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Milagre em Nova Iorque

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,939 Ratings  ·  131 Reviews
Christy Byrne é um viúvo que ganha a vida a cultivar pinheiros de Natal no Canadá e a vendê-los em Manhattan. Um dia, o impensável acontece. Christy discute com o filho, Danny, de dezasseis anos. A polícia é chamada e, enquanto Christy é algemado, Danny foge. A viúva Catherine Tierney vê a luta, toma Danny sob a sua protecção, e dá-lhe acesso à biblioteca privada onde trab ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published May 2011 by Quinta Essência (first published January 1st 2004)
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Celeste Corrêa
Jul 27, 2015 Celeste Corrêa rated it did not like it
Uma verdadeira "americanada". "Bom" para guião daqueles filmes que passam na televisão aos domingos à tarde durante a época natalícia. O livro estava em saldo. Não resisti ao preço, e comprei.
Beth F.
Dec 27, 2008 Beth F. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chick lit fans looking for a fast, heartwarming Christmas read
For a book that was approximately 200 pages, the plot was surprisingly complex. And by complex, what I actually mean is coincidentally complex, because by the end, everyone and everything was neatly tied up with a Christmas bow and a heaping helping of Christmas magic.

Now, let’s try a game. How many Christmas clichés can you count?

Christopher Byrne, aka Christy – Widower. Christmas tree farmer. Canadian. Travels to New York City with his children every December to sell trees in Chelsea. Expect
Jaycee Limutau
So this book could have been so much better. I just felt like the author (whom I do love) left out the heart in this was almost there at times but the characters still left me flat. Maybe it was just me? This book was turned into a Hallmark movie so maybe my expectations were too high but the relationships felt forced
and unrealistic (and that's from someone who enjoys fantasy, especially in love). And by the end I was bothered by how it was all wrapped up. No full answers to what the
Dec 14, 2010 Jessika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is just something about this semester that has me craving brain candy and sweet-and-sappy stories. This is obviously not going to become the next literary classic, but if you're looking for a story to get yourself in the holiday mood, I recommend giving Luanne Rice a try.

This is one of the rare (and I mean very rare) occasions where I've seen the movie before reading the book. I actually had no idea that this book existed until I had watched the Hallmark movie adaptation. I liked the movi
Darlene Wilson
Dec 09, 2014 Darlene Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every year on the first day of December, Christopher Byrne traveled from his farm in Nova Scotia to sell his Christmas trees on the streets of Manhattan. But this year there'd be no cheer for the widower and his twelve-year-old daughter, Bridget. For New York City had taken Christy's only son, headstrong sixteen-year-old Danny, who'd run off without a trace.
Librarian Catherine Tierney used to love the holidays: the lights, the carols, the nip in the air. But after her husband's death on Christma
Miss Framboesa
Talvez influenciada pela época natalícia que coincide com o cenário do livro...adorei a história,as personagens,o cenário...fim previsível,mas não consegui parar de ler.Não leva mais uma estrela devido a uma passagem que achei forçada e. à qual não me refiro devido a resto encheu-me as medidas.
Jan 30, 2015 Brisbride13 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
what can one say about Christmas novels? I am going thru a phase of not being much interested in reading, which is so not like me, but when I do, I am gravitating toward "fluff" and there hasn't been a Christmas book yet that wasn't fluff. To me the two main characters are Christy and Catherine, a widow and a widower, one forced to move on because of his children and his forever working and the other stuck in her grief waiting for her husband to come back, a declaration he made on his death bed. ...more
Dec 16, 2010 Tracey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
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Jan 11, 2015 Tricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really cute and romantic, somewhat suspenseful story. At first it seemed predictable but as it unfolded, it became more complex. I liked the characters and the voices of each seemed to come through in a touching, lovable way. The author described New York in a way that made me feel like I know what it's like to be in the city, in winter, even though I've never been there. Her descriptions of the buildings, parks, streets, people, and social atmosphere painted an interesting, believabl ...more
Lori Brockelbank
Silver bells is very well written but it is too predictable and more sugary sweet than a tub of frosting. If you need a quick read then this is the book for you.
Dec 09, 2014 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely Christmas parable. Perfect read on a snowy day in North Country during the Yuletide. This is a story of love and redemption, like so many novels, but the Christmas setting adds joyous mystery. The two central characters, Christy and Catherine, experience an emotional rebirth through their unlikely connection, sharing the magic of the season. The novel is a variant of "The Gift of the Magi", each character bringing to the other what is needed, through sacrifice and pain from their past los ...more
I’ve read Luanne Rice before and think she writes well. She’s an author I sometimes choose when looking for a heart warming read with interesting characters and some complexity. There’s often some romance involved but it’s definitely not Harlequinesque and doesn’t include any heavy duty love scenes, neither of which are my cup of tea. Rice focuses more on peoples’ inter relationships in her stories.

