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Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel

Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel

by Debbie Macomber

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ISBN-13: 9780553391664
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 928
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides,and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Nine of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and three of her beloved Christmas novels have been  hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. In 2013, Hallmark Channel began production on the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She has more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide.


Port Orchard, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1948

Place of Birth:

Yakima, Washington


Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college

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Chapter One

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Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Miracle is an enjoyable and uplifting story and I highly recommend this book. It will warm the reader's heart during the holiday season. Harry Mills is an Angel sent from Heaven in human form. He fills in as an English teacher at Southshore Community College in Tacoma, Washington. His trial mission is to help a young woman named Addie Folsom.  Harry faces many challenges on Earth with Addie and with personal temptations. He learns many Earthly lessons which will change him. Addie and Erich also experience life changing situations. Will Harry succeed in his mission? Will Addie and Erich find a fresh start, along with love? Circumstances seem to lead to a mission impossible on all fronts. Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber is a cute story, and when the movie comes out, I will enjoy watching it. However, it is just a cute story, nothing to spectacular. It's the kind of story you pick up, knowing what to expect, and you are not too disappointed. However, I've been reading some well written novels, lately, with great character development, dialogue and action, so this was just okay. If you like this sort of novel and want something low key, it is a nice little story.   
Domino918 More than 1 year ago
Debbie Macomber is my favorite author. For me, the appeal of a Debbie book is that it's not about extraordinary women living glamorous lives. Her books are about real women, and people in general, who are relatable, who are living the same types of lives that her readers are living. She knows her audience and her audience loves that Debbie loves Christmas! We wait for her annual Christmas story with great anticipation! Mr. Miracle does not disappoint. It is a very sweet story about love and family and an angel's first time on Earth and his perception of humans and love. Debbie delivers another delightful Christmas story to her fans. . . she is our angel!
murfe More than 1 year ago
Found it a bit disappointed after her 3 angel tales from previous years. Liked the idea of a male angel, but was not overwhelmed with this one. A good read, but lacked teeth. pat
Barb00 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Miracle is another extraordinary book from Debbie Macomber. It's a beautiful, joyous, humorous Christmas novel. For me, I could read this book anytime; it doesn't have to be read just at Christmas time. If you want a clean, easy-to-read, lovely holiday story, I believe you would enjoy Mr. Miracle. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber and unquestionably recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Debbie Macomber has written another heartwarming story about angles coming to earth to help their human charges.  Guardian angel, Harry Mills, is on his first mission on earth and is finding humans to be a bit of a challenge, as he has assumed that everything is kind, peaceful, and easy as times are in heaven.  He's here, posing as an English teacher at the local college, so he can help Addie straighten her life out, and to hopefully find love for her also. I always look forward to finding new uplifting stories about love and hope every Christmas season, and am never disappointed with a new Macomber story.  This year, I especially enjoyed the humor that comes from angels visiting this earthly realm and the problems that they face with their human charges.  This was an especially sweet love story, which included romantic love and the touching kind of love that comes from people helping others who have special needs from problems that they have encountered in their lives.  I listened to this on Audible and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you sure this was written by Debbie Macomber?? This book was certainly a disappointment. I have read and always looked forward to reading her books, but this book struck me a being done to get a commitment out of the way. Nothing like the rest of her books, when I finished it I felt that it had been a waste of my time.
Jill-07 More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely story with great characters that are involved in very believable situations. I didnt give it 5 stars because the story ended very abruptly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a good story but not the greatest. A good book for the holidays. Some Christmas cheer.
coramdeo540 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Miracle Debbie Macomber Book Summary: 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. Review: I found Mr. Miracle to start out slow and once I got going it became a quick easy read. I personally do not find this to be Debbie Macomber’s best. I liked the characters Okay but thought that both Addie and Erich were immature at times and I did not buy their affection. It is rare that I do not care fro a Debbie Macomber book but this is one. I kept waiting for the magic of Christmas to start and It did not for me. I am certain for some people this will be a great hit and enjoy the story overall. Addie and Erich were not unlikable. I guess the old fashioned idea of Christmas being about family is what I find enjoyable. However, in this story both mothers decide to go on a cruise together. I would like to thank Net Galley and Random House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Christmas is the perfect setting for guardian angels. Harry Mills is a new one, on his first mission. His cover is that of a literature teacher at a local school where his goal is to "help" Addie. What he's supposed to help her with is a little vague at first, but once we get to know her a little and get to meet Erich - we know just what both of them need. I loved the character of Harry Mills. Since it's his first time on earth and his first time interacting with humans, he makes some silly mistakes and gets himself in just a bit of trouble now and then. Who knew that emotions could be so strong anyways? These little errors help balance out his perfect in other ways self - he is an angel after all - and made him a delightful character. Addie and Erich were fun to watch, and you could tell they were meant to be together and help each other from the get go. Their relationship grew very naturally at first and I was loving it. There was one case divine intervention that went a bit overboard for my taste - the kind of intervention that really gets noticed. But no one really seemed to get overly concerned about it and it just seemed a little off compared to the rest of the story. This was a fun little Christmas read though. It was a great start to the holiday season (a little earlier than I usually like though). It really helped that there were some clever mentions of Dickens' Christmas Carol - actual discussion about the book and its meaning. I love when books talk about books. