Orchard Valley Grooms ValerieStephanie Author:Debbie Macomber Valerie rushes home to Orchard Valley, Oregon, when her father, David, suffers a heart attack. She and her two younger sisters, Stephanie and Norah, are gathering at his side, praying he?ll live, fearing he?ll die.? — At a time like this, falling in love is the last thing on Valerie?s mind. And with Dr. Colby Winston, of all people! He?s David?s ... more »heart surgeon, a renowned specialist who enjoys small-town living, while Valerie is a high-powered businesswoman who prefers city life. They?re complete opposites in every way. Yet David keeps insisting she and Colby are a perfect couple.
Meanwhile Stephanie has other worries besides her father?s health. She?d fled Orchard Valley three years earlier after her humiliating rejection by local journalist Charles Tomaselli. Now she?s home, and it?s not long before they begin reliving past battles?and renewing old feelings. He was the reason she left. This time, will he give her a reason to stay? David seems to think so.?
Does their father know something Valerie and Stephanie don?t?
?Macomber tells women?s stories in a way no one else does.??BookPage« less
If you like reading the same book twice, you might like this one. It is pretty much the same story, but from two different points of view - Valerie and Stephanie's. I didn't mind the first section about Valerie, but then to read it all over again from Stepanie's perspective, was just asking to much. I had to force myself to finish the book and was so glad when it was finished. I was very disappointed and won't read the next book in this series. I guess using the same plot twice is easier than thinking up a new plot and eats up enough pages to make it look like a book rather than just a story. Too bad it's so painful for those of us trying to read it.
I couldn't get into this series. I thought the writing was dull and the dialogue between the characters were definitely blah. I gave up after a few chapters.
I tried to read Norah's story as well in "Orchard Valley Brides" and ended up really angry because I hated Norah's character so much. I did enjoy Sherry's story though.
If you have never read Macomber, know that not all her books are like this. I actually enjoy some of them. She is very Christian and PG though so that might be a deterrent for some, but I don't find her preachy.