Title: Mrs. Miracle
Author: Debbie Macomber
Series: Mrs. Miracle #2
Type: Adult Contemporary Romance
Four years ago Seth Webster's wife died in a tragic car accident and he sent their twin boys to stay with his in-laws. Now the twins are 6 and have returned to live with him, they are going through housekeepers like there's no tomorrow. Seth is at the end of his tether when Emily Merkle turns up on his doorstep. "Mrs Miracle" as she is called by the twins quickly becomes part of the family, and she may even help Seth with his crush on local travel agent Reba. Could the Webster's get a Christmas miracle after all?
I must admit that this is a little Mary Poppins inspired, but also has a sweet love story to accompany it. This was one of my Christmassy books for this year, and I'm really glad I picked it up. I loved Seth and Reba, and it was great to see each of them battling with their pasts to create a better future for themselves. Judd and Jason (the two twins) are hilarious at times, and it's fab seeing what trouble the two of them can stir up.
The story doesn't just focus exclusively on Seth and Reba though - there are also plotlines about Seth's in-laws Sharon and Jerry, and local busybody Harriet Foster (who gets exactly what she deserves). The book has also been turned into a movie which is a great watch, although annoyingly unavailable on DVD in the UK.
All in all this was a great seasonal read, and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel Call Me Mrs. Miracle which is also available in the bind-up Falling for Christmas.