a sought-after read.”—Library Journal   “Macomber cheerfully presents a holiday story that combines the winsomeness of a visiting angel (similar to Clarence from It’s a Wonderful Life) with the more poignant soulfulness of A Christmas Carol to bring to life a memorable reading experience.”—Bookreporter  “Macomber’s name is almost as closely linked to Christmas reading as that of Charles Dickens. . . . [Mr. Miracle] has enough sweetness, charm, and seasonal sentiment to make Macomber fans happy.”—The Romance Dish