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Debbie Macomber tells the story of a remarkable friendship--and tells it in a remarkable way. Between Friends is a story in which every woman will recognize herself. . . and her best friend. The friendship between Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski begins in the postwar era of the 1950s. As they grow up, their circumstances, their choices--and their mistakes--take them in virtually opposite directions. Lesley gets pregnant and marries young, living a cramped life defined by the demands of small children, not enough money, an unfaithful husband. Jillian lives those years on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City. Over the years and across the miles, through marriage, children, divorce and widowhood, Jillian and Lesley remain close, sharing every grief and every joy. There are no secrets between friends. . . .
#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. Now wedding bells are ringing in the tight-knit community that gathers around A Good Yarn, a store in a pretty Seattle neighborhood. Knitters come to the store to buy yarn and patterns but somehow they leave richer in friendship and love. Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can't put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice--one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she'd meet. Newly married to her second husband, Max, Bethanne Scranton is blissfully in love. But with Max's job in California and Bethanne's in Seattle, their long-distance marriage is becoming difficult to maintain. To complicate matters, Bethanne's cunning ex will do anything to win her back. Lydia Goetz, too, is wonderfully happy with her husband, Brad, though lately she worries about the future of A Good Yarn. As she considers how to bring in business, she discovers that someone has beaten her to the punch. Baskets of yarn are mysteriously popping up all over town, with instructions to knit a scarf for charity and bring it into Lydia's store. Never before has her shop received so much attention, but who hatched this brilliant plan? As three women's lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.
New to Blossom Street? Catch up on Debbie Macomber's beloved characters with our Blossom Street Bundle! Includes The Shop on Blossom Street, A Good Yarn, and Back on Blossom Street. Macomber is an adept storyteller. . . many will be entertained by this well-paced story about women finding happiness and fulfillment through their growing friendship. -Publishers Weekly on The Shop on Blossom Street
Midnight Sons and Daughter by Debbie MacomberThere's something special about Alaska-and about the town of Hard Luck. Scott O'Halloran grew up there; he's been away for years, but now he's back. To stay? Everybody's wondering-especially Chrissie Harris. The girl he left behind...The Glory Girl by Judith BowenGlory, Alberta. A cowboy town in cowboy country. Hannah Parrish loves it here. "Once from a small town, always from a small town," says Jack Gamble, ex-prospector, a man who's ready to come home. He wants to find a "nice, quiet Glory girl." And that's exactly what Hannah is-even if Jack doesn't know it yet!Promise Me Picket Fences by Janice Kay JohnsonMelanie Parker never wants to leave Elk Springs, Oregon. After a lifetime of moving, she finally has a big house with a picket fence. To Kevin McNeil, that sounds like prison. The could walk away from each other right now-if they weren't falling in love....
Debbie Macomber's poignant novel of moving on and trusting the power of love is available for the first time as an eBook. Carly Grieves is made of strong stuff. Tough and adventurous, she journeys to the wilds of Alaska looking for a new beginning. She finds more than she bargained for in Brand St. Clair, a rugged bush pilot who stirs something primal inside Carly that shocks her with its intensity. But he's also a man with wounds, a widower stuck in the past. Carly desires him deeply, but she can't compete with a dead woman for a place in his heart. From the moment she sasses him, Brand knows there's something special about Carly. She makes him want to love again, to reach for a new kind of happiness. As much pain as he has known, he's ready to make his own fresh start with Carly. But first, the walls she's built have to come down. Now Brand won't give up until he convinces Carly that the biggest risk of her life is actually the safest move she could make: loving 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."--BookPage Published by Debbie Macomber Books
Jason Manning is content with his life as a bachelor, a slob and a sports fan. Then a precocious girl named Carrie Weston decides to play matchmaker, introducing him to her mother, Charlotte. To his relief, Charlotte is as averse to marriage as he is. But Jason's feelings start to change once he gets to know his Bride on the Loose.
A billboard on the side of a Seattle road is Chase Goodwin's solution to the problem of finding a wife quickly. Lesley Campbell has her own reasons for responding.
You're invited to a wedding...or three!Who knows romance better than Debbie Macomber? And here are three of her most popular stories about weddings!A wedding consultant ends up in a marriage of convenience with a cynical divorce attorney. A man from Alaska advertises for a bride in Seattle-and finds one. A businesswoman marries her company's prize chemist to allow him to stay in the country. All unusual marriages. All couples who don't seem to be well-suited. And yet love can come about in unexpected ways!Three classic romance novels by Debbie Macomber. One great price!This bundle includes:MARRIAGE WANTEDBRIDE WANTEDGROOM WANTED
Hard Luck, Alaska-a Town that Needs Women!Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men)-but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to Hard Luck!Sawyer O'Halloran- He's the middle brother. Pilot and part owner of Midnight Sons. And, if the truth be told, he's not entirely in favor of this scheme. But he considers himself immune to the charms of any woman-he's adamantly against marriage and he's not too sure about love!Abbey Sutherland- Single mother of two adorable kids. Veteran of one bad marriage. Wants a new beginning-not a new romance. She responds to the Midnight Sons ad and is delighted to accept their offer. But there's a complication-or two. She hasn't told the O'Hallorans she's arriving with children!
