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Macomber, Debbie

Macomber, Debbie

PERSONAL:

Married; husband's name Wayne; children: four.

ADDRESSES:

Home—WA; FL.

CAREER:

Freelance writer, beginning c. 1970. Creator of a line of knitting notions, packaged through Leisure Arts.

AWARDS, HONORS:

RITA, Romance Writers of America; Quill Award for Romance, 2004, for 44 Cranberry Point.

WRITINGS:

ROMANCE NOVELS

The Trouble with Caasi, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

Christmas Masquerade, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

That Wintry Feeling, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

Promise Me Forever, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985, reprinted, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Adam's Image, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

A Friend or Two, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

Yesterday's Hero, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Yesterday Once More, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986, reprinted, 1996.

Laughter in the Rain, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Jury of His Peers, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Friends—and Then Some, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Shadow Chasing, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986, reprinted, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1997.

Love by Degree, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1987.

Sugar and Spice, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

No Competition, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

Love 'n Marriage, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

Mail-order Bride, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Cindy and the Prince (for the "Legendary Lovers" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Some Kind of Wonderful (for the "Legendary Lovers" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Almost Paradise (for the "Legendary Lovers" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Any Sunday, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Yours and Mine, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1989.

Almost No Angel, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1989.

The Way to a Man's Heart, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1989.

A Little Bit Country, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1990.

Country Brides, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1990.

Rainy Day Kisses, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1990.

First Comes Marriage, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

Father's Day, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

Here Comes Trouble, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

The Forgetful Bride, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

My Hero, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1992.

The Man You'll Marry, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1992.

Valerie (for the "Orchard Valley Trilogy"), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1992.

Stephanie (for the "Orchard Valley Trilogy"), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1992.

Norah (for the "Orchard Valley Trilogy"), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1993.

Lone Star Lovin', Harlequin (New York, NY), 1993.

Ready for Romance, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1993.

Morning Comes Softly, Harper (New York, NY), 1993.

The Bachelor Prince, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1994.

Ready for Marriage, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1994.

One Night, Harper (New York, NY), 1994.

Wanted: Perfect Partner (for the "Yours Truly" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1995.

Marriage Risk (for the "Midnight Sons" series), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1995.

Someday Soon (for "Deliverance Company" series), Harper (New York, NY), 1995.

Sooner or Later (for "Deliverance Company" series), Harper (New York, NY), 1996.

Mrs. Miracle, Harper (New York, NY), 1996.

Daddy's Little Helper (for the "Midnight Sons" series), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

Ending in Marriage (for the "Midnight Sons" series), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

Brides for Brothers (for the "Midnight Sons" series), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

Because of the Baby (for the "Midnight Sons" series), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

Falling for Him (for the "Midnight Sons" series), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

This Matter of Marriage, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1997.

Three Brides, No Groom, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1997.

Montana, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Can This Be Christmas?, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Thursdays at Eight, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Between Friends, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Angels Everywhere, Avon Books (New York, NY), 2002.

The Christmas Basket, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Moon over Water (for "Deliverance Company" series), Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

This Time for Keeps, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Changing Habits, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

The Snow Bride, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

On a Snowy Night, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

When Christmas Comes, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

There's Something about Christmas, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

Glad Tidings, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

The Wyoming Kid, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2006.

Be My Valentine, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

Old Boyfriends, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

Wednesdays at Four, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2008.

"ANGELS EVERYWHERE" SERIES

A Season of Angels, Harper (New York, NY), 1993.

The Trouble with Angels, Harper (New York, NY), 1994.

Touched by Angels, Harper (New York, NY), 1995.

Shirley, Goodness, & Mercy, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Those Christmas Angels, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

Where Angels Go, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2007.

