Book Reviews

Blog tour: A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

I may not celebrate Christmas, but I’ve always loved watching Christmas movies. I’ve read very few Christmas books, though, so I immediately jumped on the opportunity to see if my love for Christmas stories extended to the written word too. Read on to find out what I thought of the book.

Goodreads synopsis:

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas

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 her 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! Still, Laurel has to admit that Helen has become noticeably happier and more engaged, decorating the family Christmas tree and setting up the nativity with Mrs. Miracle’s companionship. In the meantime, Laurel and Zach begin to encounter curious signs, all pointing toward the arrival of a special baby.

With Christmas approaching, there appears to be even more to Mrs. Miracle than meets the eye. In a classic turn of Debbie Macomber’s signature seasonal magic, Laurel, Zach, and Helen experience a holiday of heavenly proportions.

Review:

It’s the holiday season and Laurel McCullough is sad. She and her husband have shelved their dream of having kids after facing infertility and being disappointed by the long wait list at their adoption agency. Laurel’s nana has dementia and needs a full-time caregiver, but their local home-care organisation is all booked up. Enter Mrs. Miracle, an angelic helper in every way. How the McCulloughs finally find happiness forms the rest of the story.

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas is 238 pages long, but it’s a very quick read. The easy writing and fast-paced story definitely helped! The first couple chapters are enough for you to predict the entire story but it’s entertaining to read nonetheless.

While the writing and story are interesting, the characters are a little one-dimensional in this book. I wasn’t able to root for them at all because they just weren’t fleshed out well. But the story was Christmassy enough for me to keep turning the page.

With its seasonal cheer, Christmas spirit, and angelic intervention, A Mrs. Miracle Christmas is the book version of a Hallmark movie. And if you, like me, enjoy watching Hallmark movies (looking at your smartphone and paying attention only occasionally still counts, okay!), this book is for you.

Rating: 3 out of 5


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~ Shruti

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