This holiday season "New York Times" bestselling author Macomber takes readers on a return visit to Buffalo Valley, North Dakota and finds the town fighting for survival.
This Christmas, Emily Merkle(call her Mrs. Miracle!) is working in the toy department at Finley's, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than... Jake Finley, the owner's son. For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now Christmas means just one thing to him- and to his father. Profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat. Holly Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly's widowed brother is in the army and won't be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley's, the one gift he desperately wants. If she can figure out how to afford it... Fortunately, it's Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others- and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking! This Christmas will be different. For all of them.
December 24. A shabby train depot in a small New Hampshire town. A group of people is stranded there on this still and snowy night, their beautifully wrapped gifts piled uselessly around them. Can this be Christmas? No hopes and dreams are met tonight as they spend Christmas Eve with strangers instead of the people they love. Anticipated joy becomes disappointment; excitement becomes despair. Then the depot's elderly reservations clerk brings them a small, leftover tree. Local kids come caroling. Families deliver food for the hungry travelers. And it's beginning to feel like Christmas! Sharing Christmas cookies and stories and presents, hanging makeshift decorations on the tree, these strangers discover the real magic of Christmas. They open their hearts to each other, and for a few hours they're family. Christmas comes but once a year; a Christmas like this comes once in a lifetime.
Caroline's Child: Who's the father of Caroline Daniels' child? Everyone in town wants to know, but no one's ever asked--or ever will. The people of Promise are protective of Caroline and five-year-old Maggie. They care. Especially rancher Grady Weston, who's beginning to realize he more than cares... Dr. Texas: They call her Dr. Texas. She's Jane Dickinson, a newly graduated physician from California who's working at the Promise clinic- but just for a couple of years. They call him Mr. Grouch. Cal Patterson was left at the altar by his out-of-state fiancée, and he's not over it yet. Too bad Jane reminds him so much of the woman he's trying to forget!
LET DEBBIE MACOMBER TAKE YOU INTO THE HEART OF TEXASWelcome back to Promise, Texas, a ranching community deep in the Hill Country. It's a good place to live and raise a family-and a good place to visit. Yes, there's a secret or two hidden beneath Promise's everyday exterior, but what town doesn't have its secrets?CAROLINE'S CHILDWho's the father of Caroline Daniels's child? Everyone in town wants to know, but no one's ever asked-or ever will. The people of Promise are protective of Caroline and five-year-old Maggie. They care. Especially rancher Grady Weston, who's beginning to realize he more than cares....Look for more heartwarming titles from New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, available now from Harlequin MIRA!
Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wyse arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby's father. David Rhodes had said he'd be in town. But he isn't. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there's no room at the local inn. . . . So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests, but they offer her a room over their stable (currently sheltering the animals--including a donkey and a camel--for Cedar Cove's Nativity pageant!). When Mary Jo goes into labor that night, a young man named Mack McAfee, a paramedic, comes to her rescue, just as her brothers--the three Wyse men--show up in town. The people of Cedar Cove join them in celebrating the birth of baby Noel. But no one has more to celebrate than Mack. Because this Christmas brings him faith, hope and love. . .
They were sisters once.In a more innocent time, three girls enter the convent. Angelina, Kathleen and Joanna come from very different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common-the desire to join a religious order.Despite the seclusion of the convent house in Minneapolis, they're not immune to what's happening around them, and each sister faces an unexpected crisis of faith. Ultimately Angie, Kathleen and Joanna all leave the sisterhood, abandoning the convent for the exciting and confusing world outside. The world of choices to be made, of risks to be taken. Of men and romantic love. The world of ordinary women....
Angels are all around us-especially at Christmas! Greg Bennett hates Christmas. Divorced, almost friendless and about to lose his business, he has no time for what he considers sentimental nonsense. It takes three irrepressible angels to show him the truth. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy shall follow him-until he learns what Christmas is all about! Those Christmas Angels come down to earth again to respond to Anne Fletcher's prayer request. She wants her son, Roy, to meet a special woman-and the angels contrive to throw Julie Wilcoff in his path (literally!). Another Christmas, another angelic rescue. The three heaven-sent messengers reunite a divorced couple, bring peace of mind to an elderly man and grant a little boy's fondest wish. Because there's always joy Where Angels Go. Three stories of hope and seasonal cheer from Debbie Macomber, Official Storyteller of Christmas!
Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy are here in the very novels that made them famous: A Season of Angels, Touched by Angels, and The Trouble with Angels. Collected in one volume, this angelic anthology shows these three cherubs indulging in outrageous antics and acts of love, answering prayers while making thorough pests of themselves. Reminding us what the true spirit of Christmas is all about, Christmas Angels makes a heavenly holiday gift for the many fans of angels and contemporary romance.
