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 back to Afghanistan. Mickey had no one else, so he asked his sister, Holly, to watch over Gabe while he was gone.
Holly knew next to nothing when it came to children. Her ex-boyfriend Bill’s words kept echoing through her head about how she was not mother material. This made her panic.
Jake Finley has never been able to live up to his father’s expectations of him. His father had hardened his heart after his mom and sister died on Christmas Eve, 21 years ago. So when Jake went against the store’s buyer and ordered 500 of the Intellytron Robots, he already expected his dad’s fury.
With stress and hurt at an all time high, Mrs. Miracle steps in as a holiday employee at Finley’s department store.
From there a tale of wonder is spun and needs to be read to truly be cherished.
I heard that they made this one into a movie for the Hallmark Channel. I wanted to make sure that I read it before watching it. Now I can’t wait to see the movie. I am sure that its going to be as great as the book.