The feel-good book of the year: a delightful novel of friendship, community, and the way small acts of kindness can change your life, by the bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv
Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. Her classes have become so popular that she’s hired Iris, a new resident of Mason, Missouri, as an assistant. Iris doesn’t know how to bake but she needs to keep her mind off a big decision she sorely regrets.
When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln’s parents aren’t the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason come together and find the true power of community—just when they need it the most.
“Elizabeth Berg’s characters jump right off the page and into your heart” said Fannie Flagg about The Story of Arthur Truluv. The same could be said about Night of Miracles, a heartwarming novel that reminds us that the people we come to love are often the ones we don’t expect.
Advance praise for Night of Miracles
“Elizabeth Berg is a master storyteller and one of my personal favorites. Night of Miracles is full of charming, entertaining characters that tug at the heart.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The thing about an Elizabeth Berg novel is, it’ll always make you feel hopeful. True to form, Night of Miracles is wise and funny, not shying away from life’s troubles but spotlighting the shining small miracles and pleasures of ordinary days. And, of course, there are delicious cakes.”—Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us
Lucille is aging gracefully. She teaches baking classes and she bakes caramel cakes for the local diner. She has touched many lives in her small town of Mason, Missouri. Her classes have begun to overflow so she hires an assistant, Iris. Iris becomes more than an assistant. She becomes a great friend. Then, there is the family next door. Lucille helps with their little boy, Link. And we can’t forget about Monica and Tiny. Will they find what they are looking for?
Every character in this story grabs you and plucks at your heart strings. If you read The Story of Arthur Truluv you have not forgotten how enriching it is! This novel is right up there with it! This is such a sweet and kind story about love, family, friendship and basically…life!
There are quite a few characters in this read. My favorites are Lucille and Link. Their relationship just twisted me in knots. I think it is because Link needs a friend now more than ever. Lucille knows this and she is there when Link needs her the most!
This is one of the sweetest reads of the whole year. And if you are not careful, it will make you shed a tear or two!
I received this novel from Random House for a honest review.