Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel

Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel

by Debbie Macomber
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Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Beloved author Debbie Macomber celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in this heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home—coming soon as a Hallmark Channel original movie!
 
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.

Praise for Mr. Miracle
 
“Macomber’s Christmas novels are always something to cherish. Mr. Miracle is a sweet and innocent story that will lift your spirits during the holidays and throughout the year. Celebrating the comforts of home, family traditions, forgiveness and love, this is the perfect, quick Christmas read.”RT Book Reviews
 
“[Macomber] writes about romance, family and friendship with a gentle, humorous touch.”Tampa Bay Times

“Macomber spins another sweet, warmhearted holiday tale that will be as comforting to her fans as hot chocolate on Christmas morning.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“This gentle, inspiring romance will be a sought-after read.”Library Journal
 
“Macomber cheerfully presents a holiday story that combines the winsomeness of a visiting angel (similar to Clarence from It’s a Wonderful Life) with the more poignant soulfulness of A Christmas Carol to bring to life a memorable reading experience.”Bookreporter
 
“Macomber’s name is almost as closely linked to Christmas reading as that of Charles Dickens. . . . [Mr. Miracle] has enough sweetness, charm, and seasonal sentiment to make Macomber fans happy.”—The Romance Dish

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553391664
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 140,035
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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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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Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 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.
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.
MissBethBC More than 1 year ago
I like Macomber's Christmas stories and Mr Miracle was no exception. It was sweet and winsome. I do have to admit that with this book, I watched the movie before I read the book. The book is of course much better than the movie, although I will forever see Harry Mills as he was portrayed in the movie....argh. C'est la vie! Do you believe in angels who may walk among us? Well, that is the crux of the story. Harry Mill's first angelic assignment is to help Addie Folsom find love. As a novice angel, he makes plenty of assumptions that lead him into the path of human angst as he also struggles with human emotions he has never had to deal with. It is a light hearted read and very enjoyable. It reads quickly and leaves the heart warm. So if you are looking for a light quick read, meeting Mr Miracle could fit the bill this holiday season!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This was a great book to read during the hassle of the holidays! Loved how once you start, your attention was kept during the whole book! It's a page turner to see how it all plays out! A sweet little read right here! *Received for an honest review*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Debbie Macomber's books, particularly her Christmas books. This one delivered, as usual. It was a joy to read. Merry Christmas!
GHott More than 1 year ago
Addie Folsom is returning home later than she should. In retrospect she knows she should have come home when the job and life she had planned didn’t pan out, but she couldn’t swallow her pride to face her father’s, “I told you so.” Now he’s gone and Addie is ready to be the person she’s always wanted to be. Hopefully, without her childish mistakes haunting her. The bane of Addie’s existence throughout childhood was her neighbor and her brother’s best friend, Erich Simmons. She had the biggest crush on him and he enjoyed tormenting Addie. Hopefully, she won’t have to see Erich anytime soon. Alas, all of Addie’s plans go awry when Erich’s mom plans a trip for the holidays but is unable to go when Erich is hurt in an accident. Feeling a bit resistant, Adie offers to help Erich out until she returns. Hopefully, they can stand each other’s company for that long — but that could take a miracle! Hott Review: Debbie Macomber managed to glean from many of my favorite Christmas stories and wrap them in a completely different novel. It was wonderful! I’m never sure which of her characters I enjoy the most but this is a book to get lost in! Enjoy the wonder and magic of Christmas with Mr. Miracle! More… Author: Debbie Macomber Source: Ballantine Books via Netgalley Grade: A Steam: YA Setting: Tacoma, Washington