Debbie Macomber has written a heartwarming novel of hope, courage and second chances. In Mr. Miracle, Addie Folsom comes home after six years to start again.

Ballantine Books

Addie acknowledges her past mistakes and wants to move forward in building a new future for herself. However, her childhood nemesis, Erich Simmons, has other ideas. He still sees Addie as she once was instead of the beautiful, thoughtful adult she has become.

Then Harry Mills, an angel posing as a teacher at the college in Tacoma, Washington gradually helps Addie to look beneath the surface of Erich. Once Erich and Addie decide to put aside their differences, they learn that they have more in common than they thought.

Sometimes all each of us need is a little help from those who know us the best. I hope you enjoy reading Debbie Macomber's thoughtfully written novel, Mr. Miracle or look for it to come soon to the Hallmark Channel.

By Debbie Macomber
272 pp. Ballantine Books. $18.