'Charming, witty and warm, Small Miracles is a gentle gem of a novel, a cheery balm in troubling times.'
AJ Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird
To save their convent, the Sisters of Saint Philomena are praying for small miracles.
The 1990s are proving tough for the convent. The order of the Sisters of Saint Philomena is down to its three last nuns. The place that Sisters Margaret, Bridget and Cecilia call home is in dire need of repairs and, with no savings and no new recruits, they are facing the prospect of having to sell up and leave behind the friends and neighbours in the parish community that they love.
That is, until ninety-year-old Cecilia decides to play the newly launched National Lottery and a series of small miracles begins to unfold.
Small Miracles takes the reader on a joyful and uplifting journey as these three unforgettable nuns learn more about life, love and friendship than they could ever have imagined.
This is the perfect feel-good read for fans of AJ Pearce, Rachel Joyce, Katie Fforde and Joanna Cannon, as well as Sister Act, Rev and The Vicar of Dibley. It's a story about love in its many guises and how it can heal us.
'With gentle humour, and surprising twists and turns, this is just the book we need in these difficult times. I didn't want it to end.'
'Charming, witty and warm, Anne Booth's SMALL MIRACLES is a gentle gem of a novel, a cheery balm in troubling times'
'Heart-warming and quirky, with a cast of lovable characters... Just wonderful. I loved it'
'What a joy! SMALL MIRACLES is warm, compassionate, and sees the good in everyone. I loved it, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to be reminded of what a kind place the world can be.'
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What an absolute blast of a read, this book has everything, nuns, lottery tickets, love stories, it will make you chuckle and tear up in equal measures.
A charming, quirky and comforting read. I don’t think you have to be religious to enjoy this story, it is ultimately a story of community, hope and having the determination to defeat the odds.
The nuns were a great cast of characters and I really enjoyed the 90s timeline.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for letting me read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my feedback.
What a charming, gentle, read this was. It was such a relief in stressful times to read a book where all the characters were lovely and it was a pure joy to curl up with this. The sisters of St Philomena are struggling to save their convent, and members of their community are struggling with their own problems too. All are interwoven beautifully along with a local historical mystery which sees several of the characters transported to Italy. The story was maybe a little predictable in places, but it is a formula that really worked for me. My thanks for the opportunity to read this Arc in return for an honest review.
Thank you so much for letting me read an arc of Small Miracles by Anne Booth. I’d heard good things about this novel and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The writing style and story is my favourite kind - charming, heartwarming and quirky with a cast of lovable characters whose stories intertwine. Just wonderful. I loved it.
This is a wonderful story about three nuns, all that remain of the once busy order of the Sisters of Saint Philomena. Their convent is crumbling, they have no money and no idea what the future holds for them but they have a great faith in God. There is a wonderful cast of characters introduced into the story of the sisters all of whom have their lives enriched by the faith and prayers of the nuns.
Their conversations with God are charming and touching, he's such a part of their lives that they scold him and entreat him in equal measure and the ensuing small miracles are just as momentous as the big miracle the nuns are visiting Italy to investigate.
I loved the book, it's a fabulous depiction of people's lives, their struggles, their loneliness, their individual longings. Never cloying or overly sentimental but truly heartwarming and highly recommended.
Loved this book. What a fantastically written book.
This book starts with three nuns, they are living in a filling down and dwindling parish there are only three of them left. They end up with small minor miracles until they end up in a pilgrimage to Italy.
Well written and the adventures and the ups and downs of their lives was brilliant.