I work at a book store and happened upon Debbie Macomber's books by accident. I've read just about everything she has written and really love her books. I love that they're clean and not there isn't any "smut" in them. They are about real people that you wish you could meet.
ThisMatter of Marriage is one of my favorite books. I came across it because I wanted to read some of Debbie's older books. It made me laugh so much and I wanted to read it again. I want to recommend it to as many customers as I can. I'm 30 and single so I can relate to the story. It was just a sweet story of finding real love and not just lust. The characters build a real relationship.I would really recommend this book to anyone who loves Debbie Macomber books and anyone looking for a new author. She is one of the best authors out there in the romance genre. I always look forward to reading more of her books.
I love all Debbie Macomber books. This adds to my collection! Great read. Thanks a lot!
Wonderful and Funny!
Halle's dates were beyond hysterical and I could not put this book down. I laughed out loud and cheered for these characters.
Debbie Macomber does it again and hits another one right out of the park! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to enjoy a fast read and one that will make them laugh and cheer for the people within its covers!
This was the current selection in my book club, not my choice, but it was cute. It's a romance novel by one of the more currently popular writers of the genre, Debbie Macomber. One thing with everyone picking a book every month, we get a varied amount of genres in our club. I haven't read a romance novel in a few years. If you are a big romance fan or a big fan of Macomber's, please don't take this to heart. It is my own opinion, right?
well, I found it very very predictable, but I suppose most romance novels are, right? Also, the main character, Hallie, was kind of annoying. Why would Macomber have a woman not more than 10 pounds overweight be so obsessed with her weight and her diet? There are a lot of women who live like this and have the same attitudes but they are usually real overweight women. I couldn't sympathize with her. While she did seem like a realistic enough character, I just didn't find myself really routing for her to have a happy ending. She's turning 30 and is still single. Wanting a man, marriage, and family, she feels like time is running out. She has a lot of bad dates, but we all know her neighbor, Steve, who becomes her friend will eventually become more. He's divorced(relucantly) and very hot, and has two children from his marriage. I liked this character, he seemed very down to earth.
Other characters seemed one dimensional, as they so often do in these books. It's safe to say I will not be reading another light summer romance for another year. I read so many deep, intensely thought provoking works, that I just don't feel very satisfied with books like this.
The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing. She's hitting the big three-O and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. Hallie, an organized, goal-setting kind of person, gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight...In Shining Armor. But all her dates are disasters. (There's the cheapskate and the sex fiend and...well, never mind.)
Too bad she can't just fall for her good-looking neighbor Steve Marris--who's definitely not her type. Anyway, Steve's busy trying to win back his ex-wife, Mary Lynn, who's busy getting married--but not to Steve. Life would be so much simpler if he could fall for someone else. Like...Hallie. They're friends, though--and sometimes friends become lovers. Sometimes friends become more.