Sunday, January 10, 2016

Review - A Miracle at Macy's by author Lynn Marie Hulsman

One lost dog. Two lonely hearts. A Manhattan Christmas full of magic.
Shy homebody Charlotte is planning her usual quiet Christmas celebration: Turkey for two for her and her beloved pet dog Hudson. Only, this year, little Hudson decides to take matters into his own paws and give his favourite human a holiday adventure she’ll never forget.
When Hudson runs away the week before Christmas, Charlotte is devastated. She’d rescued him from the trash years before and gave him a place in her home – and her heart. But with the help of uptight Englishman Henry, Charlotte ends up on a magical treasure hunt around Manhattan to find her furry, four-legged bestie.
Spotted in Central Park as one of Santa's Little Helpers, or last seen in the arms of a supermodel in Times Square, Hudson leads Charlotte and Henry on a very merry dance around the Big Apple, where love, (or should that be Christmas?!) actually is all around.
My belief in the true Christmas spirit has been renewed with this lovely holiday read.
The story begins when Charlotte is deciding how to spend another quiet Christmas with her beloved Hudson, a cute little pup that rescued her.  He truly came into her life at the right time when they both truly needed each other.  He a lonely puppy with no place to call home and she a lonely young woman with few friends and no real family to rely on.  
(I fell in love with Huddie from the beginning, he has me wondering where I can find a little guy just like him for me and my crazy kids!) 
Hudson loves to get out on the town whenever he can "convince" Charlotte to take him.  Charlotte would rather stay in and test recipes and cook some of her own.  Huddie has a mischievous plan up his cute little sweater sleeve.  A wild and crazy trip around New York from the Empire State Building to Macy's at Harold Square!
On a side note: I absolutely love the descriptions of New York City, I have been many times but nit at Christmas, after reading this book, it's a MUST DO on my bucket list.  NYC at Christmas! 
Then it happens...Hudson runs away while taking Selfies with Elves!  Charlotte has never let him go in their life together and this one time turns into her worst nightmare!  Hudson is gone...She's panicking...What is she going to do?
Her Aunt, who has been her guardian for many years, sends over her best assistant, Henry, to save the day.  (Or what she thinks will take a day, no so much).  Charlotte has met Henry before and did not take a liking to him whatsoever!  Now she must spend day and night with him?  At least he's not bad on eyes!
They have crazy adventures along the way, set up social media accounts for the search, and befriend the NYPD and so much more!
You will be sitting on the edge of your comfy chair what they will get into next!  
Grab a bottle of wine and sit back and enjoy the ride that is NYC at Christmas!
For the lovely holiday season, I would go with a bottle of Sangria, Skinny Girl Sangria that is!  
I loved this book from page one and did not want to put it down!  5 glasses all the way!  Happy Holidays!  

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