#TCRXmas: Review + #Giveaway ‘A Miracle at Macy’s’ by Lynn Marie Hulsman

Posted December 7, 2015 by thischickreads in review / 31 Comments



Hey guys,

on the seventh day of #TCRXmas I bring you a review of Lynn Marie Hulsman’s new release ‘A Miracle at Macy’s’ and thanks to lovely Lynn Marie, a FAB giveaway! You, my lovely blog readers have the chance to win a paperback (which is SO gorgeous) of this great book. Of course, the giveaway is open internationally, so right after you read my review, get entering! If you’re impatient to read the book and can’t wait for me to announce the winner, you can grab the kindle for just 99p! Such a brill book and such a bargain. Don’t miss it! See you tomorrow with more #TCRXmas fun!



I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

#TCRXmas: Review + #Giveaway ‘A Miracle at Macy’s’ by Lynn Marie HulsmanA Miracle at Macy's by Lynn Marie Hulsman
Published by Harper Impulse
Published on 18.10.2015
Genres: chick lit
Pages: 376
Format: paperback
Source: Publisher
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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.



The cover of ‘A Miracle at Macy’s’ has to be on of the most gorgeous chick lit covers I’ve ever seen. Not only because of the cute dog, but because of all those gorgeous colours and the curvy, rich font. And it’s even more gorgeous in flesh, so if I saw it in a bookshop I’d definitely be attracted to it and it would most probably end up in my shopping basket. All praise goes to Harper Impulse team and the designer of the cover art.

‘A Miracle at Macy’s’ is one adorable story in a wonderful package! It’s the book perfect for this time of year. If this book doesn’t get you in the Christmas mood, I don’t know what will. The story is centered around Charlotte who’s planning a quiet Christmas with her much loved and adored dog, Hudson. The only family she’s got is her aunt Miranda who’s raised her after she’s lost her parents. Actually, Miranda’s such a busy businesswoman, the boarding school raised Charlotte, but still she’s the only one she has of relatives.

But what Charlotte planned to be a quiet Christmas, turned to be everything except quiet. While strolling the beautiful New York during the whole Christmas frenzy, she loses Hudson and is desperate to get it back. Hudson is such a brill character (despite being a dog, he’s got such a strong personality), and has helped Charlotte through some very rough times. He’s her best friend, soul mate and family. She can’t imagine her life without him! Miranda’s the only person she can turn to, however due to her busy agenda and many Christmas events she’s working on, Miranda sends her employee, Henry to help Charlotte find Hudson.

What starts as a mission to find Hudson suddenly turns into something deeper for both Charlotte and Henry. Charlotte always though that Hudson was trying to make her get out there, get outside of her shell and get those walls she has built around herself finally down. His disappearance is finally making her realize that, and also is the start of her transformation.

I had so much fun reading this book, it’s cute and fast paced and for a chick lit, it had so many twists and turns. There were some very adorable and funny characters and I absolutely adored the setting. I’ve never been to New York, but Lynn Marie’s been the perfect tourist guide leading me through busy New York at Christmas.

I wasn’t that impressed with Charlotte at the beginning, but she go through such a change during the search of Hudson, that she did grow on me. There were some hilarious scenes and others that were slightly over the top, but they were good fun and made this book really enjoyable.

If you’re a fan of Christmas books and dogs, this is a must for you. It’s fun, light hearted and has a strong feel good factor. It basically has everything a good festive novel should have. As Christmas is fast approaching, I strongly advise you to add it to your TBR pile. It will instantly put you into the cheery, festive mood.




About Lynn Marie Hulsman

Author Lynn Marie Hulsman's varied employment background includes stints writing at a direct marketing agency specializing in casino advertising (Loosest slots in town!), ushering at Manhattan Theatre Club, where she saw John Slattery naked (onstage) over 50 times, editing for big pharmaceutical companies (Ask her anything about the prostate: She knows.), creatively ideating for major global brands (I’m in it for the catered lunches) and passing out cheese cube samples (a decided low point). As a performer she's done comedy at places like Caroline's, Stand Up New York, The Big Stinkin' Comedy Festival in Austin,TX, and Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. She can't tell you what she's ghost written (obv!) but she's co-written two books on cookery, and authored The Bourbon Dessert Cookbook. She does not believe in white chocolate.She lives and writes 26 floors above 42nd Street in New York City with her husband, children, and a cranky, elderly BedlingtonTerrier.






Thanks to lovely Lynn Marie, we’re offering you guys a chance to win A PAPERBACK OF A MIRACLE AT MACY’S. The giveaway is open internationally to 18+ readers (must be able to ship to a mailing address; no PO Boxes), and ends on 16th December. Winner will be contacted by e-mail or on twitter and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If we don’t hear from them during this period, we’ll be drawing another winner from those who’ve entered. Best of luck, everyone!


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31 responses to “#TCRXmas: Review + #Giveaway ‘A Miracle at Macy’s’ by Lynn Marie Hulsman

  1. Bee

    This is one if thise books, recently published, which I would wait to read in pb. An ecopy would be quick but this will be so much better to hold in hand with a cuppa and some chocolate.

  2. Bee

    I always comment 1st and then enter the giveaway *sorry more work for ya A*, But I choose the Dog, I loved the Dog in TA Williams’ big slobbering balls of love they are

  3. Dana Murphy

    Being the parent of seven rescue furbabies, four dogs, two cats and a demon kitten, I can’t make a choice between the two. I love them both!

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