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Debbie Macomber’s special warmth and heart shine in this classic novel of letting love find its way home.

After watching the man she loves walk down the aisle with her sister, Cathy Thompson needs to get away. Alaska - beautiful, remote, and far from bitter memories - sounds like the perfect place to start over. But a brand-new life comes with brand-new challenges...namely Grady Jones, a pilot and single dad who has a solution to both their problems: a marriage of convenience.  

Grady isn’t looking for love. He tried that once and failed. He just needs a wife, and Cathy is smart, easy on the eyes, and adored by his daughter. But Grady doesn’t count on the way Cathy gets under his skin, the way she makes him want to be a better husband and father. Grady didn’t think he had any more love inside to give, but Cathy proves him wrong. With his wife by his side, this pilot learns to soar on the wings of a future neither of them dreamed possible.

©1984 Debbie Macomber (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Trish R.
  • 11-11-19

Awful, awful, awful..

Alrighty, then. I hated this book almost all the way through. And if it hadn’t been for Kate Rudd, the narrator, I know I wouldn’t have finished it. I have no real idea why Cathy married Grady when she was so in love with Steve, unless it was to save hurting Maryann, who was married to Steve and pregnant AND Cathy’s sister. But, for almost the whole book Cathy was in love with Steve and it became soooo ridiculous. Of course, she continued to have sex with Grady while wanting Steve (all the sex was fade-to-black.) This was one stupid book, IMO. I felt sorry for Grady throughout the entire book. Angela was a very sweet little girl, and what she did to Peterkins was unbelievable. No sex and no swearing. As to the narration: I got the book ONLY because Kate Rudd was narrating. She’s totally awesome.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-19

So Much Misogyny

The premise of this book is pretty ridiculous. Realizing that it was written in 1984, the misogyny is still completely overwhelming, as if it should’ve written in 1884. Phrases like “she could not resist his masculinity” run rampant through the book. The mentally abusive behavior of the main male character is disgusting. Please save your four hours.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-11-20

not sure

I know this story was supposed to be romantic but I seriously did not like how he treated her at all.

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  • MKN
  • 27-01-20

Second book I’ve read from author and pleased

Debbie is slowly becoming one of my favorite authors. This is the second book of hers I’m reading within a day. Her creativity keeps me attentive, as I have a difficult time staying in tune with a variety of books but hers is uniquely different. It’s a clean romance/family type book, no cursing or overly erotic scenes but still has a punch of drama and perks curiosity. Cathys husband, leaves her for her sister. Crazy right? What a douche bag. And as a result, Cathy “flees” to collect herself. While her new life begins to settle in place, she finds herself looking to date and discovers a spark with Greg; who is also the father of one of the girls she teaches. Things move fairly quickly and they fall “in love” but Cathy still has reoccurring thoughts of her ex, so is she really in love ? As she gets closer to Greg and his daughter Angela, will her past feelings for her past relationship go away or will she break two hearts because she can’t commit to them and be part of their family? Rating 8.5/10 Pros: this is sort of a pro and a con. I hated how accurate some parts were...how certain individuals were treated in the story, mirrored real life and it tugged at my nerves how stupid and selfish some people could be, but at the same time it got me involved in the story. Cons: didn’t like the actions of some of characters. Eligible to be on the screen as a movie/tv series?...yes

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  • Kim
  • 24-01-20

The worst book

Always enjoy Debbie’s book. This was just not like her other books.🤔 The story just was not great. Listened to the end because I started it. The last 5 minutes were the best.

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  • Brandy
  • 18-01-20

Character dumb as can be

Wow I just wanted to puke every time she talked about Steve what a horrible man haw could she continue to pine for such a human and what kind of sister does that to another this story was hard to listen to the characters we so dumb

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  • Marie
  • 16-01-20

Well read but a bit old school

The story was read well but it seemed old fashion for today’s times. They author did say that it was a story from one of her older books and that she updated it. But in today’s society it didn’t sit well with me.

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  • UGAfan
  • 07-01-20

Good book

loved it Grady was gruff Kathy was just as gruff back liked Ray he was like a grandfather

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  • Rebecca A. Smith
  • 22-11-19

When did Debbie Macomber write R rated?

I expected something more like the Hall ark movies, sweet and a little sappy but with a real story. What a disappointment. A thinly veiled attempt to write soft erotica with no believable plot or purpose.

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  • SeansMomRichTx
  • 15-11-19

Good short story.

Narration was good along with the story. I couldn’t stop listening to it after my commute.