Night of Miracles

Night of Miracles 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 TruluvLucille Howard is gett

  • Title: Night of Miracles
  • Author: Elizabeth Berg
  • ISBN: 052550950X
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 TruluvLucille 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 deliciou 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 TruluvLucille 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 288 pages Published November 13th 2018 by Random House More Details ISBN 052550950X ISBN13 9780525509509 Edition Language English Series Arthur Truluv 2 Other 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visits Abby Lucille But was she ever described as big , why she got two miracles when she was told she could only have one, and what that comment about the Louvre bathroom meant.I d also like to know about the dedication, In memory of Homer, still here Who is Homer hide spoiler 1 likelike 45 days ago Add your answer Connie Homer was Elizabeth Berg s beloved dog who died just before the book was released flag See all 6 questions about Night of Miracles Lists with This Book November 2018 Book Releases 46 books 8 voters Top 50 Books of 2018 50 books 3 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 08, 2018 Debra rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley 4.5 starsAbsolutely Charming I highly recommend reading The Story of Arthur Truluv before reading this book It is the book where many of these characters are introduced and their stories continue from that book Could this book work as a stand alone Possibly, but I don t think one can truly appreciate this book without reading its predecessor first That is the gift of love, not only that you have somebody but that you are changed by somebody Lucille Howard is a spit fire of a women She is 4.5 starsAbsolutely Charming I highly recommend reading The Story of Arthur Truluv before reading this book It is the book where many of these characters are introduced and their stories continue from that book Could this book work as a stand alone Possibly, but I don t think one can truly appreciate this book without reading its predecessor first That is the gift of love, not only that you have somebody but that you are changed by somebody Lucille Howard is a spit fire of a women She is known for her honesty and telling it like it is She may come off as gruff, but she has a heart of gold and a giving nature Her late friend, Arthur Truluv, inspired her to begin teaching baking classes he did this in The Story of Arthur Truluv and she now has a successful baking class business She is up there in years and due to the popularity of her classes, she has hired, Iris, a divorced woman who is coming to terms with the choices she has made in her life If running a baking business is not enough, Lucille has become a babysitter for her next door neighbors when tragedy strikes their household When not baking and babysitting, she enjoys visits from Maddy and Nola, her adopted family again, you will know Maddy from The Story of Arthur Truluv What she knows now is that no one is ever through with love No one ever should be Iris is new to town and is happy to have made friends with her neighbor Tiny, a large man with a heart of gold and crush on a local waitress Will he ever make his move Will Tiny and Iris s friendship cause people to think they are a couple Will Iris ever make peace with her divorce Will Lucille ever know the effect her friendship has had on others How has friendship with one man, Arthur Truluv, changed the lives of both Lucille and Maddy Never underestimate the joy of being the one who is cared for I found this book to be absolutely charming and gave it high marks for the feel good, enjoyment factor Will this book win literary rewards I don t know but it has won my heart It was lovely to visit these characters again and see what was occurring in their lives I enjoyed the new characters induced in this book and their stories All of them fit together nicely and effortlessly I found this book to be well written, perfectly paced, well thought out and like a breath of fresh air If you are a softie like me, you may want to read with tissues nearby This book is heavy on the feels I laughed, I cried, and I was so happy that I was given the chance to enter these characters lives once again The beauty of this book is in the writing and the relationships that the characters have with each other The characters live in a small town and live normal ordinary lives yet in the hands of Elizabeth Berg, their stories are extraordinary This book is full of beautiful passages and I found myself hightailing large sections of this book I love Elizabeth Berg s writing Let it never be said that Nola was not given good night kisses Let it never be said that she didn t practically drown in them If you enjoyed The Story of Arthur Truluv then I am quite certain that you will enjoy this book as well I could go on and one about this book, but I will stop and simply say that I highly recommend this book.Thank you to Random House Publishing and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.Read of my reviews at openbookpost flag 157 likesLike see review View all 36 comments Nov 28, 2018 Jaline rated it it was amazing Shelves xx2018 completed The people in this story come to the town of Mason, Missouri because it is small, picturesque, and the perfect refuge for folks who are seeking a quality of life that nurtures them Of course, as always, it is the people themselves who develop and sustain this quality of life.There are several new characters introduced in this sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv and each vignette is so perfectly coloured that I was immediately drawn to them with great attentiveness My curiosity was sparked b The people in this story come to the town of Mason, Missouri because it is small, picturesque, and the perfect refuge for folks who are seeking a quality of life that nurtures them Of course, as always, it is the people themselves who develop and sustain this quality of life.There are several new characters introduced in this sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv and each vignette is so perfectly coloured that I was immediately drawn to them with great attentiveness My curiosity was sparked by each of their situations that were succinctly laid out, and throughout this read my interest and concern never waned.Five years have passed since the first book ended, and we find Lucille busy as ever with her baking classes at age 88 She advertises for a helper, and Iris, a newcomer from Boston who knows almost nothing about baking, makes her bid for the part time job.Lucille is also on friendly terms with the next door neighbours who bought her own house and she is especially fond of their young son Iris meets Tiny, who lives in the same apartment building and who is in love with a waitress at the local caf Tiny is shy, not tiny at all, and having a difficult time trying to woo the lady he loves.There are other characters, too some of them familiar from the first book and some of them ones we meet for the first time Their paths circle around each other until a series of events coalesce those paths into a common road.Once again, I found myself fully immersed in the stories of the people in this town Their concerns became my own, and my affection for these people was accompanied by the desire to see their problems resolved and their lives on a highway to happy ever after.I love Elizabeth Berg s ability to write inspiring stories about people who are presented in such a real and authentic manner that it is disorienting when the last page is done Part of me was still in Mason, Missouri and I was sad to leave my old and new friends behind as I returned home.I recommend this novel to everyone Even if your tastes are highly cerebral, or maybe all about fast paced thrillers Reading this book is like an energizing inoculation against indifference, despair, boredom, and hopelessness You won t even need to rub your arm to take the sting away all the goodness is taken in through the heart flag 141 likesLike see review View all 77 comments Jaline Fergus wrote WONDERFULLY written review, Jaline Thanks Awww, Fergus thank you so much for your lovely comment I appreciate you very much Jan 09, 2019 08 55PM Sherry Sharpnack Argh More books for the TBR Jan 30, 2019 08 41AM Nov 16, 2018 JanB rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley 4.5 starsIt has been a while since I was so charmed and taken by a story I loved The Story of Arthur Truluv and now we have Night of Miracles, which is the delightful sequel It would work as a standalone but do yourself a favor and read Arthur Truluv first I read listened to this in one day.Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors I ve been following her since back in the day when my children were young and she wrote a column for Parents Magazine She is one of the few authors who has a 4.5 starsIt has been a while since I was so charmed and taken by a story I loved The Story of Arthur Truluv and now we have Night of Miracles, which is the delightful sequel It would work as a standalone but do yourself a favor and read Arthur Truluv first I read listened to this in one day.Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors I ve been following her since back in the day when my children were young and she wrote a column for Parents Magazine She is one of the few authors who has a way of eloquently putting into words what many of us feel in our hearts.The story centers around the small town of Mason, Missouri Lucille is back and Maddy and her daughter make a cameo appearance Several new characters are introduced, people I d love to have as my friends and neighbors They have their struggles and heartaches just like any of us but they deal with them with grace, humor, wisdom, and love By the end, each will get their own small and not so small miracle.From Elizabeth s web page, in answer to the question about her inspiration for this series says I found myself becoming increasingly depressed about the way the world seems to be going I wanted to write myself out of my own funk, to remind myself of the beauty in the world, and in small things This is a series that will restore your faith in human goodness It is sweet and funny sad yet also uplifting Who doesn t need of that in our lives Many thanks to Netgalley and Random House for a digital copy in exchange for an honest review This is also excellent on audio E Berg was wonderful as the narrator flag 108 likesLike see review View all 53 comments Nicola Gipson Absolutely lovely review Jan Jan 26, 2019 11 26AM JanB Nicola wrote Absolutely lovely review Jan Thank you Nicola, it s easy when the book is as charming as this one Jan 26, 2019 10 32PM Nov 24, 2018 Julie rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, contemporary fiction, e book Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg is a 2018 Random House publication A sweet, whimsical story that pays forward the tradition of kindness started by Arthur Truluv In this follow up to The Story of Arthur Truluv, the reader is reunited with Lucille and Maddy, as they embark on the next big adventure in their lives Lucille has started to teach a baking class, which is very successful Maddy, left home, but has returned to visit Lucille and has a big announcement to make Meanwhile, readers fo Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg is a 2018 Random House publication A sweet, whimsical story that pays forward the tradition of kindness started by Arthur Truluv In this follow up to The Story of Arthur Truluv, the reader is reunited with Lucille and Maddy, as they embark on the next big adventure in their lives Lucille has started to teach a baking class, which is very successful Maddy, left home, but has returned to visit Lucille and has a big announcement to make Meanwhile, readers follow several characters connected to Lucille in some way her neighbor, who has been diagnosed with cancer, the awkward romance of one of her baking class students, and, Iris, her new assistant While this second installment isn t quite a strong as the first one, there is plenty to love about this story The eccentric group of characters, each struggling with trials and heartache, find a niche, or comfort in some way from Lucille and her kitchen While some of the topics addressed are serious ones, the charming and whimsical mood remains intact, from start to finish Once again, we experience the power of kindness, neighborliness, and friendship It is also a reminder to anyone of a certain age that life goes in cycles Keep living yours with as much gusto as possible, all the way up to the jumping off place Overall, this another wonderfully warm feel good story I am hoping that some of the characters introduced in this book will become main characters in future installments and carry on the traditions set forth by Arthur to future generations You can never have too books like this one 4 stars flag 99 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Oct 31, 2018 Liz rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley, best of 2018 4.5 stars, rounded upI was a huge fan of The Story of Arthur Truluv This one took longer to draw me in I think part of the problem was the large cast of characters and how each chapter switches from one to another It just takes awhile to get them all straight in your head This is a lovely, sweet story, about the people who live in a small town and how intertwined their lives are In style, it reminded me a bit of Elizabeth Strout s Anything is Possible While it took me longer to get into th 4.5 stars, rounded upI was a huge fan of The Story of Arthur Truluv This one took longer to draw me in I think part of the problem was the large cast of characters and how each chapter switches from one to another It just takes awhile to get them all straight in your head This is a lovely, sweet story, about the people who live in a small town and how intertwined their lives are In style, it reminded me a bit of Elizabeth Strout s Anything is Possible While it took me longer to get into the story, once I did I was hooked I came to care about each and every one of them I laughed, I cried This book brings out all the emotions Read this when you need something to remind you of what s right with the world My thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book flag 95 likesLike see review View all 24 comments Nov 04, 2018 Angela M rated it liked it Shelves netgalley reviews 3.5 stars One of the things I liked about The Story of Arthur Truluv is that it was a feel good story that was good for the soul I can say the same of this sequel of sorts, but I do have to admit that I enjoyed the first book This one could probably be read as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading Arthur Truluv first because you get a better feel for how Arthur brought together Maddy and her daughter Nola and Lucille A number of new characters are introduced, each facing front and 3.5 stars One of the things I liked about The Story of Arthur Truluv is that it was a feel good story that was good for the soul I can say the same of this sequel of sorts, but I do have to admit that I enjoyed the first book This one could probably be read as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading Arthur Truluv first because you get a better feel for how Arthur brought together Maddy and her daughter Nola and Lucille A number of new characters are introduced, each facing front and center some of the ringers that life sometimes throws sickness, loneliness, relationship issues Most of the time it felt like there were too many characters and it was hard get to know them and their stories as much as I would have liked Mason, Missouri is a lovely, little place where neighbors help each other So of course, as the story unfolds the characters connect in a way that brings out the best of them as they give to each other in spite of their own troubles, illustrating the power of friendship It s a quick read, sweet and sentimental, predictable, except for the bit of magical realism, but I enjoyed it than I thought I would at first A welcomed feel good story in light of what is happening in the world, not a bad way to spend a part of my weekend taking a break from the news I received an advanced copy of this book from Random House through NetGalley flag 87 likesLike see review View all 27 comments Nov 12, 2018 Jennifer TarHeelReader rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 reads, arcs, kindle version 4 stars I m so grateful Elizabeth Berg re visited this quiet, uplifting story Woo I listened to Elizabeth Berg narrate The Story of Arthur Truluv on one of my favorite audio renditions of a story, ever She captures the poignancy to her characters, and I could not wait to read this follow up to Arthur s story While I think you can read Night of Miracles on its own, you will miss out on how Lucille, Maddy, and Nola came