That summer-more than ten years ago, while they were still in high school-Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton fell secretly in love. Secretly because their mothers had been locked in a bitter feud for decades. But despite the animosity between Sarah McDowell and Mary Sutton, Noelle planned to elope with Thom. Until he jilted her.This Christmas Noelle McDowell is home to celebrate the holidays with her family. (After all, December 25 is also her birthday.) Unfortunately, Noelle's feelings about home-or rather, her hometown of Rose, Oregon-were changed forever the day Thomas Sutton broke her heart.This Christmas the feuding mothers find themselves working together to fill Christmas baskets for charity. What irony! And what an opportunity for reconciliation...if only they could see it.This Christmas Noelle and Thom discover they're still in love. Regardless of their mothers' reactions, they want to be together. Is that possible? Can old rivalries be set aside? Will Sarah's Christmas daughter have a second chance with Mary's charming son?Maybe she will...this Christmas!
First, drop in at 5-B Poppy Lane, where you'll get a chance to visit with Helen Shelton, her granddaughter Ruth and Ruth's husband, Paul. They'll offer you a cup of mulled cider and the story of how they met-andthey'll share Helen's breathtaking adventures during the Second World War. Then drive out to Grace and Cliff Harding's place. They have a small horse ranch not far from Cedar Cove. Mary Jo Wyse and her little girl, Noelle, will be there, too. Join them in reliving their memories of the Christmas Mary Jo came to Cedar Cove, pregnant and alone, and had her baby in the Hardings' stable (well, actually the apartmentaboveit). That's the night firefighter Mack McAfee began to fall for Mary Jo and the idea of a family-with her.
-First time in print- A Mackenzie and a Manning marriage Under the mistletoe New York times bestselling author Linda Howard celebrates the holidays with a Mackenzie wedding-once Maris regains her memory, that is-in her brand-new novella, Mackenzie's Magic. Award-winning writer Debbie Macomber brings Those Manning Men and The Manning Sisters home for a mistletoe marriage as a single dad finally says "I do" in her exciting new story, Silver Bells. ^ The Wild West is where PriscillaRawlings ties the knot at the Double R Ranch in bestselling Linda Turner's new tale, A Wild West Christmas. Three brand-new holiday love stories... ^ by romance fiction's most beloved authors
K. O. is a young single woman who works at home as a medical transcriber and writes Christmas letters for those who would rather delicate that annual chore. She is outraged at Dr. Wynn Jeffries who recommends that parents of toddlers bury Santa Under the Sleigh. Her neighbor LaVonne reads fortunes in kitty litter and raisin bran and all of the men in her life are cats. Jeffries' father, Moon Puppy, is an ex hippie, a widower who employs drama and exaggeration to get attention. Adorable twin girls gone berserk with too much freedom and several innocent house pets swept along with these characters down a slapstick path to romance make for humorous, heart-warming Christmas reading.
CHRISTMAS LETTERS is "a fine companion to a glass of eggnog."-Publishers WeeklyKatherine O'Connor (known as K.O.) adores her five-year-old twin nieces-and strongly objects to her sister's plans to dispense with Christmas. Zelda is following the theories of child psychologist Wynn Jeffries, author of The Free Child (and, as it happens, K.O.'s neighbor). K.O. is particularly horrified by his edict to "bury Santa under the sleigh," and she's out to prove that Wynn and his ideas are full of...snow. He's not going to ruin her nieces' Christmas! Too bad the guy's so darned attractive....RAINY DAY KISSES is a delightful romantic comedy at Christmas-or any other time of year!Seventeen years ago Susannah Simmons was a career girl who knew nothing about babies. But after babysitting her infant niece, Michelle, Susannah learned that one determined-and screaming-baby can make the corporate world look like...child's play. Thank goodness for her charming neighbor Nate Townsend. Now he's her charming husband, and Susannah's a mother as well as an aunt. And every Christmas Eve, Michelle tells her cousins how their mom met their dad-a story in which she plays a starring role!
Kate Logan is devastated when Clay Franklin, her former fiancé and the man she's always loved, marries Rorie Campbell instead. But at Clay's wedding and after a glass of champagne too many Kate proposes to her longtime friend, rancher Luke Rivers. Luke accepts her proposal and refuses to renege on his promise. What's more, he insists that Kate doesn't love Clay, she loves him...
A Little Bit Country:<P><P> Rorie Campbell has a pleasant, predictable life in San Francisco, where she's seeing a pleasant, predictable man. Then, one vacation, her car breaks down on an Oregon country road and horse rancher Clay Franklin comes to her rescue. Rorie soon discovers that a city girl can fall in love with a country man. But Clay has no right to return her feelings--because he's engaged to another woman. <P> Country Bride:<P> Kate Logan is devastated when Clay Franklin, her former fiancé and the man she's always loved, marries Rorie Campbell instead. But at Clay's wedding--and after a glass of champagne too many-- Kate proposes to her longtime friend, rancher Luke Rivers. Luke accepts her proposal--and refuses to renege on his promise. What's more, he insists that Kate doesn't love Clay--she loves him--.