Books by Debbie Macomber

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Alaskan Holiday

Every Debbie Macomber Christmas story has a comforting traditional familiarity that her fans relish - and I am one of them. Alaskan Holiday reaches its conclusion during the holiday season, but its focus is very modern. Before Josie Avery starts working at Seattle’s hottest chef-owned restauran ...

B
Angels at the Table

It's hard to believe that Christmas items are already on the shelves at retailers. These days, department store aisles are filled with tinsel, lights and ornaments long before Thanksgiving, and their book sections are filled with holiday novels. I admit that one of the highlights of the season for ...

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A Good Yarn

I read A Good Yarn for book club this month, and it was – more or less – the first time anyone but me had chosen a book from the romance section, though it’s more women’s fiction than anything else. I wasn’t sure what I’d think, since I’ve had mixed reactions to Debbie Macomber’s boo ...

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Christmas Letters

In Christmas Letters Debbie Macomber says what every mother of young children has wanted to say to the childless who are full of "helpful" advice on child-raising. As a mother, I got the distinct feeling that Ms. Macomber had also been in the position of receiving unwanted "help" as her child "acted ...

D
The Snow Bride

It's not often that I come across a romance novel in which the hero and heroine don't spend enough time together - alone - in the book. Regrettably, The Snow Bride is one of those books. Jenna Campbell is a practical woman who just so happens to be in love with her boss. After six years on the jo ...

D
The Christmas Basket

Okay, I have to say it: I feel like Scrooge. I always look forward to reading the Christmas books that come out every year (although there seem to be fewer and fewer), and The Christmas Basket was my first one of the season. Well, this story is the equivalent of a lump of coal in your stocking. ...

D
Buffalo Valley

The cardinal rule of good storytelling is, "Show, don't tell." Reading Buffalo Valley, the fourth installment in Debbie Macomber's Dakota series, I got the feeling that I was being told the story, not shown it, and my reading experience suffered because of it. Moreover, a good part of the story was ...

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16 Lighthouse Road

It's been awhile since I last read a book that made me cry. Although Debbie Macomber's 16 Lighthouse Road follows the scheme of her signature small-town romances (this one is set in Port Orchard, Washington), readers expecting a cushiony read should prepare for some surprises along the way. When a r ...

C
Thursdays at Eight

Debbie Macomber's latest hardcover brings readers another entry in the women's fiction category. It also brings another entry into the women's fiction category that seems to be very popular right now: stories about a group of friends. Thursdays At Eight is not a bad entry, but it's nothing special, ...

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Always Dakota

Always Dakota is the final book in Deb Macomber's contemporary trilogy about Buffalo Valley, North Dakota and deals with various couples involved in the rejuvenation of the town. I have not read the other books in the series and perhaps it would have helped in understanding all of the quick shifts i ...