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Cottage by the Sea | The Inspiration Behind The Book

May 1, 2018

My book, Cottage by the Sea, was inspired by a major landslide in Oso, Washington in 2014.  Having such a tragic and life-changing event happen so quickly, randomly, and so close to home left a mark on my heart.  As I followed the subsequent news stories surrounding this tragedy and the loss of forty-three lives, I began to put myself in their shoes, particularly those who were left behind to mourn.  The depth of loss and grief must have been incredibly difficult for these families.  From this, I began to build a plot around a lone survivor who wasn’t home when a mudslide took her entire family.

As a writer, I couldn’t help wondering about family members who weren’t at home at the time—those who escaped death only to be left behind. My heroine lost her entire family and is now alone in the world, seeking out a place she can call home. And isn’t that what we’re all searching for—home?

I hope you enjoy Cottage by the Sea, and that it brings you hope for reclaiming the light after darkness.

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    Doris Manos
    May 15, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Hello Debbie,
    It was nice to see you in Orlando, and I am so looking forward to this book Cottage by the Sea, I hope you enjoyed the bracelet and when you wear remember it was given to you with love as a thank you for giving me a chance to escape into another world when mine gets to hectic and I need to seat back and relax, with a nice cup of hot tea and a good book by my favorite author,,, Debbie MaComber…..

    Take Care and God Bless you and your family
    Doris Manos

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    Carolyn
    May 18, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Looking forward to reading this.

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    denise
    May 18, 2018 at 3:54 am

    I was fortunate to receive an ARC and enjoyed it a lot. Beautiful story.

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    Joan B. Thurston
    May 18, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing your writing talents with us. I enjoyed reading your books to the point I periodically re-read them and find I’ve missed something from the first read. May you be blessed with more stories to share.

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    Linda Wirth
    May 19, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Hi Debbie, I have been reading your books since you started publishing them Look forward to each and everyone. I want to thank you for many many hours of enjoyment reading your stories. What a gift you have Bless you

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    June Pelland
    May 22, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    I would love that book, June

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    Terri Rinko
    May 22, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Love the site!

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    Doreen
    May 22, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration for the book.

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    Pat Langrell
    May 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I just finished reading the Rose Harbor series and I loved it!!

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    Deana
    May 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    While we see these things on TV and in the news we can’t relate because we can’t see them physically or have had it happen to us but when we have something tragic happen we know that others who have been through something know what it is like. I have not been through this, we suffered with severe flooding and were without water for 10 days, our city was under water in many areas so travel was also restricted. Sad to watch the disasters unfold around this world.

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    Methel Gale
    May 22, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Was just in the hospital for a week and found my Debbie Macomber books to be just what the doctor ordered for calm and encouraging respite to aid in healing.

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    Julie Murray
    May 22, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I’m so excited to read Cottage by the Sea. Yet another of your exquisite book. I have so many of them. Looking forward to owning this one to. Well done Debbie xxxxxx

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    Mary
    May 22, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Oh I will Be buying this book! You write some Awesome ones Debbie!
    GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WRITING SUCH WONDERFUL BOOKS!

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    Brandi L Collis
    May 22, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, I can’t wait to read this book. I remember hearing about this mudslide in the news, so sad.

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    Carol M Stewart
    May 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Cottage By The Sea looks very interesting read. All your books are fantastic.

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    Marsha Markham
    May 22, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    My son and his family live in Lake Forest Park…I also remember when this happened…so tragic. I’m looking forward to this book. It’s hard to imagine how one would find their way when their whole family has gone ahead.

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    Belita
    May 22, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Cant wait to jump into this book!

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    Patty
    May 22, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Love all your books. Can’t wait to enjoy this one too. Thank you.

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    Margaret abbott
    May 22, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Cannot wait to read your latest accomplishment.
    Love all your writing.
    Recipes and as a long time knitter. All your patterns
    And projects

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    Nan Karkosky
    May 22, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I, with you, was struck with the horrific loss from this totally unexpected tragedy. I look forward to reading Cottage by the Sea.

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    J Kipp
    May 22, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I have all your books…a great wat to relax.

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    Susan Harding
    May 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    My mom loves your books. She is almost 90 years old.

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    marilyn kros
    May 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    i enjoy all your books

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    Lynn Y Holmes
    May 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Debbie I love all of your books. I feel so much better after read one of your books. I know that when I do read this new book I am going to be in tears. You are right we are all looking for love.

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    Patti Zbylski
    May 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I enjoy reading your books. I get them from the library

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    Karen Mummert
    May 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Can’t wait to read it!!

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    Sue Coats
    May 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Love your blog and your books, Debbie!

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    Roberta Hurst
    May 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I have enjoyed reading your books for years and can’t wait for July and Cottage by the Sea.

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    Bette
    May 22, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Look forward to reading the Cottage By the Sea as I enjoy all your books.

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    Winnie
    May 22, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Thank you, Debby, your books take me away and inspire me in my faith. I’m going through a difficult time with my family just now, years in fact, and your books are such a pleasure.

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    Elaine Merwin
    May 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Can’t wait to read you book,Cottage by the Sea. I live in Port Orchard and this really touched my heart when this happened.

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    Pam Link
    May 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I can’t wait for this book! I pre-ordered it as soon as I knew about it. I’m staying a month in the mountains of North Carolina right now and with all the rain, they have been having mud slides here. A woman was killed yesterday in one. It’s so sad.

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    Kanda Munson
    May 22, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    I love reading your books and have a number of them on CD’s where I can listen to them whenever I want. Thank you for making ones that give you a chance to escape into another world for a little while.

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    Linda Alves
    May 22, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Can’t wait to read cottage by the sea!! Your writing has always kept by attention.
    I’m sorry but I don’t have a clue what I’m supposed to put for a website in the column below….

