Dr. Texas [NOOK Book]

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LET DEBBIE MACOMBER TAKE YOU INTO THE HEART OF TEXAS

Welcome 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?

DR. TEXAS
They call her Dr. Texas. She's Jane Dickinson, a newly graduated physician from ...

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Dr. Texas

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Overview


LET DEBBIE MACOMBER TAKE YOU INTO THE HEART OF TEXAS

Welcome 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?

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460314456
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Series: Heart of Texas
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 16,192
  • File size: 828 KB

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
When Debbie Macomber started out, she was a young, dyslexic mother of four who wrote in her kitchen on a rented typewriter. Years later, she's the blockbuster bestselling author of dozens of heartwarming novels that celebrate love, laughter, and the bonds of family and friendship.

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 April 27, 2013

    Short story

    Only 149 pages

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

    Great Read

    Debbie did not disappoint

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2013

    Wonderful series! Read each book in the series in order. Debbi

    Wonderful series! Read each book in the series in order. Debbie Macomber carrries over the people from previous books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    very enjoyable

    Was a nice addition to the Promise, Texas stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    great read highly recommended

    great story great series enjoy reading everything Debbie Macomber writes

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2013

    Great series!!  Recommend Highly!!

    Great series!!  Recommend Highly!!




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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Love this series

    Great series! A must read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    1998 release

    A lot of characters; not a lot of action. Sweet and innocent. Too much left out. Typical 90s Harlequin romance

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Jayden

    She whips out a knife and kills Greg cuz a perv.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Grey

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Connor

    Wals in. Hey Marie. He says

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    To marie

    Are you on? Josh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Jessica

    Locked out of there... how about ll result one?

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Recommended

    I like the way the city doctor was able to adapt to country living when she was able to make friends.

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  • Posted October 12, 2013

    Really good.

    Stands alone / or fits in with the series. Love Debbie McComber's novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Recommended!

    I love Debbie Macomber's stories, especially the series books! Good, clean reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Dr TEXAS

    The book had a great story line just did not like the cussing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    wow

    wow... only 3 reviews? popular book isn't it? hahaha :p

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Loved it

    Great ending to this short series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 19, 2013

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