Window on the Bay

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 16 Sep 2019

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All I have to see is a new Debbie Macomber available to read and review and I am hooked.  I have been a fan since her Harlequin  days.  I liked this book very much.  I loved that the main characters are women with maturity.  I loved the story, its so much more than the typical empty nester story.  The story drags a bit in spots, but stay with it.
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Debbie Macomber is such a gifted author.  Amazing how she is able to weave two fabulous stories in the one great book.  Love the depth of her writing.  Hoping there is more to come with the families in Window on the Bay.

Thank you for NetGalley and Random House for allowing me to read this book and give an honest review.
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It's summer and Debbie Macomber is back with another delightful vacation read filled with well developed characters and story.  Is it one of her best?  No, but it is different from most of her books in that her main characters have issues in every since of the word and they come to grip with them and learn from them.  My thanks to NetGalley and Random House for the ARC and opportunity to preread this book.
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This was a great romance. Jenna and maureen set out to find love. Jenna meets an orthopedic surgeon and maureen a construction worker. Jenna is uncertain how she feels about Rowan because her ex is also a surgeon who cheated on her. You will enjoy reading this book I don't want to spoil it
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Wow!! A heart warming story of two best friends move into the next chapter of their lives. Jenna and Maureen have been BFF, both of their marriages ended in divorce years ago and raising their children on their own. Now Jenna is an empty nester and the next chapter in her life begins. Learning to live on her own and dating again. Maureen too is facing a new boyfriend. 

This book grabbed me from the beginning and did not let go until the end, plus I wanted more. Wonderful characters that I feel that many can relate too. Plenty of romance and family dynamics that will keep you engaged. I highly recommend this book.
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What a sweet tale of adulthood, friendship, and love! Debbie Macomber has a fresh writing style that you just want to sweep up into a hug. Each of her books has this cozy familiar feeling and that was definitely displayed in this book as well. This book will absolutely give you a roller coaster of emotions but does have a very satisfying end. I can't recommend picking this one up enough!
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Debbie Macomber is best known for her feel good, light and cozy books. Window on the Bay, a story of a beautiful friendship between two women, was just that. Set in picturesque Seattle, it’s an easy to follow story and one that leaves the reader feeling warm and satisfied at the end. While predictable and a bit over the top, this warm hearted book left me with a smile on my face and made for a great lighter read for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.⁣
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Thank you @randomhouse for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review.
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Another wonderful book by Debbie Macomber!  I love how easy it is to fall in love with the characters she creates!  

Years of dreaming and planning!  Jenna and Maureen, best friends since college, have dreamed and planned forever to travel to Paris.   They had to cancel their dream trip for after graduation due to Maureen's unplanned pregnancy.  Now years later, they have both divorced and raised their children as single mothers.  It finally seems it's the right time to plan the trip of a lifetime they have put off for so long!  

This heartwarming story follows Jenna and Maureen through their ups and downs - troubles with their children,  their own love lives and broken hearts.  Will they ever make it to Paris?  Will they find love?  Will their childrens lives get straightened out?

A must read!
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So much to love in Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber! The author has delivered another fabulous tale to keep the reader engrossed from beginning to end with interesting characters, dry wit and a romance to warm your heart. If you're looking for a feel-good read, seriously look no further!
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Best friends Jenna and Maureen are at a crossroad in the relationship department.  Jenna is now an empty nester now that her daughter has started attending college.  Maureen is a librarian who has been recommending books to Logan, who is a construction who has become a frequent visitor to the library.  Jenna is an intensive-care nurse who has raised her two children on her own after a messy divorce from her surgeon husband.  

The best friends are enjoying their independence and are trying finally plan the trip to Paris that they’ve been dreaming of since their college days. 

When Jenna’s elderly mother breaks her hip she meets Dr. Rowan Lancaster after he performs surgery on her mother.  The silent, stoic Rowan finds himself attracted to Jenna. And even though Jenna is hesitant about becoming involved with another surgeon, she has to admit that she’s more than a little intrigued. 

Jenna and Maureen both learn lessons in going outside their comfort zone and taking a chance on love.
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It's always fun to pick up a Debbie Macomber book because you know that's it's going to be an easy read with a happily ever after ending. Though this book tackled some problems that you don't see in normal romance novels, it was still a satisfying read.