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    Denise Sapp
    May 22, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Wow your morning is busy. It is fulfilling. I love to read your newsletters each month. I start my day with a cup of hot tea. Read the bible start on my list as to what I need to do for the day. Fix my lunches. Go to work for 8-16 hours, home, laundry, shower, read, eat. I spend time with my Dog and Cat then go to bed.
    T

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    Debra Tripp
    May 22, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book.

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    Ruth Chaney
    May 22, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I have been a fan of your work since your first book.

    Hugs and God Bless
    Ruth Chaney

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    Yamilia
    May 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I can’t wait to read the book!

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    Ethel Richardson
    May 22, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I always enjoy Debbie Macomber’s books. In fact I’m reading one now.

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    Denise Sapp
    May 22, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I would love to read the Cottage by the sea. My heart sank when I heard about this slide in Washington knowing I have friends out there. I prayed for all of you. I asked everybody I know to pray for Washington everyone and their families. To read it will bring back memories. How God had his hand in all this. He makes us stronger when we go through a tragic situation. God is Good all the time.
    Blessings Denise Sapp

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    Gloriana Nickolis
    May 22, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I connect with this book having lost all our family on my and husband’s side at an early age. My parents lived with us and died from complications of alzheimers. My husband’s father was shot down as a fighter pilot when husband was 16 yrs old. His Mama died at 59 from colon cancer. His 3 brothers died tragically. One from colon cancer, another drowned, another had heart failure from complications of diabetes. They were all young. Our church is our family now and we praise God for the wonderful family we have made there. Thank you for your wonderful books. They put a smile on my face whilst I fall asleep at night. Gloriana

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    Laurie
    May 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    I can’t wait to read your new book. I am 10th on the list at the library!!!!

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    Donna Murphy
    May 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I’m eagerly looking forward to reading your new book.

    I have an entire bookcase filled with books you’ve written. I’ve read at least 30 of your books in the last few years, ever since my sister gave me her collection of the Cedar Cove series to read. I was hooked! I also loved your Alaska series, Midnight Sons.

    I hope you will return to Mission Viejo, Ca soon, so I can meet you. Unfortunately, I missed you the last time you were here.

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    patricia sullivan
    May 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I can not wait until this book

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    Sandra Slaybaugh
    May 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I am entertained more by your books than any other single person in this country. I would have said world but since I have never crossed the border of this wonderful country I will let it stand as is. Thank you so very much for all you have done.

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    Lynda Esterbrook
    May 22, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    I am really looking forward to reading Cottage by the Sea. I love all your books but my most favorite ones are the stories about the angels those 3 get into to so much “trouble” but what a hoot. Thank you so much for the smiles!!!!

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    Marianne
    May 22, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    I have loved your book, series, for YEARS!
    Each one a gem. Thank you.
    And YOU LOOK MARVELOUS!!! Way to go. God nless.

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    Linda Cullen
    May 22, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Love your books, so entertaining, Lets me forget about my worries.

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    Sue Wright
    May 22, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book. I have read all of your others. Love your books and all the emotions that you portray and stir up within me.

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    KATHI DEAHL
    May 22, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I love you, Debbie. I have very fond memories of the cruise to Alaska. Can we do it again?

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    Lynn Bupte
    May 22, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Debbie,
    You are an inspiration to us women. Your writings are full of integrity, passion for what you like to do. I am grateful for your many gifts and talents you are blessed with , that you continually share. I get peace and comfort and hope from your writings and films.
    Thank you Debbie!

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    Patti Potempa
    May 22, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    I love the grandma letter!

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    Erika
    May 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Wondering about those left behind has always been my thought. The ones who have died are with God, the grieving ones are those we need to sympathize with. Looking forward to reading your book.

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    Brenda Altman
    May 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Debbie,
    I just wanted to take a moment and update you on my Husband who I had mentioned in the past. I have read your books as inspiration during this time. He recently had a spinal surgery which leaded into a infection that entered his Cerebral Spinal Fluid. He is home now and I am still reading your books to enjoy a moment of quiet time. You are a true inspiration and I hope you will enter me into your drawing. I am from a small town in the Ozark Mountains but I very much enjoy reading your Blogs and Books. I look forward to your new book Cottage by the Sea.
    Sincerely,
    Brenda Altman

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    Darlene Bartley
    May 22, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    can’t wait to read it…your books are so enjoyable easy to read and can’t put them down…

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    Lynn Maxwell
    May 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Love your books, especially the series of connected stories. Keep writing,it is nice to sit on the patio and go into your world of characters.

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    Sue Flagstad
    May 22, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I have been a fan for many years.
    I enjoy all the series of books you have written.
    Anxious for your upcoming books.

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    Tricia B
    May 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Lovely…. just lovely!❤️

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    Diane
    May 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Such heartfelt inspiration

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    Deborah L. McCann
    May 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    HI, I’ve been reading Debbie Macomber’s writings since ?? However long since she’s been published writer. My Sister & I often share the books, talk about the stories we’ve so much enjoyed. As I get older I’ve forgotten some of the stories details. So when I come across a book of her’s I buy it and read it again. I open the pages with excitement of reading her books again. At age 65 I’ve been since enjoying reading novels since “Gone with the Wind” om my early teens. Married young, at 19, had our babies at 25 & 26, and still found time to read while they napped. Read to all the Day Care children in our home. Now reading to our Grandchildren. Books decorate tables and 4 bookshelves in our home. Books and Love of reading, my Husband & 2 sons and now their children will always we a love we all seem to have. Thanks to Debbie Macomber we’ll always be reading daily for the rest of out lives.

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    Deborah L. McCann
    May 22, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve taken up my space Up in the comment space. Bless You All, Deborah McCann

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    Colette Wear
    May 22, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Looking forward to reading Cottage by the Sea. I always enjoy your books so much.

