Saturday, January 8, 2011
Mrs. Miracle By: Debbie Macomber
3 out of 5 Stars
Seth Webster has gone through more nannies in the past year then many go through in a lifetime. His two energetic twin boys deem a handful for just about anyone, and as the holidays approach Seth needs nothing short of a miracle. Mrs. Merkle comes into their life, and she's nothing short of just that "A Miracle". The kids love her and good luck starts coming Seths way, including a travel agent named Reba, who's gone through a tragedy as tragic as Seths and they find comfort in each other's company during this holiday season.
Usually if I know a movie is based off a book, I ALWAYS read the book first, but Mrs. Miracle was on the Hallmark channel one day during the holidays, and it looked really cute and I was in the mood for a holiday movie, so i watched it, and realized that I had this book on my shelves already!! I loved the movie, i found its simplicity to be enjoyable and it was a really heartwarming and "feel good" holiday movie.
I figured I would read the book right after and in the beginning I thought it was going to be exactally the same as the movie, but it started to stray into different relationship dynamics that weren't even touched on in the movie, that i didn't like, for example Seth's twins living with his inlaws for four years after his wifes accident, and also their marital problems. I felt like it took away from the simple storyline that i loved in the movie!!
This book is a cute, holiday read, and I did enjoy it, just not as much as the movie unfortantually.