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Subject: Debbie Macomber
Date Posted: 12/1/2007 10:00 PM ET
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I have never read anything by her but was interested in starting one of her series.  I know she is in the romance genre, but I started reading the recent Christmas book with the two short stories and I'm not even finishing the first story because it's just too much fluff for me.  Are all her books the same?  Because if so I'm not going to try any others, but if the others are better, I may still look into those. 

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 2:04 PM ET
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I love her.  I like reading about people who I can relate to in small towns who live normal lives.  I guess that is boring to some people, but I really like most of her stuff.  I love the Heart of Texas series and the Cedar Cove Series.  I really like her books that incorperate her love of knitting.  The Shop on Blossom Street is one of them.  Maybe it is because I love to knit too and would love to have a shop where I could sit and knit all day and watch the world through my customers eyes.  I think that is what she is able to do for me is give me a chance to excape into these small towns and become one of them.



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Date Posted: 12/2/2007 5:29 PM ET
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Yes, they are all fluffy and sugary sweet. And predictable.

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 5:51 PM ET
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I disagree. I didn't think her Navy series was sugary sweet at all. It certainly didn't seem overly fluffy to me. I started with Navy Brat and enjoyed it as well as Navy Woman.

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 5:57 PM ET
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I'd start with the Blossom Street series.  I have just about all of her books and love them all.

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 8:35 PM ET
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They are typically pretty fluffy, but some of them are better than others.  A lot of people don't like Susannah's Garden....maybe because it's less fluffy than her other ones?  But I thought it was pretty good.  So if you want to try her again, then I suggest that one, or as others have recommended, the Blossom Street series.

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 11:31 PM ET
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Yeah, the series I was thinking of reading is the Blossom Street one.  It's not that the Christmas one I was reading was so bad, but it was just sort of boring to me.  I have soooo many books on my TBR that I felt like I was wasting my time, as I have chick lit and other "fluffy" books that I know I do like.  I may end up trying that one series though.

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 7:08 AM ET
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I've enjoyed her Cedar Cove series, to pick up a book is like coming home to old friends. Another author I really enjoy is Emilie Richards quilting series, I get pretty much the same feeling about those also.

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 7:09 AM ET
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Date Posted: 12/14/2007 6:40 PM ET
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 I also enjoy the Cedar Cover books, it does feel like you are visiting friends when you read one of these books.

I dont think her books are too "fluffy".  I enjoy all of her books, including the Christmas ones.  Have you read the "Angel" books?

They are really cute, they feature 3 angels, called Shirley Mercy and ?  Im not sure of the 3rd angels name right now.

 Im glad that someone posted a review  about Susannahs Garden.  Im getting ready to start that this evening.

 Melissa

    or    mblisa on PBS

 Thanks! and Happy Holidays

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 11:32 PM ET
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Shirley, Mercy and Goodness - those angels crack me up every year!   They are my favorite Christmas stories.     I love Debbie Macomber and while I find her books light I don't find them fluffy.       I've tried several chick lit stories and now THOSE I find filled with nothing but fluff.        I guess one person's fluff is another person's fun.       LOL      I love both the Blossom St. and the Cedar Cove series, especially.

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 1:54 PM ET
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I've thoroughly enjoyed the Cedar Cove series, I pretty much read those back to back. I also enjoyed her yarn series. If you're not enjoying the CHristmas stories, then I probably wouldn't recommend you continue reading her. Her format doesn't seem to change much from book to book so if you don't enjoy her writing style, then I wouldn't continue.

I'm just starting her Heart of Texas series, it's starting a litte slow for me but I'm just not much in the mood to read anything right now so I'm chalking it up to that.

Date Posted: 12/20/2007 9:04 AM ET
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I have a Christmas themed book by her on my bookshelf:  Christmas Wishes which two books in one.  It includes Christmas Letters and Rainy Day Wishes.   I have read several of her books about Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy; love them!!  This year I read Comfort and Joy...........it was great but was requested as soon as I added it to my bookshelf.

Date Posted: 12/22/2007 9:48 AM ET
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I really enjoy her books, but have to agree that if you are not enjoying  Christmas Letters, then you might not get into her other books.   The North Dakota and Washington State series are my faves.

Date Posted: 12/22/2007 2:36 PM ET
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Christmas Wishes by Debbie Macomber  Two stories:  Christmas Letters and Rainy Day Wishes

On a Snowy Night by Debbie Macomber  Two Stories:  The Christmas Basket and Snow Bride

These are on my bookshelf and I loved them all;  I like fluffy especially at Christmas......If you dont' like fluffy, no you probably won't enjoy them.....

Date Posted: 12/22/2007 2:52 PM ET
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Susannah's Garden is the only Macomber I have read, and I was surprised how much I did enjoy it, considering how fluffy I had heard her books to be. I would compare this particular novel to a Rosamund Pilcher, in the way she creates characters that make you care what happens to them (and I would not call Pilcher fluffy). So that might be a good place to start.

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 11:06 PM ET
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I don't usually read romance novels, either, but I bought a copy of "Morning Comes Softly" by Debbie Macomber several months ago when I was in a local pharmacy that didn't have a very big selection (and I really needed something to read). It was a good book. I was surprised that I liked it as well as I did and would possibly read more books by this author.

Subject: Debbie Macomber
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 9:23 AM ET
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i have a few on my bookshelf if anyone is looking for something of hers in particular!

Subject: Debbie Macomber
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 3:52 PM ET
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I liked the Blossom street ones for I am a knitter and she was writing my language.  I also teach in a high school and identified with one of the characters.  Did not especially like her other books, but my daughter really likes them.