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    Evie Dopart
    May 22, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    I’m not sure I did this right. I was a little confused. I love Debbie McComber & read every book of hers I can get my hands on & then have a group of “church ladies” ( friends as we call ourselves that initial the back cover & pass them around. We are real Debbie McComber fans. Thanks for the wonderful inspiring books. Evie Dopart

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    Mary Minjares
    May 22, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I’m sitting here with a lump in my throat – my eyes full of tears – as I imagined the first Thanksgiving for someone who lost their entire family.

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    Florence
    May 22, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    The loss of a loved one is very sad but to lose one in this tragic way is beyond anything else. I would love to read about this loss by the people left behind. Death affects everyone. Should be a great read!!!!

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    Susan
    May 22, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    I love all of your books. Thank you.

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    Cheryl Hurt
    May 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Love all you books. I am looking forward to reading this new one.

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    Theresa Gately
    May 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Enjoyed the ‘Cottage by the Sea” blog. Makes you think about should that happen to you, what would you do?

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    BARBARA KEETON
    May 22, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Love your blog!!!

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    Wendy Gnau
    May 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I remember that landslide and the several news stories that followed. I can already imagine some of the things your survivor will face; survivors guilt, a huge sense of loss, PTSD, fear of losing more loved ones. I look forward to reading Cottage by the Sea.

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    Loraine
    May 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Looking forward to reading it!

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    Irene French
    May 22, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    So looking forward to reading this one…

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    Nancy Lepri
    May 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    I had the honor and the pleasure of reviewing this book for New York Journal of Books, where my review will be posted on their site the night before your release date. As with all your books, I am carried away to a land free of cares and derive much happiness reading all your novels. Keep up the great work, as I am a huge fan.

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    Teresa
    May 22, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Cannot wait to read. I am sure that this book will be written with much compassion.

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    Nancy Lepri
    May 22, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Such an awesome and heartwarming read!

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    Donna L. Keller
    May 22, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    I would like to read this book, plus all the other ones I have seen in this e-mail. I just love your books.

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    PEGGY S. TAYLOR
    May 22, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Love all your books. Wish you could write and publish one as fast as I read them.

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    Elisa DeMuro
    May 22, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    A horrific event, but real life behind fiction….love it. Can’t wait to read it

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    Nancy Hughson
    May 22, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    I feel like this is a must read for me. My friend and quilting teacher, Nichole, did lose her parents, daughter & daughters boyfriend in this horrific tragedy. I’ve often wondered what strength it must take for her to get out of bed each day. She’s somehow learned to continue on and move forward with her life. You always have a loving take on situations in life. I look forward to finding out how your characters deal with the same situation and I’m sure will somehow find a way to rise up with the help of friends and family.

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    Irene French
    May 22, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    As we grow older we lose family members, which is hard enough. I’ve lost an Aunt and my 3 cousins in a very tragic accident. It was devastating. It’s been 4 years and some days it seems like yesterday. Can’t imaging losing some many you love.

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    Christy Miller
    May 22, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Debbie, I really enjoyed looking through your website- I’m going through a lot of stressful things in my life right now, and it helped me take a little breather and learn to focus on spending time with God and taking time for myself once in a while. I have five kids and am homeschooling them, along with working a full-time job. Thank you for reminding me to breathe.

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    LaRay
    May 22, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    I love calling the first thing in the morning…positivity!!!

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    Jake Hinkle
    May 22, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    I am looking forward to reading this one in the future. I still have several more to read. I enjoyed the Alaska books.

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    Fran Russell
    May 22, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    That was an horrific landslide eating up homes. Awful.

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    JUDI RACOSKY
    May 22, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I CANT WAIT TO BUY THIS NEW BOOK, I BUY AS SOON AS THEY APPEAR IN THE STORES, AND FINISH IT IN A FEW DAYS…I LOVE TO SHARE YOU BOOK WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS…I USE TO KEEP THEM ALL, BUT, FOUND MYSELF WANTING TO SHARE YOUR STORIES WITH OTHERS…
    THANK YOU DEBBIE, FOR ALL THE NOVELS YOU HAVE WRITTEN…

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    Rita Hill
    May 22, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Cottage by the #Sea is one I surely want to read. Love all your books.

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    Neva Kreger
    May 22, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    I haven’t read this one yet, but am looking forward to it. Really sounds interesting.

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    Linda
    May 22, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Love your books. Have read all but the very newest few. I share them with family and friends, too. So, they are well read!!!

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    Kathy Mulcahy
    May 22, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Can’t wait to read it Debbie. I have enjoyed your books for many years and share them with my friends. They are uplifting and encouraging. God bless you.

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    Saundra Griffin
    May 22, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Can’t wait to read this new book. know it will be wonderful, insightful readfing.

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    Pauline Anderson
    May 22, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I always look forward to new books Debbie, you are one of my favorite authors, and your books have such depth and warmth, feels like we are family.

    I think I have read all your books and preordered all new ones. Thanks for choosing to be a writer since as a readaholic you have provided me with such wonderful reading material!!
    All the best Debbie!
    Pauline

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    Gill Thompson
    May 22, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    This is the first time I have been on this blog and it is so encouraging. I am certainly going to think about journaling – especially gratitude journaling. I already keep a prayer journal. I also already spend time with Jesus every day reading my Bible and praying. I have not yet managed to read the through in one year -it usually takes me three years. I also feel inspired by what you said to start writing my autobiography. I have not always had an easy life because of long term health problems including polio, uveitis (eyes), Caroli’s disease (liver), insulin controlled type 2 diabetes, 11 different conditions in total, yet I can honestly say God has been gracious and faithful through it all.

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    Lucy Conner
    May 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I am anxious to read this book. From your comments on this book, it reminds of the tragedy in Cerritos, CA, not far from where we used to live. A commercial plane and a private plane collided in the air and crashed into a neighborhood. Lives in the planes and houses were lost and several house burned to ground.