together thanks to Arthur, and Arthur s character is too special 4 stars I m so grateful Elizabeth Berg re visited this quiet, uplifting story Woo I listened to Elizabeth Berg narrate The Story of Arthur Truluv on one of my favorite audio renditions of a story, ever She captures the poignancy to her characters, and I could not wait to read this follow up to Arthur s story While I think you can read Night of Miracles on its own, you will miss out on how Lucille, Maddy, and Nola came together thanks to Arthur, and Arthur s character is too special not to meet in his own novel Night of Miracles is Lucille s story this time around She s living in a quaint small town in Missouri, and she s teaching baking classes to stay busy A new family moves in next door, and Lucille ends up caring for the young son, Lincoln, when a tragedy occurs More tragedy and strife unfortunately happens, and the town of Mason becomes a character in itself as the community members join hands and lift each other up Night of Miracles is an easy, breezy, heartwarming tale of friendship and unexpected family It is a treasure of a read, and I m grateful that Berg took the time to write this follow up perspective on Lucille along with some magical elements sprinkled in Thanks to Random House for the ARC All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog jennifertarheelreader flag 82 likesLike see review View all 23 comments Nov 01, 2018 TUDOR QUEEN rated it really liked it Thank you to the publisher Random House who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley This is the sequel to the wonderful book The Story of Arthur Truluv I suppose you could read this book as a standalone, but it would be a far enriching experience to have read the prior book To summarize the story of the original book, Arthur Truluv is an elderly widower who visits his wife s grave each day, eating lunch there Unbeknownst to him, a troubled teenager named Maddy finds refuge in th Thank you to the publisher Random House who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley This is the sequel to the wonderful book The Story of Arthur Truluv I suppose you could read this book as a standalone, but it would be a far enriching experience to have read the prior book To summarize the story of the original book, Arthur Truluv is an elderly widower who visits his wife s grave each day, eating lunch there Unbeknownst to him, a troubled teenager named Maddy finds refuge in this cemetery, and has been watching him over some time They eventually speak one day Arthur is a gentle, heartwarming, loving and giving old man They become friends, which transforms Maddy s life for the better Arthur also has an elderly neighbor Lucille who loves to bake She s a feisty retired teacher who never married or had children She s reeling following the sudden death of her fiance Frank They had known each other in high school and had reconnected after many decades Arthur invites both Maddy and Lucille to live with him in his house, and they make a very unique and loving family Arthur passes away at the end of the book, but he leaves the house to Maddy who had gotten pregnant by an ex boyfriend and now has a daughter.As this book begins, Lucille now lives in Arthur s house by herself, renting it from Maddy She utilizes her extraordinary baking talents by holding baking classes at the house The business is doing so well that she s looking for an assistant There is a side story involving the local diner and a waitress named Monica She s been sporting a crush for Tiny , a very large man with a big heart who runs a trucking cab service Another character named Iris Winters is a divorcee with lots of regrets, who struggles with the heartache of her inability to have children She lives on one of the other floors in Tiny s house and becomes a valued friend Rounding out the characters in this tight knit small town of Mason, Missouri is the family of three next door to Lucille parents Jason and Abby and their young son Lincoln Abby is fighting an aggressive cancer, and Lucille helps out watching and feeding Lincoln for a couple of hours when needed Maddy surprises Lucille by appearing on the doorstep with her 5 year old daughter Nola named after Arthur s beloved wife , sporting an engagement ring She is now engaged to her college professor Lucille hasn t been feeling exactly spry as of late, and she s been having encounters with what appears to be a male angel But, Lucille has too much to do between her baking and watching Lincoln, and is not ready to die just yet This is a gentle and easy read with likable characters in a small town setting At the start of the book I was having trouble getting a handle on the new characters, but once Lucille burst into the picture I was settled in for a cozy ride I enjoyed the first book just a little than this one Arthur Truluv was a character you couldn t help but love, but Lucille Howard doesn t fall too much farther behind Enjoy flag 69 likesLike see review View all 36 comments Nov 03, 2018 Diane S rated it liked it I loved Arthur Trulov, and now that he is gone, the story focuses on Lucille who was also a key character in the first book This one didn t have the same emotional pull or connection, I think because there were other characters with problems, it diluted the storyline Made it quite depressing at times Lucille s, unusual dream visitor was an interesting addition, but also took the story in still another direction Don t get me wrong, I did like all the characters, wished them all well, the stor I loved Arthur Trulov, and now that he is gone, the story focuses on Lucille who was also a key character in the first book This one didn t have the same emotional pull or connection, I think because there were other characters with problems, it diluted the storyline Made it quite depressing at times Lucille s, unusual dream visitor was an interesting addition, but also took the story in still another direction Don t get me wrong, I did like all the characters, wished them all well, the story was okay, but after Arthur I was hoping for.Lucille s baking still sounds delicious and had me craving sweets So there s thatC from Netgalley flag 69 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Sep 12, 2018 Cheri rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, arc, netgalley, missouri, aging, love, human connection, small town NOW AVAILABLE There s a full moon up and rising,And there s a whisper of a breeze.Blowing through the tangled silver,Hanging from the cypress trees.There s a river made of moonlight,Flowing clear across the lake.And there s a million stars just waitin ,To fall for any wish we make Why don t we get caught in this moment Be victims of sweet circumstance Tonight I feel like all creation,Is asking us to dance Asking Us to Dance, Kathy Mattea, Songwriters Hugh Prestwood Night of Mirac NOW AVAILABLE There s a full moon up and rising,And there s a whisper of a breeze.Blowing through the tangled silver,Hanging from the cypress trees.There s a river made of moonlight,Flowing clear across the lake.And there s a million stars just waitin ,To fall for any wish we make Why don t we get caught in this moment Be victims of sweet circumstance Tonight I feel like all creation,Is asking us to dance Asking Us to Dance, Kathy Mattea, Songwriters Hugh Prestwood Night of Miracles is Elizabeth Berg s sequel to her 2017 The Story of Arthur Truluv If you haven t read her 2017 story, you might miss out on the significance of some of this story, but this can still be enjoyed on its own merits.Lucille, Arthur s former neighbor, now lives in his Mason, Missouri home, a home which he left to young Maddy, and she, in turn, allows Lucille to live there rent free One kindness begets another kindness Lucille is a wonderful character, quirky, whimsical she enjoys the everyday touches of magic inherent in this life, rainbows, leprechauns, and the stars She retains an almost childlike wonder at the grace of everyday life, the wonders of the world all around us At the magnificent age of 88, she teaches a baking class in her kitchen to women who gather to learn the joys of baking, but perhaps sometimes just for the chance to be surrounded by other adult women Lucille enjoys teaching these women, and enjoys the local diner s devotion to her cakes, where her baked creations are sold to those dining at Polly s Henhouse.Inside the Henhouse passersby and locals stop to eat, some often than others One of the very shy, male regulars, Tiny, loves the cooking