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Call Me Mrs. Miracle (Angelic Intervention #8)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  5,781 Ratings  ·  615 Reviews
Mrs. Miracle on 34th Street

This Christmas, Emily Merkle (just call her Mrs. Miracle) is working in the toy department of Finley's, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than Jake Finley, the owner's son.

For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family gatherings were destroyed in a Christmas Eve
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA (first published September 8th 2010)
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)

DNF @21% : Please tell me it's a joke.

We have a winner! Call Me Mrs. Miracle is the most stupid, sexist and annoying "romance" (I'm putting parenthesis at this point) I've attempted to read for months, and that's saying something.

1) You're not sure you're able to understand sentences? Don't worry! Debbie Macomber translates them for you! Twice!

"If the toy department doesn't show a profit because you went over Mike Scott's head, then you'll have a lot to answer for." He locked eyes with Jake. "D
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)

Honestly...I did really like this. And it's more a matter of that solid star, because I smiled a lot, even though it was certainly over the top....something...I don't know.

Basically, it was all about the guy. He was adorable and I really loved him as a person. So, for him, I give this a three. Otherwise, I'd really rather have been reading something else, honestly.

'Tis the season.

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Ho ho hooooo lol
Nov 22, 2015 Luffy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had some hopes preparing to read this book, but it did not disappoint. That's because my expectations were not high. Unexpectedly, I got some encouragement about writing. This book was unknowingly a big book about how to please a reader with a limited ambition, creativity, or talent. I learned that details needn't absolutely matter. I also learned that filling out a 200 page book was not difficult.

The Christmassy story itself is not bad on its own. There are some characters who won't be acc
Dec 22, 2011 Arlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber is hands down, my favorite Christmas story this holiday season. I wish I would have caught the television rendition of this book. It was absolutely heartfelt, Christmassy, and full of promise and hope. Everything I was looking for in a holiday book, plus a little surprise at the end that tugged at my heart to the point where I was reaching for the tissues but smiling at the same time.

In this story we meet Jake Finley, who works for his father in their fami
#TBR Challenge

In the 2013 re-issue of Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle was a bonus story: The Christmas Basket. I loved it—it had all the hallmarks *cough cough* of a Macomber Christmas story—an involving plot, likeable families, and a gentle reminder of what the Christmas season really means.

All of this wrapped up in a separated for a looooooong time couple—Noelle (born on Christmas Day) McDowell and Thomas Sutton had a Romeo and Juliet love affair ten years ago. The Shakespearean twist
Dec 26, 2010 Norma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
Once again, Debbie Macomber delivers in this delightful Christmas tale that takes us back to what it was like as a child and the deep longing for that really special Christmas gift.

Gabe’s mom had passed away years ago. His dad, Mickey, was doing his best raising him with some help from his parents. However, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, his parents decided that their retirement would be best spent volunteering over there. Then unexpectedly, Mickey’s national guard unit was called ba
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Jan 26, 2011 EZRead eBookstore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jenifer-reviews
I watch a ton of heart-expanding holiday movies around Christmastime (yes, late October counts as Christmas season), but I never read something that would put me in the giving, lovey-dovey mood. I consider myself a cranky book Grinch anyways, so I eye-rolled thinking about a book I knew would probably have a happy ending. To my Grinchy shock, “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” turned out to be the literary equivalent of baking sugar cookies in my heart. I’m suddenly buying a turkey for Tiny Tim and handing ...more
Jan 04, 2011 Julie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
I put a hold on this in Overdrive while I was in the mood to read Christmas books. And it was after I'd watched it on television over Thanksgiving. The best thing I can say about it was that it was a quick read.

The television movie was better.

The movie changed some key details. For the curious, instead of the male lead being all 'we shouldn't get the Intellytron robot' and being vindicated when it's recalled, the male lead in the book is all 'I bought us 500 Intellytrons against the advice of ou
Nov 26, 2011 Win rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hki, favorite
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Have you watched the movie? I haven't yet. I want to read the book first!
Oct 19, 2010 Drebbles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
When Holly Larson’s widowed brother is called up by the National Guard and sent to Afghanistan, she quickly agrees to let his eight year old son Gabe live with her. Money is tight but she is saving every bit she can to get Gabe the toy robot he so badly wants. She loves Christmas, unlike Jake Finley and his father, owner of Finley’s Department Store, who no longer celebrate Christmas after a tragedy. When Holly and Jake meet sparks fly – but Holly and Jake still need a miracle – Mrs. Miracle tha ...more
Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
"Aspire to inspire before you expire" Mrs. Miracle

Emily Merkle (call me Mrs. Miracle) is working at the Finley Department store in the toy section. It's a family run store and Emily's boss is the owner's son Jake Finley.

