Night of Miracles

Night of Miracles

A Novel

eBook - 2018
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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.Praise for Night of Miracles"Happy, sad, sweet and slyly funny, [Night of Miracles] celebrates the nourishing comfort of community and provides a delightfully original take on the cycles of life."—People (Book of the Week) "Find refuge in Mason, a place blessedly free of the political chaos we now know as 'real life.' In Berg's charming but far from shallow alternative reality, the focus is on the things that make life worth living: the human connections that light the way through the dark of aging, bereavement, illness and our own mistakes. . . . As the endearing, odd-lot characters of Mason, Missouri, coalesce into new families, dessert is served: a plateful of chocolate-and-vanilla pinwheel cookies for the soul."—USA Today "Full of empathy and charm, every chapter infuses the heart with a renewed sense of hope." —Woman's World
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9780525509516
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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maipenrai
Feb 12, 2020

Ms. Berg creates such a gentle combination of joy, sorrow, and humor that her books are a great pleasure to read. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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Barbara1064
Jan 25, 2020

read after arthur truluv

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kathwelsh
Jul 28, 2019

Highly recommended

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cknightkc
May 20, 2019

Are you losing faith in humanity? Has the current strife in our nation’s politics got you down? Well, NIGHT OF MIRACLES, sequel to 2017’s THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV, may just be the antidote you’re looking for. Once again the story returns to the idyllic town of Mason, Missouri and the lives of some beloved characters from ARTHUR TRULUV (I recommend reading it first before MIRACLES). In addition, several new players are introduced - could there be future installments in this series? For fans of Fannie Flagg or Jan Karon, this uplifting tale is easily read in 1-3 sittings. Although I didn’t enjoy NIGHT OF MIRACLES as much as I did its predecessor, I still felt it was time well spent.

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1_Great_Book
Mar 05, 2019

Not quite as tight as Arthur Truluv in plot or character development - I would have loved to know more about Abby and Lincoln. While still a delightful read along the same vein with some familiar and some new characters, the relationships aren't as binding or tight, the emotions not as raw.
Arthur Truluv has been passed on from recommendation to recommendation with great acclaim, but this one won't achieve the same, wide readership.

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_Amazon_
Feb 09, 2019

The follow up story to Arthur Truluv, its a quick enjoyable read , but not as captivating as some of her other offerings.

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Einer2
Feb 05, 2019

Important to read The Story of Arthur Truluv first. A rather predictable ending story but a nice read.

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LibraryLES
Feb 03, 2019

I loved “ The story of Arthur Truluv” and wanted to read the sequel. I did enjoy getting to see what happened to the characters and you get introduced to a new additional set of characters as well. Enjoyable read but not as good as the first.

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brangwinn
Dec 29, 2018

Berg uses her storytelling ability to tell a heart-warming story of people in a small Missouri town. It is hard not to get emotionally involved in the happenings which include both sadness and happiness. If there is a moral in the story, it is “Take care of one another. We are stronger together than we are alone.“

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McAnnieG
Dec 27, 2018

The characters in this book make you want the story to never end.

Lucille Howard, 88, is the glue that holds so many people together, though she'd never admit it. Each person she lets into her life is changed from the experience.

Another excellent book by Elizabeth Berg.

I didn't realize this is book 2 in the Arthur Truluv series. Can be read as a stand alone.

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cknightkc
May 20, 2019

“…real love is when the other person is your best friend and you shouldn’t have to work hard around them, it should be, like, more natural, and you just want to be with them even if you’re not doing anything.” - pp. 186 & 187

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cknightkc
May 20, 2019

“…a carnival came to town one summer and they had a ride called the Whirligig. You sat in some wooden contraption that jerked you here, there, and everywhere. One minute you’d be going forward, the next backward or sideways or tilted over so far you thought you might fall out. It was never still and you had no idea what might come next. That’s life. You’re born, and you get a ride on the Whirligig.” - pp. 187 & 188

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