Friday, January 6, 2017

Miracles & Mischief , Stolen Miracles, Miracles & Dreams by Mary Manners

NFL running back Nate Saylor is the best in the league, a star in his own universe…until a brush with the law tarnishes his career. When his agent suggests he sign on with the Moments for Miracles Foundation, a charity organization that grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses, Nate agrees with a half-hearted shrug, never expecting to be contacted. As the offseason begins, he retires to his property on the outskirts of Mill’s Landing, secluded from the press…and fans that are so quick to judge.

Shayna Grady is a single mom struggling to stay afloat financially while tending to the needs of her son, Zac, who’s been struck with childhood leukemia. A bone marrow transplant is Zac's only hope for survival, but a match has yet to be found. While they wait, Shayna plans to see that Zac’s special wish is granted…to spend a day with his hero—NFL running back Nate Saylor. Though Shayna has reservations about pairing her son with the player whose blistered more than his fair share of negative headlines, she writes a heartfelt letter to the Moments for Miracles Foundation, pleading for their help.

Shayna’s letter—and her love for her son—are a pick-six to Nate’s heart. He finds himself longing for more, but is it too late to grant Zac’s wish…and to prove to Shayna there’s more to him than newspaper headlines reveal?


My Review

Miracles & Mischief book 1 in  the Miracles at Mills Landing. 
I love reading Mary's books. They are always clean spiritual books. The characters are well written. 
Miracles & Mischief was a great novella about a NFL running back. Nate Saylor gets himself in a bit of trouble after a game. In order to clean up his image his agent suggest he sign up to help out Moments for Miracles Foundation.  The foundation grants wishes for kids with life threatening issues. He really doesn't want o be around kids possibly dying. He is still hurting from his pass. But he agrees too. His first assignment is for a little boy dying. All the little boy asked for was to meet the famous ball player Nate Saylor.  Was all his  mother could do was to write and ask for Nate being he was just on tv and the news in trouble. But she had to do it for her son. Can Nate prove to them there is more to him then the bad being said about him? Can he win her trust? Get your copy and find out how it all comes out. 

Rebecca Gillespie is lucky to be alive following a devastating car accident that claimed her husband’s life and put her in a coma with little hope of recovery. Her heart still aches for the loss of her precious daughter given up for adoption by her wealthy, dying mother-in-law to a couple in Mills Landing. Now, fully recovered, Rebecca struggles to rebuild her life—alone. She soothes the emptiness in her heart with laughter of children who fill her local preschool, Precious Miracles.

Cole Seibert clings to his daughter, Kimmy, following the death of his wife. They’d adopted the child as an infant, and Cole never imagined he’d be left to raise her alone. When he drops by to register Kimmy at Precious Miracles, he’s confident the center is the best place for Kimmy…Until Rebecca steals his breath and casts his heart into a firestorm with her revelation--

“I think you have my daughter…”


My Review

Stolen Miracles book 2 in the series Miracles at Mills Landings. Great novella by Mary.  Rebecca and her husband are in a accident her husband dies and she is in a coma with little hope of recovering. Her baby is taken and put up for adoption by her mother in law. Rebecca searches for her baby. This isn't easy to do with records being sealed. Loving children as she does she works at a pre-school. 
 Cole has lost his wife and they have a daughter they adopted and he is trying to raise with the help of his sister.  He then puts her in to the pre-school. Meeting Rebecca has made him have feelings he hasn't had and never thought he would again. She reminds him of someone her beautiful hair is so familiar. He is a lawyer can he help Rebecca find her daughter???
Loved this story sweet story.

Jack Seaton moves mountains, literally, as he develops commercial property along the West Coast. But not a day goes by that he doesn’t think of Misty Larsen and the carefree love they once shared. He thought they’d end up married, but his job—and five thousand miles—got in the way. He’s sure she’s moved on and found a new man to love...Until he unexpectedly receives a letter Misty wrote the day he left Mills Landing nearly six years ago. Jack is shocked to learn Misty was pregnant with his child—a child that must be in kindergarten by now.

Misty Larsen is determined to give her daughter a good life. She’s put a business-management degree to good use by spearheading an online Web-design agency. Misty’s hectic schedule gives her little time to reminisce about Jack Seaton, the man who stole her heart. But when Jack storms Misty’s doorstep one thunder-filled afternoon, clutching her letter in his hand, the past bubbles up and spills over to merge their lives once again.

My Review

Miracles & Dreams book 3 in the series Miracles at Mills Landing. This was such a awesome series very well written by Mary Manners.  I loved all the characters. Never disappointed in a book written  by Mary Manners.
Jack and Misty knew each other all their lives. Have always loved each other.  But decisions have to be made Jack has a wonderful job and career offer along the west coast and Misty doesn't want to leave Mills Landing. So Jack leaves thinking things will work out but years go by no correspondence till one day 6 years later he receives a letter. A letter that he was to receive that day he left but it never mad it to him. What could be so important in this letter to make him jump on a plane and head back to Mills Landing??? 

Mary Manners

Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. She has two sons and a daughter, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. She currently lives along the sunny shores of Jacksonville Beach with her husband Tim. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

Find out more about Mary on her website: “Like” her author page on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.


  1. Great reviews Diana !! I have never read anything my Mary Manners, but after reading this blog, I would love to start reading her books. Sounds like just plain pleasant reading. Thank you !!! Rosemary

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