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    Sharon Beales
    May 22, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    A can’t miss book

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    Cindy Klos
    May 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Can’t wait to read it

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    Kay Garrett
    May 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I think the fact that “Cottage by the Sea” was based on true events very fascinating. Makes me want to read it all the more.

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    Bonnie Baker
    May 22, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    This is one of your books I have yet to read. It is top of my list. I enjoyed learning your inspiration for writing it. Thank you for all your great, easy reading and thought provocitive books.

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    Marilyn Kaye Hunkins
    May 22, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    My 90 year old neighbor, now deceased, got me hooked on what I refer to as my “Debbie” books. She loaned over 60 of her books to me to read and return. Since Ms. Morrison passed away I’ve been on my own and haunt the grocery store book section for releases I haven’t read. We are a small town and have no book store, but I’ve found a used book store in Tullahoma, TN who has a few of the “Debbie” books which I haven’t read. In my 76 years I haven’t won many things. At age 13 a diamond which my parents had to sacrifice to purchase the mounting to put the diamond in and the most precious win was the heart of my husband, RC (me and my RC). We will celebrate 53 years of marriage Sept. 19. I used our local library to read those I haven’t borrowed or purchased. Can’t wait for the release of Cottage by the Sea! I can’t imagine how many enter Debbie’s contests and don’t expect to win. Enjoying her books is a win, win for me! “Debbie keep your stories coming!

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    Mary Anderson
    May 22, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    So looking forward to your new book, Cottage by the Sea. It is amakinh how God can work in our lives through trahedies, helping us rebuild and inspiring us to do more, while always trusting in him. I am so blessed that you have chosen to share your writing talents with us as they have strengthened my faith and added so much enjoyment yo my life.

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    shirley anderson
    May 22, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I can’t wait to read your new book. I have really enjoyed your books and always look forward to more. I especially enjoyed your series.

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    Diane Behrhorst
    May 22, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I cannot wait to read it, as always. I love the word “HOME” and all that it conveys. So, yes, that is what we’re all searching for. Home sweet home! ❤️

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    Pat Parker
    May 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I have my copy preordered. I am looking forward to it.

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    Lori Jill Frazier
    May 22, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    So looking forward to reading this novel.

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    Sharon Robinson
    May 22, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Can’t wait to read this one.

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    Becki
    May 22, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Your comments remind me of the 9-11 families. I think many stories could come from that sad day, but we need a bit more time before reading them.

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    Joyousone
    May 22, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Have wanted to start reading your books … sounds like stories I’d enjoy immensely. Think I’ll pick this one up on my Kindle and read it next. I enjoy inspirational and heartfelt books that are well written.

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    Terri Jouty
    May 22, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Sounds like I will need a box of tissue when. Read this one……..

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    Catheri e (Kate)
    May 22, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Debbie I have loved all you books – you are such a great writer . Every thing you write gives me hope. You just keep on writing and I’ll keep on reading. Thank you. and God Bless!

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    Kathryn Lambert
    May 22, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Cannot wait to get this and read it.. I know about being the only family member left. I had 2 half sisters and a half brother and they were 15-20 and 25 years older than me so it isn’t like I even remember them being at home and in fact the half sisters were married and had babies of their own when I was born. Now they are all passed on and I am alone except for some half nieces and a nephew. They are not close with me but I am sure they love me.. But I really think I might relate to this woman you have written about. Thanks Debbie for all your wonderful books.

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    Panda Turner
    May 22, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    This book looks so good. I would love to read this one due to i love alot of your books. Does this come in large print? i am starting to have some vision problems and i do so love to read.

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    Susan
    May 22, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I just love reading your books!!! It helps me with my anxiety and illness. So thank you

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    Linda Sue Martin
    May 22, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I absolutely love all of your books. I would love to win a copy of Cottage By The Sea!

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    Judith
    May 22, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Love ever book I read.

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    Judy Welander
    May 22, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Love you, love you, love you! Have read all of your books. The only problem is…you don’t write fast enough.

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    Panda Turner
    May 22, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    i so hope i win a book bundle for my birthday. My birthday is June 14th. Either way i will half to find this book and read it. It sounds so good.

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    Janet
    May 22, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you. As I ponder what to write to a friend who’s husband has just received a probably fatal diagnosis, I just had to step away and look at your blog. Thanks, It cheered me up.

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    Carol Miller
    May 22, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    have enjoyed every one of yourbooks that I’ve read.

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    Carolyn McCauley
    May 22, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Can hardly wait to get this new read.

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    Diana
    May 22, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you, Debbie, for sharing how you begin your day. I am a 57 year old Christian woman who has been an empty nester with my hubby. One of our ‘birdies’ is flying back home with girlfriend for the summer to save $ for grad school. I want to model for them a great way to start the day; at least re introduce them to prayer. I look forward to reading your new book this summer. I loved your series with all the knitters!! There’s even a commercial for someone who has breast cancer who holds a knitting group and it reminds me of your awesome books On Blossom Street. Thank you for continuing to inspire me and so many others with your thoughtful books!

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    Patti Bond
    May 22, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I love your new blog Welcome Home Debbie It contains lots of nice articles and recipes

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    Sandy
    May 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I love EVERY book you write; the stories are always so inspiring! Thank you, Sandy

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    Barb H
    May 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I can’t wait to read this!

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    M Hansen
    May 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    All your books are wonderful!! I can’t wait to read, “Cottage By The Sea.” Your books are so inspiring, and make the reader want to do all they can to be a better person and friend. Thank you and always continue to write and inspire us. You are truly a gifted person, and writer.

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    Yvonne Pritchard
    May 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Love, love all your novels. I can’t wait for Cottage By The Sea

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    Vickie
    May 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    I love all your book !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kathy Goodman
    May 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    What a lovely way to honor these families! Your books always help me through something in my life. Right now we are going through some really tough times that will affect the rest of our lives. My entire family is devastated right now, and reading (re-reading) your books has comforted me like nothing else could. Thank you so very much for helping me through something yet again. You’ll never know how much I treasure you. My mom reads your books too. She is almost 91 years old and in a nursing home. She is in poor health and in constant pain, but your books help her get through the day. We love you!

