A Mrs Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber #BookReview #BlogTour

An uplifting festive novel from the Number One New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Laurel McCullough is in desperate need of help. Her beloved grandmother has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and the baby she and her husband Zach have longed for now seems like an impossible dream.

So when the kind-hearted, and a little bit unbelievable, nurse Mrs Miracle appears at the door, Laurel couldn’t be more relieved. She invites the nurse into her life and it’s not long before they become the dearest of friends.

When her grandmother’s condition begins to improve, and as Laurel and Zach continue their desperate quest for a child, Laurel soon realises that there is more to Mrs Miracle than meets the eye…

I'm delighted to be sharing my review of A Mrs Miracle Christmas today. Many thanks to Debbie Macomber and Rachel Kennedy from Arrow for inviting me and for my copy of the novel. My apologies for posting so late in the day, I wrote the date down wrong on my calendar and only realised my mistake this evening.

Reading a Debbie Macomber Christmas book has become a festive tradition for me but this is the first time I've had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Miracle. She's certainly somebody we could all do with in our lies at some point or other!
This is a book with a strong emphasis on faith and although I'm not religious myself, this is such a heartwarming story, I couldn't fail to believe in Mrs Miracle and her assignment with Laurel, Zach and Helen. One of the things I love about Debbie Macomber's novels is that although they are undeniably uplifting, they still acknowledge the difficult struggles people often have to face in their lives. Laurel and Zach are trying to come to terms with the pain of infertility and after having the chance of happiness suddenly taken from them, Laurel has lost faith and thinks it's too painful to keep hoping for something that is never going to happen. Zach wants to leave that door ajar still but has been keeping secrets which could risk his relationship with his wife.
Meanwhile, Helen, Laurel's beloved Nana, has dementia and although still in the relatively early stages, it is no longer safe for her to be left at home alone. She and her husband raised Laurel after her mother and their daughter tragically died but Robert has passed away and like many older people, Helen's daily existence has shrunk to the point where she rarely leaves her home - until Mrs Miracle arrives as a Caring Angel. She immediately begins to transform the lives of this lovely family who so deserve an extra chance of happiness. Although Mrs Miracle has been sent to help all three of them, I particularly enjoyed seeing the effect she has on Helen's life. Little miracles take place during the course of the book but what I found especially touching was that it was the time Mrs Miracle spent with Helen, just doing the simple things like talking to her about her memories and taking her out which made such a difference. It's an important reminder that we can all do something similar, even if we aren't angels.
A Mrs Miracle Christmas has characters to care about and a poignant story which couldn't fail to touch my heart. With all the magical warmth of the season, it's the perfect novel to read over the Christmas period. It may still only be November but I certainly feel festive after reading it!

A Mrs Miracle Christmas is published in the UK by Arrow Books, purchasing links can be found here.

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About the Author
Debbie Macomber is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers. In addition to fiction, Debbie has also published two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; and two acclaimed children’s books. The beloved and bestselling Cedar Cove series became Hallmark Channel’s first dramatic scripted television series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, which was ranked as the top program on US cable TV when it debuted in summer 2013.  Hallmark has also produced many successful films based on Debbie’s bestselling Christmas novels. Debbie Macomber owns her own tea room, and a yarn store, A Good Yarn, named after the shop featured in her  popular Blossom Street novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and her husband Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington (the town on which her Cedar Cove novels are based) and winter in Florida.
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