Thursday, November 11, 2010

(156) Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

It is books like Call Me Mrs. Miracle that make miss the bookstore and retail at the Holidays. I know, I know you all must think that I am nuts, but I loved the atmosphere that can be found at any store in the month of December, specifically a bookstore. The cheer, the hustle bustle, the Christmas music, the smell of the cafe & the sound of carolers. *sigh* How I miss the bookstore....

Jake Finley is the only son of a powerful retailer in New York City. Despite their chosen profession they both hate Christmas due to a tragedy that changed their worlds over twenty years ago. Jake can sense his hard heart softening when he encounters eight year old, Gabe, and his Aunt Holly. Will they be able to help each other get through this holiday season? Mrs. Emily "Call Me Mrs. Miracle" Merkle, intends to see that all of them have the Christmas they deserve.

To continue my recent streak, Call Me Mrs. Miracle was my first book by Debbie Macomber. The story was one that I could definitely see as a "Hallmark Channel Original Movie". One that gives you the warm fuzzies and fills you full of Holiday cheer. But, yes there is a but, it was incredibly predictable. Within a few chapters I could already plot out the rest of the book, right down to the "surprise" ending. Part of the charm of the Holidays is the "mystery" that awaits us on Christmas Day. Sadly, the mystery was just not there for Mrs. Miracle. Will that stop me from giving Mrs. Macomber another shot? No, the writing was good and the characters were friendly, so I will probably give her one more try, but I hope for a little more "mystery".


Cecelia Dowdy said...

I enjoyed this book so much. I posted my review here if you are interested:

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I remember the carefree summer days when I used to ride my bike to the public library to pick out new books. I would go almost daily to find books to read. I read to learn. I read to explore the world. I read to escape. I read because not reading is not an option.

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