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    Francine Shafer
    May 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Your local story themes are inspirational and heart-warming. Thank you!

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    CLAIRE
    May 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Can’t wait for your new book to come out.

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    Elizabeth Sheehy
    May 22, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Looking forward to this book – preordered it! I can relate to events depicted as we lived through Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath. My husband was in the ICU at the time and sort-of slept through the whole thing!

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    Veralyn Hershey
    May 22, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    This sounds intriguing! Can’t wait to read it!

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    Nancy
    May 22, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Sounds good & sad.

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    Pat Griffin
    May 22, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I can’t wait to get your newest book I read everything that you write as fast as they can come out. You are by far my most favorite writer. Please don’t stop. I also have one of your cookbooks and hopefully will have the newest one soon

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    Monica Shields
    May 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    So looking forward to Cottage by the Sea, as it is a reminder of 9/11 here in the New York/New Jersey area. I heard so many stories of the survivors “timing” that morning and to this day I can still remember their stories. Your books always bring me to a better place and I wait patiently for the next one.

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    Patricia Barraclough
    May 22, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    I remember the landslide events well. It was heartbreaking to see how people were affected. My husband and I are Red Cross Disaster Volunteers and R C Service ToThe Armed Forces Volunteers. We have seen and worked with so many families whose lives have been torn by fires, floods, and events of war. Those who have not experienced such a loss cannot really fully understand the impact. We can help a little, but it takes so much for someone to recover. In such a tragedy as your main character experiences, she finds it necessary to completely rebuild her life. It is such a lonely place to be and is something many never really recover from. I look forward to reading COTTAGE BY THE SEA and meeting your heroine.

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    Dawn Chauvin
    May 22, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book .

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    Susie Henderson
    May 22, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    I am looking forward to your book. I lost my husband a year ago and am still finding my way alone. It is hard, but I am enjoying the challenges that I face. It has brought me much closer to God, and with His help I am getting stronger each day. Thank you for your books. I am a person who loves to read. Your books touch me in many ways.

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    Jenny Birkey
    May 22, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Debbie-you are the best! I enjoy all you have incorporated into your novels about knitting, cooking, retreats & especially yourself & family. There is no other author who gives as much as you do. You truly are a blessing to all of us, your fans & readers.
    I pray the good Lird continues to bless you & your family.

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    Pam Stringer
    May 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Inspired by all that you do..

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    Kay Malone
    May 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Would love it and morning routine of positivity. Wow! awesome.
    I have read all your books. Thank you very much, so many hours of
    pleasure reading.

    We were married in the same month. September 1st for me, this year 56 years. I still have the card that your sent. Thanks…again.
    Love hearing from you, and reading your books. Though I have yet to be able to knit.
    Fondly
    Kay

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    AnnaRingland
    May 22, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Awesome Debbie!

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    jb
    May 22, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I love your books! Keep them coming on Audio!

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    Bonnie Shafer
    May 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I think I own almost all the books you have written over the years. Love Love Love them. Your an amazing write that God has given special talent to.

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    maureen mcgraw
    May 22, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Waiting with bated breath for publication of Cottage by the Sea. Reading about the reason for the story line makes the book more relevant. Thank you for sharing. This series is my favorite Debbie series.

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    Debbie
    May 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Looking forward to reading Cottage By The Sea,

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    shirley
    May 22, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I love your books. I’m an avid reader and you are one of my favorite writers. These pages are very helpful, using some of your ideas in my own home. Thanks Debbie.

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    Mary Jorgenson
    May 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I have read all your books. I have quite a collection . I enjoy reading about you. Please don’t stop writing. Thank you for your wonderful stories

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    Danie
    May 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I have been a fan of Debbie Macomber for years! I love the Rose Harbor series and wished it would have gone on indefinitely! I wrote to her to that effect! I have also loved the Angel books with Shirley, Goodness and Mercy and then Will in the Hallmark movie! Additionally I have read many of the stand alones. Not sure how to sign up for free book give aways, but I hope this email will do it!
    My name is Danie.

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    Margaret Spradley
    May 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I just ordered two pillows for me and my granddaughter with a saying printed on them by Cicero: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” This same granddaughter is willed my Debbie Macomber library which includes all of her works

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    CLARICE EVANS
    May 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Debbie
    I rely on my coffee first thing in the morning and then it’s Lady’s turn to be attended to. She is my eight and a half year old black lab. My husband and I got her when she was nine weeks old and she has come to be my most valued companion since the death of my husband. After Lady’s dance with nature, we come back to the apartment, where I enjoy my coffee, talk to God and read my daily meditation books.
    Afternoons are for my adventures from you and other authors. I only started reading for enjoyment again after my husband passed away in 2016. We were married for thirty-four years. When we met, I had four children by my previous marriage and he assumed the roll of a father to my four.
    I love your books. They give me hope and bring me happiness in every story. Please keep writing. You are my favorite author.
    Respectfully
    Clair Evans

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    Carol F. Erfle
    May 22, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Can’t wait to read this book, you have a way of keeping your readers wanting more. Really love your series books.

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    Sheila Chin
    May 22, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I can’t imagine losing my whole family – I lost my mom in July 2016 after taking care of her for the last 7 months of her life & I am a RN and I was devastated!! I finally crawled out of a heavy depression after two+ years……and some days are still hard. I will be looking for this book for sure.

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    Karen
    May 22, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I can’t wait to read “Cottage By the Sea”. I can only imagine what your heroine has gone through. God bless her and God bless you!