there, but is also than a little sweet on an equally shy waitresses, Monica.Forgiveness, aging, life death, the disdain for those whose weight is over a social media set limit, the balancing act of love in all its many forms these are all topics that are lightly touched on in this novel, but this is not by any means a heavy or dark story, it is also compassionately humorous, with the strongest message being one of kindness and, yes, love Pub Date 13 NOV 2018Many thanks for the ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group Random House flag 67 likesLike see review View all 39 comments Dec 23, 2018 Larry H rated it liked it 3.5 stars.Having just read Elizabeth Berg s sweet, life affirming book, The Story of Arthur Truluv see my review , I dove right into its follow up, Night of Miracles , rather than wait for the characters to get a little bit foggy It was nice not to have to say goodbye to the characters right away This is what happens You live past your time of importance and relevance and the world must be given over to the younger ones Lucille is all right with that notion As the old folks yielded to h 3.5 stars.Having just read Elizabeth Berg s sweet, life affirming book, The Story of Arthur Truluv see my review , I dove right into its follow up, Night of Miracles , rather than wait for the characters to get a little bit foggy It was nice not to have to say goodbye to the characters right away This is what happens You live past your time of importance and relevance and the world must be given over to the younger ones Lucille is all right with that notion As the old folks yielded to her as a young woman, she will yield to the young folks coming up after her Lucille Howard knows she s getting on in years, but she s not willing to simply sit around and let loneliness and despair conquer her Her baking classes, started at the suggestion of her dear friend Arthur, have become so popular that she has to hire an assistant She never would have thought so many people would want to learn how to bake even though she knew nobody baked as well as she did , and she s shocked that her classes appeal to men and children as well as women.Things have gotten so popular, she needs to hire an assistant, so she hires Iris, a newcomer to their small town of Mason, Missouri Iris doesn t know how to bake, actually her answer to Lucille s question, What can you add to milk to make it a substitute for buttermilk was butter , and she doesn t need to work, but she needs a distraction from thinking about the way her marriage ended and how she quickly left her old life in Boston Night of Miracles also brings back Maddy and Nola from The Story of Arthur Truluv , and introduces some new characters whose lives connect with Lucille and Iris Much like its predecessor, this book is about how we come to depend on our friends, even people we don t expect to become friends, to help us through life s challenges Without realizing it, our friends become our family, sometimes providing support and love than those who share the same blood with us.Most of the characters in this book are dealing with some sort of challenge, be it grief, sadness about the path their life has taken, illness, self esteem, or loneliness As you might imagine from reading this book, everyone s problems will be taken care of if not quite solved , and they ll realize that the challenges they face make the outcome that much sweeter, but it takes a while to come to that discovery What Maddy has come to believe is that certain life circumstances make for people who walk with a psychic limp for all of their days Never mind the progress they seem to make, peel back a few delicate layers and there it is a stubborn doubting of worth an inability to stand with conviction behind anything without wondering if they should be standing there at all a sense that if they move in this direction it s wrong and if they move in that direction, that s wrong, too Once again, Berg has created a warm and moving book, sweet and predictable yet enjoyable I didn t think it was as strong as The Story of Arthur Truluv , however, because there were a lot of characters introduced in this book that didn t do much, and simply popped in and out of the story to advance the plot Her next door neighbors often felt like an afterthought While I enjoyed Lucille s character, and that she is so much than the know it all curmudgeon she appears to be, she wasn t quite appealing enough to anchor a book the way Arthur was.That being said, reading Night of Miracles was like returning to a place you enjoy Definitely read The Story of Arthur Truluv first, but both books will make you smile, and maybe even evoke a tear or two Berg knows how to tug at your heartstrings without being manipulative or maudlin These seem to be perfect books for the holiday season.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria flag 54 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Nov 06, 2018 Marialyce rated it really liked it Shelves net galley 4 charming starsMy reviews can be seen here those of us who so liked Elizabeth Berg s Arthur Truluv, this new book is such a bewitching and enthralling follow up Some of our old favorites are back in this sequel where I was able to sit back, relax and fall once again into love with these wonderful characters, wishing I could be a member of their community, not to mention a participant in some of Lucille s baking classes.Lucille Howard is back with al 4 charming starsMy reviews can be seen here those of us who so liked Elizabeth Berg s Arthur Truluv, this new book is such a bewitching and enthralling follow up Some of our old favorites are back in this sequel where I was able to sit back, relax and fall once again into love with these wonderful characters, wishing I could be a member of their community, not to mention a participant in some of Lucille s baking classes.Lucille Howard is back with all her prickly self She is teaching classes making scrumptious desserts while making people around her become filled with love and admiration for her, not only for her baking skills but also for the person she is Armed with aprons and a plethora of scrumptious recipes, Lucille charms her students into moments of happiness, joy, and delicious cakes and cookies Unfortunately though, Louise is old and she is anxious to once again be with her beloved Frank but she knows there is still work to be done before that happens Into her life comes Iris who eventually becomes an assistant to Lucile Iris need this job and she is also in need of a friend There is also a new family that has moved into the house next door who face some difficult issues This new couple s son, Lincoln, forms a bit of a bond with Lucille, as he faces a difficult future where his young life will be possibly changed.Told with much style and grace, this story is peaceful It is one where friendship and love is treasured, where value is placed on people, and where a community looks out for one another It s a place where we all would love to dwell It is a book which warms your heart and makes you believe in miracles.Thank you to Elizabeth Berg, Random House, and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this delightful novel.Some recipes from Lucille flag 54 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Oct 23, 2018 Judy rated it really liked it A sweet and charming read This is one that takes you back to a simpler time in a small town where neighbors know each other and take care of one another It makes me wish I lived in Mason, Missouri with these characters as my neighbors The book touched my heart and made me fall in love with the characters.I have not read The Story of Arthur Truluv and I understand that many of the characters in this book were introduced in this previous work I will make a point to read it soon, but I don t th A sweet and charming read This is one that takes you back to a simpler time in a small town where neighbors know each other and take care of one another It makes me wish I lived in Mason, Missouri with these characters as my neighbors The book touched my heart and made me fall in love with the characters.I have not read The Story of Arthur Truluv and I understand that many of the characters in this book were introduced in this previous work I will make a point to read it soon, but I don t think that not reading it detracted from the story I was a little lost in the first part of the story when each chapter introduced another character and I wasn t seeing any overlap But