Saturday, November 18, 2017

#BookReview - An Engagement in Seattle by Debbie Macomber

Title:  An Engagement in Seattle
Author:  Debbie Macomber
Genre:  Romance
Release Date:  December 26, 2017

About the Book:

Beginning marriage in unexpected ways…

An Unusual Beginning

A billboard on the side of a Seattle road is common enough—but one advertising for a bride? It’s Chase Goodwin’s solution to the problem of finding a wife quickly, a wife to bring home to Alaska. Lesley Campbell has her own reasons for responding…and in no time she’s the Bride Wanted in Chase’s life!

My Review:

Let me start off by saying that this appears to be the second story in this "An Engagement in Seattle" book collection.  I don't want to call it a series, because it appears to be a totally seperate story.  The book currently (as of the date of this posting) on Amazon is for a different story.  That's why I did  not post a buy link to Amazon.  The story that I read and reviewed was about Leslie and Chase and the book will be released in December 2017.

Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors.  Her stories are always heartwarming and sweet with characters you can't help but adore.  This book was no exception!  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Leslie is left stunned and heartbroken after her fiance breaks off their engagement and marries someone else.  Then on the day her wedding was supposed to take place, her purse is snatched in a store parking lot.  Desperate to retrieve her belongings, she runs after the thief but is unable to catch him.  An unknown hero rushes in to save the day.  That hero is none other than Chase Goodman.  Chase had come to Seattle from his home in Alaska to find a wife.  He had such a short time to do just that, so he advertised on a billboard "Bride Wanted". 

Although she didn't know at first that Chase was the man behind the billboard, Leslie soon became interested in this man and a warm relationship soon developed.  Things did not go smoothly however!  Tony, Leslie's ex-fiance created problems and Leslie's mother wasn't all too keen on this relationship either.  But a HEA prevailed!

I have to say that the romance in this book gave me tingles, and oh how I love those tingles!  There was enough steam to let you know what was happening without having it thrown in your face (if you know what I mean).  It definitely gives you a good dose of romance!

Disclosure:  A complimentary ARC was provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

My Rating:

About the Author:

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 2017, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include If Not for You (March), Any Dream Will Do (August), and Merry and Bright (October). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published two 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.

Macomber owns The Grey House CafĂ©, which also features a gift shop and a Hallmark Gold Crown store inside. It is located in the Village Square campus, which also serves as Debbie’s corporate headquarters.

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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