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the usual touching and heartwarming holiday story we have come to expect from Ms Macomber. Instead it is an unfinished introduction to several characters and, without an actual ending, a blatant ploy to get us to buy the inevitable sequel -- probably a year from now. Way too short for all the story lines that get started but never wrapped up.
ginnymack More than 1 year ago
I have lots of Debbie's books. Am looking forward to getting Mr.Miracle. Enjoied the movies of Mrs.Miracle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved all of Debbie Macomber's books, but this one bored me. I had to make myself finish it. Not worth the cost. Very disappointed . Plot was boring.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
Debbie Macomber presents a pleasant Christmas novella with Mr. Miracle. The story centers on angels helping and guiding mortals. Macomber brings many favorite Christmas movies into the story, such as The Bishop's Wife and A Christmas Carol. The college literature class is studying the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The theme of change hails from Mr. Miracle, as well as with A Christmas Carol. This is a Christmas novella that does not rely on dimensional characters and a complex setting. The message of change and hope of change dominate the story. I am also reading a Sharon McCrumb book which is proving to be a difficult journey, but Mr. Miracle gave me an afternoon of enjoyment and smiles.
bookluvr35SL More than 1 year ago
Great Christmas book to add to your collection.  Light, easy read that will have you in the Christmas spirit in no time!
Kati-n-AlsMom More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Debbie's Christmas books, looking forward to there release each year and this was no exception.  However, this book just fell flat--too many characters for such a short story, and the flow of the book was somewhat disjointed.  I really wish I had waited to get this book from the library instead of purchasing...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Received the book in the mail this morning and just finished it. Another delightful Christmas story from Debbie Macomber. Sharing it with my Mom now.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I like to read Debbie's Christmas stories. This is a change up from all the women angels to a middle age gentleman angel. Harry Mills is getting his first case. Celeste is his mentor as a college tattooed barista. Addie has come home for good. Erich is her childhood crush next door. They still detest each other. Spoiler here. It turns out he has 2 broken wrists and Addie gets to take care of him. She loves Christmas and he hates it. Harry is her literature teacher along with several new friends. Debbie always has the truest people in her books. Something tells me we will hear from Harry and Celeste in the not too distant future. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
Anonymous 17 days ago
I especially enjoyed this heartwarming Christmas story. When I looked for a holiday story to read, I choose this one because the central character was named Addie, that’s me. The story was cute the author is very good at introducing the characters and making the read enjoyable.
Anonymous 17 days ago
I absolutely love all of Debbie Macomber books!
Anonymous 26 days ago
This story delivers a warm all-over Christmas love story that entertains. This one added a bit of bah humbug. Not everyone enjoys Christmas nor are they nnice people. Great story.
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Anonymous 4 months ago
This was a very basic plot with little detail. I kept waiting for some drama or intrigue and have been left seriously wanting. This is more of an outline for what could have been a great novel. Just blah.
CarolineA More than 1 year ago
I have now read two holiday novellas by Debbie Macomber and I think it’s safe to say that I am not her target reader. It was a chore for me to finish this book. I started reading this book on October 17…. and didn’t finish until December 23. That’s over 2 months reading this book. Where do I even start… I guess I’ll go with character development. Or lack thereof. There were so many characters crammed into this little book and at the end I’m left not caring about a single one of them. Addie and Erich could have been really interesting characters, except Addie was an immature brat. Erich was stubborn and sullen. I was given no reason to like either of them, and I honestly don’t know why they fell for one another either. To add confusion to this hot mess, there are two storylines sort of connected. Based on the blurb I thought this would be a romance between Addie and Erich with the angel helping push them together. And it is. Except half the book is following the angel, who is on earth posing as a college literature professor named Harry Mills. For an angel who is only God knows how old, he sure had no idea how life on earth worked. I know that experiencing isn’t the same as observing, but it was ridiculous how dumb he was at times. Writing this review just makes me more annoyed at this book so I’m not going to say much more. In conclusion I’m left with underdeveloped characters I don’t care about and two storylines, neither of which was compelling. I don’t remember the last time I was so happy to finish a book. I would only read another book by this author if it was recommended by a friend with similar book tastes… and probably only one who has also read and hated this book. Apologies to the author, she’s very popular for her Christmas novels, so maybe she just ran out of inspiration by the time she wrote this one?
all-night-reader More than 1 year ago
Normally I love all of her books and haven't given her less than 5 stars but, this book, didn't do a thing for me, I was highly disappointed especially since I love her Angel books and her other Mrs. Miracle books. I do recommend it for any of her fans to at least read it but, to me personally, it was a waste of my money especially since I know she writes amazing books.