Jenna and Maureen became friends in college and planned to visit Paris after they graduated. The trip never happened because Maureen got pregnant and married. Jenna also married her boyfriend and had two children. After only a few years, he decided that he didn't want to be married and after their divorce, he had very little contact with his children. As the book begins, we find out that they are both empty nesters who are unsure of how to live their lives without children. One of their first decisions is to plan their Paris trip again. As their lives continue to change, they both decide to try dating again and run into complications. Maureen starts to date a construction worker who visits the library frequently and Jenna starts to date the doctor who took care of her mother. Neither one of the women know if they can learn to trust men again or if they will get their happily ever after.

This was a light fun read. I didn't enjoy it as much as other books by this author because I didn't like several of the characters. I thought that Jenna was way too controlling with her children - she said they she was glad that they were grown up but felt like she had to control every aspect of their lives. I also didn't like Logan, the construction that Maureen dated. He didn't seem very willing to make changes in his life to make her happy.

Will Jenna and Maureen be able to relax and enjoy the changes that are happening in their lives? Will they get their happily ever after? It's time to read this book and find out.
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I love Debbie Macomber books and so do my patrons at the library. Window on the bay was just the book that I needed right now.  It is a sweet uplifting story about middle age women. I really enjoyed this book.
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There are few authors who can tug at your heart strings like Debbie Macomber. Her writing to me is like no other. She pulls you in from the get go and doesn’t let go. Maybe because her characters, since I started reading her, have paralleled my own life at the time. 
Jenna was a great character that I enjoyed reading very much. I felt her heart and the passion she still had inside. It just needed the right man to draw it out. 

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by NetGalley.
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Jenna and Maureen have been the best of friends for years.  After watching Casablanca, the two girls discover a love for France and make plans to go after college.  However, their plans must be put on hold.

Jenna, a nurse in an ICU, becomes an empty nester when her daughter goes to college.  She has been divorced for nearly twenty years and is excited to see what the next part of her life entails.  That is, until her mother falls and breaks her hip.  The orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rowan, captures her eyes.  The problem is that he is a surgeon (as was the ex), and he works in the same hospital. 

Maureen, a librarian, leads a very simple life.  Also divorced, she hasn't been interested in the dating scene until Logan, a plumber working on a local construction job, begins to visit her at the library. Maureen finds herself a "green-light", but are their differences too much?

This story was a great read.  I have always loved reading books by Debbie Macomber, and this one was no different. It was engaging and provided enough conflict to keep the pages turning.  I would give this book five stars. 

I received a free electronic copy of this book from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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The importance of friendships and allowing yourself to love (even when you do not expect it) is the common themes I found in this newest novel by Debbie Macomber.  Her stories always bring faith, warmth, and hope to her readers and Window on the Bay does not disappoint!  I love the fact that even with all the craziness that life has given to the two main characters, Jenna and Maureen, have never lost each other or given up on their dreams.
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I absolutely love books by Debbie Macomber! Her books never disappoint and this one is no exception. This is a story about two women who meet in college and form a lifelong friendship. Maureen and Jenna have a planned trip to Paris in the spring, but life gets in the way. Both women are empty nesters and both have long been divorced. Neither woman has yet to find the right guy. Now, twenty years after the first planned trip to Paris, they have another trip planned to go. Also, there are new romances on the horizon. I also completely enjoyed the epilogue! This is a wonderful story and I highly recommend to anyone!

"I received an advanced copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review."
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This book is about two friends who plan on visiting Paris together while they are in college and end up putting it off due to life circumstances. 
     Maureen and Jenna stay in touch even through the ups and down in life including divorce and family issues. After their children are older they revisit the idea of going on their trip to Paris . 
Maureen meets Logan when he comes into the library where she works . They are intrigued with each other but live very different lives. Jenna works at the same hospital as Rowan but doesn’t really interact with him until her mother falls and he is her surgeon . After they spend time together they realize they are very well suited for each other .while juggling life, and their children both couples find a way to work things out in their relationships.
    This is a sweet story of heartache, friendship, and love .
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A heartwarming story of two friends and their lives 20 years into their friendship. After the children have grown up they are now looking for purposes and how to move on from last mistakes and things given up along the way. Together they find themselves again but in a new life worth enjoying! Love this must read page turner! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my ARC copy of in exchange for my honest review! Loved it!
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Debbie Macomber tells wonderful stories and build beautiful relationships. This book is filled with so much wisdom!  Mother-daughter, Mother -son, long time best friends, new best friends, and new romantic relationships all come together in this Debbie Macomber novel filled with such promise ❤
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Debbie Macomber's novels never fail to entertain, entice emotions, and stay will me long after I've closed the pages. This novel was no exception. Love, and life, and life-long friendships. And of course the promise of Paris
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