Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg

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 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 swe...

Details Night of Miracles

TitleNight of Miracles
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
PublisherRandom House
GenreFiction, Contemporary

Reviews Night of Miracles

  • Cheri
    "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:...
  • Holly
    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 more enjoyment when reading the second one, because of the additional backstory knowledge of a couple of characters. There are a lot more characters in Night of Miracles compared to The Story of Arthur Truluv which centere...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    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 char...
  • Neanderthal
    NIGHT OF MIRACLES returns us to Mason, Missouri, home of THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV and many of the familiar characters from that story as well as several new, and equally interesting new ones.(I received pre-publication access thanks to NetGalley.)
  • Toni
    4.5 Feel Good Stars Lucille Howard, Arthur “Truluv’s” neighbor, is the glue that holds the town of Mason together. She doesn’t realize that and would deny it if you ever suggested it, but her open and honest ways are the town’s guiding light.Currently, Lucille is living in Arthur’s old house, the one he left to Maddy, the pregnant teenager he met in the cemetery where his wife, Nora is buried and now him right next to her. Maddy’s t...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Elizabeth Berg is my favourite author. I have read everything she has written, and this book is only one of the reasons why. She has such a way with words and seems to know what goes on in people's minds, from the very young to the elderly. I sat down with the book this afternoon and finished it in one sitting. Never underestimate the joy of being the one who is cared for. I loved the quirkiness of this book, the writing will make you smile, but ...
  • Susan Johnson
    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 Linc...
  • Nancy
    Maybe even 2.5Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg revisits characters from The Story of Arthur Truluv. I enjoyed Truluv very much and looked forward to this novel.In Truluv, the elderly Arthur mourns his wife but carries on by investing in others, a truly loving man who rescues a lonely teenager and a cantankerous older neighbor lady. Arthur dies but leaves his home to the teenager, who rents it to the neighbor Lucille who now teaches baking clas...
  • Aura
    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 i...
  • Kati Berman
    Night of Miracles by Elizabeth BergI received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Let me start by saying that I loved Elizabeth Berg’s early books and that was one of the reasons I requested this book. Night of Miracles is kind of a sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv starting a few years after the first book ends. It is definitely a quick read, sweet story of Lucille, a 93 year old woman, who gives cooking and baking cl...
  • Kim
    Elizabeth Berg has long been one of my very favorite authors, so when I saw a copy of her latest available through Net Galley in exchange for a review, I did not hesitate to request it. This book did not disappoint. It's the story of life in a small town in Missouri, and all the characters lives are intertwined or touch each other in some small way. Berg's writing, to me, is magical. Her characters are so well rounded I wish I could meet each and...
  • Jill Anderson
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of this book.I haven't read an Elizabeth Berg for a few years and forgot how welcoming and heartwarming her characters are! I need to read The Story of Arthur Truluv now as I think it may have made the beginning of this book a little easier for me to understand and know. After the first chapter or two, I got into these lively characters and understand how they are all interacting. E...
  • Carol
    What a nice small town full of ordinary people who are just trying to live their lives. No major catastrophes, nothing earth shattering, but wholesome and entertaining. It makes you want to live in a town like this, far from the insanity we found in larger communities. The story is told from a different person each chapter to show what is happening in that person's life, but we see how the lives intertwine, how a stranger can fit in nicely with t...
  • Ellen
    Elizabeth Berg has done it again, written a beautiful story of unique characters that reflect life and love in their daily lives. Many of the characters from Arthur Truluv come back in this book, with Lucille, a straight talking, woman coming to the end of her life but having so much to give. I loved the story of Tiny and Monica, misreading cues and working their way towards each other. Each character is so full of life, and of course, hope. Exce...
  • Shari
    I received an advance copy of this book from NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. I am an Elizabeth Berg fan. I've read all of her books since Oprah recommended OPEN HOUSE. This is not one of her best. It was the sequel to Arthur Truluv. There were too many characters, so none of the new characters were fully developed. The characters from the first book did not develop or change in this book. They were like place markers. The problems we...
  • Donna Hines
    This is the 2nd of the series with Arthur Truluv .Lucille Howard is our beloved teacher who sets up a new endeavor with her already popular baking classes. So popular she's in need of new assistants and finds one with IRIS.Lucille looks out for her son Lincoln.Mason is one fun loving community is all I can tell you.Check out Night of Miracles perhaps you'll grow to love it.Thank you to Elizabeth Berg, her publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this...
  • Claudia Silk