"DAKOTA" SERIES

Dakota Born, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Dakota Home, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Always Dakota, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Buffalo Valley, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

"CEDAR COVE" SERIES

16 Lighthouse Road (for the "Cedar Cove" series), Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

204 Rosewood Lane (for the "Cedar Cove" series), Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

311 Pelican Court (for the "Cedar Cove" series), Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

44 Cranberry Point (for the "Cedar Cove" series), Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

50 Harbor Street, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

6 Rainier Drive, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

74 Seaside Avenue, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

8 Sandpaper Way, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2008.

"BLOSSOM STREET" SERIES

The Shop on Blossom Street, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

A Good Yarn, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

Susannah's Garden, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

Christmas Letters, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

Back on Blossom Street, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

ROMANCE NOVELS; SILHOUETTE "SPECIAL EDITIONS"

Starlight, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985, reprinted, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Reflections of Yesterday, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986, reprinted, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

White Lace and Promises, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

All Things Considered, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

Navy Wife (for the "Navy" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

The Playboy and the Widow, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988, reprinted, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

For All My Tomorrows, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1989, reprinted, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Navy Blues (for the "Navy" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1989.

The Sheriff Takes a Wife (for the "Manning Sisters" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1990.

The Cowboy's Lady (for the "Manning Sisters" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1990.

Fallen Angel, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1990, reprinted, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

The Courtship of Carol Sommars, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1990.

Navy Brat (for the "Navy" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

Navy Woman (for the "Navy" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

Navy Baby (for the "Navy" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

Marriage of Inconvenience (for the "Those Manning Men" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1992.

Denim and Diamonds, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1992, reprinted, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1997.

Stand-in Wife (for the "Those Manning Men" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1992.

Bride on the Loose (for the "Those Manning Men" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 1992.

Borrowed Dreams, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

Hasty Wedding, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

Navy Husband (for the "Navy" series), Silhouette (New York, NY), 2005.

"FROM THIS DAY FORWARD" SERIES

Groom Wanted, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

Bride Wanted, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

Marriage Wanted, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

"ANGELS EVERYWHERE" SERIES

Baby Blessed, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1994.

Just Married, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1995.

Same Time, Next Year, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1996.

"INSPIRATIONS" SERIES

A Girl like Janet, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Thanksgiving Prayer, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Heartsong, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Undercover Dreamer, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

The Gift of Christmas, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Love Thy Neighbor, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

"HEART OF TEXAS" SERIES

Lonesome Cowboy (also see below), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Texas Two-Step (also see below), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Caroline's Child (also see below), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Dr. Texas (also see below), Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Nell's Cowboy, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Lone Star Baby, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Promise, Texas, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Return to Promise, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Heart of Texas: Volume 1 (omnibus volume, includes Lonesome Cowboy and Texas Two-Step) Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

Heart of Texas: Volume 2 (omnibus volume, includes Caroline's Child and Dr. Texas) Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

CONTRIBUTOR

Christmas Treasures '86, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Valentine Anthology, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

Christmas Treasures '91, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

To Have and to Hold, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1992.

Christmas Treasures '92, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1992.

To Mother with Love, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

Men in Uniform, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1994.

Purrfect Love, Harper (New York, NY), 1994.

Little Matchmakers, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1994.

Three Mothers and a Cradle, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1995.

Runaway Brides, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1996.

A Spring Bouquet, Zebra (New York, NY), 1996.

Home for Christmas, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1996.

Christmas Kisses, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1996.

Christmas Angels, Harper (New York, NY), 1996.

That Summer Place, Mira (New York, NY), 1998.

Mothers & Daughters, Signet (New York, NY), 1998.

'Tis the Season, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1999.

Through the Years, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1999.

Born in a Small Town, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

Holiday Blessings, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

Ready for Love, Mira (New York, NY), 2001.

Take 5, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

An Ideal Marriage?, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

Silhouette Christmas Collection, Silhouette (New York, NY), 2001.

Sealed with a Kiss, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

Darling Daughters, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

Christmas Anthology, Mira (New York, NY), 2002.

On a Snowy Day, Mira (New York, NY), 2004.

Home for the Holidays, Mira (New York, NY), 2005.

Hearts Divided, Mira (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

NONFICTION

Knit Together: Discover God's Pattern for Your Life, FaithWords (New York, NY), 2007.

Author of pattern booklets, Knit Along with Debbie, Leisure Arts.

ADAPTATIONS:

This Matter of Marriage was adapted for a television movie, 1998. Many of Macomber's books have been adapted for audio.