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    Danie
    May 22, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    This is the first I have heard of this book and from your description, it sounds like a well worth read! I hope my library carries it!
    Thank you for all of the wonderful hours of cuddled up cozy reading I’ve done for many years with your books Debbie!

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    Katheryn Langston
    May 22, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I really liked Debbie’s comments about the things she learned from her mom. It made me go back and think about my early years and the things my mom did that affected my life at this point. I hope I can be an inspiration to my kids the way she was to me. Thank you Debbie for bringing this to my mind today.

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    Kim Fritchie
    May 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    That sounds like a compelling read, Debbie! I love that you write from life experiences and appeal to your readers’ emotions. Thank you

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    Bobbie Bacher
    May 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Cottage by the Sea..cant wait to read it. I am looking for good books, your’s, for my summer fun reading enjoyment.

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    Robyn
    May 22, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I have wondered about the people left behind from this tragedy, I am eager to read this book.

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    Jill Odice
    May 22, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    can’t wait to read this!

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    Kay Drake
    May 22, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Can’t wait to read Cottage by the Sea

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    Donna Westcott
    May 22, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I have read so many of your books. I have a list of all of them (I think) and I am checking them off as I go. Look forward to each and every one of them

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    Virginia Thompson
    May 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Sad but God can bring us through. Love all of your books. Inspiration can come form everywhere and you take advantage of that always.

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    Marsha Caldwell
    May 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Debbie

    This book holds so many memories. Most of us in Washington State we were unaware of this particular site on a map. However disconnected we may have been. The news brought as much awe and horror to our lives as Mt. St. Helens May 18,1981. You brought us the people behind those pictures and gave us an image of reason, faith and showing us what we could do, can do and will do.

    Regards
    Marsha

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    Lynn Hill
    May 22, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I can’t wait to read it!

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    Deana Braden
    May 22, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    This website is just beautiful, and I love reading the different articles. How in the world do you do it all?

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    Carolyn walsh
    May 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I live in NJ & Survived Super Storm Sandy. Many friends lost everything & we lost an entire school. Living through that was tough & I am anxious to read Cottage By The Sea as it sounds like there will be similar situations to what happened here at the Jersey Shore.

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    Doreane Luszczewski
    May 22, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Really looking forward to getting my hands on this book. Sounds like wonderful read!

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    Kat
    May 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Can’t wait to read it

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    Patti G
    May 22, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Sometimes it is difficult to find hope out of tragedy…

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    Mickey Bean
    May 22, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Looking forward to it.

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    Lynda Brownlee
    May 22, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Looking forward to the release of this book.

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      Lynda Brownlee
      May 22, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Love your books. Think I have close to all of them.

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    Kathy Koke-Drum
    May 22, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    It is interesting to read where you get your ideas for your books. This will add something special to the story as I read this book. Can’t wait to get it!

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    Daryl Lynn Parness
    May 22, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I am so anxious to read this book. I hope that Costco will have it.

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    Loretta
    May 22, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Looking forward to reading this new book while on summer break!

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    Laura K
    May 22, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Wow, sounds incredible! I recently lost my home (different circumstances) and am in transition, feeling a bit lost and lonely, so I connected with this book description. Looking forward to reading it!

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    Teresa Henning
    May 22, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Loving to blog and the great recipes!
    Can’t wait to read the new book!
    Tomorrow is my birthday, it would be a wonderful gift

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    Sharon Clendaniel
    May 22, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I have so many of your books and I love them all.
    God has blessed you with a wonderful talent in words.
    ☺️ Thank you so much for sharing with us all.

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    Corrine Popelka
    May 22, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Sounds very interesting Can’t wait to read .

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    James
    May 22, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    This book will be very inspiring and heartfelt, I’m sure. I am looking forward to reading it.

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    Maria
    May 22, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    I can’t wait to read it!

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    Cherie
    May 22, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    This book looks phenomenal! I can’t wait to read it!!!! I always get excited by a new book from Debbie Macomber! 🙂

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    Debbie Rice
    May 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Can’t wait to read this book love your books

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    Brenda Roehm
    May 22, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    When is this book coming out. Would love to get it.. Love all Debbie’s books.

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      Ashley Hayes
      June 1, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      July 17th!

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    Jennifer Richards
    May 22, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Can’t wait to read Cottage by the Sea.. You never let me down, I love all of your books!! Will be at the bookstore this weekend.
    Thank you for being such a great writer.
    Happy Memorial Day!!
    Enjoy!!
    Jennifer Richards
    Pembroke, Ma.

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    Connie Bost
    May 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    I am looking forward to read Cottage by the Sea.

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    Patti Truckey
    May 22, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Oh wow, what a story ! Can’t wait to read, cry and feel for the real families

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    Daisy
    May 22, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Can’t wait for this one to be on the book shelves.

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    Kay E Cory
    May 22, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you for this book, can’t wait to read it. As Washington is my home, I have seen many natural events happen, starting with floods in the 1950s, earthquakes and sonic booms in the 1970s, volcanoes in the 1980s, as well as many forest fires, etc. I still call this home!

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    Maureen Schifferdecker
    May 22, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Keep up the great work! I have so many favorites. It doesn’t matter how many times I have reread them, I always enjoyy reading them again. Maureen S.

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    Peggy
    May 22, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I love your books. I am a widow(72 yrs. old) and always enjoyed reading since I was a child. Since I lost my Husband 9 yrs. ago, it seems like I can’t get enoughreading material. You are one of my favorite writer’s. Thank you.

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    Linda
    May 22, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    This book sounds so good. I love books that have an ocean or waterway backdrop! would love to win.

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    Cherrie Dawson
    May 22, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Looking forward to Cottage by the Sea. Your books take me into the life of your characters. I’m sad when the story ends.
    Thank you
    Cherrie

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    Karen
    May 22, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    This sounds very intriguing to me. I really love stories of struggle and survival.

