Hasty Wedding [NOOK Book]

Overview


There's more than one way to capture a man's heart…

On the day of her best friend's Las Vegas wedding, Clare Gilroy fears that her own walk down the aisle will never happen...until she finds herself falling for best man—and town outcast—Reed Tonasket.

After a dizzying night in the glitter of Vegas, Clare wakes to find a ring on her finger and a husband by her side. It should be everything she's ever wanted, ...

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Overview


There's more than one way to capture a man's heart…

On the day of her best friend's Las Vegas wedding, Clare Gilroy fears that her own walk down the aisle will never happen...until she finds herself falling for best man—and town outcast—Reed Tonasket.

After a dizzying night in the glitter of Vegas, Clare wakes to find a ring on her finger and a husband by her side. It should be everything she's ever wanted, but can a man like Reed ever fit into the life she left back home?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460314487
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 5/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 12,880
  • File size: 2 MB

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 May 26, 2013

    Horrible

    Immature characters and boring plot development. The leading lady hasvthe mental capacity of a tween and the mute leading man was just lame.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    This was the first book I read from this author. It was worth th

    This was the first book I read from this author. It was worth the read. It was one of my favorites.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Good read

    Liked the book will read one of her books again

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Romantic, thought provoking, enjoyable read

    Well recommended book. Will look for more from this author. This book reminded me how important it is to be more accepting of others. Thank you.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Anonymous

    Being Native American I undetstand where Reed is coming from. Cute summer read. Gotta luv romance.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Heartwarming

    Another great romance by Macomber.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Alex

    Predictable, pleasant, but not great.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Omg

    Im the first to write a review!!!! WHOOOOOO!!!!!!! Love zaynz gf

    3 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    Love Debbie Macomber

    Worth reading!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Great Romance

    I enjoyed the writing style and the romance. It was very passionate without being filled with graphic sex

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Alex

    CONGRATS LUNA AND CAMERON

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Excellent read as have been all of Debbie's books. I always look for a new book by Debbie Macomber to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    great easy read.

    Love D.M's books. What a spot to get into, but....liked the way it ended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    My favorite Debbie MacComber book. I have read a lot of her book

    My favorite Debbie MacComber book. I have read a lot of her books and I love this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Sophie

    "Hmm. I have no good reasons." She softly kisses his neck. "Mm."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Quote

    She walks in, wearing a plain black service uniform. She set a gift on the table.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Autumn

    *le gasp* Abubbuby! You reveeealed! ANYWAY she goes into the bathroom and comes back wearing a short peachy colored strapless dress and sandal-heels. She flips her shortish blonde hair away from her face as she sets down her present.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Brent

    He kisses sophia back.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Walker/starclan lightstorm

    Hello from silverpelt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Reenelle(RedRose)

    *walks in wearing a dress pass my knees. No straps. Curved down to my breasts. Tight on my waist. The color of pink pearl. I wear white heels and pearls. My long dark hair curled* so who's gettinnMARRIED?xD

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