of course later this resolved.Thanks to Elizabeth Berg and Random House through Netgalley for an advance copy of this book I truly enjoyed it flag 29 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Nov 16, 2018 Karen rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, 5000 books, read in 2018 4.5Books that are very sweet or saccharine are usually a big turn off But when there is literally sugary sweetness, as in cookies and cakes, and lots of them, count me in And with this author, I am 100% in, knowing it s going to be a moving experience, as it was.Lucille, alone in life but never lonely with all her good friends, has opened her house to baking classes, so there is much to drool over while she describes her goodies Ancillary characters either work in or go to the local restauran 4.5Books that are very sweet or saccharine are usually a big turn off But when there is literally sugary sweetness, as in cookies and cakes, and lots of them, count me in And with this author, I am 100% in, knowing it s going to be a moving experience, as it was.Lucille, alone in life but never lonely with all her good friends, has opened her house to baking classes, so there is much to drool over while she describes her goodies Ancillary characters either work in or go to the local restaurant for breakfast some will order an Overnight FrenchToast which makes its own syrup Yes, lots of sweetness.As in Arthur Truluv, the characters that Berg has created are people you would want to know My favorites were Iris, a recent divorcee from Boston, trying out small town Missouri for the first time, and Tiny, a thoughtful, kind taxi driver and friend to all Oh, and little Link, Lucille s precocious neighbor boy whose mother has cancer.I enjoyed this tremendously, through lots of tears happy tears and sad too , and recommend to anyone, especially if you liked Arthur Truluv If Ms Berg writes of these small town tomes, count me in.Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher Random House R.H sent me a link to this site devoted to the book s devotees, including some recipes flag 26 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Nov 20, 2018 Karen rated it really liked it review of another edition I was so very happy to revisit the small town of Mason, Missouri, where we were first introduced to Arthur Truluv We now see how life is for Lucille, his elderly neighbor who came to live in his home after he died LOVE Lucille, and there are some new characters and a couple from the first book, that are just wonderful This book just made me happy, great timing for me to read it Thank you to Elizabeth Berg for writing this sequel Thank you to Random House and Netgalley for making this book avai I was so very happy to revisit the small town of Mason, Missouri, where we were first introduced to Arthur Truluv We now see how life is for Lucille, his elderly neighbor who came to live in his home after he died LOVE Lucille, and there are some new characters and a couple from the first book, that are just wonderful This book just made me happy, great timing for me to read it Thank you to Elizabeth Berg for writing this sequel Thank you to Random House and Netgalley for making this book available to me flag 27 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Nov 05, 2018 Selena rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley giveaway I received a free e copy of Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg from NetGalley for my honest review.This is the first book I have ever read by Elizabeth Berg Absolutely fantastic A wonderful heart felt and warming story that makes your heart smile The characters are beautifully thought out and written and you find yourself loving them as if they are real A story of love, struggles, forgiveness and life I do plan on going back and reading The Story of Arthur Trulov because I loved this so m I received a free e copy of Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg from NetGalley for my honest review.This is the first book I have ever read by Elizabeth Berg Absolutely fantastic A wonderful heart felt and warming story that makes your heart smile The characters are beautifully thought out and written and you find yourself loving them as if they are real A story of love, struggles, forgiveness and life I do plan on going back and reading The Story of Arthur Trulov because I loved this so much flag 26 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Oct 21, 2018 Zoe rated it it was amazing Honest, pensive, and affecting Night of miracles takes us back to the small town of Mason, Missouri and into the lives of many, including Lucille Howard who s still teaching people to bake, befriending those who are lonely, and selflessly helping those in need Iris, a middle aged woman, struggling to move on after a recent divorce Tiny, a large man with no confidence and courage and Abby, a young mother battling for her life against a relentless disease.The prose is vivid and sincere The cha Honest, pensive, and affecting Night of miracles takes us back to the small town of Mason, Missouri and into the lives of many, including Lucille Howard who s still teaching people to bake, befriending those who are lonely, and selflessly helping those in need Iris, a middle aged woman, struggling to move on after a recent divorce Tiny, a large man with no confidence and courage and Abby, a young mother battling for her life against a relentless disease.The prose is vivid and sincere The characters are complex, genuine, and engaging And the absorbing, astute plot takes us on a heart wrenching rollercoaster ride of love, loss, friendship, family, community, thoughtfulness, loyalty, and companionship.Overall, Night of miracles is another beautifully written tale by Berg that made my heart fill with joy and burst with heartbreak It s a perceptive, sentimental, poetic tale that reminds us that life is not only about the highs and lows but also all those quieter moments in between.Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review flag 24 likesLike see review Nov 04, 2018 Esil rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley The Night of Miracles is charming sentimental but charming It s a sequel of sorts to The Story of Arthur Truluv, which I had also liked for similar reasons.Early in The Night of Miracles, one of the characters talks about going to bed with a Maeve Binchy novel, and she explains what she likes about Binchy s novels The Night of Miracles has the same feel People involved in everyday struggles, coming together and helping each other Nothing deep, but a bit of a balm for the soul given the cur The Night of Miracles is charming sentimental but charming It s a sequel of sorts to The Story of Arthur Truluv, which I had also liked for similar reasons.Early in The Night of Miracles, one of the characters talks about going to bed with a Maeve Binchy novel, and she explains what she likes about Binchy s novels The Night of Miracles has the same feel People involved in everyday struggles, coming together and helping each other Nothing deep, but a bit of a balm for the soul given the current state of the world.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy flag 22 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 12, 2018 Barbara rated it really liked it Does the guy always get the girl Does the troubled pregnant teenager always find love and fulfillment Does the cancer patient always wake up cured Is it all believable Probably not, but the title of the book warns the reader to put their skepticism aside.The definition of miracle is A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws There is something childlike in miracles One is awed and doesn t critique just believes Sometimes this is a very pleasan Does the guy always get the girl Does the troubled pregnant teenager always find love and fulfillment Does the cancer patient always wake up cured Is it all believable Probably not, but the title of the book warns the reader to put their skepticism aside.The definition of miracle is A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws There is something childlike in miracles One is awed and doesn t critique just believes Sometimes this is a very pleasant experience.Berg s characters are warm and easy to love She knows how to connect her readers to her characters We all know someone like Lucille, Tiny, Iris, or Monica Beginning and ending the book with a view from a plane s window was different and very appropriate Our world, our life, getting