Jake lost his mother and sister on Christmas Eve when their cab hit another car, since then his father and him have been doing there best to forget that Christmas ever existed. They always take a vacation through Christmas, the only realistic part of Christmas for them is they t
Oct 27, 2010 Tonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads
Mrs Miracle, who is she? Where did she come from? She seems to know exactly what people are thinking and need. Jake Finley is the heir to Finley Department Store and has purchased a large sum of robots to sell in the store, in the toy department where he is head. However he went against the advice of the buyer for the store. His dad thinks this was a big mistake and doesn't hide is feelings that Jake is going to fall flat on his face. However Mrs. Miracle has other plans for Jake, including mayb ...more
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
I got a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Yes, I think Debbie Macomber has found a new fan. This is my second Debbie Macomber novel of the month and ever read. I truly do enjoy her writing and Call Me Mrs. Miracle has ended up meeting my expectations! I did not realize till today that some may call her books Christian books as well. If that is the case, I am actually more than okay with this one. They don't read as Christian books, and they do not sound at all
This was the perfect book to read on Christmas Eve!

Debbie Macomber has a knack for creating characters and stories that warm your heart. I seriously haven't read a book like this that manages to give me butterflies and make me feel all warm inside for a long time.

"Call me Mrs. Miracle" is like a modern day fairytale for adults. It gives you hope, warms your heart, and manages to awaken the Christmas spirit that you may have forgotten since your childhood. I have nothing but good things to say a
Susan W
Call Me Mrs. Miracle is pure comfort, good wishes and believing in miracles at Christmas. As I opened this one to read the forward has something about it being a TV movie as well with Doris Roberts playing Mrs. Miracle!!! Well, of course she would be perfect in the role.

Excellent read - there is also a Mrs. Miracle that I will have to start now :) This is a book that is enjoyable even when its not Christmas time.

Lynn Raye Harris
Mar 23, 2012 Lynn Raye Harris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unbelievably sappy and yet good enough I couldn't stop reading! Even made me tear up. It was a good story. That's the mark of a great author. She can take something predictable and basic and turn it into something that makes you keep turning the pages even though you know what's going to happen. Hats off to Debbie Macomber -- and now I have to read more of her work since this was my first.
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
*I received a free ARC of Call Me Mrs. Miracle from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Such a sweet and warm Christmas story! And there's even a 2nd story there as a bonus :)

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Wanda (Good Choice Reading)
This is my second Debbie Macomber book and I must say I enjoy her work. Her books are so catching and addicting. I actually stayed up till 2 am to finish reading this book which I was only half way. I enjoy a book where the author pulls you in and has you rooting for the main character. And that's what I caught myself doing in this lovely romance novel.

Holly was going through the roughest time of her life. She took in her nephew Gabe, into her home becoming his guardian while his father, her bro
Jessica at Book Sake
I may be one of the last people on the planet to have not heard of the author Debbie Macomber before reading this book. She’s written a lot of bestseller books and I can see why. While this isn’t usually the type of book I would read (I lean towards a lot of paranormal books), I thought I would give it a go as the storyline was appealing to me and I’m happy I did so.

The story is uplifting overall, even though there were a couple of scenes that had my eyes watering. The characters within the book
Jan 14, 2012 Mindee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Christmas, Emily Merkle (call her Mrs. Miracle!) is working in the toy department at Finley's, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than…Jake Finley, the owner's son.

For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now Christmas means just one thing to him—and to his father. Profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat.

Holly Lars
Nov 28, 2010 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone’s favorite miracle…Mrs. Merkle aka Mrs. Miracle is back. This time Mrs. Miracle is helping out at Finley’s Department Store. J.R. Finley and his son, Jake have not celebrated Christmas in twenty one years. After the tragic accident on Christmas Eve, neither one felt like celebrating.

Holly Larson is caring for her nephew, Gabe. Holly’s brother and Gabe’s father, Mickey is in Afghanistan. For Christmas, Gabe has his eyes on the Intellytron robot. It costs two hundred and fifty dollars. H
Dec 02, 2010 Cherise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jake is the heir of Finley’s department store. He is currently managing the toy department at his father’s insistence and is now currently under hot water for ordering 500 robots based on a gut feeling.

