‘GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAY MIRACLE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET‘ with A Mrs Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas folks so there really is only one thing for it and that’s just to embrace the season and jump right in! So to get you in that festive mood I have details and an extract from the very Christmassy new release from Debbie Macomber, A Mrs Miracle Christmas.
Published on November 14th with Arrow Publishing, it is described as ‘an uplifting festive novel from the Number One New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.’
Let me tell you more……
[ About the Book ]
Laurel McCullough is in desperate need of help
Her beloved grandmother has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and the baby she and her husband Zach have longed for now seems like an impossible dream.
So when Mrs Miracle appears at the door, Laurel couldn’t be more relieved. She invites the nurse into her life and it’s not long before they become firm friends.
When her grandmother’s condition begins to improve, and as Laurel and Zach continue their desperate quest for a child, Laurel soon realises that there is more to Mrs Miracle than meets the eye…
Extract – A Mrs Miracle Christmas
Laurel McCullough arrived home to find two police cruisers parked in the driveway with their lights flashing. If that wasn’t enough to get her heart racing, it was seeing her grandmother on the front porch, clearly distressed, wringing her hands and looking around anxiously.
Laurel slammed her vehicle into park and leaped out of her car, nearly stumbling in her eagerness to find out what had happened.
“Nana,” she cried, rushing toward her grandmother. The instant Laurel came into view, Helen covered her mouth with her hands, and her eyes, filled with dread, looked to the ground.
“Laurel, oh dear, oh dear,” she said, her shoulders slumping. “I’m sorry. I’ve made a terrible mistake.”
Laurel wrapped her arms around her grandmother, hoping to comfort her. “Officer, what’s going on here?”
“Are you Laurel Lane? This is your grandmother?”
“Yes, but McCullough is my married name.”
“I’m so sorry,” Helen repeated, worry lines creasing her face. “When I woke from my nap, my mind was fuzzy. I was afraid because you weren’t home from school, so I called the police.”
“Your grandmother reported that her ten- year- old granddaughter hadn’t returned from school,” the kind officer explained to Laurel.
Laurel swallowed down her shock. Nana had been mentally slipping for a while now— little things she couldn’t remember, small details— and this was the second major incident within a short time period.
“As you can see, I’m a bit older than ten,” Laurel told the officer. “I’m sorry that we’ve troubled you. She’s a bit confused right now. I came to live with my grandmother when I was ten.”
“No trouble, Miss. We’re just happy we aren’t looking at an abduction.” After answering a few more questions for the officers, Laurel gently led her grandmother back into the house and had her sit in her favourite chair.
“I don’t know what came over me,” Helen said, and moaned, covering her cheeks with her hands. “I’m so embarrassed.”
Helen wrapped her arms about herself like she needed to hold on to the present and leave the past behind. “I . . . I looked at the time and you weren’t home and suddenly you were ten years old again. I was convinced something dreadful had happened to you. What’s wrong with me?” she cried. “How could I have done something so bizarre? Am I going crazy?”
Laurel went to her knees in front of her precious grandmother. “Of course you aren’t crazy, Nana. You didn’t do anything wrong.”
“Those officers came right away and were so kind. I feel terrible to have troubled them.” She looked up, seeming to be struck by inspiration. “I should bake them cookies to apologize for wasting their time.”
“It’s over. I’m home now, and everything is okay.”
[ Bio ]
Debbie Macomber is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers.
In addition to fiction, Debbie has also published two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; and two acclaimed children’s books. The beloved and bestselling Cedar Cove series became Hallmark Channel’s first dramatic scripted television series, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, which was ranked as the top program on US cable TV when it debuted in summer 2013. Hallmark has also produced many successful films based on Debbie’s bestselling Christmas novels.
Debbie Macomber owns her own tea room, and a yarn store, A Good Yarn, named after the shop featured in her popular Blossom Street novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative.
A devoted grandmother, Debbie and her husband Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington (the town on which her Cedar Cove novels are based) and winter in Florida.
Twitter – @debbiemacomber