SIDELIGHTS:

Best-selling romance novelist Debbie Macomber began her writing career in the 1970s. Since then, she has penned and published more than one hundred books. Macomber has written for several major publishers of romantic fiction, such as Harper, Harlequin, Silhouette, and Mira. Among her popular titles are Heartsong, A Season of Angels, Someday Soon, and Montana. The author has also contributed to many romantic anthologies, including To Have and to Hold, Purrfect Love, A Spring Bouquet, and Christmas Kisses.

In 2007 Macomber scored another first in her career when her title 74 Seaside Avenue, part of the "Cedar Cove" series, hit the top of the New York Times best-seller list. With over one hundred million books in print worldwide in twenty-three languages, the author has proven her crossover ability and her international appeal. However, the road to such success was not an easy one. Dyslexic and the mother of four children, Macomber used a rented typewriter for her early novels. It took five years for her initial book, Heartsong, to find a publisher.

With 1984's Heartsong, Macomber had the honor of penning the first book in Silhouette's "Inspiration" series—a collection aimed at Christian readers. The heroine of Heartsong is Skye Garvin, who teaches kindergarten, does hospital volunteer work, and is a member of her church choir. At the hospital she meets Jordan Kiley, who is recovering from a car accident. Though their relationship is not without its challenges, the pair eventually work out their differences. According to a Publishers Weekly reviewer, "Macomber does a neat job" of combining "the themes of love and religion," and declared that readers attracted to these themes "will undoubtedly enjoy" Heartsong.

Though aimed at a more mainstream audience, Macomber's novels featuring angels as protagonists include A Season of Angels, which was published in 1993. It features the heavenly trio of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, assigned to aid in the lives of three human beings—Leah, a neonatal nurse unable to have her own baby; Monica, a minister's daughter whose prudery interferes with her ability to find true love; and Timmy, a young boy who has petitioned God for a father. A critic for Publishers Weekly gave A Season of Angels a somewhat mixed review, making comparisons with the film It's a Wonderful Life and noting that "although the angels are amusing, the humans whose lives they mean to set right lack character."

Someday Soon became available for fans of Macomber's work in 1995. This novel features a widow named Linette Collins, whose gentle ways endear her to a formerly confirmed bachelor named Cain Maclellan. Unfortunately, Cain has an extremely dangerous career attempting to rescue hostages from international terrorists. Linette has already lost one great love in her life, and she fights against loving another man she could very easily lose to death. Though a Publishers Weekly critic questioned the ultimate compatibility of Linette and Cain, the reviewer conceded that Macomber's "portrayal of a relationship that develops slowly and steadily" in spite of numerous stumbling blocks "can be convincing." Kristin Ramsdell in the Library Journal favored Someday Soon as well, affirming that "the emotionally involving characters make the story work."

By popular request, Macomber reprised her angels for the 2007 Where Angels Go, a Christmas tale in which Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy have been commissioned by the Angel Gabriel to help various earthlings. Mercy's job is to help aged Harry, who is dying and worrying about getting his wife into an assisted living home. Goodness is meanwhile intent on ushering Beth back into the social world, while Shirley tackles the Christmas wish of Carter for a dog. Reviewing the novel in BookLoons, Joan Burton termed it "a heartwarming holiday story that will have you believing in Guardian Angels." Writing for Entertainment Weekly, Abby West affectionately called the novel "heartstring-tugging schmaltz," further noting that Macomber's large number of fans "have come to know and love her trio of mischievous angels." A Publishers Weekly reviewer also had praise for this Christmas story, noting that the angels "provide a few delightful surprise twists as lives transform."

This Matter of Marriage, one of Macomber's 1997 efforts, tells the tale of Hallie McCarthy, who is much better at attaining career goals than at finding true love. The reader follows her on dates with what a Publishers Weekly commentator termed "two-dimensional dorks," waiting for her to realize what she could have with her divorced neighbor and confidante, Steve Marris. The Publishers Weekly reviewer maintained that the novel "goes limp" after Hallie makes this discovery but assured readers that Macomber addresses women's affairs "with gentle humor and charm."

