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Dakota Born: Plus a Bonus Short Story, The Farmer Takes a Wife (Dakota Series #1)
     

Dakota Born: Plus a Bonus Short Story, The Farmer Takes a Wife (Dakota Series #1)

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by Debbie Macomber
 

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Buffalo Valley, North Dakota. A second-chance town! 

Like many small towns, Buffalo Valley is dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks are cracked, houses are in need of a coat of paint. But despite all that, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The few people still left here are fighting for their town. 

Lindsay

Overview

Buffalo Valley, North Dakota. A second-chance town! 

Like many small towns, Buffalo Valley is dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks are cracked, houses are in need of a coat of paint. But despite all that, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The few people still left here are fighting for their town. 

Lindsay Snyder is a newcomer. She's an outsider, even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets and to reevaluate her life. And soon after she arrives, she meets a local farmer named Gage Sinclair… 

Lindsay decides to stay in North Dakota. Her decision marks a new beginning for Buffalo Valley and for her. Because in this broken little town she discovers the love and purpose she's been seeking.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[Dakota Born is] a heartwarming tale set in a small farming town on the brink of extinction. Fans are certain to take to the Dakota series as they would to cotton candy at a state fair."
-Publishers Weekly

"Dakota Born is more than just a regional contemporary romance. The lead couple is a wonderful pair, and the supporting cast brings North Dakota to life."
-ReadertoReader.com

"[Debbie Macomber] is skilled at creating characters who work their way into readers' hearts. In this book she masterfully moves the story along while not shortchanging the main plotline."
-RT Book Reviews on Dakota Home

"Macomber closes [Dakota Home] with a cliffhanger, leaving readers anxiously awaiting the final installment to this first-rate series."
-Publishers Weekly

"Poignant, moving, compelling, Always Dakota comes highly recommended."
-WordWeaving

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459294011
Publisher:
MIRA
Publication date:
04/26/2016
Series:
Dakota Series , #1
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
7,696
File size:
436 KB

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber, with more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, is one of today's most popular authors. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times (70 times and counting), USA TODAY (currently 67 times) and Publishers Weekly (47 times). Visit her at www.DebbieMacomber.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Port Orchard, Washington
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1948
Place of Birth:
Yakima, Washington
Education:
Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
Website:
http://www.debbiemacomber.com

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Dakota Born (Dakota Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
True to form Debbie Macomber delivers a truly great read. Her charaters are interesting and you'll fall in love with the Dakota's. So snuggle up with a cup of tea and enjoy the trip.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dakota Born, for me at first was hard to follow,there was so many characters at the beginning but it turned out to be a good book.
SuperMomof4 More than 1 year ago
Some of Debbie Macomber's books are on my list of all-time favorites. Unfortunately, this book won't join that list. It was an okay romance which had moments that were really good. Unfortunately, the story jumped between too many characters for much continuity and some of the story lines were simply boring. It was quite obvious that this book was set up to be part of a series and several of the story lines were left hanging. I love Ms. Macomber's writing so I'll definitely return for more of her books, but I'll probably skip the rest of this series. As with most romances, there was a fair amount of sexual content (probably a mild PG-13).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dakota Born was such a good book, I finished it in two days! The love story about Gage and Lindsay was so touching and the whole book just held my interest and I couldn't put it down. All the characters in the book were great. I'm reading Dakota Home right now and can't wait to finish it. I have purchased the third Book. Can't wait to read it. The story lines in these books are something you want to keep on going. You just want to read more about them!
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Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Macomber always intrigues me with her emotional and realistic look at the lives of small town characters. DAKOTA BORN was no exception. She breathes life into this town that she`s created. I felt as if I were able to walk the street alongside the characters. All the while, she develops a story with intertwining plotlines, none outshining the others, but with one definitely taking centre stage. The Gage/Lindsay dynamic was riveting. Their interactions were so real. The way that Macomber develops it, so that you experience both sides, gave me the full picture of their relationship while also allowing you to get to know them as individuals. Their strong personalities really drew me in. I love how intricate these characters are, without ever feeling like you`re in information overload. At the same time, Macomber goes so much further with her characters than just these two. The entire town comes to life in a big way. Joanie and Brandon broke my heart. Getting to know many of the other budding couples was fun as well. This was a cute, fun small town romance with lots of heart. Macomber melds emotion with real life in a way like no other, creating a world that definitely puts her in the running for the queen of the quill.
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Donna777 More than 1 year ago
Dakota Born was a great book as are all of Debbie Macomber's books. I can't put them down until I finish them and when I do it leaves me wanting more.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
the dakota series deals with romances of women that have had a bad experience in teir lives and want to start over. they find men that have also had bad experiences and then between them they find love. romances as only debbie can write them.
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ndsualum More than 1 year ago
This first book in the Dakota series got me interested in the entire series, so have read #1 and moved right into #2 when I finished #1 the other evening. Debbie Macomber begins to develop her characters in this first book so we get to know some current townspeople and well as those who are moving into Buffalo Valley and will change the town forever. Have read all of her Cove series as well as Blossom Street series and this is not quite the "page-turner" as the other series are, but enjoying it none the less.
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I've been reading the Dakota series to psych myself up for my upcoming trip to North Dakota (that's a very long story). I found this book to be pretty vapid but entertaining, much like a monster truck rally. I never once uttered the eight deadly words - "I don't care what happens to these characters" - but the story was predictable, the conflicts were silly and the ending was atrocious. I guess the $5 price tag got me to buy and read the next in the series, which is much better and shows Macomber getting a more mature feel of her characters and setting. Good beach/checkout/colonoscopy prep reading.
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