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Maggie's Miracle (Red Gloves Series)
     

Maggie's Miracle (Red Gloves Series)

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by Karen Kingsbury
 

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Megan Wright spent one unforgettable summer week with a boy when they were both teens. And despite a lifetime of heartache and bad choices, she has never let go of his magical definition of love, even if she has trouble believing in it. After college Megan settled for a relationship of convenience. Now she's a high powered attorney and, after the death of her husband

Overview

Megan Wright spent one unforgettable summer week with a boy when they were both teens. And despite a lifetime of heartache and bad choices, she has never let go of his magical definition of love, even if she has trouble believing in it. After college Megan settled for a relationship of convenience. Now she's a high powered attorney and, after the death of her husband two years ago, has been looking for help with her lonely young son.

Across town, Casey Cummins is still dealing with the tragic loss of his wife. His search for meaning and hope leads him to contact the Manhattan Children's Organization, who connects him with a fatherless child. Life suddenly takes a series of unusual twists, and soon Megan will learn that the teenage boy from all those years ago actually kept his promise, and the miracle she prayed for as a girl is only a breath away.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kingsbury, whose novella Gideon's Gift struck a fervent chord with readers last year, offers this second story in the "Red Gloves Series": as one character declares to another, "Red is the color of giving." The plot is eerily similar to Gideon's Gift, complete with a lonely widower whose life is turned around by a remarkably sweet and mature eight-year-old child. (The child is a boy this time, however, and his mom is a lonely widow. See what's coming?) Although the formula could not be more predictable, the melodrama is largely overdone and the ending requires a huge suspension of disbelief, readers will find themselves caring deeply about the winsome characters. Kingsbury's note to readers at the end of the book includes several suggestions for "Red Gloves" service projects to aid children. (Oct. 14) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
In a letter to God, eight-year-old Jordan Wright asks for a new daddy, believing that his prayer will be answered. (His real father died suddenly two years ago.) After reading the letter, Jordan's mother, Megan, a high-powered Manhattan attorney, determines to help her grieving son even though she never loved his father. She contacts an organization that pairs adults with children who have lost parents, and recent widower Casey Cummins enters the picture. A Christmas setting and the uplifting message that prayers are eventually answered make this second entry in the "Red Glove" series (after Gideon's Gift) an ideal stocking stuffer. Its appeal may extend to fans of Nicholas Sparks; for most public libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"[Kingsbury] delivers . . . genuine emotional punch."—Publishers Weekly"

I loved this book! Karen has a gift for writing an appealing, sweet story that captures the reader's heart. It increased my faith and reminded me that God is in control!"—Margaret Maxwell, wife of #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell"

To call Karen Kingsbury an author is a disservice. She is an artist, and MAGGIE'S MIRACLE is yet another breathtaking masterpiece. When I finished the last page, I could only shake my head in wonder."—Mark Atteberry, author of The Samson Syndrome"

Karen never ceases to brilliantly move her readers with heartfelt stories-MAGGIE'S MIRACLE is no exception."—Dr. Gary Smalley, founder, Smalley Relationship Center"

Karen Kingsbury is a great fiction writer and an even better person. Wait until you read MAGGIE'S MIRACLE! You will be deeply touched."—Pat Williams, senior vice president, the Orlando Magic"

Karen is a gifted writer who confronts the hard issues with truth and sensitivity."—Francine Rivers, bestselling author of Redeeming Love"

With every Karen Kingsbury novel you need a box of tissues."—Patsy Clairmont, bestselling author of All Cracked Up

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446549394
Publisher:
FaithWords
Publication date:
11/16/2008
Series:
Red Gloves Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
107,838
File size:
746 KB