In the same year as This Matter of Marriage, Macomber's Three Brides, No Groom also saw print. This novel centers on a college sorority reunion. Three women who were close friends and all on the verge of marriage as they were graduating from college meet and tell the stories of their individual breakups, for it is revealed that none of them married the men to whom they were engaged while in school. The reviewer for Publishers Weekly faulted "characters [that] are fundamentally archetypes," but noted that the conclusion is "still satisfying." A Library Journal reviewer concluded that Three Brides, No Groom "exudes … warmth and gentle humor."

One of Macomber's efforts for 1998, Montana, has enjoyed great popular success, showing up on bestseller lists from USA Today. Montana's heroine is Molly Cogan, a woman with two children who is divorced from their criminal father. She is invited by her grandfather to move to his ranch in Montana, and she thinks it will be a suitable environment for her children. She commits herself completely to the idea when Sam Dakota, an employee of her grandfather's, informs her that the old man is dying. Once Molly arrives, she is attracted to Sam, despite his having a mysterious reputation among their neighbors. When her grandfather tries to push Molly into marriage with Sam, however, she discovers that she has questions that must be answered before she can commit to marriage with Sam.

Macomber had a prolific output during the late 1990s. Among her projects was the "Heart of Texas" series for Harlequin. These novels are all set in the fictional town of Promise, in the Texas hill country. As the author herself describes the town on her home page, Promise is "a ranching community … a place with a mysterious past. A place that still keeps secrets. But Promise has a heart of goodness, and the people there—most of them, anyway!—know what really matters in life. Love, family, community."

In 2001, Macomber began publishing another series of books, under the "Cedar Cove" title. These included 2001's 16 Lighthouse Road, 2002's 204 Rosewood Lane, 2003's 311 Pelican Court, and 2004's 44 Cranberry Point. All of the books take place in the fictional coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. Characters from the previous books often show up in the next books, and new characters are also introduced. In the first book of the series, family court judge Olivia Lockhart takes center stage; she becomes involved in the divorce case of Cecilia and Ian Randall, a couple she suspects are still in love. 16 Lighthouse Road garnered positive reviews overall. Many critics found the book to be in keeping with the author's other work, a genre she is talented at. "Prolific Macomber is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre," wrote a Publishers Weekly contributor.

Macomber carries her series forward with the 2005 50 Harbor Street, This book focuses on Roy McAfee, a private detective with a secret from his past, his wife Corrie, and their daughter, Linette. The family is undergoing shock waves from a series of anonymous letters and packages, and Roy must use all his professional acumen to find out who the letter writer is and what he wants. Harriet Klausner, writing in Best Books, felt that Macomber's "fans will enjoy visiting" the denizens of Cedar Grove. In the 2006 title, 6 Rainier Drive, the "aftermath of a fire at the Lighthouse restaurant and the search for an arsonist spark" the action, according to a Publishers Weekly reviewer. The owners, Justine and Seth Gunderson, both react differently to the loss of their restaurant, the husband wanting to construct a new building as quickly as possible, but the wife opting to enjoy the down time. "Those who enjoy good-spirited, gossipy writing will be hooked," wrote the same critic. Booklist reviewer Maria Hatton also had praise for this novel, concluding: "Readers new to Macomber's considerable narrative charms will have no problem picking up the story, while loyal fans are in for a treat." The seventh novel in the series, 74 Seaside Avenue, has as its focus the international chess champion, Bobby Polgar, who has quit competitive play for fear of threats made by a Russian challenger. Bobby is fearful for his wife, Teri, not only because of the Russian's threats, but also because of Teri's own sister and her erratic behavior. A Publishers Weekly contributor found this series addition a "unique mix of naivete, soap opera plotting and smalltown charm [that] is virtually guaranteed to please."

In 2004, Macomber stepped more into the realm of mainstream fiction with the release of The Shop on Blossom Street. This story focuses not on romance but on a group of friends brought together by a knitting class offered by a Seattle knitting store. The initial class project is to knit a baby blanket (for which Macomber has included the pattern at the beginning of the book), and four women from different backgrounds come to take part. Storeowner Lydia, a cancer survivor, chose to offer the class in order to meet new friends; characters Jacqueline, Carol, and Alix end up sharing their unusual backgrounds with the group. Overall, The Shop on Blossom Street was met with positive reviews. For some readers, the author's upbeat plot and interesting characters made the story come alive. "Macomber is an adept storyteller … and many will be entertained by this well-paced story about four women finding happiness and fulfillment through their growing friendships," observed a critic for Publishers Weekly.

