Seth Webster S Heart Never Healed After He Lost His Adored Wife Now, With Christmas Approaching, Wild Twin Boys To Raise Alone, A Home In Chaos, And The Latest In A Long Line Of Exasperated Housekeepers Quitting In Disgust, Seth Needs Than Help To Keep His Family Togethehe Needs A Miracle.And Then A Miracle Arrives On His Doorstep Her Name Is Mrs Merkle, But The Kids Call Her Mrs Miracle And From The Moment The Warm, Knowing, And Very Patient Nanny Appears, Everything Is Different Her Sassy Spirit Is Infectious, And It Gives Seth The Courage To Approach Reba, A Beautiful Travel Agent Who S Been Hurt And Betrayed, And Is Afraid To Ever Love Again Through The Magic Of Faith And With A Little Help From A Children S Christmas Pageant And A Lot Of Encouragement From Mrs Miracle Seth And Reba Might Just Be Able To Find A Christmas Miracle Of Their Very Own True Love. One of the best DM books I ve read to date, and you know how much I love my Deb This was the Christmas fix I needed, and I m happy to end this crap tastic reading year on a high note with Mrs Macomber 5 stars The Good The very basic premise of the book is good A widower with young children struggling A magical nanny appearing out of nowhere to aid him at Christmas time, and maybe find him a little love as well That s the bare bones of the book and that is all that was included in the delightful Hallmark movie.The Bad This is a case of the movie being better than the book The movie dropped all of the unnecessary and sort of weird angles the book tended to dwell on The book was very specific about Seth not being able to take care of his kids for 4 years, and how his in laws raised them at that time These grandparents love having the kids, yet just decide they re done and send the kids back to understandable unprepared father with no help and no experience to guide him The grandparents marriage goes to hell, grandma embracing women s lib and grandpa being aghast that his wife refuses to wait on him hand and foot any Aghast And for some reason, the reader is supposed to hope they get back together Yeah, that wasn t happening Good for grandma Seth and Reba were closed off, scared of commitment, annoying people who would have never managed to make it work in real life Overall, the characters were obnoxious and it was hard to want happiness for any of them. Webster is in a bind His rambunctious twin boys need a full time babysitter housekeeper and so far, all of the housekeepers he s hired have quit They re unable to care for his troublesome kids Then suddenly the agency sends Mrs Merkle aka Mrs Miracle as his housekeeper Mrs Miracle fits right into his household she s an awesome cook, and she seems to be able to control his wild boys.Seth is still grieving over his late wife and when he meets travel agency owner Reba Maxwell, they share an instant attraction Reba has a fractured relationship with her family she has yet to forgive her sister for something that happened four years ago she has not spoken to her sister since.Also, Seth s in laws the parents of his deceased wife are facing problems in their marriage Are their problems fixable Mrs Miracle knows about Seth s enduring grief, Reba s unforgivable nature, and Seth s in laws marriage problems Mrs Miracle is all knowing since she s an angel She does her best to help fix the problems from which these characters are suffering.I enjoyed reading this book It s gentle, sweet, and I think most readers of inspirational romance would like this story The Hallmark movie was shown last Christmas and I enjoyed that too I d recommend this book to all who like a good Christmas story See at I really enjoyed this book and can t wait to read its follow up Here are some of my favorite quotes to entice you God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts Some marriages are made in heaven, but they all have to be maintained on earth Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up Pick your friends, but not to piecesA successful marriage isn t finding the right person, it s being the right person Scatter sunshine People don t care how much you know until they know how much you care Swallowing angry words is much palatable than having to eat them afterward.Love looks through a telescope, not a microscope It s alright to sit on your pity pot every now and again Just be sure to flush when you are finished You ll notice that a turtle only makes progress when it sticks out it s neck. I had heard that a movie had been made from this book, so I gave it a read It was a fun, light Christmas tale What made it enjoyable was the presense of Mrs Miracle I really liked her and wanted of her Especially delightful were her words of wisdom at the beginning of each chapter Advice like, God wants spiritual fruits, not religious nuts A skeptic is a person, who when he sees the handwriting on the wall claims it s a forgery If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher and A closed mouth gathers no foot. Cheesy but a fun holiday read A very sweet story, perfect for Christmas reading Ane enjoyable read Mrs Merkle, or Mrs Miracle as the twins Judd and Jason call her, comes at just the right time to help all the wounds being suffered by the Webster family It is a light, Christmas read, and makes you believe in angels all over again. Oh what a lovely story it was easy to read Likeable characters.
- 352 pages
- Mrs. Miracle
- Debbie Macomber
- 18 February 2017 Debbie Macomber