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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 ...
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Overview

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
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781941824047
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Series: Debbie Macomber Classics
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 474
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber, the author of Starry Night, Rose Harbor in Bloom, The Inn at Rose Harbor, Starting Now, Angels at the Table, A Turn in the Road, 1105 Yakima Street, Hannah’s List, and Twenty Wishes, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Nine of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, with three debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists. In 2009 and 2010, Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle were Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year. In 2013, Hallmark Channel produced the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove. She has more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Biography

Publishing did not come easy to self-described "creative speller" Debbie Macomber. When Macomber decided to follow her dreams of becoming a bestselling novelist, she had a lot of obstacles in her path. For starters, Macomber is dyslexic. On top of this, she had only a high school degree, four young children at home, and absolutely no connections in the publishing world. If there's one thing you can say about Debbie Macomber, however, it is that she does not give up. She rented a typewriter and started writing, determined to break into the world of romance fiction.

The years went on and the rejection letters piled up. Her family was living on a shoestring budget, and Debbie was beginning to think that her dreams of being a novelist might never be fulfilled. She began writing for magazines to earn some extra money, and she eventually saved up enough to attend a romance writer's conference with three hundred other aspiring novelists. The organizers of the conference picked ten manuscripts to review in a group critique session. Debbie was thrilled to learn that her manuscript would be one of the novels discussed.

Her excitement quickly faded when an editor from Harlequin tore her manuscript to pieces in front of the crowded room, evoking peals of laughter from the assembled writers. Afterwards, Macomber approached the editor and asked her what she could do to improve her novel. "Throw it away," the editor suggested.

Many writers would have given up right then and there, but not Macomber. The deeply religious Macomber took a lesson from Job and gathered strength from adversity. She returned home and mailed one last manuscript to Silhouette, a publisher of romance novels. "It cost $10 to mail it off," Macomber told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2000. "My husband was out of work at this time, in Alaska, trying to find a job. The children and I were living on his $250-a-week unemployment, and I can't tell you what $10 was to us at that time."

It turned out to be the best $10 Macomber ever spent. In 1984, Silhouette published her novel, Heartsong. (Incidentally, although Heartsong was Macomber's first sale, she actually published another book, Starlight, before Heartsong went to print.) Heartsong went on to become the first romance novel to ever be reviewed in Publishers Weekly, and Macomber was finally on her way.

Today, Macomber is one of the most widely read authors in America. A regular on the New York Times bestseller charts, she is best known for her Cedar Cove novels, a heartwarming story sequence set in a small town in Washington state, and for her Knitting Books series, featuring a group of women who patronize a Seattle yarn store. In addition, her backlist of early romances, including several contemporary Westerns, has been reissued with great success.

Macomber has made a successful transition from conventional romance to the somewhat more flexible genre known as "women's fiction." "I was at a point in my life where I found it difficult to identify with a 25-year-old heroine," Macomber said in an interview with ContemporaryRomanceWriters.com. "I found that I wanted to write more about the friendships women share with each other." To judge from her avid, ever-increasing fan base, Debbie's readers heartily approve.

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Macomber:

"I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness.' I've always been a creative speller and never achieved good grades in school. I graduated from high school but didn't have the opportunity to attend college, so I did what young women my age did at the time -- I married. I was a teenager, and Wayne and I (now married nearly 37 years) had four children in five years."

"I'm a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes. There's something inspiring about yarn that makes me feel I could never have enough. Often I'll go into my yarn room (yes, room!) and just hold skeins of yarn and dream about projects. It's a comforting thing to do."

"My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers -- it's what my children call my ‘dead author wall.' I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few."

"I'm morning person, and rip into the day with a half-mile swim (FYI: a half mile is a whole lot farther in the water than it is on land) at the local pool before I head into the office, arriving before eight. It takes me until nine or ten to read through all of the guest book entries from my web site and the mail before I go upstairs to the turret where I do my writing. Yes, I write in a turret -- is that romantic, or what? I started blogging last September and really enjoy sharing bits and pieces of my life with my readers. Once I'm home for the day, I cook dinner, trying out new recipes. Along with cooking, I also enjoy eating, especially when the meal is accompanied by a glass of good wine. Wayne and I take particular pleasure in sampling eastern Washington State wines (since we were both born and raised in that part of the state).

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    1. Hometown:
      Port Orchard, Washington
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 22, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Yakima, Washington
    1. Education:
      Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    Just okay. . .

    I think the characters had a lot of potential and Macomber should have gone into more depth. I also felt the conflict resolution was very abrupt and the enlightenment did not reach full potential. Overall, I would say that it was a quick read entertaining, but by no means a must read.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    wonderful!!

    Carly takes a job in Anchorage to get a fresh start. Her past of living in foster homes has given her the mindset of having everything new, not a hand-me-down. That carries over to her personal life. She falls for Brand, but on discovering he is a widower she doesn't know if she can have a relationship with him because she isn't his first love. Her insecurities, especially after meeting Brand's mother, nearly cause her to lose him and his children until she fears he may have died in a plane crash. Sarah realized she had something more important than borrowed dreams, she had Brand's love and her own dreams.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Debbie does it again

    As always a book you can't put down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Brook

    Result ten

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Nice easy read

    Macomber has matured in her writing but i found this to be a delightful story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2014

    To Static

    How about a kingdom rp? I would love to have one of those. Can you help me? Can you advirtise becuase l am locked out of worriors books. I never say bad words. My nook glitched so l am locked out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2014

    To static

    Can u please make a spy rp and advertize? Im locked out of leafpools wish

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2014

    Thank you

    Thabk you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2014

    Static

    No prob

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2014

    LOVED IT!

    I had a very hard time putting this book down until the end. It was filled with romance, intrigue, and eroticism. Everybody should meet someone who turns them on like the characters in this book. Loved it more than other read in the series. Looking forward to another get read. LA-TXN

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    wonderful read

    I love Debbie's telling of the story. I wish she could write as quickly as I can read. Waiting for Love Letters coming in Aug.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Open dreamspace

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    enjoyed

    very good could not put down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Recommend

    Like all Debbie Macomber books, this is a great read. She does such a great job of describing Alaska and all its beauty. As with each book you end it with a good feeling and always wanting to know more about the characters in her novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Starrykit

    That's a good prologue, it's interesting me already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Icefire

    Sounds great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Emberstreak

    The Emberclan deputy listened intently...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    Future Character List of Dropsoul's Dreams

    Right a-here! Yeah, yeah, I know someone had their thingy here, but they haven't posted in forever, and my story was here first. So! They can move it.<p> -Stan&#9786

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Liontear

    Nice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    highly rated

    I really like the book but was to short. I would recommend this book to someone who like romance. It keeps you reading and you don't want to lay it down.

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