Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber

December 24th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Review 32 Comments

24th Dec
Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
Mr. Miracle
by Debbie Macomber
Series: Angelic Intervention #10
Published by: Random House
Genres: Contemporary Romance, faith based fiction
Source: Purchase
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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.

I am not big on religious novels, but Debbie Macomber’s Angelic Intervention series are magical and I enjoy devouring them around the holidays. I have read them all and have watched the movie versions on Hallmark Channel more times, than I can count. Mr. Miracle was a wonderful addition to the series and perfect for getting me in the holiday mood. At just under three-hundred pages, it is the perfect book to read by the fire this holiday season.

Harry Mills is a guardian angel posing as an English Lit teacher at a college in Tacoma, Washington. Harry is a little over confident on his first mission and has a lot to learn, making the tale even more charming. His class is a mix of characters from a spooked Vet to a young man on parole who is determined to make his Mother proud. Harry is assigned to guide Addie Folsom. Addie a high school dropout has just moved home after a failed attempt on her own. She is determined to start anew and go into medicine.

When Addie returns home, she is not at all pleased to see Erich Simons her neighbor. He was her brother’s childhood friend and the boy who tormented her and crushed her heart. Nevertheless, Harry and the higher ups have plans for these two and the tale that unfolds is sweet with mistletoe kisses. I had  fun with this couple from the banter and snark to the tender moments.

One of the things I like about these interventions is that the guardian angel gives gentle nudges, but leaves it up to the characters to carve their path. Harry dealing with human emotions and his supervisor was fun. Macomber sprinkles in secondary characters who you come to be curious about, all while adding in humor, a little drama and a whole lot of holiday cheer.

Mr. Miracle offered all the joys and magic the Angelic Intervention series has brought me to expect and I consumed this in just a few hours. I closed the book with a smile and devoured the Hallmark movie that aired on Saturday, December 6. Check your local listings for re-runs.

About Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

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32 Responses to “Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      These don’t really push religion, but do have a clear message of hope, love and change

  1. Lorna

    I used to read a lot of this authors work and always loved the Christmas angel ones-not sure if it’s this series or not though. I need to see if I can find the movie! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Sharlene Wegner

    This book was good, but I liked the movie “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” better than this one. I thought “Mr. Miracle” was a little too goofy. And I usually like Rob Morrow, too!

  3. Sophia Rose

    I don’t mind an inspirational theme as long as it doesn’t take over the story. The Christmas Angel variety are always so heartwarming to me ever since Clarence and Jimmy Stewart charmed me when I was a kid. I can still remember the ‘every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings…’ line. Glad this was a good one. I’ve never read any of her books. I’ll have to check out these angels for next Christmas.

    Merry Christmas, Kimba!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Nope, just inspirational with out the preaching..hope, joy, try, try again and all that jazz.

  4. Angela Adams

    The Hallmark movies are adorable and enjoyable during the Holidays. I wish they would explore making a movie on Debbie’s other trio of angels — Shirley, Goodness and Mercy. Happy Holidays!
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  5. Quinn's Book Nook

    I’m not really into religious novels either, but I’ve been hearing pretty good things about these books. I’m glad you liked this. I’m still not sure it’s something I want to read (guardian angels are just not something I’ve ever been interested in) but I will keep it on my radar.
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am back from my bloggy break, I hope your holidays were wonderful Lark 🙂

  6. Katherine

    I recorded this one a few weeks ago because I love Rob Morrow but haven’t had time to watch it. I’m so glad you enjoyed both the book and the movie! I’m looking forward to a quiet evening watching this one!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed it is a lovely cover. I am back from my holiday break and hope you had a wonderful holiday

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