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Mrs. Miracle

by Debbie Macomber

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Series: Mrs. Miracle (1), Angelic Intervention (book 4)

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An angel/housekeeper arrives at widower Seth's house in the form of Mrs Merkle, duly changed by his twin 6yo boys to Mrs Miracle. And miracles is what she does best, helping to heal his in-laws misunderstandings and almost divorce, introducing him to the woman who will become his wife, healing Reba's rift with her family, and finally departing on Christmas with all things tidied up! ( )
  nancynova | Dec 4, 2016 |
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 anymore. 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. ( )
  TequilaReader | Feb 1, 2016 |
1st book in the Mrs Miracle series, excellent. ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
Seth Webster has been struggling since his wife died. His six year old twin boys are out of control, his house is in chaos, and while he's hired housekeepers none of them last long. When Mrs. Merkle shows up at his house she seems to be a miracle - in fact his kids call her Mrs. Miracle. Mrs. Miracle soon gets Seth's house in order, but she has more tricks up her sleeve - she helps orchestrate a romance between Seth and travel agent Reba Maxwell. Reba has some baggage of her own - she has never forgiven her sister for something that happened years ago. As Mrs. Miracle works her magic on Seth and Reba, she is also trying to help Seth's in-laws, Sharon and Jerry, whose long-standing marriage has hit a very rocky patch. And as if that wasn't enough, there is the matter of sharp-tongued Harriett Foster who needs a gentle nudge to set her on the right path. To pull all of this off at Christmas time will truly take a miracle.

"Mrs. Miracle" is a very cute romance novel by Debbie Macomber that is sure to warm readers' hearts. A Christmas setting in this type of book is always a nice one and Macomber makes good use of it. The novel is a nice mixture of romance and humor with a little magic thrown in. Even without the magic elements the story is a good one. Readers will sympathize with Seth who is still dealing with the loss of his wife and truly has no control over his children. The children, Judd and Jason, while rambunctious, are never bratty. Reba's character is well developed - she is so wrapped up in bitterness over her sister's betrayal that she fails to see how her behavior is not only hurting her family, but herself. The romance between Seth and Reba is very sweet, just a bit spicy by Macomber's standards (no sex though). While the plot line with Harriett Foster could have been developed more, the bittersweet plot line with Sharon and Jerry is extremely well done and you'll pull for the two of them to work things out after almost forty years of marriage. The magical elements are very cute and it is best if readers don't think too much about where Mrs. Miracle came from.

"Mrs. Miracle" is a very cute holiday romance. ( )
  drebbles | Jul 25, 2013 |
I'd never read any Debbie Macomber before. She's wildly popular, so when this one fell into my hands I figured I'd give it a try. The good thing is that I only wasted an afternoon on it. The bad thing is that I wasted an afternoon on a totally forgettable, unrealistic, and one-dimensional book. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Feb 5, 2013 |
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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 more than help to keep his family together . . . he 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.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061083461, Mass Market Paperback)

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 more than help to keep his family togethe...he 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:04 -0400)

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Practical advice from his new housekeeper helps Seth Webster, a widower with six-year-old twins, rebuild his life after the loss of his wife.

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