Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “A Mrs. Miracle Christmas” by Debbie Macomber, November 2019, Arrow
Debbie Macomber has written a magical, feel-good, witty, and heartfelt holiday seasonal story. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, with a dash of Magical Realism. There is also some humor. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story, as well as the future. The author describes her characters as likable, each with their own set of problems, quirky and hopeful.
Laurel and her husband Zach have tried everything they can do to have a baby, with no success. The adoption agencies have been very disappointing. They move in with Laurel’s grandmother Helen, who has started to become forgetful and have a loss of memory. When Laurel calls an agency for someone to help Helen, she is told she will have to wait until after the holiday.
The next morning, a caretaker by the name of Mrs. Miracle arrives to help Helen. Mrs. Miracle seems to be more than the usual caretaker or nurse. Actually, there are times Mrs. Miracle’s name seems to suit her very well. While reading this story I somehow had thoughts of certain parts of the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life”
Debbie Macomber has a way of making me feel that I am drinking hot chocolate, sitting in front of the fireplace, listening to Christmas music. I have visions of Christmas trees, and white snowflakes elegantly falling. I love the way the author vividly describes the characters, the events and the season.
The author discusses important issues as Alzheimers and dementia, infertility and options, the importance of family, friends, love, and hope. This is the first book in the series that I have read, and I would highly recommend this to readers who enjoy a feelgood book with a pretty much happily ever after.