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Mrs. Miracle

(Angelic Intervention #4)

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  5,629 ratings  ·  409 reviews
Seth Webster's heart never healed after he lost his adored wife. Now, with Christmas approaching, wild twin boys to raise alone, a home in chaos, and the latest in a long line of exasperated housekeepers quitting in disgust, Seth needs more than help to keep his family togethe...he needs a miracle.

And then a miracle arrives on his doorstep. Her name is Mrs. Mer
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Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 29th 2019 by Avon (first published August 1st 1996)
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Lisa
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the best DM books I've read to date, and you know how much I love my Deb! This was the Christmas fix I needed, and I'm happy to end this crap-tastic reading year on a high note with Mrs. Macomber. 5 stars!!!!!!!
Jennifer
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
The Good: The very basic premise of the book is good. A widower with young children struggling. A magical nanny appearing out of nowhere to aid him at Christmas time, and maybe find him a little love as well. That's the bare bones of the book and that is all that was included in the delightful Hallmark movie.

The Bad: This is a case of the movie being better than the book. The movie dropped all of the unnecessary and sort of weird angles the book tended to dwell on. The book was very
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Cecelia
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Seth Webster is in a bind. His rambunctious twin boys need a full-time babysitter/housekeeper and so far, all of the housekeepers he’s hired have quit. They’re unable to care for his troublesome kids. Then suddenly “the agency” sends Mrs. Merkle aka Mrs. Miracle as his housekeeper. Mrs. Miracle fits right into his household – she’s an awesome cook, and she seems to be able to control his wild boys.

Seth is still grieving over his late wife and when he meets travel agency owne
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Laura Beth
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, holiday, rating
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read its follow up. Here are some of my favorite quotes to entice you:

God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
Some marriages are made in heaven, but they all have to be maintained on earth.
Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.
Pick your friends, but not to pieces
A successful marriage isn't finding the right person, it's being the right person.
Scatter sunshine.
People don't care how much you know until they know how muc
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Alissa
Dec 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: holiday
I had heard that a movie had been made from this book, so I gave it a read. It was a fun, light Christmas tale. What made it more enjoyable was the presense of Mrs. Miracle. I really liked her and wanted more of her. Especially delightful were her words of wisdom at the beginning of each chapter. Advice like, God wants spiritual fruits, not religious nuts; A skeptic is a person, who when he sees the handwriting on the wall claims it's a forgery; If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can ...more
Jennifer Baker
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Cheesy but a fun holiday read 🎄
Nancy Ellis
Dec 15, 2017 rated it liked it
A very sweet story, perfect for Christmas reading!
Evelyn
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Ane enjoyable read. Mrs. Merkle, or Mrs. Miracle as the twins Judd and Jason call her, comes at just the right time to help all the wounds being suffered by the Webster family. It is a light, Christmas read, and makes you believe in angels all over again.
reading_mona
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh what a lovely story it was!
Julie Edwards
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
easy to read. Likeable characters.
Amy
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved this! Mrs Miracle is wonderful and this book was charming!
Rachel Brand
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, romance, christmas
I was far more impressed with this book than I was with The Shop on Blossom Street, the first novel that I read from this author. Mrs Miracle was the perfect Christmas story, packed full of characters overcoming past hurts and finding love again, as well as mysterious and heartwarming "miracles".

The premise of this novel is that widower Seth's children are out of control and he's running out of options for a housekeeper when a lovely, grandmotherly woman named Mrs Merkle turns up unexpectedly a
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Drebbles
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009
Seth Webster has been struggling since his wife died. His six year old twin boys are out of control, his house is in chaos, and while he's hired housekeepers none of them last long. When Mrs. Merkle shows up at his house she seems to be a miracle - in fact his kids call her Mrs. Miracle. Mrs. Miracle soon gets Seth's house in order, but she has more tricks up her sleeve - she helps orchestrate a romance between Seth and travel agent Reba Maxwell. Reba has some baggage of her own - she has never ...more
Susan
Mar 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Not sure to what degree my dislike for this story was caused by listening to it, making it impossible to skim, and how much it would have bugged me even if I’d read it in book form. I suspect in book form it would have bugged me some, I would have started skimming, it would have continued bothering me, I would have skimmed over even more, or just jumped straight to the end. If I’d done all that, I probably wouldn’t have considered it to qualify as a book I’d read and it wouldn’t show up anywhere ...more
Linda
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
An endearing little romance set at Christmastime. Seth Webster is a widower with six-year-old twin boys. He's stuck in the past, loving his adored wife, and unable to cope with raising his sons. After a long list of housekeepers/nannies that don't last long, Mrs. Merkle arrives on his doorstep ready to take on the task. Mrs. Miracle, as the boys call her, is part angel, part Mary Poppins. She soon has the house in shape and the boys under control. But she has other tasks on her mind - she has a ...more
Kristin L.
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
Honestly, I had seen this movie on either the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime, and had kind of half-watched it, so I new the main gist of the story. Still, this is a lovely, sweet story of "two wounded souls reaching out to help one another." Seth is a widower, still grieving for his late wife and trying to raise rambunctious six-year-old twin boys. Reba is still reeling after the betrayal of her sister and now ex-finance, and is scared to love or trust again. And through it all, is the wonderful c ...more
Stacy
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Seth Webster's heart never healed after he lost his adored wife. Now, with Christmas approaching, wild twin boys to raise alone, a home in chaos, and the latest in a long line of exasperated housekeepers quitting in disgust, Seth needs more than help to keep his family togethe...he needs a miracle.

