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Debbie Macomber - Деби Макомбър е най-продаваният американски автор на над 150 романтични съвременни романи. Започва като всеки неизвестен писател и пише историите си на кухненската маса с пишеща машина, взета под наем. Пет години се опитва да намери издател, който да купи един от нейните ръкописи и най-накрая през 1982 г. "Силует" публикува първия й ръкопис, наречен Heartsong.

=SERIES (продължение)=

Knitting Books (Blossom Street)

1. The Shop on Blossom Street (2004)

There's a little yarn shop on Blossom Street in Seattle. It's owned by Lydia Hoffman, and it represents her dream of a new life free from cancer. A life that offers a chance at love... Lydia teaches knitting to beginners, and the first class is "How To Make a Baby Blanket." Three women join. Jacqueline Donovan wants to knit something for her grandchild as a gesture of reconciliation with her daughter-in-law. Carol Girard feels that the baby blanket is a message of hope as she makes a final attempt to conceive. And Alix Townsend is knitting her blanket for a court-ordered community service project. These four very different women, brought together by an age-old craft, make unexpected discoveries --- about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship and more...

2. A Good Yarn (2005)

Lydia Hoffman owns the shop on Blossom Street. In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived -- and so has Lydia. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad's ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness. Three women join Lydia's newest class. Elise Beaumont, retired and bitterly divorced, learns that her onetime husband is reentering her life. Bethanne Hamlin is facing the fallout from a much more recent divorce. And Courtney Pulanski is a depressed and overweight teenager, whose grandmother's idea of helping her is to drag her to seniors' swim sessions -- and to the knitting class at A Good Yarn.

3.What Amanda Wants (2005)

The cancer was back, but though she will miss much of her high school socialization, all Amanda wants is her peers to understand that in spite of her illness she is still Amanda who needs their friendship. She finds solace with the Melissa's Living Legacy Foundation.

4. Susannah's Garden (2006) (aka Old Boyfriends)

It was the year that changed everything... When Susannah Nelson turned eighteen, she said goodbye to her boyfriend, Jake--and never saw him again. She never saw her brother, Doug, again, either. He died unexpectedly that same year. Now, at fifty, Susannah finds herself regretting the paths not taken. Long married, a mother and a teacher, she should be happy. But she feels there's something missing in her life. Not only that, she's balancing the demands of an aging mother and a temperamental twenty-year-old daughter. Her mother, Vivian, a recent widow, is having difficulty coping and living alone, so Susannah goes home to Colville, Washington. In returning to her parents' house, her girlhood friends and the garden she's always loved, she also returns to the past--and the choices she made back then. What she discovers is that things are not always as they once seemed. Some paths are dead ends. But some gardens remain beautiful....

5. Back On Blossom Street (2007) (aka Wednesdays at Four)

Blossom Street--where you'll find everything you're looking for! From yarn and flowers to friendship... There's a new shop on Seattle's Blossom Street--a flower store called Susannah's Garden, right next door to A Good Yarn. Susannah Nelson, the owner, has just hired an assistant named Colette Blake, a young widow who's obviously hiding a secret--or two. When Susannah and Colette both join Lydia Goetz's new knitting class, they discover that Lydia and her sister, Margaret, have worries of their own. Margaret's daughter, Julia, is the victim of a random carjacking, and the entire family is thrown into emotional chaos. Then there's Alix Townsend, whose wedding is only months away. She's not sure she can go through with it, though. A reception at the country club, with hundreds of guests she's never met--it's just not Alix. But, like everyone else in Lydia's knitting class, she knows there's a solution to every problem... and that another woman can usually help you find it!

6. Christmas Letters (2007)

Katherine O'Connor often spends her days at a cozy cafe on Blossom Street in Seattle--where she writes Christmas letters for other people. She's good at making their everyday lives sound more interesting. More humorous. More dramatic. But for Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the cafe, Christmas means lies and deception. In fact, the renowned child psychologist recommends that parents "bury Santa under the sleigh." Katherine, however, feels that his parenting philosophy is one big mistake--at least, based on her five-year-old twin nieces, who are being raised according to his "Free Child" methods. She argues with Wynn about his theories, while he argues that her letters are nothing but lies. They disagree about practically everything--and yet, somehow, they don't really want to stop arguing. As the days--and nights--move closer to Christmas, Katherine and Wynn both discover that love means accepting your differences. And Christmas is about the things you share....

7. Twenty Wishes (2008)

What do you want most in the world? Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At 38 her life's not what she'd expected--she's childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness. On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate...what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did. Anne Marie's list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing good for someone else, falling in love again. She begins to act on her wishes and when she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It's a relationship that becomes far more involving than Anne Marie intended. It also becomes far more important than she ever imagined. As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true--but not necessarily in the way you expect.

8. Summer On Blossom Street (2009)

KNITTING AND LIFE They're both about beginnings -- and endings. That's why Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, offers a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something -- or someone! -- and start a new phase of their lives. First to join is Phoebe Rylander, who's trying to get over a man. Alix Turner and her husband want a baby, so she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family's business. Then there's Lydia's friend Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, have finally settled into a secure and happy routine -- when a stranger appears asking questions. Meanwhile, Lydia and her husband, Brad, have their hands full with the angry, defiant twelve-year-old who unexpectedly becomes their foster child.... But when your life -- and your stitches -- get snarled, your friends can always help!