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    Carrie Willoughby
    May 22, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    What a fun thing to win! Would pass it to someone else when done

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    Lois Good
    May 22, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Because I’m a lover of all books written by Debbie, I will read with tissue ready, the foreword is abit tragic and I can’t imagine how I would feel if this happened to me…so will read, cry,laugh and be glad I did..

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    Olivia Klupenger
    May 22, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    I remember reading about that landslide in Oso, WA. Such a tragedy for all those people. My prayers went out to them. It was hard to imagine all the heartaches and loss. I am anxious to read your book.

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    Elaine E. Harcourt
    May 22, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    This makes me even more excited to read your book. Your writing always makes me think I know the characters & I’m right there with them. Can’t wait!

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    Verna
    May 22, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    This is a new plot and sounds very interesting. I look forward to reading this new book.

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    Joyce Handy
    May 22, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Looking forward to reading this book.

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    Joyce Handy
    May 22, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Love your books.

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    Sue Hunt Hibbard
    May 22, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Debbie
    I saw you at the Random House Open House and was so very impressed with you as a person, as well as being a great author whose books I really enjoy, it was just so refreshing to see how sincere and genuine you are in person.
    Thank you so much for being you.
    I also adore your blogs and so look forward to A letter for Debbie Macomber in my email.
    Keep up the awesome work

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    Maxine Ruff
    May 22, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Love it ALL!!!!!!!

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    Carllie McGranaghan
    May 22, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I am looking forward to reading this new book. I enjoy all your books new or those that have been around

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    Mary Caruso
    May 22, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Wow! I can’t wait to read it, Debbie. I’m sure it will become one of my many favorites by you. Your books have brought me such enjoyment, such happiness, such contentment. I wasn’t a reader but then several years ago, someone gave me an extra copy they got of “Mrs. Miracle” told me to read it, and pass it along. Little did I know that would change me….your books, your wonderful stories, have turned me into reader. I have read most of your books now, and many, many, other authors. So, Mrs. Miracle worked a miracle on me, too. God Bless You and all that you do….

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    Dawn Markusic
    May 22, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    I have a feeling Cottage By The Sea will be a bittersweet novel to read

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    Sharon Schultz
    May 22, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    I love reading your books. I haven’t read a book that I didn’t enjoy and was glued to until the end. I do think the Cedar Cove Series was my very favorite so far. I really missed my friends once you stopped writing that series.

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    Camille Major
    May 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    I look forward to reading your books. Before my mom got sick and passed, we used to share your books. They are so truly uplifting and make you feel good aftercreading them. Cannot wait to read your new one

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    Donna Baker
    May 22, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Looking forward to reading Cottage by the Sea. Love reading your books.

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    Pat Dobbins
    May 22, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    I am a very loyal reader. Thanks for all the great reads.

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    Patricia
    May 22, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Sounds like this should be a great book. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and read it!

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    Carol
    May 22, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    can’t wait to read

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    Mary
    May 23, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Looking forward to reading this!

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    Maryann Shaker
    May 23, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Hi Debbie,
    I am so looking forward to reading Cottage By The Sea. There have been so many times in reading your books that I have felt so much better! You have helped me to stay calm, relaxed, informed, and happy. Thank you for your wonderful writings!
    Maryann S., in MA

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    Kathryn Phillips
    May 23, 2018 at 12:10 am

    sounds like it will be great

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    Dominica Wolfe
    May 23, 2018 at 12:14 am

    So looking forward to the book !!

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    Sandra Bumgardner
    May 23, 2018 at 12:31 am

    I think I have read every book that you have written. Can’t wait for the new one to come out. Absolutely love your books

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    Karen W
    May 23, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Can’t wait to read this one!!!

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    Sondra
    May 23, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Can’t wait to read the new book.

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    Catherine Flett
    May 23, 2018 at 12:52 am

    I am anxiously awaiting this new novel. Just in time to read it while at the cottage this summer!

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    Sherry Johnson
    May 23, 2018 at 12:56 am

    I really enjoyed the different categories on the new website.

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    Patti
    May 23, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Look forward to reading this book – love your writing!!

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    Lori Daly
    May 23, 2018 at 1:10 am

    What an amazing book – as usual! Thank you for bringing such real feelings to your stories. They are so heartfelt and make it easy for us to get lost in the emotions.

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    Dianne Gavin/Roemelle McArdle
    May 23, 2018 at 1:21 am

    I am now my 97 year young Mom’s only caregiver and we just recently found a home together near where she was born. Finding a home is central to any family and the joy it produces in the subsequent lives of the next generation is priceless. Thank you for the inspiration of Cottage By The Sea. Can’t wait to read it! By the way, my Mom was the person who gave me my first Debbie Macomber book when she was in charge of the “library” while living at her senior citizen independent living apartment. You have been such a blessing in our lives.

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    DIANNA JEAN SHANNON
    May 23, 2018 at 1:22 am

    I read summary about the book, I like and will like to read it

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    Wanda Hindmarsh
    May 23, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Sounds absolutely wonderful. Looking forward to reading it.

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    Betty Larson
    May 23, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Hi, I enjoy your newsletter and books so much. You’ve given me so many hours of reading pleasure. thank you .,

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    Jean Gray
    May 23, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I can not wait to read this book

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    Janet Rowland
    May 23, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Can’t wait for this one!

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    Kitty Galley
    May 23, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Looking forward to it

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    Pam Munn
    May 23, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Love every time I visit the state of Washington, especially the area around the Hood Canal and Port Townsend. My mom lives in Spokane. Wish we didn’t live so far apart. I live in Fort Frances, ON which is 300 hundred miles north of Minneapolis just over the border from International Falls, MN.

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    Laura Robbins
    May 23, 2018 at 2:20 am

    I enjoy all of your books

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    Nancy Spangler
    May 23, 2018 at 2:20 am

    My daughter is a nurse in Seattle. That mudslide was devastating to many of us who watched the news. I still think of those unfortunate souls.