And then a miracle arrives on his doorstep. Her name is Mrs. Merkle, but the kids call her "Mrs. Miracle"—and from the moment the warm, knowing, and very patient nanny appears, everything i
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Jonel
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic story. Macomber’s smooth and low key writing brings this world together in a phenomenal manner. She draws you in with the tales of her characters, and keeps you there with the intricate plot development. One can easily picture each of the households that Macomber brings us into. Everything is presented in such a natural light that you find yourself transported there with ease.

I loved all of the characters that Macomber presents to us throughout. Everyone has a story
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Brian Wilson
Dec 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Dammit, I did it again!!! I went ahead and watched the movie before reading the book and it was quite a mistake. This was one of those cases where I wish I had only either watched the movie or read the book, because neither did the other one any justice. For example, the movie was a pretty decent one...not big budget, but it did the trick and it had a good cast and it was an overall good Christmas-y movie...however, the book was so different it isn't even funny. I say this, because the book had ...more
Beth Cutwright
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Mrs Miracle. It was the warm and cozy type of romance that I have come to appreciate from Debbie Macomber. Her characters are usually flawed, but believable. Both Seth and Reba had wounded spirits and needed a healing. It was inevitable that He could see what she needed to do in order to heal and she was able to determine what he needed in order to heal. If they didn't change, each would remain half a person, and together make a whole...maybe. I wasn't able to tell for sure, bu ...more
Mayda
Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, audio, romance
Author Debbie Macomber has spun a feel-good Christmas tale, complete with a Christmas pageant, an estranged married couple, some feuding sisters, a widowed father with sons, a busy-body aunt, and more. And in the midst of these unhappy events, some unexpected help comes from an angelic housekeeper who reminds us that miracles can still happen. If you’ve read any of Macomber’s novels, you know to expect a happy ending, and even more so with her Christmas offerings. But it is still entertaining, e ...more
Kw
Dec 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Lots to like about this feel-good Christmastime story. The recipes she included are worth trying, and I love the little proverbs at the beginning of each chapter. "If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can be sure the water bill is higher!" is one of my favorites. Some good life lessons come through this tale of long-held grudges, sentimental promises, and nannies that just can't take it. I want to see the movie, but I know I won't like it as well! It's light and fairly pre ...more
Melissa T
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Such a fun story, and touching as well. One of those that reminds me there are angels among us--seen and unseen. What I liked about this one more than others is that the story did the preaching. There were no long sermons or religious tangents. It was simply a story about a few different people who needed some divine intervention. It was a great one to read while I had the flu! Kate, you'll really like this one. I wish I owned it and could loan it to you.
Diane Daniels
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book had it all: a heroine that learned to forgive, a hero that learned to work through his grief at the loss of his wife, a retired couple who had grown apart and needed to save their marriage, twin mischievous 6-year-old boys who needed a new mother, a busy-body, old lady who stuck her nose in everyone's business and an angel who helped guide them all to happiness. This was definitely a feel good book!
Joy Gerbode
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was fabulous! A nice love story, as well as a story of family healing, forgiveness, and new beginnings, along with an "angel" who makes everything turn out ... well ... for the best! Delightful and easy read, and wonderful for the day after Christmas!
Tera
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun book to read. It was a little predictable, but the heart of the story was kind and uplifting. I really enjoyed the little quotes at the beginning of each chapter. This was a great choice for our December book club.
Ellen
Dec 18, 2013 rated it liked it
By no means is this any kind of literary masterpiece, but it's cute and funny and Christmas-y and I got exactly what I wanted out of it. Maybe next year I'll read another Mrs. Miracle book.
Doug
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: listened
Really enjoyed it. I wish though she had lengthened out the ending.
Jodie
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute story. Totally predictable, but a fun read. Loved the little quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
Valerie
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a perfect book for the Christmas season.
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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 1,000 weeks on the New York Time ...more

Other books in the series

Angelic Intervention (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • A Season of Angels (Angels Everywhere, #1)
  • The Trouble with Angels (Angels Everywhere #2)
  • Touched by Angels (Angels Everywhere, #3)
  • Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (Angels Everywhere, #4)
  • Those Christmas Angels (Angels Everywhere, #5)
  • Where Angels Go (Angels Everywhere, #6)
  • Call Me Mrs. Miracle (Angelic Intervention #8)
  • Angels at the Table (Angels Everywhere, #7)
  • Mr. Miracle (Angelic Intervention, #10)
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“It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are finished.
Mrs. Miracle”
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