Just Married [NOOK Book]

Overview


A Marriage of Convenience

Former mercenary Zane Ackerman wants a family. In particular, he wants a child who'll be his legacy-and his heir. That's because his upcoming mission might be his last, and it's made him all too aware of his own mortality.

Architect Lesley Walker wants a family, too. She craves a baby of her own.

So Zane suggests a marriage of convenience to give ...

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Just Married

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Overview


A Marriage of Convenience

Former mercenary Zane Ackerman wants a family. In particular, he wants a child who'll be his legacy-and his heir. That's because his upcoming mission might be his last, and it's made him all too aware of his own mortality.

Architect Lesley Walker wants a family, too. She craves a baby of her own.

So Zane suggests a marriage of convenience to give them both what they want. But given the intense attraction they feel, this arrangement is becoming less convenient all the time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460314494
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 5/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 20,280
  • File size: 957 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 July 5, 2013

    Very enjoyable - good read

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm a big fan of Debbie Macomber.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2013

    LOVED IT!

    ENJOYED VERY MUCH!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    Wonderful book!!!  Recommend Very Highly!!!

    Wonderful book!!!  Recommend Very Highly!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Super

    What a great exciting love story

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    What a mess

    Although there was potential the book really lacked a strong story. The author jumped from one character to another and the storyline was so messy. I did not feel that there was any real character development and I had a really hard time finishing the book. With most books I will sit and lose myself in them, this one I had no problem putting down to do something else.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Carrie

    Im sad

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Lukas

    Limps out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Spike

    Holds in his horrable comments

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Reenelle

    *claps and cheers watcvghung them both with a smile*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Priest

    I prnounce you hubby and wifey! Kiss !!!! *3*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Jessi

    Smiles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Preist

    When Kat reached the alter, the congregation hushes, and the ceremony begins. "WE HAVE GATHERED HERE THIS DAY TO CELEBRATE THE BEAUTIFUL UNION OF TWO YOUNG PEOPLE IN LOVE."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    PARTY

    POOL PARTY RES ONE

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Kay

    Oh thnx carrie

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    lil                                                            

    lil                                                             tonight will be perfectand i will do mi best to be here:) i gtg though...:) sorry

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    lil                                      YAY your back!!! hows z

    lil                                      YAY your back!!! hows zack? dylan wants to name her lily or rose, i said NO

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    lill                                                            

    lill                                                                     aweh! cute* grunts and gets up* she make me feel like im weighing more, but shes barely there!! see? pulls her sweatshirt tight around her tummy* you can barely see her!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    lill                                                            

    lill                                                                        :) good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    lil                                                            

    lil                                                                      REALLY! aw! good! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    lil                                                          idc

    lil                                                          idc..:) i still think its bautiful, and so are you...:)

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