9. Hannah's List (2010)

On the anniversary of his beloved wife's death, Dr. Michael Everett receives a letter Hannah had written him. In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request. An impossible request. I want you to marry again. She tells him he shouldn't spend the years he has left grieving her. And to that end she's chosen three women she asks him to consider. During the months that follow, he spends time with Winter, Leanne, and Macy, learning more about each of them.and about himself. Learning what Hannah already knew. He's a man who needs the completeness only love can offer. And Hannah's list leads him to the woman who can help him find it.

10. A Turn in the Road (2011)

Sometimes, where you think you're going isn't where you end up... In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. They're driving to Florida for Ruth's 50th high school reunion. A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She's heard he's alone, too...and, well, she's curious. Maybe even hopeful. Bethanne herself needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make. Her ex-husband, Grant -- her children's father -- wants to reconcile now that his second marriage has failed. Bethanne's considering it.... Meanwhile, Annie's out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him! So there they are, three women driving across America. They have their maps and their directions -- but even the best-planned journey can take you to a turn in the road. Or lead you to an unexpected encounter -- like the day Bethanne meets a man named Max who really is a hero on a Harley. That's when Bethanne's decision becomes a lot harder. Because Grant wants her back, but now there's Max.... From Seattle's Blossom Street to the other end of the country, this is a trip that could change three women's lives.

9. Starting Now (2012)


Starlight (1983)

From the moment Karen McAlister saw Rand Prescott, she knew that he was the one man with whom she could share her future. But Rand's own vision was limited, and he was unwilling to bind himself to o woman he could not see. Fate, however, saw everything, and forced them into a marriage neither one could have foreseen on that first night in each other's arms. But theirs became a love which neither one would trade for all the riches of the Orient or the brightness of the sun.

That Wintry Feeling (1984)

A PROMISE FULFILLED Cathy Thompson, a school teacher, needed a dramatic change in her life to forget a painful past-and her move to Alaska would certainly be a start. She didn't know that from the ruins of one love she would be led to the passionate heart of another. Grady Jones, an Alaskan bush pilot, needed a wife himself and a mother for his young daughter, and beautiful Cathy Thompson would do quite nicely. He didn't know that what began as a marriage of convenience would become an all-consuming desire. Grady helped Cathy forget the past, and with her Grady found a future of his own. Together they learned that the best love was yet to be.

Heartsong (1984)

"EVERY LIFE MUST HAVE A SONG...." Skye Garvins voice sang the words that came straight from her heart. Whether singing to the patients at a local hospital or teaching her students at school, Skye tried to touch everyone she met with a spark of joy. Her enthusiasm was always contagious--until she met Jordan Kiley, a successful record producer and temporarily a patient at the hospital. Was he really immune to Skye's charms, or was there another reason for the suspicion she read in his steely gray gaze? Skye believed in miracles, but never before had she faced a challenge as handsome and perplexing as Jordan Kiley.

Undercover Dreamer (1984)

When Meggie O'Halloran landed a job in Portland, she felt that her prayers had been answered. A new career and a new home were just the thing to set her on her feet again. But her new neighbor Quinn Donnelly, was another story altogether. He was an undercover detective, working to make the city a safer place. Yet all the law and order in the world couldn't shield Meggie from falling for Quinn.

A Girl Like Janet (1984)

Love Thy Neighbor (1985)

Cole Daniels was far from the typical boy-next-door . . . For weeks, Lesley had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of her new neighbor. Since the house next door was the only other house in sight, she hoped the new tenant would also become a good friend. From the moment she saw him, she knew Cole Daniels was a mistake. His dark mesmerizing eyes didn't excuse his arrogance. His gentle concern for the wild deer in the woods out back didn't clear him of suspicion. There was something mysterious about the attractive man who seemed to be hiding from the world. What was his precious secret?

Promise Me Forever (1985)

LOVE THERAPY Physical therapist Joy Nielsen enjoyed the often grueling demands of her job. But working with Sloan Whittaker was the challenge of her career. Confined to a wheelchair following an accident, the proud, young business tycoon had lost the will to walk again. Having once been there, Joy refused to play his game. Then one day he kissed her--a tender yearning kiss--and suddenly Sloan was no longer just another patient. But Joy and Sloan lived in different worlds, and she vowed that when he walked again, she would have to walk away. Only she was not about to leave her heart behind...

Adam's Image (1985)

DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE To all the world, Susan McKenzie, successful romance editor, seemed to be the perfect heroine. But there was one thing missing in her life, and that was the perfect hero. Then she met Dr. Adam Gallagher. He seemed to fit the role perfectly; surely together they would live happily ever after. But Adam didn't seem to want to play the hero's role. Aloof and somewhat mysterious, his professional detachment could drive any woman crazy. Was he throwing a twist into Susan's well-plotted life?

Laughter in the Rain (1985)

LOVE IS HERE TO STAY Abby Carpenter longed for the type of romance she had read about in books. She loved Logan, but thought a little spice m her life might prove interesting. Then she met Tate Harding, the handsome stranger who had been watching her in the park. He couldn't be for real: he was the kind of man that dreams are made of. What did he want from her? And what did Abby want from him--the thrill of adventure? She had Logan; he was real, trustworthy, warm and unselfish. The grass may always seem greener, but true love is hard to find.

The Trouble with Caasi (1985)

Running Crane Enterprises was Caasi's whole life. Every waking minute was centered around the hotel chain. So what if her heart was vacant? Then rugged Blake Sherrill handed her his resignation, and Caasi's emotions began to somersault. Though Caasi and Blake had worked together for years, she had always taken his lean good looks for granted. Realizing how much she needed Blake, and not only as her general manager, Caasi became determined to do anything to find the key that would unlock his love--even if it meant checking out of the business world. ...

