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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mr Miracle by Debbie Macomber--A Review

Truer words were never printed, well except for the Bible of course.    I usually refuse to see a movie until after I have read the book, but last year, I really wanted to watch the Hallmark movie Mr. Miracle based on Debbie Macomber's book.  I wished I hadn't afterward because I really disliked the portrayal of Harry Mills.....can you say obnoxious?  But the book...sweet.


Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling 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.


I like Macomber's Christmas stories and Mr Miracle was no exception.  It was sweet and winsome.  I do have to admit that with this book, I watched the movie before I read the book.   The book is of course much better than the movie, although I will forever see Harry Mills as he was portrayed in the movie....argh. C'est la vie! 

Do you believe in angels who may walk among us?    Well, that is the crux of the story.   Harry Mill's first angelic assignment is to help Addie Folsom find love.  As a novice angel, he makes plenty of assumptions that lead him into the path of human angst as he also struggles with human emotions he has never had to deal with.   It is a light hearted read and very enjoyable.  It reads quickly and leaves the heart warm.   So if you are looking for a light quick read, meeting Mr Miracle could fit the bill this holiday season!

I rated this a 4 wink read.

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I purchased this book for my personal collection.

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