by Debbie Macomber
Series: Angelic Intervention #10
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Faith-Based Fiction
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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.