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The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing. She's hitting the big three-O and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. Hallie, an organized, goal-setting kind of person, gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight...In Shining Armor. But all her dates are disasters. (There's the cheapskate and the sex fiend and...well, never mind.)Too bad she can't just fall for her good-looking neighbor Steve Marris-who's definitely not her type. Anyway, Steve's busy trying to win back his ex-wife, Mary Lynn, who's busy getting married-but not to Steve. Life would be so much simpler if he could fall for someone else. Like...Hallie. They're friends, though-and sometimes friends become lovers. Sometimes friends become more.
Three delightful angels come down to earth--just in time for Christmas! Shirley, Goodness and Mercy: three well-intentioned angels who are occasionally allowed to intervene (or--perhaps more accurately--interfere!) in human affairs. Despite their frequent misadventures, despite the chaos they often cause, things always seem to turn out right. Their latest prayer request comes from the Seattle area. Anne Fletcher sees her son, Roy, becoming a bitter, career-obsessed man. She prays for a special woman to be sent into Roy's life, a woman who'll show him what really matters. The angels swoop down and find a way to throw Julie Wilcoff in his path--literally! From that moment on, Shirley, Goodness and Mercy shall follow them... whispering suggestions, arranging encounters, hoping for the best. Heaven-sent happiness by Christmas Eve! What could be better?
Three women meet at their fifteen-year class reunion...and discover that their lives have taken unexpected directions.Back in their college days, Gretchen Wise had been engaged to a top law student. Carol Furness, head cheerleader, had said yes to the school's football hero. And Maddie Cobain was the girl who'd fallen for a professor.Now the three of them gather around a popular fountain on the college grounds. This fountain was where lovers met, where promises were made...and broken. So it's fitting that Gretchen, Carol and Maddie sit here to share their stories of betrayal and, yes, revenge. Stories of finding new love...
Thursday, 8: 00 a.m. Mocha Moments, Breakfast Club!Every week, these words appear in the calendars of four women. Every week, they meet for breakfast-and to talk, to share the truths they've discovered about their lives. To tell their stories. To offer each other encouragement and unfailing support.Clare has just been through a devastating and unexpected divorce. She's driven by anger and revenge-until she learns something about her ex-husband that forces her to question her own actions. Forces her to look deep inside for the forgiveness she's rejected...and the person she used to be.Elizabeth is a widow, in her late fifties, a successful professional. A woman who's determined not to waste another second of her life. And if that life should include romantic possibilities-well, why not?Karen is in her twenties, and she believes these should be the years for taking risks, reaching for your dreams. Her dream is to be an actor. Except that her parents think she should be more like her sister, the very conventional Victoria!Julia is turning forty this year. Her husband's career is established, her kids are finally in their teens and she's just started her own business. Everything's going according to schedule-until she discovers she's pregnant. That's not part of the plan.
In "Christmas Masquerade" by Debbie Macomber, a kiss changes everything. In "Snowbound" by Lisa Jackson, a man will go to any length to keep his woman safe.
Trading Houses. Trading Towns. Trading Christmas!Emily Springer, widowed mother of one, decides to leave Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston.Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays-except he's thinking of the wrong Leavenworth!Through an internet site, Charles and Emily arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston-and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it's not the prison town-it's Santa's village! The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and...elves.Meanwhile, Emily's friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her and instead finds Charles the grinch. Then Charles's brother, Ray, shows up at his home in Boston to discover that he isn't there-but Emily is.Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge in unexpected ways. Because everything changes at Christmas!Also included is a Special Bonus Story, The Forgetful Bride!A seasonal classic first published as When Christmas Comes.
A Wing and a PrayerWhen irrepressible angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy set out for the City of Angels to grant three rush Christmas prayer requests, they are sure they can help without resorting to, er, divine intervention. But they soon find it will take more than one miracle to teach their precious lessons of love-as well as make three special holiday dreams come true!
Cameron loves his grandmother. She knows just what makes him tick. That's why he can't figure out why Grandma would send him a sweater--a truly terribly horrible sweater--for his birthday. Cameron pours mustard on his sweater. He puts it on his dog (in the rain). He even tries to send it to the thrift shop. But nothing works. Now Grandma is coming for the holidays, and Cameron has to wear her gift to him. But what's he going to say when she asks what he thinks about the sweater she made? With a sure hand and a light touch, worldwide bestseller Debbie Macomber and her new writing partner, Mary Lou Carney, reveal that what Grandma knit into Cameron's sweater is the greatest gift of all. Debbie and Mary Lou have included simple knitting instructions and an original knitting pattern for Cameron's sweater. You can find them at the back of this book.
Sometimes, where you think you're going isn't where you end up...In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth.They're driving to Florida for Ruth's 50th high school reunion. A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She's heard he's alone, too....Bethanne needs time to reflect on a decision she has to make-whether or not to reconcile with her ex-husband, Grant, her children's father.Meanwhile, Annie's out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him!So there they are, three women driving across America. They have their maps and their directions-but even the best-planned journey can take you to a turn in the road. Or lead to an unexpected encounter-like the day Bethanne meets a man named Max....
What do you want most in the world?What Anne Marie Roche wants is to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, she's childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness.On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate...hope. They each begin a list of twenty wishes-things they always wanted to do but never did.Anne Marie's list includes learning to knit, falling in love again, doing good for someone else. When she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It's a relationship that becomes far more involving-and far more important-than Anne Marie had ever imagined.As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true...but not necessarily in the way you expect.
This two-in-one volume by a "New York Times" bestselling author features stories of two women who find love in unexpected places like a jury room and a doctor's office. Includes "Jury of His Peers" and "Any Sunday."
