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Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling 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 sBeloved #1 New York Times bestselling 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....

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ISBN : 9780553391152
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Mr. Miracle Reviews

  • Prudence
    2019-05-02 01:24

    I was hoping for so much more from this author. The story felt too contrived and the rommance fell flat. There just seemed to be something missing in the the way they came together without enough resolusion of their past dislike.

  • Claire Robinson
    2019-05-06 00:22

    3 - "Bring on the holiday cheer, this Scrooge has had a change of heart," Stars.Christmas and Debbie Macomber, pretty much fit together like and hand and in a glove… perfectly in other words!Newbie Angel-on-Earth-in-training Harry Mills, has arrived in the US, with the belief that his first mission is a bit of a doozy, getting two people together at Christmas? No problem. Harry it is safe to say is a little on the overconfident side, and neglects to take into account that humans have feelings and emotions, and when it comes to the opposite sex, they aren’t always on the positive side.Unfortunately his first mission starts to go a little awry, when Addie Folsom and Erich Simmons aren’t initially as amenable at his subtle attempts to get them together as he was hoping. It’s difficult to fall head over heels in love with your older brother’s best friend, when as a child he did nothing but tease and torment you. But things are a little different now, Addie’s has returned home after many years away, her father has passed and her mother is up and going on a cruise with her friend (Erich’s mother)for Christmas. Erich however and in a shocking twist of fate, has a freak accident right before they are set to up Anchor, and is in need of almost constant care, so rather than let her mother miss out on her ‘once in a lifetime’ cruise, Addie steps up and offers to care for ‘less-than-impressed’ Erich.”The only person I ever really want to see is you.”Addie gradually manages to pull Erich out of his anti-Christmas doldrums, and the diversity of the secondary characters gives the book a little more depth.Not my favorite Christmas book by this author, but still very much worth a read.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.

  • Ronna
    2019-05-23 03:39

    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.

  • Ferne
    2019-05-20 02:46

    I never anticipated using the word disappointed and Debbie Macomber in the same sentence. On Debbie Macomber’s web site in the blog section, she shared on 7-Oct-2014, “It was just about this time last year when I started writing Mr. Miracle. Because the previous Hallmark Channel holiday movies adapted from my books were so well received, Hallmark wanted to bring Mr. Miracle to life on the screen for 2014.” I can easily understand why the Hallmark Channel wanted to bring Mr. Miracle to life.After the delight of reading and particularly enjoying the various Mrs. Miracle novels come to life on the television screen via The Hallmark Channel, I was also delighted to think about the possibilities that might abound within the title, “Mr. Miracle”. However, as a reader I feel very let down by a favorite author and I’ve been a fan of Debbie Macomber’s novels for many, many years. I postponed writing this review for several days but reflection has not changed my opinion and actually gave strength to the necessity of giving my honest opinion in each book review written.The specifics of my disappointment are primarily in character development and character conversations but the novel itself is like a base coat of paint that is flat, colorless, and ordinary. It gives the impression of a draft that mistakenly went to print before the accomplished author even had a chance to read it and certainly did not edit the story. I have had the delight of reading novels issued for the Christmas holiday season that are so rich in quality that the reader wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the novel throughout the year. The richness of these novels is in the multi-dimensional levels of storylines of the various characters and/or the variety of themes that resonate through the novel, the vivid descriptions of settings, sharing the growth of the characters through their life experiences for the timeline of the novel, and the joy of the dynamic dialogues shared by the characters that add the sparks of comedy or tension or romance. The novel of Mr. Miracle has none of the fulfilling qualities for this reader. There are so many examples particularly in the dialogue between guardian angel Harry and his mentor Celeste and between Addie Folsom and her neighbor Erich Simmons where there could have been sparkling and witty bantering but there are only examples of monotonous, dull and predictable exchanges.If you need one more stocking stuffer, you can buy it. I can’t recommend a favorite author’s novel that will become a bestseller due to her name. That isn’t fair to all the writers of all genres. Otherwise, there are so many other titles that could delight your favorite reader this holiday season. This title can be watched on television. First time I’ve ever said, “Skip the read!”I received a pre-publication copy of this title as an “Early Reviewer” from Library Thing.

