Debbie Macomber, Cathy Lamb, Judy Duarte, Mary Carter
anthology boosts a 1996 novella from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Debbie Macomber, but the other three lesser known authors have brand new never
released stories in the book.
all of the stort stories are great romantic stories, the first story in the
book, Whale Island by Cathy Lamb was just outstanding. The author's wit and charm
came through in flying colors throughout the story. The story was written in
the first person, which I generally don't like that much, but the author was
well versed and made the text flow. I couldn't put the story down. I found the
hero and heroine so true to life characters I could easily picture their
romance happening and the two sticking together forever.
other three stories were equally interesting and fun to read. There were
heartwarming romantic stories that you don't get to read often enough these
days. Judy Duarte's Queen of Hearts, was a little slow to get into at first,
but I simply enjoyed the way Judy wove the letters from the advice columnist's
readers into the fabric of the story that soon I was engrossed in the story and
couldn't put it down until the very end.
Honeymoon House featured two sets of friends that just knocked my socks off. I
just loved Kate's friend Amanda and her relationship with her on again-off
again fiance, as well as Kate's relationship with Andy.
Macomber has long been a favorite of mine. Her inspirational stories full the
need for any romantic at heart. I liked the fact that the lead heroine, Katie,
has a conscious and worries for the bride-to-be, even as she gets carried away
with the moment, with the groom.
stories every one, I think that the traditional romance novel lovers will like
this collection of stories.
Marrying Kind by Debbie Macomber
school sweethearts Katie and Jason haven't seen each other in ten years - and
now she's walked back into his life. With one look, the love they shared comes
flooding back - only now the odds seem stacked against them.
Island by Cathy Lamb
secrets and imposing friends are making Chalese feel like an outsider in her
very own home on beautiful Whale Island. But it's only when a shocking
revelation makes her feel truly lost that she opens her heart to the
possibilities the past offers - including a chance at love with the last man
Of Hearts by Judy Duarte
high school reunion is coming up, and advice columnist Jenn Kramer couldn't be
dreading it more - until she lays eyes on Marcos. Jenn hardly noticed him when
they were kids, but know he's all grown up.
Honeymoon House by Mary Carter
doesn't get more romantic than Andy Beck's cottage on Martha's Vineyard. But
love is the last thing on his mind - he just wants to get the cottage ready for
his best friends honeymoon. At least that's the plan, until he finds the
gorgeous Maid of Honor ransacking his house - in the most irresistible way.
First Comes Marriage and Wanted: Perfect Partner
How to meet
and marry a man in Seattle. There are all the usual ways, of course, but here's
how Janine Hartman and Meg Remington did it.
grandfather Hartman arranged a husband for me! Zach Thomas, the intended groom,
was just as outraged as I was. But Gramps insisted we'd be Òa perfect match.Ó
First Comes Marriage, according to him.
teenage daughter, Lindsey, had the nerve to place a personal ad on my
behalf—Wanted: Perfect Partner. Worse, Steve Conlan, who answered the ad,
was perfect, according to her.
know best? Did a teenage matchmaker get it right? You decide!
mind that these books are some of Debbie's earlier works, written in the early
1990s. Both stories included in this book are light hearted and easy reads.
They are fun for what they are, but not especially convincing for real life.
Doesn't have to be though, just something to read on a rainy winter day for the
fun of it.