A Friend or Two (1985)

Mistaken Identity. What was a Wainwright doing waitressing in a French pastry shop? Elizabeth was well aware of the fruits of wealth, but money wasn't bringing fulfillment. Fisherman's Wharf was a breath of fresh air for Boston socialite, but when Andrew Breed walked into the bakery she thought she would never breathe again. The man was intimidating..

Christmas Masquerade (1985)

Jo Marie first met Andrew, her dream man, in the crush of a Mardi Gras parade. But by Christmas, he was introduced to her as someone else's fiance. Yet Jo Marie noticed that Andrew and his intended didn't always act like a loving couple. In fact, in the whirl of Christmas parties and festivities they constantly seemed to be changing partners. During one dance Jo Marie even found herself in Andrew's arms, sharing a tender moment. Had she gone crazy? In the harsh light of reality, her dream man was going to marry another woman. Or was he? The confusion had to end--it was a lonely game that just wasn't in the spirit of the Christmas season!

Let It Snow (1986)

Shelly Griffin was snowbound after a blizzard delayed her flight home for the holidays. But after meeting Slade Garner she knew her life would be changed forever. With a smile Slade was able to make her heart soar--and she hoped the trip would never end.

The Matchmakers (1986)

Single mom Dori Robertson is suddenly under pressure to find a new father for her eleven-year-old son. And he's already chosen the guy - former pro-football player Gavin Parker. As it turns out, Gavin's daughter wants her dad to marry again, too. When the kids join forces, Gavin suggests he and Dori start dating, just to satisfy the kids. Dori figures it's safe enough.until he kisses her!

Shadow Chasing (1986)

With only seven days in the sun drenched splendor of Mexico, Carla knew she couldn't expect to find "Mr. Right." Then she met Philip, and all her plans for a casual vacation romance melted in the blaze of the hot Mexican sun. But Philip was a cop just like her dad not the kind of man Carla wanted to get serious with. So when the vacation ended, so would the affair. Back home in Seattle, Carla knew that it hadn't been the tropical sun that set her blood afire. It had been Philip. And she wanted him back....

Yesterday's Hero (1986)

Nothing was going to keep marine biologist Leah Talmadge or world-famous photographer Cain Hawkins from missing this chance of a lifetime--an expedition to study the rare whales of the Diamantina Islands. But when the governor of the islands denied permission for two unmarried people to live together, there was only one solution--marriage. Why not? They both desperately wanted to be part of this expedition. The choice was clear. Neither one of them expected the marriage to have any effect on their lives. Yet somehow an invisible link existed between them ... and both of them knew they would never be the same.

Jury of His Peers (1986)

Ted Thomasson was odious, vile and full of scruples--and if she'd disliked him at thirteen, that dislike paled when compared to the intensity of her feelings now. But thanks to fate--and jury duty--Caroline Lomax had to stare at that infuriatingly honest, sincere, undeniably handsome face that possessed a devilish grin that suddenly made the room seem uncomfortably warm. She was magnificent! A fiery-haired hell-raiser-stubborn, witty, more enigmatic and enchanting than ever. If a sense of justice was all they shared, it was a start. Because when opposites give in to the magnetic pull of desire, ecstasy is dust the beginning.

Yesterday Once More (1986)

Three years ago, Julie Houser had fled from Wichita, Kansas, before her wedding. Young and shy, Julie had felt incapable of entering handsome Daniel Van Deen's society world--and incapable of impressing his society dragon of a mother. But Julie had been unable to forget the love she'd shared with Daniel. Resolutely, she decided to return and convince him that true love was too precious to leave behind. The most difficult decision Julie had ever made was to leave Kansas. The second hardest was to go back. But love demanded that she set things right and fight for a bright new tomorrow.

Friends and Then Some (1986)

There has to be another way; Lily decided after playing "Moon River" in the hotel lounge for the thousandth time. She had to marry a man who could take care of her and her grandmother in style. But she needed help to find him. That help came from her best friend Jake. After all, hadn't he rescued them from the hotel manager Gram was casting a voodoo spell over? Jake agreed, and the hunt was on. But while they were looking for a rich husband, Lily discovered that her feelings for Jake were changing. He was her friend--and then some.

Love by Degree (1987)

Ellen Cunningham had decided to go back to college in Seattle. She would get her degree and become the best first-grade teacher around. Money was tight, and she was lucky to find inexpensive lodging in a house with three young college boys. Though she was only five years older, Ellen played housemother in exchange for low rent, a situation that pleased everyone. Except Reed Morgan, the absentee owner. When he returned unexpectedly, he wasn't happy to discover his house occupied by a bunch of college boys and Ellen.

Sugar and Spice (1987)

With her high school reunion coming up, librarian Jayne Gilbert was determined to go with a handsome man on her arm. The problem: finding one. So Jayne decided to rely on her favorite source of instruction: books. Riley Chambers had no room in his life for women - especially not this gorgeous innocent armed with a book on How to Pick Up a Man. Unfortunately, women like Jayne had a way of sneaking up on a man, and whether he liked it or not, he was hooked. But had it been by the book?

No Competition (1987)

Shane Reynolds knew talent when he saw it, and Carrie Lockett was definitely talented. After collecting her paintings and admiring her from afar, Shane thought he knew what made Carrie tick. It should be fairly easy to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him. But he quickly learned that he'd been wrong. While it might be easy to buy one of her paintings, getting to know the shy, reclusive artist was another matter. She continually rebuffed him, and Shane was soon at wit's end. Then he came up with a plan--one that could turn their friendship into a masterpiece of romance.