  • Christi Snow
    2019-05-14 22:20

    My Review:The author states in the letter at the front before this story even begins that this book is written with plans to become a Hallmark movie. That warning was nice because it felt like a Hallmark holiday movie. It's sweet and light and heartwarming, but there's not a huge amount of depth to the story, although I like the idea of it being an ongoing series featuring Harry the angel on this college campus. It would make a great on-going story like that.Harry is a new guardian angel and he's fumbling through both being human, working as a professor on a college campus, and his first assignment, Addie. Addie has just moved home after 6 years away, but she did so without any warning to her newly widowed mother who was looking to her first Christmas without her husband. Because she knew the holiday was going to be rough, Addie's mother already made plans to take her dream cruise with their next door neighbor over the holiday. To further throw a wrench into the plans, the neighbor's son, Erich, was in a car accident and he has two broken wrists...he's virtually helpless. Although the two grew up with a very contentious relationship, Addie and Erich vow to work together so that their mothers can continue on their vacation over the holiday.Like I said the book is light. I actually would have loved it if it would have delved into Addie and Erich more. I really liked them and their back-story, but felt like there was a lot more that could have been expounded upon there, especially as to why Erich had always been so cruel to her. As a reader...and a romance centric one...I assumed it was because he had a secret crush on her, but that's not what was presented in the story at all. In fact the story made him seem just really cruel as a kid/teenager who had to deal with this girl who was crushing on him. But none of that is really explored and besides a few kisses and watching Jeopardy together, their relationship isn't explored too heavily either. I liked their story, but wanted more depth. As it is, this is a light and fluffy holiday read. Honestly, the movie will probably be more satisfying than the book simply because you don't expect any more than that from the movies. But if you're looking for an afternoon's escape for the holidays this one works.I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  • Cheryl
    2019-05-18 04:45

    I have read all of the Mrs. Miracle books and seen the movies. So when I saw this new book I had to check it out. The magic that I loved so much with the Mrs. Miracle books was not to be found in this book. Not even a little bit. Harry did not have the personality that I grew to love in Mrs. Miracle. Yeah, he was clumsy and learning but nothing about him was very endearing. The relationship between Addie and Erich was fine. I myself did not see or experience the sparks between them. Even though this was suppose to be the focal point of the story. I wanted to love this book as much as I did the other ones. Yet, I struggled with this book. What should have been a quick read took me about a week to read. This is because I started reading the book and would put it down after reading just a little bit at a time. I did finish the book but only because I kept expecting it to get better. It never did for me.

  • Amy
    2019-05-03 01:27

    Cute story. I have seen it as a movie before and that was cute too. I would like to know more about what happened to the secondary characters, so maybe a couple sequels are in order?

  • Beth
    2019-05-10 01:27

    Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel is a sweet, engaging and endearing read. A take on Its a Wonderful Life, Harry the guardian angel comes down to bring Addie and Erich some Christmas joy. The thing Harry's first time on earth so there is lot of adjusting for Harry as well as Addie and Erich.A perfectly light romance for holiday season, Macomber heartwarming story of holiday cheer rings all the right bells.I received this ARC copy of Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 7, 2014.Written by: Debbie MacomberHardcover: 272 pagesPublisher: Ballantine Books Publication Date: October 7, 2014Rating: 4 StarsISBN-10: 0553391151ISBN-13: 978-0553391152Genre: Contemporary RomanceFind this book on: Amazon | Barnes & NobleReviewed for:

  • Marilyn
    2019-05-11 21:26

    I won a copy of Macomber's latest Christmas novel, Mr. Miracle, from The Random House Publishing Group. I hope that this is the first in a series about Harry Mills because I wanted to know more about Danny, Andrew, Dr. Conceito, and others. This was a light easy read about an angel new to Earth, just finding out about human emotions and human interactions. Much like her Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy books, this angel had unexpected difficulties dealing with life on Earth. Christmas novels tend to be shorter in length and the stories condensed to a shorter time frame, but I wanted more, more details, more background, etc.

