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Although this is definitely *not* for those who like their romance laden with steamy sex, it is a light, enjoyable read that would appeal to just about everyone--a great book! Those who liked Debbie's angel books should definitely not miss this.
Seth Webster is a widower with twin boys. His life has been on hold since the death of his wife, Pamela, four years previously. His six-year-old sons have just recently returned to live with him after staying with their maternal grandparents for the past four years. In the brief period of time since he has had his sons back, he has gone through one housekeeper after another. The boys are hellions, to put it mildly.
As Seth is at his wits end one evening -- the house is a shambles, dinner is a disaster and the boys are little terrors -- who should appear on his doorstep but Mrs. Emily Merkle. She says she has been sent by the agency as his new housekeeper/nanny. She immediately comes in, restores order to the house, and serves dinner (a great chicken pot pie she had brought with her -- Debbie's description makes the reader's mouth water -- recipe included in book ). The boys end up calling her "Mrs. Miracle."
Reba Maxwell owns a travel agency in a strip mall. She has had her eye on the handsome, well-dressed man who frequently shops at the grocery store near her agency. She is fighting demons of her own. She hasn't spoken to her sister in four years -- ever since she found her sister in bed with her (Reba's) fiance' just before their wedding. She blames her sister - Vicki - for everything and even though Vicki has now married someone else and has a small daughter.
It isn't until Mrs. Miracle brings Seth and his sons to church one day that Reba finds out who he is and that he's a widower. Then, after a turn of events, Reba finds herself in charge of the church children's Christmas program. Soon Seth asks Reba out for dinner.
There are several subplots in this story involving Seth's in-laws, Sharon&Jerry, who after 40 years of marriage are having serious problems; and Harriett, the church pianist and busybody.
If I had any complaint it would be that the book just wasn't long enough! I had a hard time putting it down once I started and, in fact, awoke at 2:30 in the morning and picked it up and finished it. An inspiring read. Enjoy!
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