Title: Call Me Mrs Miracle
Author: Debbie Macomber
Source: Amazon as part of Falling for Christmas
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.
Jake Finley takes a risk when he orders five hundred SuperRobot toys for the New York department store his father owns. Then he discovers he has a new employee called Mrs Miracle – who may or may not be the solution to shifting the stock of SuperRobots. Throw single woman (and struggling aunt!) Holly Larson and her nephew Gabe into the mix, and one’s set for a charming romance with a twist of the miraculous.
I really enjoyed this story. I attribute it to being a Christmas tale that the romance isn’t the typical format, but instead is nice and relaxing, allowing one to get the feel-good factor in spades. All the characters are well crafted, as is the setting, enabling one to become immersed in the story for a time.