House of Miracles: A Collection of Interrelated Tales About Love

House of Miracles: A Collection of Interrelated Tales About Love

by Ulrica Hume

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Overview

House of Miracles is about love—the romantic love of days gone by, first love, unrequited love, and the fragile intimacies of a couple living in the last part of the twentieth century.

In these delightful, at times unsettling stories, we meet two very different women: baby boomer Janet MacDonald, who, despite a blossoming career in San Francisco, feels sure that she is cursed, and her elderly, eccentric neighbor, Mrs. von Meurs. When Janet’s relationship with boyfriend Jack, a struggling photographer, is tested, they drift dangerously apart. It is Mrs. von Meurs, alone and at the end of her life, who tries to keep them together.

At the heart of House of Miracles is the kaleidoscopic way the diverse characters are connected to Janet and Mrs. von Meurs. Secrets are revealed, and each woman must find her way, whether through a troubled past or into an uncertain future. Sometimes it seems that hope is not only “the thing with feathers,” but it is all they have. That, and the real possibility of miracles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966919349
Publisher: Blue Circle Press
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 218
File size: 1 MB

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House of Miracles: A Collection of Interrelated Tales About Love 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
A collection of stories where characters hop in and out, but there are a few that are the main.  Janet and her off and on boyfriend Jack were my favorite of the main characters and whenever they were the focal point, I loved it.  I was able to follow their story and the ups and downs and enjoyed the real quality of their relationship. With moments of confusion, I would warn future readers to really sit down with this one and maybe take some notes on the characters.  There were a few chapters where I had to take a few pages to find out who was even talking.
MomcatKL More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book but I occasionally had trouble following what was happening as the viewpoint moved between characters, places, and times. Despite the confusion it was an effective way to tell the interrelated stories of the characters. The two main characters are Janet MacDonald, a young woman coming to grips with her past while trying to decide what to do about her future with her boyfriend and Mrs. Von Meurs, a older woman at the end of her life. Mrs. Von Meurs fascinating past is slowly revealed along with episodes from Janet’s life that influenced who she becomes. At its heart, the story is about love: romantic love, parental love, lost love, fear of love, and the agelessness of love. Disclosure: I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.