Wednesday, August 28, 2013

When First They Met by Debbie Macomber

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

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 a heartwarming excerpt from The Inn at Rose Harbor, the upcoming first novel in Debbie Macomber’s new series.
My thoughts:
I read this one out of order, I don't recall seeing anything about it last summer before I read The Inn at Rose Harbor, but I decided to give it a try now.  It is very short!  It can be read in a sitting and even then a short sitting.  Honestly, while I did enjoy the book, I do wish it had been a bit more fleshed out.  It was a nice look at how the two of them met and the obstacles they overcame, but I would have liked to have seen more about what it was like for them once they married and before the next book.  Getting engaged and falling in love is exciting, but having and building a life together always touches me more.  Macomber does such a good job with creating lives for her characters that have believable struggles and ups and downs that I would have liked to have seen more of that here.  Still a nice in between read.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345539366
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/18/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 17

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