CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE
In an effort to restore people’s faith in miracles and angels, Call Me Mrs. Miracle seems more suited for teens than adults. The story by itself is cute and easy to follow. But the simplistic language and underdeveloped characters seem too elementary for adult readers.
Jake Finley is the heir to Finley’s department store and Christmas time is the busiest time of the year. Due to a tragic accident more than 20 years ago on Christmas Eve, he and his father refuse to celebrate the holidays. Holly Larson is adjusting to having her 8-year-old nephew live with her while his father is stationed in Afghanistan. Enter “Mrs. Miracle,” a seasonal worker at the department store with a knack for bringing people together. (MIRA, Oct., 256 pp., $16.95)