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About Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.
In 2021, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include It’s Better This Way (July) and Dear Santa (October). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published three bestselling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber’s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.
She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series.
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Julia Conrad needs Russian biochemist Aleksandr Berinski to stay with her. Her Seattle company depends on his research, but his visa to the United States is about to expire. So Julia suggests he get married—to her. For business reasons only. Except Alek will only say “I do” if the marriage is real, and Julia wants to keep her heart safe. Can she trust Alek when love didn’t come first?
Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close—until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father’s favorite—a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear.
Now thirty-one, Cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter and hoping to leave her past behind. After ending a difficult marriage, Cassie is back on her own two feet, the pieces of her life slowly but surely coming together. Despite the strides Cassie’s made, she hasn’t been able to make peace with her sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a busy wife and mother, balancing her career with raising her two children. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mom whose husband indulges her every whim. Then one day, Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering what Cassie thinks may be a chance to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities—making amends with her sisters, finding love once more—she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start.
A wonderful novel of perseverance and trust, and an exciting journey through life’s challenges and joys, Last One Home is Debbie Macomber at the height of her talents.
Praise for Last One Home
“Fans of bestselling author Macomber will not be disappointed by this compelling stand-alone novel.”—Library Journal
“Family, forgiveness and second chances are the themes in Macomber’s latest stand-alone novel. No one writes better women’s contemporary fiction, and Last One Home is another wonderful example. Always inspiring and heartwarming, this is a read you will cherish.”—RT Book Reviews
“Tender, real, and full of hope.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Once again, Ms. Macomber has woven a charming tale dealing with facing life’s hard knocks, begging forgiveness, and gaining self-confidence.”—Reader to Reader
“Macomber never disappoints me. . . . She always manages to leave me with a warming of the soul and fuzzy feelings that stays for days.”—Fresh Fiction
Family court judge Olivia Lockhart has seen a lot of couples in her courtroom. Most divorce petitions are open-and-shut, but when Olivia meets a young couple whose grief appears to be overshadowing their love, she makes a controversial ruling that gets everyone in her close-knit hometown talking.
Olivia is no stranger to having family and friends weigh in on anything and everything. From her mother, to her best friend, to her daughter, navigating life and love in Cedar Cove has always taken a village. But when new-to-town newspaper editor Jack Griffin takes a personal interest in Olivia’s ruling—and in Olivia herself—she is surprised by just how welcome the attention is. Matters of the heart may be messy, and surprising, and more than a little complicated, but in Cedar Cove, they’re always unforgettable.
Meet some of the people living here:
16 Lighthouse Road. This is Olivia Lockhart's home. She's a family court judge known for her controversial judgmentslike the divorce petition she denied. Thanks to an article by Jack Griffin, editor of the local paper, everyone's talking about it! And then she and Jack start seeing each other outside of the courtroom .
204 Rosewood Lane is where Olivia's lifelong best friend, Grace Sherman, lives. Grace is the local librarian and her life has been uneventfuluntil now. Her husband disappeared 6 months ago. She and her daughters have no idea where Dan is, what happened to him, who he might be with. Will they ever find out?
311 Pelican Court is the residence belonging to the Cox familyZach, Rosie and their kids. Zach and Rosie are divorced, but they have an unusual custody arrangement. It's another one of Judge Lockhart's controversial judgments: the kids get to stay in the house while Zach and Rosie go back and forth!
44 Cranberry Point is a B and B owned by Bob and Peggy Beldon; it's also their home. They've had a shocking incident recentlya man died while he was staying there! They don't know why he came to Cedar Cove, who killed him or why .
These are the first four stories set in Cedar Cove, Washington. Read the books and watch the Hallmark Channel original series based on them. This is your chance to get introduced to the town and the people. Once you've visited, you'll definitely come back!
The Shop on Blossom Street is owned by Lydia Hoffman, and it represents her dream of a new beginning, a life free from cancer. A life that offers a chance at love… When Lydia starts a knitting class at A Good Yarn, Jacqueline Donovan, Carol Girard and Alix Townsend join her first class. These four very different women, brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, make unexpected discoveries—about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship, to laughter and to dreams…
A Good Yarn is a place of welcome and warmth, friends old and new. Lydia has fallen in love with Brad Goetz, but then Brad’s ex reappears, and Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness. Meanwhile, three women join her newest class—Elise Beaumont, Bethanne Hamlin and Courtney Pulanski—and soon they form an unbreakable bond as they listen, learn, and help each other solve their problems.
Susannah’s Garden becomes a new destination on Blossom Street. 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 returns to her hometown to help her mother, and discovers that things are not always as they once seemed…
Back on Blossom Street, Susannah Nelson, owner of Susannah’s Garden, 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. But, like everyone in Lydia’s knitting class, Alix knows there’s a solution to every problem…and another woman can usually help you find it!
Like many small towns, Buffalo Valley is dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks are cracked, houses are in need of a coat of paint. But despite all that, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The few people still left here are fighting for their town.
Lindsay Snyder is a newcomer. She's an outsider, even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets and to reevaluate her life. And soon after she arrives, she meets a local farmer named Gage Sinclair
Lindsay decides to stay in North Dakota. Her decision marks a new beginning for Buffalo Valley and for her. Because in this broken little town she discovers the love and purpose she's been seeking.
Fresh off a breakup, Taylor Manning accepts a yearlong teaching position in Cougar Point, Montana, and plans to focus on herself, avoid men, and return home a changed woman. That’s before she meets Russ Palmer, a local rancher who’s as stubborn as he is handsome. With his old-fashioned attitudes about women, Russ is the last man Taylor could imagine dating, and the feeling seems to be mutual. So why can’t she seem to get him off her mind?
Russ is raising his teenage sister all by his lonesome, and he doesn’t appreciate Cougar Point’s pretty new teacher second-guessing his decisions as a surrogate parent. In fact, every time they cross paths, Taylor seems to have a bone to pick. But no matter how much they disagree, their chemistry is off the charts. And if Taylor would stop arguing long enough to notice, Russ will give her a very good reason to stick around.
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Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a fresh start. A young widow coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to begin her life anew. Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. Jo Marie’s other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother’s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn’t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories. And as Abby and Joshua try to heal from their pasts, and Jo Marie dreams of the possibilities before her, they all realize that life moves in only one direction—forward.
Praise for Debbie Macomber and The Inn at Rose Harbor
“No one tugs at readers’ heartstrings quite as effectively as [Debbie] Macomber.”—Chicago Tribune
“Debbie Macomber is the reigning queen of women’s fiction.”—The Sacramento Bee
“Charming . . . warm and serene . . . a wonderful novel.”—Bookreporter
BONUS: This edition includes a The Inn at Rose Harbor discussion guide, excerpts from Debbie Macomber’s Rose Harbor in Bloom and Last One Home, and the short story When First They Met.