Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

Author: Debbie Macomber

Genre: Fiction/Christmas

About: Mrs. Merkle (aka Mrs. Miracle) brings people together and helps them discover the blessings of Christmas.

Descriptive Words: Heartwarming Christmas novel.

Thoughts: Debbie Macomber introduced readers to Mrs. Miracle in her 2009 novel of the same name.  Mrs. Miracle is a kind woman who has a knack for appearing when someone really needs her.  In Call Me Mrs. Miracle she’s a clerk in the toy department of Finley’s Department Store in New York City.  The owner of the store, J.R. Finley and his son Jake, the toy dept. manager, haven’t celebrated Christmas since a tragic event occurred twenty-one years earlier.   Eight-year-old Gabe Larson lives with his Aunt Holly while his Dad serves with the National Guard in Afghanistan. Gabe’s mother died when he was a baby so Holly gladly took in her brother’s son. Holly works for a fashion designer  (a real Scrooge) who may not give out a bonus this year.  They all could use some Christmas spirit. Mrs. Miracle really has her work cut out for her but she’s up to the challenge.

Debbie Macomber does what she does best – writes stories about regular people dealing with real-life situations.  However, Mrs. Miracle is a magical character.  Some might call her an angel but she never explains herself.  I find that to be part of her charm.  I enjoyed watching her work her special brand of magic on the characters in this novel.  It’s a sweet story with a warm message.

Mrs. Miracle  was a movie on The Hallmark Channel last year.  Call Me Mrs. Miracle (the movie) will air this Christmas season (original air date is Nov. 27).  Doris Roberts plays the title role.

Source: Mira Books via NetGalley

Why I Chose: I enjoy Debbie Macomber’s novels.

Recommend? Yes, to fans of Debbie Macomber, Christmas novels.

Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Pub. date: Sept. 28, 2010

20 thoughts on “Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

  1. I love reading Debbie Macomber’s Christmas books! Thanks for the great review! I’ll have to mark my calendar for the TV version-thanks for letting us know about it!


  2. Debbie Macomber is definitely the best author to go to for Christmas books. I am impressed that it has been made into a film. We get Hallmark over here, so perhaps I might be able to watch it too.


  3. I love charming books and this one sounds right up my alley. Whenever I see one of her books on my library sale racks I quickly pick them up. I plan on changing some things next year on my blog and one of them is to read more of my own books. I hope to meet this character soon! 😀


  4. I love the whole Christmas feel and this one might be a good way to get ready for the snowbells ringing season. I still can’t believe how fast time flies.. didn’t we just start the year??

    Great review Mary and going to start my looking for Xmas books for the kids next.


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