Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Release Day! Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg ~ My Thoughts #NightOfMiracles #NetGalley


Congratulations Elizabeth
on the release today of
Night of Miracles!

Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
Series: Arthur Truluv #2
Print and e-book, 288 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Random House

A delightful novel about surprising friendships, community, and the way small acts of kindness can change a life, from 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 one 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 beautiful novel that reminds us that the people we come to love are often the ones we don't expect.

My thoughts about Night of Miracles ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"After she has dried and put away her supper dishes, Lucille Howard sits at her kitchen table and contemplates what to do with another empty evening."

In Night of Miracles, I was transported back to the wonderful world of Arthur Truluv and the people he came to love as family, Lucille and Maddy. As the two of them go on with their lives, they are blessed by the miracles around them. They have each grown and embraced the life that they discovered when the three of them became friends.

Night of Miracles centers on Lucille and we watch as she discover the miracles of her life. But there is really only one miracle that she wants and waits for. Will she finally get her miracle?

I have always loved Elizabeth's gentle, beautiful stories, stories that seem to teach us a lesson, and this series is one of my favorites. I love the characters and love that we get to follow their lives through multiple books. And as expected when I pick up one of her books, the words are put together in such a lovely, flowing way that it's such a joy to read. I look forward to reading more stories in this series.  

I received Night of Miracles from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

The Story of Arthur Truluv
Book #1 - read my thoughts here

About the author

Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including We Are All Welcome Here, The Year of Pleasures, The Art of Mending, Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2000. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for the ABBY Award in 1996. The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, Elizabeth Berg is also the author of a nonfiction work, Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. She lives in Chicago.

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