All Things Considered (1987)

Judd Matthiessen was no good. His father had always said so, and his desertion of Lanni and their daughter seemed to prove it. So why did it feel so right to Lanni when Judd walked back into her life? And why did she agree to accompany him to the Matthiessen ranch--chastely--when his mere presence made her weak with desire? Discovering a manlier, more mature Judd was ecstasy. But his father seemed determined to drive Judd away, Unless Lanni could stop him, this time it might be forever.

Love 'N' Marriage (1987)

Stephanie Coulter marry Jonas Lockwood, tyrant, dictator and world-class grouch? Never! But her friends at Lockwood Industries had other plans. Avid readers of romance novels, they had decided their employer was the classic lonely hero who needed a loving wife-- Stephanie. But Jonas didn't want a wife, and Stephanie wasn't about to apply for the job. Until she accompanied Jonas on softer, romantic side. That's when Stephanie set out to show Jonas he a business trip and discovered his needed more than an efficient secretary--he needed her.

Husband Required (1987)

Need dad. Tall athletic. Mom pretty. 555-5818 When Dori saw the ad her eleven-year-old son, Danny, had put in the Seattle daily newspaper, she nearly fainted with shock. Widowed several years earlier, Dori had forged a comfortable life for herself and Danny, but it was a life devoid of male influence for her precocious son--and a loving male partner for her. And now Danny had run this dreadful ad. To make matters worse the first man to appear on her doorstep waving the paper in her face was Gavin Parker, a well-known sports commentator with a low opinion of marriage-minded women....

Mail-Order Bride (1987)

Caroline Myers had been eighteen when she'd discovered how potent her great-grandfather's recipe for "tea" was. So, when her two maiden aunts suggested a vacation to Alaska, Caroline was certain they'd overindulged in the family brew. Why go now - especially after she'd just been jilted by her erstwhile fiance? But Caroline didn't know that her well-meaning relatives had cooked up a scheme - they'd decided that becoming a mail-order bride for rugged Alaskan Paul Trevor would be perfect for Caroline. And, after gazing into Paul's dark eyes, Caroline had to agree...and wonder if she'd just found a more potent elixir than Grandfather's tea could ever be.

Any Sunday (1988)

Marjorie Majors hadn't been to a doctor since she was fourteen. Luckily she'd been healthy as a horse since then-because illness made people vulnerable, and fiercely independent Marjorie didn't want to need anyone. But then fate in the form of appendicitis forced her into the gentle hands of Dr. Sam Bretton. True, Sam's bedside manner would inspire confidence in anybody, but that didn't explain why Marjorie's pulse raced whenever he stepped into the room. And when he requested she find herself another physician, the sudden pain that tore through her heart seemed sharper than any surgeon's knife . . . until the good doctor offered her a prescription that promised a lifetime of healthy loving.

The Playboy and the Widow (1988)

An earthy widow and mother of two was a far cry from the stylish glamour girls dashing man about town Cliff Howard usually dated. But one look into Diana Collin's soulful brown eyes had him thinking about apple pie instead of "cheesecake." Her irresistible blend of womanly strength and heartbreaking vulnerability enticed him as beauty never had. Try as he might to resist, "ladykiller" Cliff was soon forced to admit that this plucky widow and her rmbuntious daughters could grow on a man. But could they start a dyed in the wool playboy dreaming domestic bliss?

Almost an Angel (1989)

Bethany Stone had been in love with her handsome employer, Joshua Norris for years...secretly. He probably didn't even know her first name -- let alone the passion she felt every time she thought about him! Certain Joshua would never notice that his executive secretary had stars in her eyes, Bethany was ready to hand in her resignation...and finally give up. But suddenly Joshua realized he needed Bethany -- outside of the office. The unexpected arrival of his enchanting ten-year-old daughter had him panicking -- what did he know about little girls! Now the flustered single father was turning to Bethany for advice on everything from preteen fashion to views on child rearing. Bethany was ecstatic to be involved in his personal life -- but how could she be sure Joshua wanted anything more than an efficient baby sitter?

For All My Tomorrows (1989)

Suddenly widowed Lynn Danfort had felt doubly bereft when her husband's best friend abruptly left town. Now, three years later, husky Ryder Matthews was back, and to Lynn's astonishment, he seemed to be offering far more than friendship. Was his tender, tempting courtship of her and the kids some kind of belated guilt trip? Ryder had tried to deny why he'd fled Seattle, but the truth had finally caught up with him. He was in love with Lynn--always had been. But was she ready to love more than her husband's memory? Could he convince her to turn away from yesterday and let him be her tomorrow?

Yours and Mine (1989)

When Joanna's daughter, Kristen, asks Joanna if she would consider remarriage. Joanna's answer is an immediate no. Tanner Lund feels the same way. Like Joanna, he'd been divorced after a disastrous marriage. And like her, he's raising an 11-year-old daughter alone. Joanna's Kristen and Tanner's Nicole are best friends, so it's inevitable that Joanna and Tanner will become friends, too. And it is not long before they're both feeling something stronger than friendship--something they would both prefer to ignore. If only they could. As seen on Romance Classics television.

