Every year I look forward to seeing what my favorite authors are going to be offering for a Christmas release. This year I wasnít sure whether to be excited or not about Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber.
Why, you might be asking was I sitting on the fence post? To be honest I havenít been enjoying Ms. Macomberís work the way I once had, but Iím not quite ready to totally remove her from my reading list. Therefore when I sat down with Call Me Mrs. Miracle I was really not looking forward to a truly heartwarming story, that was going to have me rethinking my own spirit of giving, but was very pleasantly surprised.
Holly Larson is a single young woman struggling to make ends meet when she agrees to be the guardian to her brotherís only child, Gabe. Hollyís brother is in the service and being shipped overseas, and Gabeís mother has died, so Holly is the only logical choice. Holly will do anything for the child, but the one thing she might not be able to do is provide the only Christmas toy that Gabe truly wantsÖTelly, The Super Robot.
Jake Finley is struggling to live up to his heritage. His family has successfully run Finleyís Department Store for generations, and when he upsets the applecart by ordering in a large supply of Telly, The Super Robot his father, the current head of the store is sure heís made an awful mistake.
Itís probably going to take nothing less than a miracle for Holly to be able to provide the expensive toy for Gabe, and for Jake to be able to sell all the robots he ordered with success in mind. How it all comes together with the help of one very intuitive salesperson whose name badge mistakenly has Mrs. Miracle on it is truly a heartwarming story just right for getting one in the mood for the upcoming holiday series.
When I turned the last page of Call Me Mrs. Miracle not only was I satisfied with the conclusion of the story, but I was given a renewed faith in a writer whom Iíve followed dutifully for years, and am looking forward to what might be forthcoming from Debbie Macomber.