Marriage of Inconvenience

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Rich Manning had known Jamie Warren forever. And he loved her -strictly as a friend. But all that changed the day Jamie asked him to be the father of her as-yet-unconceived child! Rich agreed on one condition: they marry.

Suddenly, Rich was discovering a side of Jamie he'd never seen before, and was swept away by a passion sweeter than anything he'd ever known ... a passion that stunned his senses. But could he prove to the headstrong Mrs. Manning that it was time to let the ...

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Overview

Rich Manning had known Jamie Warren forever. And he loved her -strictly as a friend. But all that changed the day Jamie asked him to be the father of her as-yet-unconceived child! Rich agreed on one condition: they marry.

Suddenly, Rich was discovering a side of Jamie he'd never seen before, and was swept away by a passion sweeter than anything he'd ever known ... a passion that stunned his senses. But could he prove to the headstrong Mrs. Manning that it was time to let the world in on their secret - that their love was truly here to stay?

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Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is a number one New York Times best-selling author. She is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Romance Writers of America the inaugural winner of the Quill Award for romance. There are over 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Debbie is a devoted grandmother, and she and her husband Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington State and winter in Florida.

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.

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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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Good book

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    Posted March 7, 2013

    Good but not the best

    Storyline was too drug out.

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    Posted January 30, 2013

    Read me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Imari

    R u one of my exes?cuz i hadda bf dat was 13 n named jacob...but i could be wrong..lol

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    Posted April 29, 2013

    Ti jacob

    Ok ill try i have school tommarow
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    John

    I am so sorry. I may or may not be able to be here at 10:30. I really do want to be here but i do have school tomorrow

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    Posted April 16, 2013

    Rm

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    VERY ENJOYABLE THUIS STORY IS VERY ENTERTA INING.

    VERY ENJOYABLE



    THUIS STORY IS VERY ENTERTA INING.

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    Recommended light reading

    An enjoyable and quick read.

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