Lone Star Baby [NOOK Book]

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Wade McMillen might be a minister, but he's also a man. An unmarried and very attractive one. Is it as a man that he responds to the lovely young woman who shows up in Promise, pregnant and alone? Or as a man of God? Maybe it's both. Amy Thornton hopes to make a new life for herself and her baby, and to do that, she needs Reverend McMillen's help, his compassion. What she wants is the love of a man named Wade…

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Overview


Wade McMillen might be a minister, but he's also a man. An unmarried and very attractive one. Is it as a man that he responds to the lovely young woman who shows up in Promise, pregnant and alone? Or as a man of God? Maybe it's both. Amy Thornton hopes to make a new life for herself and her baby, and to do that, she needs Reverend McMillen's help, his compassion. What she wants is the love of a man named Wade…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460314470
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Series: Heart of Texas
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 26,394
  • File size: 932 KB

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber

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 DebbieMacomber.com.

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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  • Posted May 26, 2013

    wonderful series! Read in order because Debbie Macomber carries

    wonderful series! Read in order because Debbie Macomber carries the lives of people from previous books over to the next

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Short story

    Less then 145 pages

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed this series!!  Recommend Highly!!

    Thoroughly enjoyed this series!!  Recommend Highly!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Recommended - Great Series

    Sweet story - fun to read. I have loved reading this series and could not wait to see what happened to all of the characters.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Recommended

    Very good story content.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Amber from hoffmanzachary2@gmail.com

    How r u duin wats up hows it goin ex.......
    Scale 1-10 how hot are u and how hot do peeps say u r from1-10
    Ps i give u a 10 easy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    9

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Adoption center

    Adoption center

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Gt

    Hello

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2013

    Highly

    Read it once enjoyed it just as much the 2nd time around

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Recommend

    As always Ms. Macomber satisfies. Easy to enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Love it!

    I love anything this author wtites.

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    This is a great little thrill ride of emotion. If you like Debbi

    This is a great little thrill ride of emotion. If you like Debbie Macomber's other books, this one is sure to delight. High praise for this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    well worth reading excellent series

    enjoyed the book immensely looking forward to the next in the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    BABY RP

    BABY RP AT GEORGIA FIRST RES BE A BABY AND GET LOOKED AFTER BY THE MOTHER SCARLET JOIN NOW

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Sign up!

    Post yourname, and age and wait for someone to come with the same age then pic a book an go!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Lily

    Next book so book two

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    recommend

    if you like Debbie Macomber's other books you will like this one as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Trevor

    Laidies srry to inturupt but i miss my girl and my boys

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Sofie to kayla

    Im so excited for you is it a boy or girl?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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