Wednesday, December 27, 2017

An Engagement in Seattle: Groom Wanted\Bride Wanted by Debbie Macomber

Beginning marriage in unexpected ways...A Convenient BeginningAleksandr Berinksi is a Russian biochemist in the United States on a visa, which is about to expire. Marriage will allow him to stay--marriage to Julia Conrad. If Julia's going to save her Seattle-based company, she needs him as much as he needs her. There's a Groom Wanted in Julia's life. And not just any groom!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!


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.


My Review

What an interesting concept the author used putting up a bill board to advertise for a wife, made me think this guy must have a lot of money. Then the response to the advertisement, kind of shocking and sad in some ways, but life has a way of intercepting all of this, and thus the story we embark on.

This is not the usual boy meets girl story and then happy ending, but it does have a lot of twists and turns and then Alaska enters the fold, and not just a city in the big state, but a blip on the map. A real shock for someone who has lived in a town or even the city, talk about rural!

We have quite the tale woven here, and some sour grapes, in the form of a former Finance’, now married, did not see all that happens coming, and makes for a great read.

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin and was not required to give a positive review. 

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of this book before your blog post! It is certainly an interesting way to get a romance started! I've been wanting to read a Macomber book but not sure if I'd start with this. The historical books appeal to me more.


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