  • Bookishrealm
    2019-05-20 00:41

    Before I get started on this review, I will note this is my first Debbie Macomber book. Prior to reading this book, I never really read or had interest in contemporaries, romance, or Christian fiction; however, ever since I’ve been having a lot happen in my life I’ve been looking for contemporary books that are either romance or have Christian elements. This was one that I thought I would enjoy listening to for the holidays and I was right. I actually enjoyed it more than I expected. There are a lot of people at my job that read Debbie Macomber and we don’t usually have anything in common when it comes to reading taste; however, I think I can appreciate why they enjoy her books so much. I listened to this on audiobook and really enjoyed it. The narrator was easy to listen to and I actually flew through the book in a couple of days. My only criticism of the book is that I almost wished that it was longer. The story could have had a few more elements that made the romance more believable. Everything happened a little too quickly; however, overall I thought it was cute and it definitely was a great book to jumpstart my time into the holidays. I actually enjoyed the book enough that I put two of her other holiday books on hold. If you’re looking for good holiday reads I would give Debbie Macomber a try. I have a full review of this written. I will post it on here when it goes live on my blog.

  • Julie
    2019-05-14 02:22

    Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber is a 2014 Ballantine/Random House publication. I won a copy of this book in a rafflecopter contest online. I love Debbie Macomber's books. So, I was so excited to receive this ARC in paperback. Addie is home for the holidays because she doesn't want her mother to be alone the first Christmas after her father's passing. What Addie doesn't know is she has a guardian angel named Harry who has been assigned to her in hopes of helping her find happiness. Thing got off to a bumpy start for Harry as he adjust to life on earth and the physical attraction he feels toward a young woman he meets at his job on earth. Meanwhile, Addie's mother informs her she is going on a cruise with her widow friend for the holidays. But, when her friend's son is injured in a car accident it looks like the cruise is off... unless of course Addie could help out. The hitch? The injured party is Erich, a boy who was best friends with Addie's brother.. a boy who she couldn't stand and the feeling was mutual. It looks like nothing has happened in the intervening years to change that. So now Addie is stuck taking care of Erich during the Christmas holidays so her mother can go on her trip. The tone is very light in this story and Harry the angel is charming and sweet as he puzzles out how to deal with people on earth. Turns out it's a lot more complicated than he thought. Harry's parts were the best thing about this story for me and sadly, his part wasn't really all that big. The main focus is on Addie and Erich. These two had a history with one another, but most of the details were left out about Addie's brother, why the two rubbed each other the wrong way, and how all of sudden they feel differently toward each other. For some reason there just was zero chemistry between Addie and Erich. There was no warmth and very little affection or romance other than a few kisses. They continued to argue and pout and run hot and cold, mostly cold, I'm afraid, all the way to the end where Erich finally stops whining and decides to join in the Christmas spirit after all. Harry's storyline was initially supposed to be about Addie, but he is immediately distracted and so he doesn't really have a big hand in what happens with Addie, just a few little moments of magic here and there, but mostly he was chatting it up with another angel or doing things with people at his job. So, I am a little disappointed in this one. I just didn't feel it and I really wanted to and tried hard to get into the story, but in the end I just wasn't moved at all by the story. 2 stars

  • Theresa
    2019-05-08 02:30

    A sweet, quick read with a touch of romance and a hint of holiday spirit... this was not a book of incredible depth but more surfaced in it’s approach; although I do think the intention was to provide a holiday read that touched the heart and that is what this book did... 3 Stars:)