When looking through holiday reads on display at the library, I saw Silver Bells and thought I’d g
Mais um bom livro da escritora Luanne Rice
Começo por dizer que já li quase todos os livros de Luanne Rice, por isso, de um modo geral já sei com o que contar quando leio as obras desta autora.

Uma escrita de qualidade em histórias que talvez possam ser enquadradas no género "realismo mágico", isto porque em quase todas elas existem fantasmas, perdas e muita fé.
Mas o tema principal de todos eles _ daqueles que foram traduzidos em Portugal _ são as relações entre pais e filhos e a força por vezes
Jul 15, 2012 Rita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started out loving this book, and it was very good overall. But about 3/4 of the way into it, it started to get a little hokey. It was meant to be a "Christmas miracle" type of story and I normally would really enjoy that type of story, but it started to feel like a holiday movie on TBS or something like that. It did not completely pull me in, I didn't totally believe it. It was very heartwarming and I actually could imagine being in New York at Christmas. I loved the characters, but I do not ...more
Mar 20, 2014 Pierina rated it it was ok

1ª vez que li esta autora.

É um romance ligeiro, que trata de emoções (e quis não tratam, né)humanas como: a fé, o perdão, e o inicio de uma nova relação. Não gosto de dizer "o começar de novo", gosto sim de evolução e não um recomeço. As pessoas não começam de novo, as pessoas evoluem ou não, seja em que matéria for.

Se quer ler algo ligeiro que trate de relações familiares, este é o seu livro.