In 2005, Macomber published A Good Yarn, a follow-up to The Shop on Blossom Street. This story also takes place at the Seattle knitting shop, where readers again encounter shop owner Lydia, but involves a new group of women who become friends while frequenting Lydia's store. Characters Bethanne and Elise connect while discussing their broken marriages; high school student Courtney finally finds people she can relate to in this new town. Together, the group bonds and makes discoveries about their lives. Critics and readers again found Macomber's book to be a satisfying and entertaining read overall. "The author's trademark warm treatment of the lives of women will satisfy her readers," noted a Publishers Weekly contributor.

Macomber brings back her cast of knitting characters in Back on Blossom Street, in which Lydia begins a new knitting class. In attendance are a mixed assortment of women, including Susannah, the owner of the flower shop next to Lydia's business, a young widow named Colette, and Alix Townsend, a woman with a shady past who is now engaged to a minister. Each of the women seem to be having difficulties that keep them from connecting in the knitting class: Alix fears that her family past makes her an unsuitable choice for a minister's wife; Colette is still grieving for her dead husband but is also attracted to her boss and at the same time fearful that he might in fact be a criminal. Julia is also dealing with her own difficulties, with her niece the victim of a crime and with fears that her fight with cancer may have left her unable to bear her own children. A reviewer for Publishers Weekly noted the elements in Macomber's confection: "a litany of feel-good, unassailable instances of the benefits of friendship, tolerance and knitting; happy endings for all; and simple if saccharine prose." The same reviewer concluded: "Readers who already cherish life a la Blossom Street will welcome this slight variation on the theme." Similarly, Booklist contributor Hatton wrote: "These involving stories along with Macomber's familiar characters continue the Blossom Street themes of friendship and personal growth that readers find so moving."

Interviewed by Writer contributor Janda Raker, Macomber revealed her own formula for successful writing: "Believe in yourself. You're writing because you love it, because you feel compelled to tell stories. Writing is making an investment in yourself, and the dividends can take years of hard work and sacrifice. So you can't second-guess yourself, your talent or your desire."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, May 1, 2001, Patty Engelmann, review of Thursdays at Eight, p. 1667; September 15, 2001, Megan Kalan, review of Buffalo Valley, p. 208; May 15, 2002, Megan Kalan, review of Between Friends, p. 1582; September 15, 2002, Megan Kalan, review of 204 Rosewood Lane, p. 217; October 15, 2002, John Charles, review of The Christmas Basket, p. 394; May 1, 2003, Patty Engelmann, review of Changing Habits, p. 1580; September 15, 2003, Megan Kalan, review of 311 Pelican Court, p. 224; October 1, 2003, Megan Kalan, review of The Snow Bride, p. 307; September 1, 2004, Maria Hatton, review of 44 Cranberry Point, p. 73; October 15, 2004, Maria Hatton, review of When Christmas Comes, p. 394.

BookPage, June, 2001, review of Thursdays at Eight, p. 24; September 1, 2005, Maria Hatton, review of 50 Harbor Street, p. 72; May 1, 2006, Maria Hatton, review of Susannah's Garden, p. 75; August 1, 2006, Maria Hatton, review of 6 Rainier Drive, p. 55; October 15, 2006, John Charles, review of Christmas Letters, p. 34; May 1, 2007, Maria Hatton, review of Back on Blossom Street, p. 74.

Entertainment Weekly, December 14, 2007, Abby West, review of Where Angels Go, p. 72.

Library Journal, May 15, 1995, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Someday Soon, p. 60; August, 1997, review of Three Brides, No Groom, p. 68; November 15, 1999, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Shirley, Goodness, & Mercy, p. 55; November 15, 2000, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Return to Promise, p. 57; November 15, 2002, Kristin Ramsdell, review of The Christmas Basket, p. 58; November 13, 2003, Kristin Ramsdell, review of The Snow Bride, p. 55; February 1, 2008, David Faucheux, review of 74 Seaside Avenue, p. 105.