    A follow-up but not a sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv but just as delightful. There are some recurring characters from Truluv but you will meet many more. Very reminiscent of Jan Karon's stories. Heart-warming and a perfect anecdote in these turbulent times.
  • Mary Lins
    I love reading thoughtful and weighty, contemporary literature, but between tomes, sometimes it’s nice to have a light “palate cleanser” to refresh one’s heart and soul. Elizabeth Berg’s latest confection is “Night of Miracles”, which revisits Mason, Missouri and its denizens which were featured in “The Story of Arthur Truluv”. In fact, Berg plans a series of novels about this lovely little town in the Midwest! And I’m all in!...
  • Literary Soirée
    NIGHT OF MIRACLES by one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Berg, is a total delight! This is a sequel to the wonderful THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV, although it’s not necessary to read ARTHUR first.I love the characters Berg has created and the sense of community she gives us in small town Mason, Missouri. Octogenarian Lucille Howard teaches popular baking classes (ooooh what delights ... I want to be in that class!) and shares love as well as re...
  • Lynda
    What a lovely breath of fresh air! Don't come to this novel expecting a lot of diversity or political agendas, you won't find them here. Rather, expect from it a touching story about love, the loss of it, regrets and second chances. Berg's engaging characters can be of any hue and affiliation. They are simply human beings living in the little town of Mason, Missouri trying to get by and enjoy life to the best of their ability.Lucille Howard, the ...
  • Melissa Hinnen
    Love, healing, connection . . . When the world around you feels especially ugly, escape into the pages of an Elizabeth Berg book and experience "grand possibility". Building on The Story of Arthur Truluv, NIGHT OF MIRACLES focuses on Lucille and the people connected to her. From the little boy whose mom is battling cancer to the woman who is looking for healing and forgiveness to the couple who is searching for each other, this heartwarming story...
  • Mary
    Fantastic book!!!!! This was an ARC from Net Galley and I wished for it and was granted by the publisher to get a copy.I love all of Elizabeth's books but this one is by far the best I have read so far! It is well written about a small town named Mason. There are a lot of characters. but each one is in some form or other all linked together because of the small town.There are Lucille, Iris, Abby, Jason, Monica, Lincoln, Maddy, Nola, Dan and Tiny ...
  • Kristen Cook - A Book Ninja
    This is a sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv. It is hard to top a story as special as the one about Arthur Moses. I found The Night of Miracles to be a bit harder to read. It didn't read as smoothly as its predecessor. For me it felt more like a lack of editing than writing. The characters were just as special as those in the previous book but it did feel like there were a few too many this time around. Berg definitely has a unique writing styl...
  • Christine Moore
    Going back to Mason, Missouri and Lucille was like going home. After reading The Story of Arthur Truluv , I was so hoping for another book with these amazing characters. Lucille is still teaching her baking class and hires newcomer Iris to help her. We also meet Jason, his wife Abby, and their son Lincoln. As Lucille is living in Arthur's house, they buy Lucille's house. Maddy and Nola visit as well. This is a wonderful story with amazing charact...
  • Bonny
    Night of Miracles is an overly charming story, but leaning far too much towards saccharine sweet for my taste. There are lots of characters that I found difficult to keep track of, but that may not be Elizabeth Berg's fault. I didn't realize that Night of Miracles is actually a sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv, so it's possible that the multiple characters and storylines might have made more sense if I had read the first book. I had to make m...
  • Marianne Jay
    I would like to thank Elizabeth Berg, Net Galley and Random House Publishing for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was magical. Every single character was so beautifully written that I felt like I knew them personally. Technically this book is part 2 of The Story of Arthur Trulove ~ however, I haven't read that book yet and I wasn't lost This book is everything; love, hope, life and miracles.. Elizabeth Berg is in m...
  • Rhonda Smith-cauley
    From the moment I opened this book I knew I was hooked. Lucille was such a rich and endearing character. She touched my heart and I longed to see her happy . What a sad but heartwarming ending. Thank you Goodreads for the opportunity to win this ARC.
  • Linda
    Mason, Missouri is a town Elizabeth Berg has visited before. (Some of the characters are familiar but Night of Miracles is a standalone novel.) There’s Lucille, the elderly woman who teaches a baking class, Iris, the transplant from Boston, Tiny, the kind driver who is not really tiny, and so many others. (The magnifying glass on a small town and its residents reminded me of Fannie Flagg’s novels). Berg is a master of character development an...
  • Dayna
    I won an advance copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I’ve also read 20 of Elizabeth Berg's novels. I’ve been a fan for many years. I adore her early books but the newer ones, not so much. Night of Miracles is charming enough but tends toward sickening sweetness, much like the ubiquitous baked goods which are characters in their own right. This is a story of very traditional women in a conservative mid-western small town. They love, the...
  • Corgi
    I received Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg as an ARC from Penguin Random House. I really liked Night of Miracles. It has some of the characters from The Story of Arthur Truluv and new ones. This is a stand alone book, but having read A Truluv adds to your enjoyment of the book. It is a very lovely story about love, forgiveness, new beginnings, endings and friendship. I would highly recommend Night of Miracles to readers who like: Elizabeth Be...