Holly is an assistant in the fashion industry and has temporary custody of her 8 year old nephew while her widowed brother is serving in Afghanistan. She’s struggling to make it financially and giver her nephew the Christmas he wants and deserves.

Enter Emily Merckle, commonly referred to as Mrs. M
Nov 09, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book deserves 4 stars and 3 D's in my book:
#1 ~ delightful! From the get-go, this book made me smile. I really enjoyed the characters, who were flawed, but teachable. I also thought the book was paced well . . . not too slow, but not so fast that I got lost in the storytelling, either.
#2 ~ delicious! I remarked to my husband a few times that the characters in this book always seemed to be eating something yummy. Thankfully, Debbie Macomber included several recipes for us to try out!
#3 ~ Dor
OceMei Belikova♥

"Tuhan bukan benar tanpa prasangka. Ia memang benar.-Mrs.Miracle

"Orang-orang yang paling berbahagia adalah mereka yang paling sering membahagiakan orang lain." -Mrs.Miracle

Kita tidak bisa mengubah firman Tuhan. Firman-Nya lah yang mengubah kita." -Mrs.Miracle

Walau Christmas sudah berakhir, tapi dengan membaca Call Me Mrs.Miracle ini rasanya seperti kembali lagi ke musim natal dengan segala kemeriahannya, mulai dari pohon natal, misa di gereja, dan kado-ka
Lady Rutledge
Jan 16, 2012 Lady Rutledge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lady Rutledge by: Aline
This is my first book of Debbie Macomber. I read it because my friend is the translator! :D
Aline! Great job!

And I found it really niceeee... Really feels like watching a Christmas movie. Love many good quotes in this book. Inspiring.
Mrs. Miracle really makes miracles, wish to come and bless my best friend's life. *praying*

Just believe in your life, there's must be a great thing behind the sadness.
Keep in good way, and you'll find it.
Your Mrs. Miracle must be find you in every way.

I've just watch
I really enjoyed this book and glad it ended on a Happy Ending. Oh my what and Ending I re-listened to it and I miss something not on the authors part on my own. This book was excellent and the ending was great..smiles. 5 stars. :D!!

I loved the way that it pulled Jake and J.R. out of there 21 yrs of running away from Chrismas and finally enjoying it once again. And all because of a little push here and there by Mrs. Miracle. I was so taken aback when Holly's brother was given leave and came home
Mar 25, 2011 Englishrose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book really felt like a gift of Christmas cheer. It was a perfect little miracle book. I have no doubts why they made it into a movie. I really love Holly's character - how she realistically deals with her nephew, her boss and a new love interest. Jake is a great character trying to step out from his father's shadow. I could have done with a little more adversity or problems, but for a Christmas book, you can't really expect that. It was perfect for what it was. I love happy endings and I l ...more
Aug 02, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance

This is a sweet book about Holly taking care of her nephew Gabe, while his Dad is serving overseas.
While Holly is getting coffee one day, she meets a nice gentleman,
( whose Father owns Finleys Department Store )...

During this Christmas season, Gabe wants a special toy, and Holly tries to get it for him, while Mrs. Miracle helps out in the toy department and also helps a friendship and romance to grow between Holly and Jake.

Wonderful Christmas story!
Dec 27, 2011 Nenette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are angels for real? Miracles too? Personally, I believe they are. It doesn't have to be something grand; one only needs to have an open heart and a positive outlook to see that even small, ordinary things can be miracles on their own.

The same openness and optimism are good for anyone who will read this book. Otherwise, it might be dismissed as all too good to be true. But that's really the miracle of Christmas: it is too good, it is awesome; and it is true.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 950 weeks on the New York Times ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Angelic Intervention (10 books)
  • A Season of Angels (Angels Everywhere, #1)
  • The Trouble with Angels (Angels Everywhere #2)
  • Touched by Angels (Angels Everywhere, #3)
  • Mrs. Miracle (Angelic Intervention #4)
  • Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (Angels Everywhere, #4)
  • Those Christmas Angels (Angels Everywhere, #5)
  • Where Angels Go (Angels Everywhere, #6)
  • Angels at the Table (Angels Everywhere, #7)
  • Mr. Miracle (Angelic Intervention, #10)

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