Call Me Mrs. Miracle

Call Me Mrs. Miracle

by Debbie Macomber
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Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

This Christmas, Emily Merkle (call her Mrs. Miracle!) is working in the toy department at Finley's, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than…Jake Finley, the owner's son.

For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now Christmas means just one thing to him—and to his father. Profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat.

Holly Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly's widowed brother is in the army and won't be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley's, the one gift he desperately wants. If she can figure out how to afford it…

Fortunately, it's Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others—and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking!

This Christmas will be different. For all of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778328193
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 253
Sales rank: 622,177
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author


Debbie Macomber, the author of Hannah's List, Summer on Blossom Street, Twenty Wishes and the Cedar Cove series, is one of today's leading voices in women's fiction. A regular on every major bestseller list with more than 140 million copies of her books in print, the award-winning author celebrated her third publishing "triple crown" in September 2009 when the latest in her Cedar Cove series, 92 Pacific Boulevard, scored #1 on the New York Times, USAToday and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. That same month Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook debuted on the New York Times list at #8, and her hometown of Port Orchard, Washington, on which her Cedar Cove series is based, welcomed readers from 42 states and seven foreign countries to the first-ever, five-day "Cedar Cove Days" festival. Debbie's popularity is worldwide with her books translated into twenty-three languages. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of eight grandchildren. They live in Washington State and winter in Florida.

Hometown:

Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington

Education:

Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Call Me Mrs. Miracle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 206 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
MIRA Publishing Release Date: September 28, 2010 This story is a sequel to Mrs. Miracle, that was made into a Hallmark movie last year and you may see this book made into a Hallmark movie this year. This story is set up as Mrs. Miracle meets Miracle On 34th Street. Emily Merkle (call me Mrs. Miracle) is found working in the toy department of a family owned prominent department store in New York City. Her department manager is the owner's son Jake. Through a series of perfectly timed events, Jake meets the woman of his dreams, changes his feelings about Christmas, also helping his dad to see the "lights". A little boy gets the Christmas of his dreams and Mrs. Miracle has completed her job and travels on to her next assignment. Who knows where she will turn up next? This is a delightful Christmas story everyone will enjoy. The thing I like about most Debbie Macomber books is that while the characters may appear in many stories, each story can stand on it's own. With the exception of her Cedar Cove series, which I feel needs to be read in order, you can jump right into one of her books and feel right at home. It was a tall order to come up with a sequel after Mrs. Miracle, but this is an amusing little feel good story that is sure to put a smile on your face. I can't believe I am reviewing a Christmas story when it is 80 degrees here in Wisconsin, but Debbie writes so well you can almost hear the bells ringing and carolers singing despite the time of year. This book would make a perfect Christmas gift or a book to read as the holidays draw near to really get you into the Christmas spirit! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got it from the library and loved it!!! I just keep going back to the "romantic" parts!!! It is really cute and has a very happy ending!! I EXTREMELY recommend this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tried and true story line. A little too syrupy for my taste.
aimlyss More than 1 year ago
Loved this sweet Christmas story. Most of it is predictable, but that doesn't take away from it being enjoyable and heartwarming. I'd highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys holiday stories ... even in June!
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love this delightful holiday story. It is something anyone can read and feel the miracle of the season through it. It is heartwarming and uplifting.
Stuart Spector More than 1 year ago
I just watched the movie last week and loved it. Doris Roberts was great as Mrs. Miracle. I will certainly read this book now all the others. Keep the books coming. I love my Nook color!
BlessedByondMeasure More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Miracle works wonders...for families that need hope this is a good book. It touches on many aspects of the season. Grief, anticipation, hopelessness, and love, joy, and peace are found within the pages of this good storyline.
cookieMOMster713409HF More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Miracle books leave you feeling happy and like anything is possible! I highly recommend this book to those who have read and enjoy Mrs. Miracle and want a nice, heartwarming holiday read!
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
"Aspire to inspire before you expire." ~Mrs. Miracle The only words I can think of to describe Call Me Mrs. Miracle is, delightful, funny, and inspirational. This is my first book by Debbie Macomber, but it won't be the last. Last year I watched a delightful movie on TV around Christmas time called Mr. Miracle, so when I saw that Debbie Macomber had a new Mrs. Miracle book out I jumped at a chance to review it. The author has a great way of blending great characters with a sweet storyline. You just fall in love with all the characters and get that great feeling at the end when it's over - but there is also that sadness for the same reason. It's a romance story but it has so much more to it. I would really call it a light romance and one of the things I love about it is the fact that it has no sex scenes at all in the book. Its not written as an inspirational book, yet I could without a doubt tell my Christian friends that it would be a great book for them to read for the Christmas holidays. I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone! It's a great light read. originally posted at: longandshortreviews.blogspot.com
harstan More than 1 year ago
Heir Finley's Department Store Jake Finley and his owner dad Jacob never celebrate Christmas although that is the critical business period. Unlike the jolly New York shoppers, father and son never forgot the tragedy that occurred two decades ago on Christmas Eve when his mom and sis died in a car crash; his dad especially refuses to celebrate. In Brooklyn, single Holly Larson struggles with having eight year old Gabe living with her. However, with her widower brother Mickey serving in Afghanistan for fifteen months and their parents in Haiti providing medical assistance, her nephew resides with the only option left for him, his fraternal aunt. Finley Department Store seasonal employee Emily "Mrs. Miracle" Merkle thinks Jake and Holly, who meet over coffee, are a perfect match; so she plans to live up to her nickname using a toy robot that Gabe wants as the matchmaker. Following the recent movie rendition of Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle, Mrs. Merkle returns for another holiday matchmaking extravaganza. The story line is lighthearted inspirational fun though follows the obvious simplistic path that readers will expect to occur. Still Yuletide fans will enjoy a modern day Manhattan miracle on Thirty-Fourth Street. Harriet Klausner
Ronrose More than 1 year ago
If you love stories about the Christmas season, you will certainly enjoy this book. It has all the standard elements of a modern Christmas story. A small child, Gabe has had a family trauma. His widowed father has been sent on a tour of duty to Afghanistan, just prior to the holidays. Gabe, staying with his aunt Holly,looks forward to Christmas and a special toy, to brighten his life. Two adults, Holly and Jake Finley, the heir to the Finley department store, meet unexpectedly and instantly are enamored with each other, finding the solutions to their life's problems in each others arms. Jake's father, J. R. Finley, who has given up on Christmas because of a personal tragedy, finds solace in his son's new found love and the renewal of his observance of Christmas. A kindly sprite of a woman, Mrs. Miracle, mysteriously brings all the parties together for a renewal of love and faith in the Christmas spirit. There are no surprises here, but it is an enjoyable tale that will no doubt be made into a heart warming holiday movie.
Ladystorm More than 1 year ago
"Aspire to inspire before you expire" Mrs. Miracle Emily Merkle (call me Mrs. Miracle) is working at the Finley Department store in the toy section. It's a family run store and Emily's boss is the owner's son Jake Finley. Jake lost his mother and sister on Christmas Eve when their cab hit another car, since then his father and him have been doing there best to forget that Christmas ever existed. They always take a vacation through Christmas, the only realistic part of Christmas for them is they they know that they will make a killing on toys because of the season. Holly is struggling this year, her brother had to go to Afghanistan and she was the only one able to take care of his eight year old son, Gabe. Her parents are out the country also so she is feeling a little bit alone. At first its a little touch and go with her and her nephew, but things are starting to get better. When Jake and Holly meet at a coffee shop it just seemed fated that they would meet again later at Finley's department store. At the store is where Gabe tells Holly what he wants for Christmas, a Intelltron Robot. The only problem is, is the cost, Two Hundred and Fifty dollars. Mrs. Miracles on a mission to put Jake and Holly together because they are a great match. She is always encouraging them to do things together. She also has some things in store for some of the other characters as well as she pulls together what she told Gabe, 'Would be the best Christmas ever.' The only words I can think of to describe Call Me Mrs. Miracle is, delightful, funny, and inspirational. This is my first book by Debbie Macomber, but it won't be the last. Last year I watched a delightful movie on TV around Christmas time called Mr. Miracle so when I seen that Debbie Macomber had a new Mrs. Miracle book out I jumped at a chance to review it. The author has a great way of blending great characters with a sweet storyline. You just fall in love with all the characters and you just get that great feeling at the end when its over but there is also that sadness because its over. Its a romance story but it has so much more too it. I would really call it a light romance and one of the things I love about it is the fact that it has no sex at all in the book. Its not written as a inspirational book yet I could with out a doubt tell my Christian friends that it would be a great book for them to read for the Christmas holidays. I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone! Its a great light read.
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Tephita More than 1 year ago
My husband and I enjoyed reading this book out loud together. Although we both like the Hallmark Channel movie, the book (as always) is so much better! You'll love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have seen the movie before reading the preview of the book and I am a little disappointed. The movie doesn't match the book (it is way better). Jake Finley never takes a stroll in the park with Holly and he doesn't stock the store with the Intellytron, and Gabe's father never calls and in the movie Holly emails him one time and that is all that is really mentioned as far as contact with Gabe's dad until the end of the movie. Holly isn't reluctant to know that Jake Finley is the heir to the department store, it doesn't faze her at all. I don't think I would spend the money to buy this book, when after seeing the movie, I'd rather watch it a million times because it is a great story and I love the part when Jake's father realizes all that he's been missing out on for the last 20 years since his wife's death in a tragic accident. And the movie never mentions that Jake had a sister as is mentioned in the book. I think if you are going to make a movie based on a book, it needs to follow the story line, not look like a completely different story. Holly and Gabe don't bake cookies and his father never calls. I would recommend cosing up in front of the fire with hot chocolate and your special someone or the whole family and watch the movie, you'll enjoy it better.
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A good book for something that is light and easy for the Christmas Season. The Hallmark move is much better than the book. I would not read it again or recommended it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not suppose to laugh at that but it is sooooooo funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol yeah the kid jus ended up getting back on the mary go round eugt aftee i threw him to
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brwn_eyed_grlus More than 1 year ago
This sequel to Mrs. Miracle is a perfect complement to Christmas. Very well written, good characters, and a great story line. This is a holiday or a feel good must read. It has just the right amount of naughty and nice. Highly Recommend.
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