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 Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly’s widowed brother is in the Army and won’t be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley’s, the one gift he desperately wants. If she can figure out how to afford it....
Fortunately, it’s Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others - and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking!
This Christmas will be different. For all of them.
©2010 Debbie Macomber (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
If you love Christmas stories, you will love this one. This time of year, especially, I love to listen to Christmas audio books while I sew, bake, and do other things at home . . . or when I am driving. What I appreciate most about Debbie Macomber's Christmas books is that she keeps Christ in Christmas, and the people in her stories are going through the same things we all do . . . daddy's go to war, parents get killed in car wrecks, and folks stuff the pain deep in their hearts . . . until something or someone comes along that makes them face it. All her books have a sweet spirit . . . enjoy.
She found long ago she could get away with almost anything as long as she didn't stop to explain - Edith Wharton, The Old Maid
I liked this book from the beginning, and it kept my interest throughout. It is the perfect light "read" for Christmas - a book to listen to and do menial tasks at the same time. Jennifer Van Dyck's narration is a good fit.
I've now listened to this for two Christmases running. It's not great but it's okay. Reader was fine. I keep looking for the perfect christmas classic, a romance that works. This isn't it but better than a lot of them.
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