Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Review: Glad Tidings by Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA Books
First Published: November 1, 2006

Happy Holidays!

I love Holiday Romance stories!  What could be better this time of year?    I have a collection of Debbie Macomber books including lots of her Christmas romance stories!  

 Glad Tidings has 2 stories in it, and I just finished the first one called "There's Something about Christmas".   I loved it!  

There's Something about Christmas
Christmas is a time for…fruitcake. Rookie reporter Emma Collins hates fruitcake; for that matter, she hates Christmas, too. When three Washington State women are finalists in a national fruitcake contest, the story is assigned to her. That's bad enough. It gets worse when she has to fly in a small plane (scary!) with a smart-aleck pilot named Oliver Hamilton (sexy!) and his scruffy dog (cute!). In the end she meets three wise women, falls in love and learns There's Something About Christmas.
Here Comes Trouble
This is also a time for families, for togetherness, for memories. On Christmas Eve, Maryanne and Nolan Adams tell their kids the story they most want to hear—how Mom and Dad met and fell in love. It all started when they were reporters on rival Seattle papers…and next thing you know, Here Comes Trouble! 
My thoughts:  Emma works in a newspaper office and is assigned to interview 3 finalists for a national fruitcake contest that live near to her.  Oliver is assigned to be her pilot and when Emma first meets Oliver, she dosent really like him, but as she gets to know him, she finds he is really a caring person.  She is scared to ride in a airplane, but he helps soothe her fears (especially when they ride in a plane that lands on water!)   Emma has been struggling with Christmas since losing her Mom, and she learns some very valuable lessons from the ladies in the fruitcake contest about life and enjoying Christmas.  Will she find her hero in Oliver?  
 One of my favorite lines from the book 
She nodded.  "You truly are my hero. 
 I knew that, he said confidently.

 **This story also includes the 3 fruitcake recipes that were entered in the contest, including a chocolate fruitcake that sounds delicious!

I've started the second story in this book, and looking forward to reading more of it this week.

Are you reading a Christmas book this week?

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

 Debbie Macomber online

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  1. Thanks for sharing this great review. I haven't read any Christmas stories this year accept A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer. I usually read more than that but I was overrun with too many others. LOL

  2. I enjoyed your review. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Melissa, I love curling up on the couch and reading a good book like that! I have been so busy with the holidays and I haven't had time to read, knit or crochet! I will get back into it once the holidays are over though. I hope you had a nice Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year.

  4. Sounds like a great read. Congrats on being a top commenter on Create with Joy. ;)

  5. Happy New Year to you, dear friend! Congratulations on being one of my Top Commenters of the year! Be sure to visit us at Friendship Friday this week, where you are being honored! I look forward to connecting with you real soon!

    Create With Joy

  6. Love her books! Just finished"Starry Night" - loved it! Great review - will have to read this one.

  7. I'm overdue to curl up with a delicious story and just chill!! Happy New Year to you!!

  8. I used to have my nose in a book all the time and since I started blogging I can't find the time. In 2014, I'm determined to change that!

  9. I have yet to read a Debbie Macomber, but I will be reading one very soon. I already have this one on my list, and I love to read list. I know all about Debbie Macomber, and she is a local author--I live in Washington state, too. I love Cedar Cove (TV series), and I definitely look forward to reading her books! By the way, a great review!

    1. Thanks Ruth!
      Washington sounds like a wonderful State to live in!

  10. Hope you had a lovely Christmas! Aren't holiday reads fun?


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