Your typical holiday schlock....which is fine, if that's what you are looking for! This was a library book club holiday selection, so it was perfect. I'm sure we will have a lively discussion about the characters before we digress into discussing out Christmas plans. Nothing objectionable about this one, could safely recommend it to my Christian fiction readers.
Sep 19, 2012 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for the "romance" section of a class I'm taking. And, in a sense, it is a romance novel, but even more so, it is a romantic book. You won't find characters in the throes of passion using the many different euphemisms for male genitalia in this story. What you will find is a story of two characters coming together after having lost people they both loved deeply. It takes place during the Christmas season, which for me is an immediate hook since I love the holidays. And because it ...more
Dec 03, 2014 Tamara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in one evening so it goes quickly. A light Christmas read that is as sweet as Christmas cookies. It wrapped up too fast after all the build up. The return of the dead husband as an angel after three years was over the top. I still am not totally sure why that was part of the story. Still this is an easy read to bide the time.
J Davis
Nov 23, 2014 J Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book almost ten years ago, and it began a tradition of reading Christmas novels every December. I reread Silver Bells this year, and fell in love with it all over again. It's such a cozy Christmas book, and I recommend it to everyone. I just bought more copies of it to pass out at a Favorite Things party I'm going to. Lovely book.
Dawn ♥ romance
Dec 24, 2014 Dawn ♥ romance rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
A very emotional holiday story. It was light on romance but the strong feelings and tears it invoked more that compensated. Shortly after I started I realized I saw this movie but the book is so much richer. Tree farmer Christy from Nova Scotia brought his trees to New York and tries to sell one to librarian Catherine as she walks by.
Anne Calvert
Jul 05, 2015 Anne Calvert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very sweet story. Luanne Rice did a wonderful job of painting pictures along with writing this story. Her details were very vivid. When it was cold and snowing as they were walking in the city, I could practically feel how cold they were and I understood the sadness that surrounded Catherine. I felt an attachment to the characters and was pulling for them. I like when I can say that I felt involved in this story. It was like I was there. I recommend this book to those looking for a sw ...more
Jina Howell-Forbes
I enjoyed this Christmas story about life and loss very much. The characters were very likable and easy to relate too. The story revolved around letting go of children and allowing them to make their own choices and mistakes. It was also about letting go of those we love who have moved on to "the other side". There is a bit of paranormal aka ghost in the story, but I like stuff like that. The part that I didn't like was the religious part, even though it was a Christmas story. I felt that it was ...more
Barbara Collins
just in time for Christmas 2015.
the character name is Christopher and the author calls him Christy how do you get that name why not call him Chris. smh.
first time reading this author. has a lot of characters and jumps from one to another. like a Hallmark Christmas story does.
Apr 10, 2011 Elle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story about a father and his son around Christmas time. The Byrne family travels from Nova Scotia, Canada to New York City each December so their father can sell Christmas trees from their tree farm. Mr. Byrne's son doesn't want to follow in his father's footsteps like his father wants him to; to take over the tree farm. Instead of talking about what he does want, he runs away in New York. The story also involved the life of Catherine Tierney who is a widow of three years and can't let ...more
Britt Griffith
Dec 19, 2009 Britt Griffith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I hate to be so critical of another holiday book, but I was not impressed with this. First, it seemed like the author took old-fashioned characters and put them in a modern setting. It also bothered me that the guy's name was Christopher, but he went by Christy. Sorry, that is nit-picking, but I'm being honest. Then there is the fact that the character development seemed false and unrealistic. The two go out on one date and fall in love. Finally, the story went even more unrealistic when Brian's ...more
Ada Evans
Dec 29, 2015 Ada Evans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doing a bit of Christmas Season reading.

This novel is a light read, but quite enjoyable. I highly recommend it! Suitable for all over the age of 10, but older or widowed adults of any age would probably enjoy this romance novel the most. Empty nesters would love this book!
Dec 15, 2014 Aubrey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Overly sweet, particularly cliche, fluffy holiday read. I'm not anti-fluff and I did finish it: in sum, some parts were almost touching and some parts were unintentionally funny.
Zézinha Rosado
Sep 22, 2013 Zézinha Rosado rated it really liked it
Shelves: lido-e-trocado
Achei este livro lindo e cheio de espírito natalício, o livro ideal para se ler no mês de Dezembro, pois consegue-se facilmente imaginar o cheiro a azevinho e visualizar as árvores de natal com as luzinhas a piscar.
Acima de tudo é uma história de desencontros familiares derivado a um conflito entre pai e filho.
Se é verdade que os pais querem sempre o melhor para os filhos, idealizando o seu futuro, também é verdade que lhes devem dar "asas" para voar e seguirem os seus próprios sonhos, mesmo que
Ana Bernardes
Dec 21, 2015 Ana Bernardes rated it really liked it
É um enredo até bastante interessante mas achei um pouco confuso porque fica algo por esclarecer.. Isto a meu ver claro :D

Sharon Foust
I had seen the movie produced from this book on Hallmark Hall of Fame. They did a good job. Rice descriptive prose is very good. It is a nice story.
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Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-two novels including THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SISTERS, her first YA novel. Five of her books have been made into movies and mini-series, many have been New York Times bestsellers and two of her pieces have been featured in off-Broadway theatre productions. She divides her time between Southern California and the Connecticut shoreline.
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