The Way to a Man's Heart (1989)

Meghan O'Day couldn't understand what a sophisticated, good-looking man like Professor Grey Carlyle saw in her-a simple, self-educated waitress. They shared a passion for classical literature, and he kept returning to her diner, yet she knew a relationship between them couldn't last. The way to a man's heart might be through his stomach . . . but she was meat and potatoes, not crepes suzette! From the minute Grey discovered Meghan in Rose's Diner, his heart just hadn't been the same. Her smile was like sunlight, a prism's array of color in his academic world of black and white. For her own good, Grey knew he should let her go. But how could he release a ray of sunshine?

Rainy Day Kisses (1990) Целувки в дъжда

Сузана си е начертала ясен план - гаранция за блестяща кариера. В него изобщо не се предвижда да се влюбва, а още по-малко в съседа! Нейт безспорно е много привлекателен, очевидно и богат, но няма никакви амбиции. Сузана с нокти и зъби се катери по служебната стълбица, а той си пуска хвърчила и пече кифлички! И никак не й е приятно, когато Нейт поставя под съмнение ценностната й система, защото и тя самата започва да се разколебава в нея... Дали не се е отказала от твърде важни неща заради кариерата си? Готова ли е да пожертва и любовта на Нейт?

Fallen Angel (1990) Ангелски очи

Бъдещето на Ейми Джонсън винаги е било предначертано - трябва да запонче работа в основаната от баща й компания, а след него да наследи управлението й. Никой не се интересува какво желае тя в сърцето си... Докато един непознат не й предлага добър съвет и разгорещени целувки, които разпалват копнежа й за нещо повече. Но след това Джош Пауъл отпрашва към другия край на света без никакви обещания или ангажименти... Години след това той е отхвърлил света на парите и властта и сега няма намерение да се остави да бъде отлонен от пътя си, дори и от изкусителната Ейми. Ала ще допусне ли Джош тази чудесна млада жена да загуби всичко, което обича?...

The Courtship of Carol Sommars (1990)

Staying one step ahead of her energetic teenage son had taught Carol Sommars some pretty fancy footwork. But when said teen rallied his best buddy's seductive single dad to sweep her off her feet, the pace got fiercer. Carol vowed to sidestep the issue. Handsome Alex Preston could disco with debutantes for all she cared--this thirty-plus mom was beating a hasty retreat. Alex was weary of mindless dates. Carol was a woman of substance, and he wanted her. With the two boys on his side and with some gentle, persistent wooing, he'd bring a sparkle to Carol's eyes ... then watch them glaze with satisfying passion. Unfortunately, he hadn't reckoned on Carol's skilled evasion tactics, nor the unexpected glimmer of her tears....

First Comes Marriage (1991) Първо се ожениха

- Какво мислиш за Закари Томас?

През целия следобед Жанин бе измисляла сложни и заплетени отговори, за да прикрие чувствата си. Но дядо й очакваше истината. И тя бе длъжна да я изрече.

- Не знам! Не е лесно да го разбере човек.

- Така е, но Закари ще се промени - той помисли малко и се усмихна. - Ти ще го промениш!

- Аз?! Аз да променя Закари Томас? - изненада се Жанин.

- Да, ти! Ще го научиш да се смее и да се радва на живота! Но най-вече ще го научиш да обича.

- Нищо не разбирам. Какво общо имам аз? - Жанин се смути.

- Аз избрах Закари Томас за твой съпруг, Жанин!

Father's Day (1991)

Robin Masterson's ten-year-old son, Jeff, wanted to make friends with the dog next door. The problem was that Blackie belonged to Cole Camden--the unfriendliest man in the Mastersons' new neighborhood. Cole hadn't always been so solitary, so aloof. The deaths of his wife and son had embittered him, and that was something Robin could understand. Her own much-loved husband had died when Jeff was just a baby. Now, for the first time in ten years, Robin found herself responding to a man. To Cole Camden. But was he interested in her--or in replacing the family he'd lost?

Here Comes Trouble (1991)

That unflattering article by Kramer Adams started the whole thing. The "debutante" was Maryanne Simpson, columnist at a rival Seattle paper, which her father happened to own. Despite her anger at Kramer's interfering opinion. Maryanne decided the tough, streetwise newsman was right about one thing; her life had been too easy. She wanted to earn her own way. And she wanted to earn Kramer's respect. No, more than his respect... She quit her job, left her luxury apartment and gave up her trust fund -- a Cinderella in reverse, with Kramer Adams her reluctant prince.

Stolen Kisses (1991)

The Forgetful Bride (1991)

She was NOT married to Joseph Rockwell! Caitlin hadn't even seen him in almost twenty years. He was now a successful Seattle contractor, who happened to be renovating the office where Cait worked as a stockbroker. But one thing hadn't changed--Joe Rockwell was still a terrible tease, telling everyone he an Cait were husband and wife. On, sure, they'd been "married" in a pretend ceremony when she was eight. She wished Joe would stop bringing that up. Couldn't he see he was embarrassing her--especially in front of her boss, Paul? She was in love with Paul. No, Joe insisted, she was in love with HIM. And on Christmas Day, he proved it....

My Hero (1992)

He was a perfect hero--on paper, anyway! Would-be romance writer Bailey York was a woman who'd already failed twice at love. As far as she was concerned, men were wonderful to read--and to write--about, but that was as close as she wanted to get. Which was probably why she had such difficulty creating a hero. She needed a real-life model, she finally decided. And she found one. Parker Davidson was everything a hero should be. Compellingly attractive. Forceful and determined, yet capable of tenderness. A man of substance. Parker was perfect for Bailey's novel--but he wanted to be the hero in her life, not just in her book!

