MR. MIRACLE by Debbie Macomber

MR. MIRACLE

A Christmas Novel
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A guardian angel is sent to Earth as a professor charged with helping his students get their lives in order—especially Addie, who's returned to her hometown to make a fresh start and maybe even find love.

Harry Mills has wanted an Earth assignment for as long as he can remember, and now that he has one—as a community college English professor over the holiday term—he's ready for anything. Or so he thinks. Book smart and slightly smug, he’ll be taken down a peg or two when he realizes that human interactions and earthly temptations are far more complicated than they seem from a celestial perspective. Still, his angelic heart is in the right place, and despite a few missteps that bring some unwanted attention—from an attractive co-worker on the prowl, an overly fussy by-the-book college president and a venal security guard—Harry enjoys his work. His literature class studies Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the quintessential story of holiday miracles and second chances, which resonates with his students, who include Danny, a young ex-con; Andrew, a nervous veteran suffering from PTSD; and Addie, his true assignment, a young woman who suffers from dyslexia and self-doubt but wants to finally get a degree and pursue a career. Harry’s gentle nudge toward forgiveness and compassion might apply to Addie’s personal life as well. After all, Erich, the neighbor she grew up with and who crushed her heart with his teenage mean-spiritedness, needs her help after a debilitating accident. Maybe it’s the season to overcome old grudges and open the way to new beginnings—and true love. 

Macomber spins another sweet, warmhearted holiday tale that will be as comforting to her fans as hot chocolate on Christmas morning.

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-553-39115-2
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Ballantine
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2014




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