Publishers Weekly, January 13, 1984, review of Heartsong, p. 66; November 15, 1993, review of A Season of Angels, p. 75; April 10, 1995, review of Someday Soon, p. 59; March 10, 1997, review of This Matter of Marriage, p. 64; August 25, 1997, review of Three Brides, No Groom, p. 69; April 19, 1999, review of Moon over Water, p. 70; March 13, 2000, review of Dakota Born, p. 67; July 31, 2000, review of Dakota Home, p. 77; September 25, 2000, review of Return to Promise, p. 90; March 26, 2001, review of Always Dakota, p. 70; May 21, 2001, review of Thursdays at Eight, p. 81; July 23, 2001, review of 16 Lighthouse Road, p. 56; September 17, 2001, review of Buffalo Valley, p. 55; May 20, 2002, review of Between Friends, p. 47; August 5, 2002, review of 204 Rosewood Lane, p. 59; September 16, 2002, review of The Christmas Basket, p. 49; April 21, 2003, review of Changing Habits, p. 40; September 29, 2003, review of The Snow Bride, p. 43; April 26, 2004, review of The Shop on Blossom Street, p. 43; September 6, 2004, review of 44 Cranberry Point, p. 51; November 1, 2004, review of When Christmas Comes, p. 45; April 11, 2005, review of A Good Yarn, p. 35; October 10, 2005, review of There's Something about Christmas, p. 38; February 13, 2006, review of Susannah's Garden, p. 61; July 31, 2006, review of 6 Rainier Drive, p. 60; September 4, 2006, review of Christmas Letters, p. 39; March 5, 2007, review of Back on Blossom Street, p. 40; May 14, 2007, review of Knit Together: Discover God's Pattern for Your Life, p. 49; July 23, 2007, review of 74 Seaside Avenue, p. 49; August 13, 2007, review of Where Angels Go, p. 44.

Romance Reader, April 19, 1999, review of Moon over Water; August 27, 2001, review of 16 Lighthouse Road; December 2, 2001, review of Buffalo Valley.

Writer, August, 2006, Janda Raker, "Debbie Macomber," p. 66.

ONLINE

Best Reviews,http://thebestreviews.com/ (August 12, 2005), Harriet Klausner, review of 50 Harbor Street; (October 15, 2005), Harriet Klausner, review of There's Something about Christmas; (July 8, 2006), Harriet Klausner, review of Susannah's Garden.

Blog Critics,http://www.blogcritics.org/ (November 3, 2007), Lesa Holstine, review of Where Angels Go.

BookLoons,http://www.bookloons.com/ (March 15, 2008), Joan Burton, review of Where Angels Go.

BookPage,http://www.bookpage.com/ (March 15, 2008), Karen Huseby, "Macomber's High-flying Romance."

Bookreporter.com,http://www.bookreporter.com/ (April 17, 2003), Carol Fitzgerald, review of The Christmas Basket; (March 15, 2008), Cindy Crosby, review of Where Angels Go, Terry Miller Shannon, reviews of Christmas Letters and Susannah's Garden.

Books for a Buck,http://www.booksforabuck.com/ (April 17, 2003), review of Thursdays at Eight.

Debbie Macomber Home Page,http://www.debbiemacomber.com (March 15, 2008), information about Debbie Macomber and her books.

Fresh Fiction,http://www.freshfiction.com/ (August 30, 2005), Allyn Pogue, review of 50 Harbor Street; (November 16, 2005), Jennifer Vido, review of There's Something about Christmas; (January 24, 2006), Sandra Wurman, review of Hearts Divided; (August 4, 2006), Audrey Lawrence, review of Susannah's Garden; (October 13, 2006), Sandra Wurman, review of 6 Rainier Drive; (October 20, 2006), Audrey Lawrence, review of Christmas Letters; (April 17, 2007), Margaret Ohmes, review of Back on Blossom Street; (January 14, 2008), Kate Garrabrant, review of Where Angels Go.

Internet Movie Database,http://www.imdb.com/ (March 15, 2008), "Debbie Macomber."

Romantic Times Online,http://www.romantictimes.com/ (March 15, 2008), Catherine Witmer, reviews of Where Angels Go and Hearts Divided.

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