Morning Comes Softly (1993)

A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she'll always be alone--so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she's never met. But something about this man calls to her--and she knows this may be her very last chance at happiness. Tragedy made Travis Thompson the guardian of three orphaned children--and determination leads him to do whatever it takes to keep the kids out of foster homes. When he decides to take a long shot on a personals ad, the results are surprising, and before he knows it, he has agreed to marry a mysterious Southern woman sight unseen. It could be the mistake of a lifetime. But Mary Warner may be exactly what this broken family needs. And with a little faith, a little trust, and a lot of love, two lonely hearts might just discover the true meaning of miracles.

The Bachelor Prince (1994)

A Royal Groom Prince Stefano Giorgio Paolo was a man most women only dreamed of marrying. And now the very handsome--and very eligible--bachelor had come to America in search of a bride. A Bride Not-To-Be Hope Jordan's prince had finally come--but there was no happy ending in sight. Her royal suitor needed a wealthy wife to save his country from ruin. And Hope had nothing to offer Stefano except her love. A Dutiful Marriage? Hope Jordan was the first woman to capture Stefano's soul--but could he give up his kingdom for her love?

One Night (1994)

Morning deejay Carrie Jamison spouts the quirky brand of comedy Kansas City loves to wake up to. She's skyrocketing in the ratings, and her quick wit has won her the admiration of everyone at KUTE radio -- except Kyle Harris. A serious, no-frills newscaster, Kyle disapproves of Carrie's antics, and isn't afraid to broadcast his feelings to her or anyone else. When the tension between them approaches a meltdown, the station manager delivers a shocking ultimatum: Carrie and Kyle must make nice or end up on the unemployment line. With so much at stake, how hard could it be to give peace a chance? As they both open up to the possibility, they are startled to discover how simple it is. And, even more surprising, how quickly the warmth of friendship can flare into the splendors of love...

Wanted: Perfect Partner (1995)

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....

Mrs. Miracle (1996)

Seth Webster, a widower with six-year-old twins, needs nothing short of a miracle to feel whole again. With his heart still scarred by the loss of his wife, he feels overwhelmed trying to care for his children, get dinner on the table, and keep his job. Then a heaven-sent housekeeper arrives. She dishes out words of wisdom as delectable as her chicken pot pie. She shares advice about taking risks and taking vacations; about keeping the memory of the children's mother alive for them, while letting go of the past; and about a certain beautiful travel agent whose own heart bears deep wounds--a woman who is a stranger to Seth...and his destiny....

Montana (1997)

MOVING TO MONTANA Her grandfather wants her to move home, and Molly thinks she just might. His ranch will be a good place for her sons to grow up, a place to escape big-city influences. Then she learns -- from a stranger named Sam Dakota -- that her grandfather is ill. Possibly dying. Molly packs up the kids without a second thought and makes the long drive to Sweetgrass, Montana. Once she arrives, she immediately has questions about Sam Dakota. Why is he working on her grandfather's ranch? Why doesn't the sheriff trust him? Just who is he? Despite everything, Molly can't deny her attraction to Sam -- until her ailing grandfather tries to push them into marriage. Moving to the state of Montana is one thing; entering the state of matrimony is another! Some borders aren't so easy to cross....

This Matter of Marriage (1997)

If I want to get married & have a family (& I do) it's time for a plan!! Starting now.

--From Hallie McCarthy's diary

The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing. She's hitting the beg three-O and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. Hallie, an organized, goal-setting kind of person, gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight...In Shining Armor. But all her dates are disasters. (There's the cheapskate and the sex fiend and...well, never mind.) Too bad she can't just fall for her good-looking neighbor, Steve Marris -- who's definitely not her type. Anyway, Steve's busy trying to win back his ex-wife, Mary Lynn, who's busy getting married -- but not to Steve. Life would be so much simpler if he could fall for someone else. Like...Hallie. They're friends, though -- and sometimes friends become lovers. Sometimes friends become more.

Three Brides, No Groom (1997)

They were college friends with plans to become blushing brides. Gretchen had the beauty, Maddie the brains...and Carol the bounce--she was a cheerleader, after all! And they each had a man to marry. Gretchen had snagged a low student with a bright future. Maddie had a professor, ready to teach her the art of love. And Carol's football hero had impressive moves on--and off--the field. But suddenly there was trouble in paradise. Even though the caterers were booked, the bouquets bought and the bridal dresses were ready to wear....the grooms suddenly got cold feet. And that's when these three women decided they weren't going to get mad...they were going to get even!

Can This Be Christmas? (1998)

On Christmas Eve, a monstrous snowstorm has shut down air traffic to and from all the Maine airports. Individuals with holiday plans rush to the train that is still taking passengers to Boston. On board the train are several unhappy people, who want to be at their holiday destination. Naval shipmate Len Dawber is heading to Texas to ask the woman he loves to marry him. Cathy Norris, whose husband just passed away, cannot cope with being alone during this season of joy. She is going to stay with her daughter. After a fight with his wife, Matthew McHugh is angry and bitter and, at least this year, feels the holiday is a bah humbug! New parents, Kelly and Nick Berry just adopted a baby, but wonder if they are going to fail as parents. The train is forced to stop in a small New Hampshire town due to debris on tracks up ahead. This forces these and other strangers to spend Christmas Eve with one another either as fellow spirited travelers or individual Scrooges.