Valerie rushes home to Orchard Valley, Oregon, when her father suffers a heart attack. She and her two younger sisters gather at his side, praying he'll live, fearing he'll die....The last thing Valerie expects at a time like this is to fall in love-and with a man like Colby Winston, yet. She's a take-charge, big-city businesswoman; he's a renowned heart surgeon who loves small-town living and wants a stay-at-home wife. Valerie can't understand why she's so attracted to him-or why her father keeps insisting that she and Colby make a perfect couple!
Meg Remington's teenage daughter, Lindsey, had the nerve to place a personal ad on her behalf. Worse, Steve Conlan, who answered the ad, was perfect. Did a teenage matchmaker get it right? You decide.
In this classic story from Debbie Macomber--available for the first time as an eBook--a feisty waitress and a handsome professor receive an education in love over Chaucer and chicken-pot pie. Meghan O'Day isn't sure what captures her fancy more: the sexy stranger in her Wichita diner or his reading material. Before long, Grey Carlyle becomes a regular, ordering the nightly specials and chatting with the spirited redhead about the classics. Certain that her favorite customer has an appetite for more than home cooking, Meghan decides it's time to teach the good professor a thing or two about romance. Grey notices the sparkle in Meghan's eyes the moment she opens up about her passion for literature. She's the breath of fresh air and joy this reserved and lonely teacher needs in his life. They say opposites attract, and Grey becomes a true believer each time he holds Meghan in his arms--even as they hit a few speed bumps on the road to togetherness. But if Grey knows anything about great books, it's that the best tales always have a happy ending. Praise for Debbie Macomber "No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune "The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPagePublished by Debbie Macomber Books
Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series have won thousands of fans, thanks to her signature blend of heartfelt romance, delightful humor, and warm wisdom. Now, in this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Macomber shares a sneak peek into her new series set in Cedar Cove, which features Jo Marie, before she becomes the owner of the beloved Rose Harbor Inn. From the moment Jo Marie sits next to Paul inside the Seattle Seahawks' stadium, she feels a spark. Paul's striking blue eyes and kind smile tell her that he's someone special--different from any man she's met before. When they strike up a conversation, Jo Marie and Paul realize how much they have in common, yet there's one thing keeping them from a fairy-tale ending: Paul is in the military and will ship out of Seattle within the next six weeks. As Jo Marie wonders if she should once again open her heart, she decides that, no matter the stakes, she can't forgo her chance at true love. Includes a heartwarming excerpt from The Inn at Rose Harbor, the upcoming first novel in Debbie Macomber's new series.
Christmas is a time for angelsShirley, Goodness and Mercy are back! These three irresistible angels love their assignments on earth. They especially love helping people who send prayer requests to Heaven (even though the Archangel Gabriel, their boss, knows they're going to break his rules)! This Christmas, Mercy is assigned to bring peace of mind to an elderly man. . . who discovers an unexpected answer to his prayers. Goodness is sent to oversee the love life of a young woman afraid to risk commitment for a second time. And Shirley has the task of granting a little boy's fondest Christmas wish. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy go wherever they're needed. These three charming angels often find themselves in trouble, but somehow things always work out for the best--especially at Christmas.
A classic novel from fan favorite Debbie Macomber, this emotional story about fighting for happiness is available for the first time as an eBook. Marrying Glenn Lambert was either the smartest thing Maggie Kingsbury has ever done or the craziest mistake of her life. Best friends as children, they went their separate ways until a chance encounter at a wedding inspires this spontaneous leap of faith. How could she resist the sweet spell of a moonlit night and whispers of devotion guaranteed to melt her heart? But past disappointments and unhealed emotions soon start to wreak havoc with their vows. Glenn knew his heart was bruised when he asked Maggie to marry him. But he meant every word; he's sure they belong together. In so many ways, they're still strangers, but the love he has inside tells him that no matter what happens, it's Maggie he wants forever. Whatever it takes, he'll prove she's the only woman for him. Praise for Debbie Macomber "No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune "The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPagePublished by Debbie Macomber Books
Beloved, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Macomber delivers this two-in-one volume with stories about two men from Wyoming--the Cowboy State--and the women they love. Includes" Denim and Diamonds" and "The Wyoming Kid."
Rancher Lonny Ellison has never known a woman like Joy Fuller. For one thing, she doesn't seem very interested in him, and as a former rodeo cowboy, Lonny's not used to that. Women mobbed the Wyoming Kid during his rodeo days! And another thing. He and Joy - who's a schoolteacher and his sister Letty's best friend - seem to argue constantly. But it doesn't matter, does it? Because he's not interested in Joy, either. Wait a minute. Maybe he is. At least, that's what Letty seems to think their arguments are all about. Yup, she might have a point there. Now he has to convince Joy that marriage to the Wyoming Kid will be as exciting as an eight-second bull ride and as sweet as the cookies she loves to bake.
Marriage is given a second chance in these classic tales by a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. Includes "Baby Blessed" and "Yesterday Once More. "
www.DebbieMacomber.comCan they get it right the second time? Single mom Joanna Parsons insists that marriage is an experience she doesn't plan to repeat, no matter what her eleven-year-old daughter, Kristen, thinks. Tanner Lund feels the same way. Like Joanna, he got divorced after a short, disastrous marriage. And like her, he's raising his eleven-year-old daughter, Nicole, alone. But Kristen and Nicole have other plans in mind-and it involves the best friends becoming sisters. Both Tanner and Joanna are determined to resist marriage, but have they underestimated their daughters?
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