  • ☕ Kimberly
    2019-05-19 02:27

    I am not big on religious novels, but Debbie Macomber’s Angelic Intervention series are magical and I enjoy devouring them around the holidays. I have read them all and have watched the movie versions on Hallmark Channel more times, than I can count. Mr. Miracle was a wonderful addition to the series and perfect for getting me in the holiday mood. At just under three-hundred pages, it is the perfect book to read by the fire this holiday season.Harry Mills is a guardian angel posing as an English Lit teacher at a college in Tacoma, Washington. Harry is a little over confident on his first mission and has a lot to learn, making the tale even more charming. His class is a mix of characters from a spooked Vet to a young man on parole who is determined to make his Mother proud. Harry is assigned to guide Addie Folsom. Addie a high school dropout has just moved home after a failed attempt on her own. She is determined to start anew and go into medicine.When Addie returns home, she is not at all pleased to see Erich Simons her neighbor. He was her brother’s childhood friend and the boy who tormented her and crushed her heart. Nevertheless, Harry and the higher ups have plans for these two and the tale that unfolds is sweet with mistletoe kisses. I had  fun with this couple from the banter and snark to the tender moments.One of the things I like about these interventions is that the guardian angel gives gentle nudges, but leaves it up to the characters to carve their path. Harry dealing with human emotions and his supervisor was fun. Macomber sprinkles in secondary characters who you come to be curious about, all while adding in humor, a little drama and a whole lot of holiday cheer.This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer

  • Maggie
    2019-05-23 20:29

    I love a Christmas book but unfortunately this one fell flat for me. It was a fast read with a story that barely skimmed the full story. I know it's already made in to a hallmark special for the holidays and I have to wonder if the book was an afterthought to the screen play. I read a little Debbie Macomber, there's no question that she is a good writer which is why I pick up her books every now and again. This book had good writing but not much depth. It's also much closer to Christian romance than contemporary romance.

  • TL
    2019-04-24 03:28

    Lovely story, miss macomber's writing is beautiful as always but I didn't love this one as much as her others and I have no idea why *puzzled* I would still recommend, her Christmas stories have alot of heart and she has a knack for writing in this holiday genre that lifts your spirits. **** I received this via Goodreads First reads in exchange for an honest review.

  • Helen
    2019-04-26 20:23

    If you like the old TV series, Touched By an Angel, you might like this short novel about an angel sent to Earth to help out some frail humans. However, the TV show had a lot more depth. I don't mind a sappy story now and then, but this one was seriously shallow and sugar coma inducing.

  • Arlene
    2019-05-01 21:35

    Another wonderful Christmas story that I absolutely enjoyed. It's been a fun holiday reading season and this was the perfect book to end with. Love...

  • Book Concierge
    2019-04-27 01:29

    Book ten in the Angels Everywhere (a.k.a Angelic Intervention) series. Harry Mills is on his first assignment on earth and he rather smugly believes he’s got it all covered. But he didn’t quite count on human emotions, and he fumbles with following the rules. It doesn’t help that his supervisor is in the body of a young barista at the local coffee shop, complete with short spiky hair “dyed the color of a pomegranate” and a diamond piercing her nose! Still, his assignment is to help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track. Posing as an English teacher at the local community college in Tacoma Washington, he tries to boost her confidence and steer her in the right direction.It’s a cheesy Christmas romance, and the plot is exactly what one would expect. Fluffy and light, with a few scenes to tug at the heartstrings. There will be a few obstacles placed in Addie’s path, but every detour will really be ensuring that she finds true love. Harry really doesn’t do much of anything but stumble around trying to get the hang of humans and their complex emotions. Erich and Addie seem to find their own way just fine with minimal intervention. There is a pretty large cast of supporting characters, most of which are left hanging. What ever happens to College president Dr Conceito? What about the security guard? Or returning war veteran Andrew Fairfax, and his dog Tommy? It’s not great literature, but it’s perfect for the season … sit by the fire, sip a mug of hot chocolate, or a glass of wine, and enjoy.

  • Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺
    2019-05-18 03:37

    A cute little holiday read. My first Debbie Macomber novel and I kind of liked it.

  • Drebbles
    2019-05-21 02:17

    Guardian Angel Harry Mills finally has a chance to do what he has been longing for - come to earth in the form of a human in order to help a human. His first assignment is to pose as a college teacher and help Addie Folsom get her life back on track and hopefully repair her relationship with Erich Simmons. Harry feels that he is up to the task but doesn't realize that posing as a human means that he'll feel human emotions - emotions that could hurt his mission.For the past several years, Debbie Macomber has written books with a Christmas theme to celebrate the holiday and “Mr. Miracle” is a nice addition to those books. The book is a mixture of her Mrs. Miracle series and her books featuring Angels Goodness, Mercy and Shirley (more like the latter than the former). The big difference between this book and the other Angel books is that Harry is human with human emotions including anger. His attraction to the French teacher at the school is a nice twist that makes for some interesting moments and a very funny scene involving champagne. Macomber fills the book with interesting characters including Harry, his mentor Celeste (her human form is another nice touch by Macomber), Addie, Erich, and students Danny and Andrew Fairfax (there is plenty of room for a sequel or two involving the last two characters). The romance between Addie and Erich is nicely done with just the right touch of magic - this is a Macomber Christmas novel after all!“Mr. Miracle” is another nicely done Christmas Romance by Debbie Macomber.

  • Heidi
    2019-05-15 01:20

    I really enjoyed this cute Christmas story by Debbie Macomber. Instead of Mrs. Merkle (a.k.a Mrs. Miracle) we have Mr. Miracle (and they are in no wise related, except being angels.) Harry Mills is on assignment to help a young lady, Addie, and her next door neighbor Erich.The novel is a light Christmas romance where even the angel learns a few lessons. The book ended with a few loose ends that lets the reader draw their own conclusions. There was a quote from the beginning of the book that really inspired me. "Don't ever forget that the world is in a fallen condition. Humans, as attractive and awesomely created as they are, tend to believe that events occur in their lives randomly, with little or no meaning. They often overlook the obvious, that God is in control." (Celeste talking to Harry Merkle).

  • Melissa
    2019-05-20 22:44

    I really enjoyed this story! In fact, Debbie Macomber's Angel series were the first books that I read by her and I have enjoyed reading all of them!Mr. Miracle is a Christmas themed book, but there is so much more to the story! The friendship between Addie and her next door neighbor, Erich is so sweet! They have been friends since grade school and they share alot of sweet memories together. When Addie moves back in with her Mom, she is not sure that she wants to talk to Erich because he used to tease her so much...but she realizes that he has changed. Will romance be in their future? You will have to read the story to find out. =)I also enjoyed reading about Harry, the guardian Angel posing as a Teacher. He experiences some very real human feelings as he makes friends at the College where he is teaching.Great book!

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-22 21:28

    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!

  • Lorrie
    2019-05-18 22:36

    I really like Debbie Macomber's writing. This is a really sweet Christmas love story. It's a short book and I read it in one day. It was worth the read though.I received an e-copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Emily (Falling for YA)
    2019-04-26 03:22

    2.5 stars really The novel was cheesy and cute like you want a Christmas story to be, but the characters lacked depth and the plot was slow.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-12 04:31

    Very heartwarming! Angels, second chances, redemption, Christmas! I am loving these angel stories of Debbie Macomber! Thank you, Jennifer!

