Small Town Christmas : Return to Promise / Mail-Order Bride (Paperback)

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Product Overview

This special two-in-one collection by bestselling author Macomber takes fans to two small towns--Promise, Texas, and Gold River, Alaska--for two tales of holiday romance. Original.


Publisher Harlequin Books
Mfg Part# 9780778325956
SKU 208008052
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0778325954
Release Date 11/1/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4L x 1T
Author Info
Debbie MacOmber
With more than 150 novels to her credit and dozens of appearances on the bestseller lists, Debbie Macomber is one of the most widely read authors in the country. Unlike many prolific writers, Macomber, who was born in Yakima, Washington, was not an avid reader as a child. Suffering from an undiagnosed learning disability, she did not learn to read fluently until she was in the fifth grade. After graduating from high school, she married and had four children. Money was always in short supply, but with her husband's encouragement, Macomber, who had become a fan of romance novels, rented a typewriter and began writing her own love stories. She scrimped one year to attend a convention for aspiring romance writers, but she became devastated when an editor there brutally critiqued her manuscript, advising her to throw it in the garbage. Shaken, she decided to send the book to one of the editor's competitors. "It cost $10 to mail it off," Macomber has recalled. "My husband was out of work at this time, in Alaska, trying to find a job. The children and I were living on his $250-a-week unemployment, and I can't tell you what $10 was to us at that time." It was a wise investment; the novel, HEARTSONG, was published in 1982 and became one of the first romances to be reviewed in the book-industry magazine Publishers Weekly. Macomber has since become known for her many series, including the Cedar Cove books, which take place in a small town in Washington State, and her Blossom Street books, which focus on a group of women who frequent a cozy Seattle yarn shop. (An avid knitter, Macomber owns her own yarn store in Washington State.) Macomber, who has won a lifetime achievement award from the Romance Writers of America, is deeply religious and intensely devoted to her many grandchildren. She told one journalist, "I'm a people person, and love talking with readers, knitters, friends, family, people I meet while standing in line at the grocery store--wherever I am. We all come with different attitudes, personal histories, family connections, and more. All these are an endless source inspiration and imagination."
From the Publisher
Editors Note A two-in-one volume set in Promise, Texas, includes Return to Promise, in which a scheming young woman wreaks havoc on the marriage of Cal and Jane Patterson when she sets her sights on Cal, and Mail-Order Bride, in which Caroline Myers, with the help of her matchmaking aunts, ends up in the hold of Paul Trevor on Christmas. Reprint.
Annotation Romance writer Debbie Macomber offers two cozy holiday tales in SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS. In RETURN TO PROMISE, a woman leaves her husband when she is faced with a crisis, but she longs to spend Christmas with him as a couple. In the light-hearted MAIL-ORDER BRIDE, two mischievous aunts take matchmaking to a whole new level when they trick their broken-hearted niece into going to a man's house as his mail-order bride. Macomber is the bestselling author of THE CEDAR COVE CHRISTMAS series.
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