smaller or larger as a plane ascends or descends.This is such a make you feel good book I need that once in a while Although a diet of this type of book is not appealing, I will pick up a book by Elizabeth Berg whenever I need again to believe in the goodness of people and the sanity of the world flag 19 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Aug 13, 2018 Holly rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 Night of Miracles is a charming story about the inhabitants of a small town While it is billed as a sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv, it is a completely standalone book But reading them in order will give you a little bit enjoyment when reading the second one, because of the additional backstory knowledge of a couple of characters There are a lot characters in Night of Miracles compared to The Story of Arthur Truluv which centered on three people In fact, the beginning of Night Night of Miracles is a charming story about the inhabitants of a small town While it is billed as a sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv, it is a completely standalone book But reading them in order will give you a little bit enjoyment when reading the second one, because of the additional backstory knowledge of a couple of characters There are a lot characters in Night of Miracles compared to The Story of Arthur Truluv which centered on three people In fact, the beginning of Night of Miracles requires some patience on the reader s part the first 5 chapters, although they are short, revolve around different characters Lucille, Iris, Abby Jason, Tiny Iris, and Monica with a few tertiary character names as well So don t be surprised if you are a bit confused and have trouble keeping the characters straight it will become clearer as you read The book is about how these individuals become interconnected as their stories unfold Are these people extraordinary Not really But they are good natured and kind people you would like to get to know They are coping with everyday issues and problems while dealing with others in a compassionate way Their different circumstances include illness, a small business, losing weight, starting over after a divorce, dating, unrequited love and so on By the time their story ends, each one will get their own small miracle.The different characters come to realize different truths through their experiences with each other and the situations in their lives There are bits of wisdom sprinkled through the pages on various topics including love, life, and kindness That is the gift of love, not only that you have somebody but that you are changed by somebody. One good thing about someone really liking something you have is that you appreciate it yourself all over again. But you can t custom order people s kindnesses People do what they can, they give what they have.There are some amusing moments as well as clever writing He takes the recommended small bites which means that he cuts the sprouts in quarters Looks like he s going to have to add a microscope to his table setting. They didn t even eat together any, not breakfast, not lunch, not dinner Oftentimes, they ate separate things, and Iris thought this was worse than separate beds They were than over They were rotted.Ms Berg is a skilled writer who gives the reader worthy ideas to ponder Lately, she draws comfort from watching the second hand go smoothly around and around Isn t it funny that she, so enad of the past, is now consoled by seeing time move relentlessly forward Funny how important those birds have become to her But people need something to depend on They need something to love. And everybody s job was to love life while you had it and never to take anything for granted It was hard to remember to do that, but it was worth it to try.Although I enjoyed Night of Miracles, I didn t love it as much as The Story of Arthur Truluv Maybe the abundance of characters has something to do with it The character of Arthur Truluv is unrivaled in Night of Miracles he is truly unique Overall I think The Story of Arthur Truluv set a very high bar which would be extremely difficult to surpass.Thank you to Random House and NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest review flag 18 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Oct 21, 2018 Kendall rated it it was amazing Wow Elizabeth Berg you truly blew me out of the water with your talent I truly will always remember this novel and it will be leaving such a special place in my heart Those final words at the end left me in tears and awe of your talent.I have not read The Story of Arthur Truluv but have heard nothing BUT spectacular things about it After finishing this novel I will definitely be getting the audio for the first novel to get the background of previous characters This can be read as a standa Wow Elizabeth Berg you truly blew me out of the water with your talent I truly will always remember this novel and it will be leaving such a special place in my heart Those final words at the end left me in tears and awe of your talent.I have not read The Story of Arthur Truluv but have heard nothing BUT spectacular things about it After finishing this novel I will definitely be getting the audio for the first novel to get the background of previous characters This can be read as a standalonebut I can see why so many readers urge you to read the previous story first due to continued characters from the first book will be in this novel.I cannot say enough good things about this novel and it exceeded my expectations completely I felt like this is a shooting star with talent by Elizabeth Berg 4.5 stars for Night of Miracles This one is not to be missed my friends 3 3 Thank you to Random House and Netgalley for granting my wish The arc was provided in exchange for my honest thoughts.Publication date 11 13 18Published to GR 10 21 18 flag 18 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jul 15, 2018 Jamie rated it it was amazing Shelves arcs Elizabeth Berg you are a MASTER of creating characters that forever leave an imprint in my heart and tears on the pages long after I read the final words The Story of Arthur Truluv made my Top 10 of 2017 list and when I heard a sequel of sorts was coming and would be centered around Lucille, I knew it was going to be amazing but also have some large shoes to fill And this book totally exceeded my expectations I loved meeting a new cast of characters interspersed with the old favorites and I h Elizabeth Berg you are a MASTER of creating characters that forever leave an imprint in my heart and tears on the pages long after I read the final words The Story of Arthur Truluv made my Top 10 of 2017 list and when I heard a sequel of sorts was coming and would be centered around Lucille, I knew it was going to be amazing but also have some large shoes to fill And this book totally exceeded my expectations I loved meeting a new cast of characters interspersed with the old favorites and I have a feeling Night of Miracles will be making the 2018 list for sure.Thank you to Random House for an advanced copy All opinions are my own flag 17 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 10, 2018 Aura rated it it was amazing Shelves best of 2018, family drama This book comes out in November and I received an ARC from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review I will be purchasing this book and Arthur Truluv for a few of my loved ones to read I luvvvvvvvvvvvd this book I cried for Lucille I wept for Iris I bawled for Tiny and Monica I was a complete mess for Abby and her son Lincoln This book hit me in a place I havent been affected in a long time All I can say is that Elizabeth Berg is a fabulous author and I recommend this book high This book comes out in November and I received an ARC from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review I will be purchasing this book and Arthur Truluv for a few of my loved ones to read I luvvvvvvvvvvvd this book I cried for Lucille I wept for Iris I bawled for Tiny and Monica I was a complete mess for Abby and her son Lincoln This book hit me in a place I havent been affected in a long time All I can say is that Elizabeth Berg is a fabulous author and I recommend this book highly but I think you must read The Story of Arthur Truluv first flag 16 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Oct 24, 2018 Jayme rated it it was amazing Shelves general fiction, women s fiction, netgalley Excerpt Surely you ve had this happen You are