Promise Me Forever [NOOK Book]

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Debbie Macomber’s beautiful story of hope, healing, and the magic of the human heart is available for the first time as an eBook.

 
Physical therapist Joy Neilsen doesn’t take no for an answer when it comes to her patients. She’s tough yet compassionate, doing whatever it takes to get them back on their feet . . . and she’s met her match in ...
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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Debbie Macomber’s beautiful story of hope, healing, and the magic of the human heart is available for the first time as an eBook.

 
Physical therapist Joy Neilsen doesn’t take no for an answer when it comes to her patients. She’s tough yet compassionate, doing whatever it takes to get them back on their feet . . . and she’s met her match in Sloan Whittaker. Bitter, angry, resentful, Sloan is ready to give up. But Joy doesn’t let anybody quit, especially not a man as talented as this brilliant tycoon—a man who, somewhere along the way, has won her heart.
 
After weeks trying to push Joy away, Sloan realizes he’s a fool. She’s determined to piece him back together, and now he knows why: Deep down, she’s as broken as he is. Joy is prepared to give him everything, and now Sloan wants to give her something in return. He can be the one to show Joy that she’s perfect inside and out—if she’s willing to let go of her own painful memories and make happy ones with him.
 
Praise for Debbie Macomber
 
“No one tugs at readers’ heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber.”Chicago Tribune
 
“The reigning queen of women’s fiction.”The Sacramento Bee
 
“It’s impossible not to cheer for Macomber’s characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber.”BookPage
 
Published by Debbie Macomber Books

Frustrated by his slow recovery after an accident, Sloan Whittaker had chased off everyone who'd tried to help him. He was a prisoner to his bitterness--convinced he would never walk again. Joy understood Sloan's battle, she had been there--all he had to do was start believing. As his therapist, that was all she wanted. As a woman, she feared that once he could walk--he would. Reissue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781941824054
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/27/2014
  • Series: Debbie Macomber Classics
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 663
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber, the author of Starry Night, Rose Harbor in Bloom, The Inn at Rose Harbor, Starting Now, Angels at the Table, A Turn in the Road, 1105 Yakima Street, Hannah’s List, and Twenty Wishes, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Nine of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, with three debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists. In 2009 and 2010, Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle were Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year. In 2013, Hallmark Channel produced the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove. She has more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

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 27, 2014

    Do not purchase

    All pages are blank the entire book not legible. What kind of a hoax is this! Money back now! Does obviously not deserve even one star but the site requires a minimum .

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Blank Pages

    Why are all of the pages blank?

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    My pages are all blank

    Pages are all blank. What's that about?

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    All blank pages

    How do we get a refund on this book? Disappointed to find all blank pages!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Pages are blank!,

    Why are the pages blank? This is disappointing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Not Recommended Blank

    I am sure this would have been a good book. It was blank I paid $2.99 for nothing. .don't buy this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    My other book Marriage Pact was all blank..called and having tro

    My other book Marriage Pact was all blank..called and having trouble getting the problem fixed. Any help out there??

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    ????

    Would gladly purchase, from sample; but with reports of blank pages...???

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Nice llve story

    Short, but heart warming as only Macomber can do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Anonymous on May 29

    The book is blank. This is not the first book I have bought from you that has had this problem. I have reported this. Hope they will take care of it soon.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Debbie Macomber is an AMAZING author!

    GREAT book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    DO NOT PURCHASE

    I purchased and the other reviewers were correct--all BLANK pages I hope I am refunded my money Very disappointed

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    very good

    good book I enjoy all of this authors books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    If you are a fan of Debbie Macomber, you will enjoy this book.

    Great story. Fun, enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Blank pages would like my money back zero stars

    Not happy that i was charged and pages are blank

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Loved this book! Kept me engaged!

    Didn't want to put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Promise Me Forever

    This is a blank book! WHat's that all about??? I request an immediate refund! What a disappointment this was!

    WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY REFUND??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Just okay.

    Just okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Blank pages

    I was looking forward to reading this also, purchased it and the pages are blank! It looks like this is happening to a lot of people. Makes you wonder if you should purchase any more books. Is there a solution to this problem?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Recommend

    Light, enjoyable story only as Debbie Macomber writes.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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