Married in Montana (1998)

Needing a safe place for her sons to grow up , Molly Cogan decided it was time to return home. Home to Sweetgrass, Montana. For Molly, moving to the state of Montana was one thing - entering the state of matrimony was quite another.

Tis the Season (1999)

A collection of two romantic Christmas stories includes "Christmas Masquerade," in which a young woman becomes infatuated with a mysterious stranger, and "Snowbound," which finds two adversaries trapped together on a snowy mountain. Reprint.

Promise (2000)

In Promise, Texas, people know what it is to depend on a friend--and how to be that friend. They know that family, home, community are the things that really count. They know that love gives meaning to every single day of their lives. Some of the people in Promise are from old ranching families--like the Westons and the Pattersons, who first came to the hill country more than a century ago. Then there are people who moved here just recently, like Dr. Jane Dickinson and Amy Thornton, women who fell in love with men from Promise--and with the town. And there are newcomers like Jane's friend Annie Applegate, who's looking for peace and finds a great deal more. She agrees to marry a widowed veterinarian for the sake of his children ...and discovers that marriage can lead to love. In Promise, everyone's life is a story! The people here, like people everywhere, experience tragedies as well as triumphs, sorrow as well as joy. This town, like towns everywhere, has its share of secrets. But--whether times are good or bad--you're never alone in a place like Promise. And that makes all the difference, doesn't it? Join me there!

Thursdays at Eight (2001)

Every Thursday at eight, four women meet for breakfast - and to talk. To tell their stories, recount their sorrows and their joys. To offer each other encouragement and unstinting support. Clare has just been through a devastating divorce. She's driven by anger and revenge . . . until she learns something about her ex-husband that forces her to look deep inside for the forgiveness and compassion she's rejected - and for the person she used to be. Elizabeth is widowed, in her late fifties, a successful professional - a woman who's determined not to waste another second of her life. And if that life should include romantic possibilities - well, why not? Karen is in her twenties, the years for taking risks, testing your dreams. Her dream is to be an actor. So what if her parents think she should be more like her sister, the very respectable Victoria? Julia is turning forty this year. Her husband's career is established, her kids are finally in their teens and she's just started her own business. Everything's going according to plan - until she gets pregnant!

An Ideal Marriage? (2001)

The Christmas Basket (2002)

More than ten years ago, high-school sweethearts Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton planned to elope--but then he jilted her. This Christmas, Noelle is home to celebrate the holidays, and she and Thom discover they are still in love. Now only the decades-old rivalry between their mothers stands in the way of a second chance together.

Between Friends (2002)

The friendship between Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski begins in the postwar era of the 1950s. As they grow up, their circumstances, their choices -- and their mistakes -- take them invirtually opposite directions. Lesley gets pregnant and marries young, living a cramped life defined by the demands of small children, not enough money, an unfaithful husband. Jillian lives those years on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City. Over the years and across the miles, through marriage, children, divorce and widowhood, Jillian and Lesley remain close, sharing every grief and every joy. There are no secrets between friends . . .

This Time For Keeps (2003)

New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber brings readers two classic stories filled eith love. laughter and unexpected brides! The Matchmaker & The forgetful Bride

The Snow Bride (2003)

A Snowbound Christmas . . . A Second-chance bride! Practical Jenna Walsh has done something impratical. She's met a man on the Internet and now, a month before Christmas, she's going to Alaska to marry him. Dalton Gray seems to be everything she wants in a husband -- sensitive, gallant, romantic . . . On the flight to Fairbanks, she has the misfortune to sit beside Reed Kenner, who obviously isn't Sensitive, gallant, or romantic. However, he's not impressed with her plan to marry Dalton, a man he detests (for good reason, as Jenna later finds out). So Reed takes it upon himself to change her destination -- and her marriage plans. Which is why Jenna ends up at Reed's Cabin in tiny Snowbound Alaska. It's currently a one-woman town (and the other woman's out of town). That leaves Reed, a bunch of eccentric old men, a few grizzly bears -- and Jenna. Kidnapped! AN dthen there's a blizzard. The two of them alone, stranded in Snowbound . . . Hmm. Maybe she'll be a Christmas bride, after all!

Changing Habits (2003)

They were sisters once. In a more innocent time, three girls enter the convent. Angelina, Kathleen and Joanna come from very different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common-the desire to join a religious order. Despite the seclusion of the convent house in Minneapolis, they're not immune to what's happening around them, and each sister faces an unexpected crisis of faith. Ultimately Angie, Kathleen and Joanna all leave the sisterhood, abandoning the convent for the exciting and confusing world outside.The world of choices to be made, of risks to be taken. Of men and romantic love.The world of ordinary women . . .

On a Snowy Night (2004)

THE CHRISTMAS BASKET More than ten years ago, high-school sweethearts Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton planned to elope--but then he jilted her. This Christmas, Noelle is home to celebrate the holidays, and she and Thom discover they are still in love. Now only the decades-old rivalry between their mothers stands in the way of a second chance together. THE SNOW BRIDE It's a month before Christmas and Jenna Campbell is flying to Alaska to marry a man she met on the Internet--until her seatmate takes it upon himself to change her plans. Which is how Jenna ends up stranded in tiny Snowbound, Alaska, alone with Reid Jamison (plus a bunch of eccentric old men and a few grizzly bears). And then there's a blizzard.... Maybe she'll be a Christmas bride after all!

