When First They Met (Short Story)

When First They Met (Short Story)

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by Debbie Macomber
     
 

Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series have won thousands of fans, thanks to her signature blend of heartfelt romance, delightful humor, and warm wisdom. Now, in this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Macomber shares a sneak peek into her new series set in Cedar Cove, which features Jo Marie, before she becomes the owner…  See more details below

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Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series have won thousands of fans, thanks to her signature blend of heartfelt romance, delightful humor, and warm wisdom. Now, in this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Macomber shares a sneak peek into her new series set in Cedar Cove, which features Jo Marie, before she becomes the owner of the beloved Rose Harbor Inn.
 
From the moment Jo Marie sits next to Paul inside the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium, she feels a spark. Paul’s striking blue eyes and kind smile tell her that he’s someone special—different from any man she’s met before. When they strike up a conversation, Jo Marie and Paul realize how much they have in common, yet there’s one thing keeping them from a fairy-tale ending: Paul is in the military and will ship out of Seattle within the next six weeks. As Jo Marie wonders if she should once again open her heart, she decides that, no matter the stakes, she can’t forgo her chance at true love.
 
Includes an excerpt from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345539366
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/18/2012
Series:
Rose Harbor
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
17
Sales rank:
17,448
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides,and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Nine of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and three of her beloved Christmas novels have been  hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. In 2013, Hallmark Channel began production on the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She has more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Port Orchard, Washington
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1948
Place of Birth:
Yakima, Washington
Education:
Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
Website:
http://www.debbiemacomber.com

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When First They Met (Short Story) 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 131 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am new to ordering books and I didn't realize just how short a short story would be! I am a huge Macomber fan and I will be purchasing The Inn at Rose Harbor but wish I hadn't spent the money on this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
27 pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally not worth the .99 paid, its like paying to see a movie preview
DanicahDH More than 1 year ago
To the anonymous readers who "one starred" the short story, didn't you enjoy it, short as it is? Those of us who love Debbie Macomber and buy her books buy a good read, and all the hope in the world of romance. I live on the most limited of incomes, yet I don't begrudge 99 cents for 27 pages. I can't even buy a cup of coffee for 99 cents, and the coffee, while momentarily tasty, gives me no lasting pleasure. I agree with sand7s: five stars, and I can't wait to get the book! Go Debbie, and thanks for all the pleasure and happiness you have brought to me over the years. Your pages are worth every penny of my 99 cents! Your forever fan, DanicahDH
RRPNC More than 1 year ago
A very short story leading up to Debbie's latest read....Recommend Highly!!
sand7s More than 1 year ago
Very good short story. I loved the characters and can't wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sneak preview was typical Macomber . I am so looking forward to this new series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sweet story that must be ready before you read Rose Harbor Inn. Only 27 pages, but it is a prelude Rose Harbor Inn, and is a "feel good" read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks good Fun easy read Yummy recipes too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't even need to order short story. I love Debbies books on Cedar Cove have read all of them and know right now I want the new series. Keep cedar Cove alive...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is only 20 some pages and just gets you started. It is more like an introduction to the nexr series. The series will be great but paying for advertising or getting your hope up about a expensive book is wrong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice enough story, to set up her new book, but SO short..it should've been free. I got the sample of the new book but decided not to bother with it. Is probably worth it if you are a huge fan, or for back story for the new book..pretty disappointing, actually.
nanajudyJW More than 1 year ago
Didnt need to buy this book as the sequel to it had the same introductory info.
CPK37 More than 1 year ago
It was nice to read how two people got together to open their B&B. Many times, a book has no prelude to subsequent books, and one may wonder how things got started. This short story solves that.
LovestoreadPA More than 1 year ago
I felt this was a great introduction to the next Debbie Macomber book but was disappointed to find out what happened to them as a couple when I read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected this to be a bit longer than it was. However it did provide the details of how Jo and Paul met which are not fully covered in the book The Inn at Rose Harbor.
albodley More than 1 year ago
I had never read another Debbie Macomber book before. When I saw this short story I thought it would be a great way to see if I liked her style of writing. I was not disappointed! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely continue reading her books in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the poster about role playing...for your information this is a place to leave book reviews. I do not want to have to go through dozens of posts of your silly immature roleplaying games. That does not belong here. If someone does not have access to a computer then they should not 'play'. I still say anyone that does that must be a kid. No self respecting adult would pretend to be a cat. Grow up and play your games somewhere else,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would an author subject himself/herself to the indignity of these comments written by 12 year olds? Shame on Barnes and Noble for allowing this to continue. You know it is happening. Clean up your act.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the first book
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