Reviews for A Mrs. Miracle Christmas : a novel

Library Journal
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Laurel McCullough was ten when her mom died unexpectedly and she went to live with her grandparents. Now Laurel and her husband, Zach, are back living with her grandmother, Helen, or Nana, after IVF drained their savings. Trying to adopt was another heartbreaking experience for the couple and left them wondering if they just aren't meant to be parents. When Helen's serious issues with her memory require a daily caretaker for her safety, Mrs. Miracle arrives and wonderful changes begin to happen. VERDICT This latest sweet, inspirational story from Macomber has enough dramatic surprises to keep pages turning. Likable characters and a satisfying ending make this a great choice for readers who enjoy sentimental, holiday-themed TV movies.


Publishers Weekly
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This faith-filled holiday tale has little romance but plenty of Christmas spirit. After many failed attempts to get pregnant, Laurel McCullough has finally given up hope, although her husband, Zach, believes it will one day happen. Laurel’s grandmother, Helen, who lives with them, has worsening dementia. Fortunately, a caregiver, Mrs. Miracle, arrives with glowing recommendations. Although Helen is happier than ever with her new companion, Zach becomes suspicious and questions Mrs. Miracle’s identity. His doubt is no match for Mrs. Miracle and her band of angels. The struggle to become parents eventually wears on Zach and Laurel’s relationship, especially when Zach secretly continues to take steps to bring their dream to fruition. Faith and doubt are at war, but Mrs. Miracle is a formidable fighter with the ever-faithful Helen as a trusty sidekick. Snowflakes, merry music, and a traditional Christmas pageant round out the story. Although there’s no classic romantic plotline, the story is filled with love and dedication. Macomber makes witty references to the Bible without being pushy or preachy. Anyone who enjoys Christmas will appreciate this sparkling snow globe of a story. Agent: Theresa Park, Park & Fine Literary. (Oct.)

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