Series: Cedar Cove #8.5 and Mrs. Miracle #2
Type: Adult Chick Lit
This book features two of Debbie Macomber's stories - A Cedar Cove Christmas and Call Me Mrs. Miracle.
***A Cedar Cove Christmas***
Mary Jo Wyse is heavily pregnant and sick of being avoided by the father, she decides to track him down. Her search leads her to Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve. A dizzy spell means her path crosses with hunky EMT Mack McAfee, and leaves her ordered to rest. But with no room at the inn, Mary Jo is reliant on the kindness of her newly made friends in Cedar Cove.
I'm relatively new to the world of Cedar Cove so I was a little worried that I'd end up totally lost with this book. However, although I don't know the back story for some of the characters there is enough information here to make each one realistic. I loved Mary Jo and Mack, and it was great how this isn't the typical romance as it starts a year after the story has taken place. Grace and Olivia were lovely and I'm looking forward to reading their books. All in all, a great Christmas read.
Plot: 10/10; Characters: 10/10; Ending: 10/10; Enjoyment: 10/10
***Call Me Mrs Miracle***
Emily Merkle has a new job in the toy department of Finley's, a store that depends on Christmas trade to stay afloat year round. The head of the toy department Jake Finley has taken a gamble on a new toy, and he needs Mrs Miracle's help to get them all sold. But that's not the only help he needs - and Mrs Miracle intends to help him with his feelings for Holly Larson, a woman desperate to give her nephew the most amazing Christmas ever while his Dad serves in Afghanistan. Mrs Miracle definitely has her work cut out for her on this holiday season!
I loved Mrs. Miracle, and was really looking forward to reading this. I absolutely loved it. Mrs Miracle is her same slightly-cryptic self, and Jake and Holly were amazing together. But the real star of the story is Holly's nephew Gabe whose emails to his Dad are really funny and sweet. A couple of background characters were a little two-dimensional, but all in all I really enjoyed this and think it's a brilliant seasonal read.
Plot: 10/10; Characters: 8/10; Ending: 10/10; Enjoyment: 10/10
Both stories are brilliant and really Christmassy, making this book a near-perfect seasonal read.
Average plot: 10/10
Average characters: 9/10
Average ending: 10/10
Average enjoyment: 10/10