When Christmas Comes (2004)

Trading houses. Trading towns. Trading Christmas. Emily Springer widowed mother of one, decides to leave her hometown of Leavenworth, Washington, to spend Christmas with her daughter in Boston. Charles Brewster, history professor, seasoned curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. Through an Internet site, they arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston--and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover a town that looks like Santa's village, full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and elves. Meanwhile, Emily's friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her--and finds Charles the grouch. . .whose brother, Ray, shows up at Charles's place, to find Emily living there. Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge in unexpected ways. Because when Christmas comes, so does love. . .

Home for the Holidays (2005)

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays . . .

The Forgetful Bride

Caitlin Marshall's trying to go home to Minnesota, but at the last minute she gives her airline ticket to a stranded soldier. So Cait spends Christmas with Joe Rockwell, who was a childhood friend -- and is still a terrible tease, claiming that Cait's his wife. Oh, sure, they were "married" in a pretend ceremony when she was eight, but now Joe wants to make their "marriage" real!

When Christmas Comes

Emily Springer trades her Leavenworth, Washington, home for Charles Brewster's Boston condo. Then Emily's friend Faith comes to visit her in Washington -- and instead finds Charles, a complete stranger and a curmudgeon, to boot. His brother, Ray, meanwhile shows up at Charlie's place, only to discover Emily living there. But through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, among the chaos and confusion, romance begins to emerge . . .

There's Something About Christmas (2005)

Emma Collins has always believed that the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who love fruitcake and those who don't. She's firmly in the second category, so it's ironic that her major assignment for the Puyallup, Washington, Examiner is a series of articles about . . . fruitcake. At least it's a step up from writing obituaries. Her task is to interview the finalists in a fruitcake recipe contest, and that means traveling around the state. Actually . . . flying around the state. Local pilot Oliver Hamilton, who's starting an airfreight business, has agreed to take her wherever she needs to go, in exchange for free advertising. Unfortunately Emma hates small planes -- almost as much as she hates fruitcake. But in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Emma falls for Oliver (who's not quite the Scrooge he sometimes seems) and his mutt, Oscar (who's allergic to her perfume, which makes him sneeze repeatedly). And she meets three wise women who know a lot about fruitcake -- and even more about life.

Christmas Letters (2006)

Katherine O'Connor often spends her days at a cozy cafe on Blossom Street in Seattle--where she writes Christmas letters for other people. She's good at making their everyday lives sound more interesting. More humorous. More dramatic. But for Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the cafe, Christmas means lies and deception. In fact, the renowned child psychologist recommends that parents "bury Santa under the sleigh." Katherine, however, feels that his parenting philosophy is one big mistake--at least, based on her five-year-old twin nieces, who are being raised according to his "Free Child" methods. She argues with Wynn about his theories, while he argues that her letters are nothing but lies. They disagree about practically everything--and yet, somehow, they don't really want to stop arguing. As the days--and nights--move closer to Christmas, Katherine and Wynn both discover that love means accepting your differences. And Christmas is about the things you share....

His Winter Bride (2008)

This book features stories including "The Forgetful Bride" and "When Christmas Comes".

Be My Angel (2009)

The Perfect Christmas (2009)

For Cassie Beaumont, it's meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at thirty-three, wants a husband and kids, and so far, nothing's worked. Not blind dates, not the Internet and certainly not leaving love to chance. What's left? A professional matchmaker. He's Simon Dodson, and he's very choosy about the clients he takes on. Cassie finds Simon a difficult, acerbic know-it-all, and she's astonished when he accepts her as a client. Claiming he has her perfect mate in mind, Simon assigns her three tasks to complete before she meets him. Three tasks that are all about Christmas: being a charity bell ringer, dressing up as Santa's elf at a children's party and preparing a traditional turkey dinner for her neighbors (whom she happens to dislike). Despite a number of comical mishaps, Cassie does it all - and she's finally ready to meet her match. But just like the perfect Christmas gift, he turns out to be a wonderful surprise!

Christmas in Seattle (2009)

Including novels Christmas Letters and The Perfect Christmas

Her Kind of Man (2009) (with Justine Davis, Joan Hohl)

Was he the one? Navy Husband Debbie Macomber When Lieutenant Commander Adam Kennedy offered Shana his help (a little dictatorially) looking after her niece, she had to admit he was useful and great looking; but Shana made it clear she was not in the market for a navy husband. A Man Apart Joan Hohl Justin Grainger did not plan to settle down. So when he met sexy Hannah, he had only seduction on his mind. Using his notorious charm, he soon had a perfect bed partner for a week of unbridled passion. So why did it have to end? Second-Chance Hero Justine Davis A tropical island might be a relaxing spot for some, but not for security chief John Draven. Not if Grace O-Conner, the stubborn beauty he-d never been able to forget, was there. Draven had one last chance to protect the woman who should have been his...

Family Affair (2011)

Lacey Lancaster has always longed to be a wife and mother. However, after a painful divorce, she decides it's time to lay low for a while in her charming San Francisco apartment with her beautiful Abyssinian cat, Cleo. Everything would be wonderful, except for her utterly impossible neighbor Jack Walker. When he's not arguing day and night with his girlfriend, begging her to move in with him, he's chasing down his cat named Dog, who seems determined to get Cleo to succumb to his feline advances. Then Lacey discovers the awful truth - Cleo is in the family way and Dog's to blame. She's furious that neither Jack nor his amorous animal seem too upset about the situation. But Lacey learns that things are not quite as they seem. Jack's "girlfriend" is really his sister - and his intentions toward Lacey are very honorable. And though she's not quite sure about Dog, Lacey begins to discover the tender joy of falling in love all over again.

Starting Now (2012)

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