  • Sophie
    2019-05-10 02:32

    (review copy)4.5Posted in full Mr. Miracle is somehow the first Debbie Macomber book I’ve read, even though I own stacks of her others. I’ve no idea how this book compares with her other books but I really did love this story. Debbie’s style of writing is light-hearted and endearing, easily drawing me into the story and making me care for the characters. I was pleasantly surprised by how it was told in a way more like chatting to a friend when I had been expecting something tighter and more formulaic. Instead, Mr. Miracle was fast-paced, inviting and a very entertaining, sweet story. There were two main strands to this book. The first is with Harry Mills, who is a guardian angel sent to work on Earth to try and inject some Christmas cheer on a couple of people involved in his mission. This is not like anything I’ve ever read before and I was intrigued with how it would work and whether I would like it or not. I quickly learnt that this was a fun aspect to this story and I enjoyed it a lot, especially because Harry’s character was well built up and not at all like how I had imagined. Harry is very confident in himself and doesn’t feel like he needs any guidance on his first Earthly mission – how hard can it be to step foot on Earth and change the lives of a few people? I loved seeing Harry face up to how things were maybe not as simple as he had anticipated. He had no clue about any of it. He didn’t understand human emotions, he was frightened at the popping of champagne and he definitely had no idea about how to handle a woman he’s caught the eye of. I laughed at how frightened he appeared to be at the advances of Michelle, who definitely wanted to get her claws into him. Harry didn’t understand what to do and he had an inner battle because he knew technically romance wasn’t allowed within his role, but he couldn’t stay away either. Harry’s mission sees us meet Addie, who was a character I really liked. Addie’s father has died and she misses him a lot. Christmas just won’t be the same without him. Her mum is also suffering but she has made plans with a friend to head off on a cruise this Christmas so she can be distracted and have a new experience, knowing the festive season will never be the same again. She’s excited to go and Addie is happy for her, even though it means she’ll be alone at Christmas. But when an accident to Erich, the son of her mum’s friend, means that the cruise has to be cancelled, Addie is torn. She can’t stand Erich, and the feeling is mutual, but maybe if she offers to take care of him, her mum can still go on the cruise she so desperately needs? I loved the dynamics between Addie and Erich. They really didn’t like each other at all and to me, they seemed to be complete opposites. Addie has never forgiven him for how much he tormented her when she was younger and well, Erich isn’t exactly seeking her forgiveness either. But of course, his accident throws them together for the festive season and with the guardian angel surrounding them both, Christmas could lead them both to a change of heart… The moments when Addie is there helping Erich or keeping him company were some of my favourites. Erich was grumpy and didn’t want to accept help but with two broken wrists, he couldn’t exactly cope without her. I loved the bickering and the banter between them, and how different they both were. Addie thinks he should stop being so miserable and embrace the festive season, whereas Erich does not want a Christmas tree anywhere near him. They’ve no interest in each other but the time spent together sees their walls break down a bit and I liked getting to know them both and how they were now no longer alone at Christmas. Even if at times they’d rather that was the case…Mr. Miracle was a really fun story. It’s uplifting and heart-warming with a great sense of humour to go with. I loved the light romance in this book – it really did put a smile on my face and I didn’t want this story to end so soon but at the same time, I didn’t want it to end in any other way. It’s more light-hearted and less serious than I had imagined, although it does touch on some more sensitive issues, but I think I much preferred it this way. The guardian angel aspect was something different, something interesting and entertaining and made this book a real easy, enjoyable read.