seated by choice or misfortune in a window seat on an airplane You look out as the plane takes off, rises up higher and higher, levels off If you have a chance to glance down, you see a particular kind of order not realized on earth You might feel a kind of hopefulness at the sight of the houses clustered together.Now imagine, that you are looking down at a small town called Mason, Missouri The town where Lucille is still living in her frien Excerpt Surely you ve had this happen You are seated by choice or misfortune in a window seat on an airplane You look out as the plane takes off, rises up higher and higher, levels off If you have a chance to glance down, you see a particular kind of order not realized on earth You might feel a kind of hopefulness at the sight of the houses clustered together.Now imagine, that you are looking down at a small town called Mason, Missouri The town where Lucille is still living in her friend Arthur Truluv s house, teaching her baking classes Although Arthur has passed away, he didn t do so before changing the lives of Lucille, and Maddy From The Story of Arthur Truluv And, now it is Lucille s turn to continue the legacy with a new cast of characters Iris, a woman in search of a fresh start.Tiny, a large man with an even bigger heart.Monica, the waitress who works at Polly s henhouse, who is the woman he is secretly in love with.The family who now lives next door to Lucille, in her old house Abby, Jason and their 10 year old son, Lincoln And, a few others, from past and present who make up this community, which feels like a big family As the famous quote remind us, When one door closes, another door opens This book is best served up with a freshly brewed pot of coffee, a baked good of your choice fresh from the oven, and a box of tissues close by.Heartwarming and delightful, it may make you want to move to a small town If you have read and enjoyed Maeve Binchy s books, the Arthur Truluv books two so far will help fill the void, Ms Binchy left behind This can be read as a stand alone, but why not read the first one while you are waiting for this one to be released I would like to thank Netgalley, Random House Publishing and Elizabeth Berg for the ARC provided in exchange for a candid review Available Nov 13th 2018 flag 15 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Nov 10, 2018 Bam rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 netgalley, 2018 reads, local author The sequel to Elizabeth Berg s The Story of Arthur Truluv is another feel good story, this time about Lucille Howard, the elderly woman living in Arthur s former home that she rents from Maddie, the young woman Arthur befriended and made his heir There Lucille teaches fabulous baking classes with recipe names I guarantee will have you drooling Oh, if only we could have her recipes Berg adds several new characters to the line up including Iris, who has moved from Boston to the small town of Ma The sequel to Elizabeth Berg s The Story of Arthur Truluv is another feel good story, this time about Lucille Howard, the elderly woman living in Arthur s former home that she rents from Maddie, the young woman Arthur befriended and made his heir There Lucille teaches fabulous baking classes with recipe names I guarantee will have you drooling Oh, if only we could have her recipes Berg adds several new characters to the line up including Iris, who has moved from Boston to the small town of Mason, Mo, to start over after her divorce Lucille hires her as her assistant, even though Iris is not much of a baker Then there s Abby, Lucille s neighbor, who learns she has a potentially deadly disease And the people at Polly s Henhouse, the local eatery, one of whom might have a crush on a handsome regular but is too shy to pursue her dream of true romanceand vice versa Many years ago my mother and I enjoyed sharing the Mitford series by Jan Karon and these stories, based on small town people who genuinely care about each other, remind me very much of those wonderful stories I received an arc of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review Many thanks flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 28, 2018 Tami rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, fiction, net galley, netgalley 2018 Once again, Elizabeth Berg has given readers a heartwarming story coming just in time for the holiday season Those who have read The Story of Arthur Truluv will enjoy learning what happened to the wonderful characters from that story and will be introduced to a few new faces.Lucille Howard is the main focus for this novel What s not to love about Lucille She s a wonderful baker and has so much love to give to others Lucille teaches baking classes out of her home the one she, Arthur and Madd Once again, Elizabeth Berg has given readers a heartwarming story coming just in time for the holiday season Those who have read The Story of Arthur Truluv will enjoy learning what happened to the wonderful characters from that story and will be introduced to a few new faces.Lucille Howard is the main focus for this novel What s not to love about Lucille She s a wonderful baker and has so much love to give to others Lucille teaches baking classes out of her home the one she, Arthur and Maddy shared , looks after her neighbor s son who is going through a tough time and is happily looking forward to Maddy s upcoming wedding.Lucille is getting on in years and decides to hire an assistant to help organize and grow her business Iris Winters is new in town and she and Lucille make a connection right away Iris wasn t really what Lucille was looking for in an assistant, but she ends up being just what Lucille needed.One of my favorite new characters is Tiny He s a large man with a ton of love in his heart for one woman and he s willing to work at it to win her heart Tiny is also a giving and loyal friend.I loved reading this and now have the urge to start my holiday baking while wearing my grandmother s vintage apron Readers who enjoyed The Story of Arthur Truluv and those who love uplifting stories will want to read this one.Many thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for allowing me to read an advance copy and give my honest review flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 20, 2018 Kathleen rated it really liked it Shelves arc, netgalley books, fiction Special thanks to Elizabeth Berg for writing this wonderful novel and to Random House and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC of NIGHT OF MIRACLES, enabling me to write this unbiased review NIGHT OF MIRACLES is Book 2 in the ARTHUR TRULUV Series, and although it is a standalone book, I would recommend reading THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV first to get to know Arthur, the background story and connections between Lucille, Maddy and Nola NIGHT OF MIRACLES takes place in Mason, Missouri and Special thanks to Elizabeth Berg for writing this wonderful novel and to Random House and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC of NIGHT OF MIRACLES, enabling me to write this unbiased review NIGHT OF MIRACLES is Book 2 in the ARTHUR TRULUV Series, and although it is a standalone book, I would recommend reading THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV first to get to know Arthur, the background story and connections between Lucille, Maddy and Nola NIGHT OF MIRACLES takes place in Mason, Missouri and tells of community, family, friendship and hope Elizabeth Berg s characters seem to step off the page and into my world I care for Lucille, Maddy, Nola, Tiny, Monica, Iris, Abby and Jason Summers and their ten year old son Lincoln and want them to have happy and trouble free lives 88 year old Lucille Howard enjoys making delicious desserts and gives baking lessons in her home Lucille s classes are so popular that she needs an assistant Who can she hire that will be perfect for the job When tragedy hits the Summers family, who recently moved to the small town of Mason, how will they cope Who can they get to help Iris Winters has moved here from Boston and wants to make a new start on life Can she get used to living in a small town Can she forgive herself for her past mistakes Will she be able to make new friends Tiny Dawson, who is 39 years old, has a huge crush on a friendly waitress at Polly s Henhouse, a local restaurant Monica Mayhew has long black hair, dimples, gorgeous skin, and a beautiful smile and longs for Tiny to ask her for a date Her Mother taught her that only fast