Wanted: Perfect Partner [NOOK Book]

Overview


Single mom Meg Remington and her teenage daughter begin a conversation.

Daughter says nervously: "Uh, Mom, maybe this would be a good time to tell you about Steve."

Meg says absently: "Who?"

Daughter says quickly: "Umm, Steve—your date for tonight—the man I fixed you up with through a personal ad. Wanna ...

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Overview


Single mom Meg Remington and her teenage daughter begin a conversation.

Daughter says nervously: "Uh, Mom, maybe this would be a good time to tell you about Steve."

Meg says absently: "Who?"

Daughter says quickly: "Umm, Steve—your date for tonight—the man I fixed you up with through a personal ad. Wanna see his picture? He's a total hunk! Mom, is something wrong? He'll be here any minute. You're not wearing that, are you?"

Meg gasps.

The doorbell rings….

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460314593
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 24,519
  • File size: 765 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Zero Stars!

    My thirteen year old could write a more compelling piece of literature. Save your money. Buy something else.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Not as exciting as I thought.

    I thought I had found a new author to read but I may pass on the rest of her books. Read the reviews before you buy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Fun, easy read

    I love Debbie Macomber! I found this book was funny and an easy read, which I really needed after a stressful week!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Anonymous

    This book made me smile! It was a light, comical, delightful story. I've enjoyed every book I have read by this author, and this one didn' t disappoint, either.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    highly recommend

    oh my, i love love love Debbie Macomber and anything she writes, i love the way she grabs your attention right at the beginning and this is no different, i fall in love everytime i read her books and i highly recommend anything she writes

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    I want to say, "What a great book"!!! Made me smile,

    I want to say, "What a great book"!!! Made me smile, then laugh out loud. The girls were so funny. If you are looking for a book that is full
    of family fun this is your book. Enjoy

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Warm fuzzy cozy combo

    For those who watch leave it to beaver re runs the twinkie romance fast read but all her books are twinkies just one a day wont hurt i remember when she answered snail mail herself! M.a. of sparta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Wanted posters here

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    ASSASSINATION TARGET

    Seth, camp halfblood, 'naplo,' $3,500 reward for his head.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2013

    Silly

    This book was too predictable. I was disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    wonderful author

    Haven't had the chance to read her book as yet. Love the convenience of buying from home.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Do not waste your money!

    I usually love Debbie's books but this seemed like it was written in two days by a teenager. Absolutely no substance or plot. I should receive a refund.

    Come on Debbie, your readers deserve better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Ho hum

    One of her weakest efforts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    OMG

    PlAY PIRATE101 ITS AMAZING

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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