  • Rebecca {Not reviewing at the moment}
    2019-05-13 03:29

    'Addie had assumed she'd feel good about being able to do this for her mother. Quite the contrary. Already she was filled with dread, and her mother and neighbour hadn't even left for the airport.'(view spoiler)[PlotHarry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission to help Addie Folsom get her life back on track, and help her find love. Harry poses as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, and although he's up to the task, he isn't prepared for the surprises coming his way.After moving away and trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned to her hometown for Christmas, but this time she's staying for good and has enrolled in the local college. However, being back home has it's drawbacks, and one of those drawbacks is Erich Simmons.Erich is her next-door neighbour, and he never missed a chance to tease and humiliate Addie as they were growing up. Addie intends to avoid Erich as much as possible, but when they are forced together, Addie must swallow her pride. With a little encouragement from an angelic teacher, Addie and Erich soon find common ground and discover that they actually enjoy spending time together. They're in for a Christmas miracle.(hide spoiler)]My ThoughtsI received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, via Netgalley. I requested this book to read in December as I love to read Christmas books in the lead up to Christmas.As this is in honest review, I'll start by saying that this book didn't really impress me. It was a short read, and if it was longer I might not have been able to finish it, as it just seemed to lack something. I enjoyed the concept of the guardian angel that's placed on earth to guide Addie and her classmates, most of which are in need of a push in the right direction. However, there just didn't seem to be a spark between the two main characters so I couldn't enjoy the story as much as I would have liked to.At the start of the story, the difficult relationship between Addie and Erich is explained. Addie and her brother Jerry grew up next door to Erich, and while Erich and Jerry were friends, Addie's relationship with Erich was more difficult. She always had feelings for Erich and followed him around hoping for his attention. However, Erich went out of his way to make her life difficult, teasing her at every opportunity. I found it a little strange that the small mention of Addie's brother at the start of the book was all we hear about him throughout the whole story. Jerry has a family of his own and lives quite far from his hometown, but as this is the first Christmas without their father, you'd think he'd make the effort to visit for Christmas. I just found this a little strange as Christmas is a time for family.There's not much else to say about this book, as really not a lot happens. I did enjoy Harry's POV as he had to come to terms with the human emotions he was feeling while he was in a human body. He's not used to those feelings, so it was interesting to see how he copes with his new and complex emotions.Overall, this was a nice read, if a little boring. I've certainly read better Christmas books, but I've also read worse. I wouldn't read this book again, but I don't regret reading it, as it did have a nice magical element to it.

  • Terry Engel
    2019-05-15 03:41

    I liked it up until the last chapter. Too many loose ends. It seemed like the author said “that’s enough “

  • Mary Brown
    2019-05-20 04:22

    Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber is a warmhearted Christmas book that introduces Harry Mills, an angel sent back to earth to help Addie Folsom to straighten out her life. Harry is sure that he will have no trouble completing his mission and he does not feel like he needs advice from anyone. Boy, is Harry wrong.Addie Folsom has returned home and is planning on getting her high school diploma. She only has to take a literature class to meet the graduation requirements. This is the first Christmas that her and her mother will be without Addie’s dad, who has passed away. Her mother and her mother’s neighbor have planned a cruise to help her mother deal with the holiday, so Addie will be alone. That’s not exactly what happens though, because her neighbor and her nemesis from her childhood, Erich, has been in a car wreck and needs someone to take care of him. Addie agrees to help Erich out so that her mother and Erich’s mother can go on the cruise. It will not be an easy task, because her and Erich do not get along at all. But somehow they will survive the two weeks they are thrown together.Harry Mills is Addie’s literature teacher and he tries to subtly help her with her feelings for Erich and her deceased father. Harry is also trying to learn the rules of being an angel in a human body. He is dealing with the French teacher who has set her sights on him. And he also has to try to deal with the mean spirited college president, who has taken an instant dislike to Harry. Harry had no idea that being a guardian angel would be so hard.The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy quick read. The writing is descriptive and I could feel the preparations of Christmas and the cold weather like I was right there. The characters are well rounded but I feel that they could have been developed a little more. In my opinion, what makes Debbie Macomber’s books so good is the heartwarming story that they tell. Her stories are about family, forgiveness and love. She writes about life, the good and the bad, things that many people have experienced first hand. Her books are feel-good books and who doesn’t need that at times.I would recommend Mr. Miracle to anyone who enjoys a heartwarming whimsical story. I have read many other books by Debbie Macomber and I can honestly say I have enjoyed them all. My favorite angel series is the Angels Everywhere Series with Shirley, Goodness and Mercy but I really did like this book and look forward to reading more with Harry Mills.I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group-Ballantine for the opportunity to read and review this book.