women ask a man for a date Tiny s shyness towards her leads to complications and misunderstanding Will they ever have that first date These two quotes from NIGHT OF MIRACLES touched me and I feel compelled to share them That is the gift of love, not only that you have somebody but that you are changed by somebody Abby was saying that all her illness had done was to make her love Link and Daddy And appreciate everything And to understand, in a way she never had before, that death was a natural part of life, just like the seasons in nature And everybody s job was to love life while you had it and never to take anything for granted It was hard to remember to do that, but it was worth it to try This novel should appeal to everyone, especially to readers who enjoyed BRITT MARIE WAS HERE by Fredrik Backman and THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV by Elizabeth Berg I liked NIGHT OF MIRACLES best 4.5 flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 21, 2018 Susan Johnson rated it liked it I did not realize this was the second book of the series and it would probably have helped to have read the first one It took awhile to get all the characters straight and get into the flow of the book Once I got everyone straight in my head, it became a delightful story about people living their lives to the fullest.Lucille is 93 and running cooking classes and baking cakes for the local restaurant She also becomes a babysitter for young Lincoln,10, whose mother is fighting cancer and in the I did not realize this was the second book of the series and it would probably have helped to have read the first one It took awhile to get all the characters straight and get into the flow of the book Once I got everyone straight in my head, it became a delightful story about people living their lives to the fullest.Lucille is 93 and running cooking classes and baking cakes for the local restaurant She also becomes a babysitter for young Lincoln,10, whose mother is fighting cancer and in the hospital Monica works at the restaurant and falls hard for Tiny who is not who helps everyone out Iris moves to small town, Mason MO on a whim and falls into the crowd.It s a feel good story with just the right touch of sadness and hope It leaves you feeling touched flag 12 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Karen rated it liked it I enjoyed this book and catching up with old friends from the first in the Arthur Truluv series Berg has a knack for creating engaging and quirky characters I only wished there were fewer of them in this installment It would have allowed for a concentrated storyline and deeper dive into the personalities Thanks to Random House for the ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 11 likesLike see review Oct 11, 2018 Dianne rated it really liked it Shelves arc read, cozy warm, netgalley, own, women s fiction NIGHT OF MIRACLES by Elizabeth Berg is a sweet slice of life and the best of humanity living each day to its fullest with kindness and caring Small town charm with warm and sometimes quirky characters brought a smile to my face and heart.Even as we read about life s problems, we are invited to be part of the pitfalls, the joys, the sorrows and the hopes for an even better future Ms Berg s smooth and relaxed style flows from page to page a she spotlights each character s personal slice of ordi NIGHT OF MIRACLES by Elizabeth Berg is a sweet slice of life and the best of humanity living each day to its fullest with kindness and caring Small town charm with warm and sometimes quirky characters brought a smile to my face and heart.Even as we read about life s problems, we are invited to be part of the pitfalls, the joys, the sorrows and the hopes for an even better future Ms Berg s smooth and relaxed style flows from page to page a she spotlights each character s personal slice of ordinary days, extraordinary days and even miraculous days A wonderful, feel good escape into relaxed reading that will warm your heart as at fills it with love for the simple things in life I received a complimentary ARC edition from Random House Publisher Random House November 13, 2018 Publication Date November 13, 2018Genre Women s FictionPrint Length 288 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow flag 11 likesLike see review View 2 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Kindle Book Club SPOILER ALERT, Night of Miracles, Reading Completed 5 9 Jan 20, 2019 06 20PM Kindle Book Club Discussion, Night of Miracles, Reading In Progress 18 12 Jan 20, 2019 03 34PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers 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    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 w 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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  • 4.5 starsAbsolutely Charming I highly recommend reading The Story of Arthur Truluv before reading this book It is the book where many of these characters are introduced and their stories continue from that book Could this book work as a stand alone Possibly, but I don t think one can truly appreciate this book without reading its predecessor first That is the gift of love, not only that you have somebody but that you are changed by somebody Lucille Howard is a spit fire of a women She is 4.5 sta [...]


  • The people in this story come to the town of Mason, Missouri because it is small, picturesque, and the perfect refuge for folks who are seeking a quality of life that nurtures them Of course, as always, it is the people themselves who develop and sustain this quality of life.There are several new characters introduced in this sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv and each vignette is so perfectly coloured that I was immediately drawn to them with great attentiveness My curiosity was sparked b The [...]


  • 4.5 starsIt has been a while since I was so charmed and taken by a story I loved The Story of Arthur Truluv and now we have Night of Miracles, which is the delightful sequel It would work as a standalone but do yourself a favor and read Arthur Truluv first I read listened to this in one day.Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors I ve been following her since back in the day when my children were young and she wrote a column for Parents Magazine She is one of the few authors who has a 4.5 s [...]


  • Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg is a 2018 Random House publication A sweet, whimsical story that pays forward the tradition of kindness started by Arthur Truluv In this follow up to The Story of Arthur Truluv, the reader is reunited with Lucille and Maddy, as they embark on the next big adventure in their lives Lucille has started to teach a baking class, which is very successful Maddy, left home, but has returned to visit Lucille and has a big announcement to make Meanwhile, readers fo Nigh [...]


  • 4.5 stars, rounded upI was a huge fan of The Story of Arthur Truluv This one took longer to draw me in I think part of the problem was the large cast of characters and how each chapter switches from one to another It just takes awhile to get them all straight in your head This is a lovely, sweet story, about the people who live in a small town and how intertwined their lives are In style, it reminded me a bit of Elizabeth Strout s Anything is Possible While it took me longer to get into th 4.5 s [...]


  • 3.5 stars One of the things I liked about The Story of Arthur Truluv is that it was a feel good story that was good for the soul I can say the same of this sequel of sorts, but I do have to admit that I enjoyed the first book This one could probably be read as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading Arthur Truluv first because you get a better feel for how Arthur brought together Maddy and her daughter Nola and Lucille A number of new characters are introduced, each facing front and 3.5 st [...]


  • 4 stars I m so grateful Elizabeth Berg re visited this quiet, uplifting story Woo I listened to Elizabeth Berg narrate The Story of Arthur Truluv on one of my favorite audio renditions of a story, ever She captures the poignancy to her characters, and I could not wait to read this follow up to Arthur s story While I think you can read Night of Miracles on its own, you will miss out on how Lucille, Maddy, and Nola came together thanks to Arthur, and Arthur s character is too special 4 stars I m s [...]


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