Meet the Author

Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of over 60 works of fiction and nonfiction with nearly 25 million copies in print. Widely considered America's favorite inspirational novelist, she is best known for drawing unforgettable characters and stories which evoke a range of emotions. Karen reaches over 100,000 women annually through national speaking appearances. She and her husband, Don, currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Kingsbury has crafted a beautiful story of hope and the miracle of love. Her characters are so achingly real that I identified with each one of them, and the scenes contained just enough description to place me firmly inside the story, but not so much that I skimmed through a single sentence. Though Casey's identity was predictable early on, it was explained believably. This is the first of Ms. Kingsbury's books I have read, and now I intend to read others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sister in law just sent this book to me for Christmas and I was pleasantly surprised! How refreshing to have a well-written novel completely void of gratutious love scenes, violence, and anti-Christianity we so often find in today's book market. Maggie and Casey give hope to those who have none and little Jordan's character reminded me of my need to be a more attentive and compassionate mother. A good read!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Maggie's Miracle Author: Karen Kingsbury Published: 10-14-03 Publisher: FaithWords/ Center Street Pages: 164 Genre: Christian Fiction Sub Genre: Inspirational; Romance; Contemporary Fiction; Holidays ISBN: 9789446532903 ASIN: B001JK9BPA Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Karen Kingsbury can warm the coldest of hearts with her inspirational works. In Maggie's Miracle you will meet three people who have known the pain of losing a loved one and trying to move on alone. Maggie Wright, a NY lawyer, has submerged herself in her work to cope with the death if her husband. She sometimes forgets her son Jordan is also hurting. When she finds a letter Jordan has written to God her heart breaks for him. Jordan's letter asks God to send him a Dad fir Christmas. The only thing she can think to do is to sign him up for the Healing Hearts Program. Casey Cummins lives in Manhattan and is a restaurateur who has been coasting through life since the death of his wife. He answers an ad looking for volunteers to help children who are hurting from losses. He is paired with Jordan. When he meets Jordan and Maggie, imagine their surprise when Maggie and Casey realize that they know one another from one week during a summer years ago when they we young. Will one small boy heal the broken hearts and souls of three lonely people? Will Jordan get his Miracle? Karen Kingsbury continues to share her message of God's love for all in her inspirational stories. Told with care and sensitivity of the subject matter. Maggie's Miracle lets you feel the emotional loneliness of the characters, but you also feel their joys. The are crafted so well that you believe in them. Thank you Mrs. Kingsbury for sharing your talent with us.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Maggie's Miracle is really a heartwarming story. It is a quick read.  If you are looking for something that will warm your heart for the Christmas season, then this definitely is one you will want to pick up. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series. 5 stars.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
For those of you that have ever loved so much at one time but had to watch that time in your life slip by, there is hope that you will one day find it again. Best-selling author Karen Kingsbury takes readers into the hearts of Maggie and Jordan Wright who are finding themselves trying to find a way to get through the death of her husband and Jordan's father due to a sudden heart attack. Jordan is dealing with it much harder as an eight-year-old boy who was loved dearly by his father, but the love Maggie shared with him was simply a business transaction in the marriage. She only had that perfect love once in her life as a young girl searching for answers and finding it on the shores of a lake one summer. Maggie has since resolved to give up on love forever and find a way to move forward in her life as a busy district attorney. But she can see that Jordan needs more time than she can find to give him. His grades are suffering and he has now taken his problems directly to God in a letter. Knowing his mother always has the right answers, Jordan believes that his special prayer for a new daddy must be written out and mailed by his mother. He knows beyond a doubt that God will hear him and answer his prayers. Casey Cummins understands that level of grief that Maggie and Jordan are feeling. He too, lost his wife Amy and his unborn son due to delivery complications. He knew that he would never find a love like that again, but there is still an empty place in his heart for helping others. He learns about Healing Hearts, a program that places grieving children with single adults as a way of helping them through their struggles and that feels like the perfect answer for managing his own grief. Now he prays that God will provide him with just the right child for him and hopes he won't have to wait too long. I received Maggie's Miracle by Karen Kingsbury compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions here are strictly my own. This is the second book in the Red Glove Series and is bound to ignite a spirit of love and hope in your heart this Christmas season. It is about believing not only in miracles but the power of prayer to restore those broken places in our hearts and find hope once again. There is also a list of activities to inspire you to incorporate them into your Christmas season and give back some hope and love to those that are hurting. I love the idea of reading this book a chapter a day starting at Thanksgiving as a way of encouraging and inspiring us all to be better people. I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars. While these are part of a series, they can be read as a stand alone and in any order.
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