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    Gail Ostheller
    May 23, 2018 at 2:21 am

    The events surrounding the Oso tragedy shook me, as well! I’m glad you were able to address the feelings of loss, survivor’s guilt, etc., in your novel.

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    Vicki Highley
    May 23, 2018 at 2:26 am

    I can’t wait to read Cottage By the Sea.

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    Mary Bensch
    May 23, 2018 at 2:28 am

    I love Debbie Macomber books. Have read so many I do not know all the names. I was given a Kindle several years ago, easier for me to use since I do not get out to shop as much. My husband tries to bring me a book he thinks I do not have. Thank-you Debbie for writing the kind of books I like.

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    Cindy Thompson
    May 23, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Looking forward to reading the book!

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    Cathie Day
    May 23, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Great!

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    Elizabeth Bogan
    May 23, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Sounds like a beautiful book full of compassion Thank you Debbie for another good book.

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    Lauralee Hensley
    May 23, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Tragic about mudslides. Seems the state of Nevada was having some mudslides today if I heard the news correctly when flipping through TV channels on my remote control.

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    Nancy Cannon
    May 23, 2018 at 3:54 am

    I just can’t wait for this book! You have such a talent for putting your readers in the middle of the characters lives!

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    Peggy
    May 23, 2018 at 4:14 am

    When can I buy the book “Cottage by the Sea”? Can’t wait to read it.

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    Deb Cochran
    May 23, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I am really looking forward to reading this book. You are such a great writer, you just pull us in to your story. Thank you.

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    Melanie
    May 23, 2018 at 4:29 am

    I can’t wait to read the latest book. I have read everything so far. Except I don’t gave your cookbook.

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    Mary Ann Barnett
    May 23, 2018 at 4:41 am

    I can’t wait to read your tender, heart warming book, “Cottage by the Sea”. I just discovered your books about a year & a half ago, and since read every single one in large print & even small print with my magnifying glass. You are a wonderful writer and you renewed tender, loving memories that I haven’t experience in 12 years since my husband died. Thank you so much. I especially love the books with the brothers & pilots in Alaska, and your series. I felt like they were part of my family and couldn’t wait to see what happens. Because I started reading your books way after they were published, I was very lucky that I did not have to wait for the next installment like other readers did.
    May God bless you and your family for your wholesome treasures. Just your cook book I enjoyed and took some recipes but too much sugar and butter for me.

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    Carol
    May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

    I cannot wait to read this book! But my all time favorite series is the Blossom Street Series. I have read them over and over. Also Ceder Cove is my second favorite. But i enjoy all your books! Thank you for your writings.

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    Judy Kennedy
    May 23, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Looking forward to reading “cottage by the sea”

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    Pamella
    May 23, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Can’t wait to read it! Love the background story.

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    Ginger Smith
    May 23, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Look forward to reading Cottage by the Sea

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    Carolyn Berry
    May 23, 2018 at 6:22 am

    I remember the landslide and went to see it with family from Marysville . So sad

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    Helen Peoples
    May 23, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I know a couple people with family in Hawaii right now. They and their families are safe. One of them was talking about the lava being so rich in nutrients. A hundred years after a lava flow has had time to cool, anything will grow in it. This idea keeps germinating in the back of my mind. Lava come from the center of the earth. Probably what God used to create life as he was forming our earth.
    God uses our trials to create change in our lives and help us grow. Not easy, but He knows what He has planned for us and it is to prosper our walk with Him.

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    Barbara Lamb
    May 23, 2018 at 7:40 am

    The premise of the book, Cottage by the Sea appeals to me. I intend to purchase it.

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    Margaret Heyes
    May 23, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Love your books

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    Jacqueline L Hanks
    May 23, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Can’t wait to read.

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    Pamela
    May 23, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I love your books I have read all that I can
    Thank you Debbie

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    Grace Pflanzer
    May 23, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Cant wait for your new book cottage by the sea !

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    Katherine Rodabaugh
    May 23, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Can’t wait to read this book!

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    Barbara Walker
    May 23, 2018 at 11:52 am

    I love all of your books. I will buy ” Cottage by the Sea ” I heard about the landslide on tv. It was so sad. I would love to read your book to have more understanding what the people had to go through. Bless you for all the great stories you write about. I picture in my mind about what you write about. Have a bless day.

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    Elizabeth Palko
    May 23, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Debbie! Sound like Cottage by the Sea wil a be great book to read,. Can’t wait!

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    phylls rausch
    May 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I can’t wait to read this new book of yours! thanks, Phyllis Rausch

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    Sheila Haigler
    May 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Home is where your loved ones are. We recently moved after living in the house our children were born in and 40 years of our married life. We decided to down size and move closer to our children. We asked them how they felt about not coming to this particular house to visit. Their reply surprised us. “Home is where you are!”
    My husband is the youngest of nine children. We always hosted all the family gatherings. Several of the family members said it want be the same, but after the first gathering at our new home, they too realized that “Home is where you are.”

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    Donna L Carroll
    May 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Debbie, I love all of your books and I can’t wait to read this one.

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    Joyce Stone
    May 23, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Oooo, does the “Cottage by the Sea”, sound good. If course it would, you are an anointed writer!
    God bless you.
    Joyce Stone

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    Jo Ann
    May 23, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Looks like another good read!! Cant imagine losing my family in a landslide. Another beautiful cover for your new book. Thank you Debbie!!

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    Annette Adimari
    May 23, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Looking forward to reading The Cottage by the Sea.

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    Sharol Molland
    May 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I am unable to shop for books, so I will have to look for this book online. I am from the Oregon coast so I love reading your stories that take place in the Pacific Northwest.

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    Susan Malpass
    May 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Looking forward to reading this new book. Sounds a little bit like the rapture when one will be taken while another is left behind. I always enjoy your books and look forward to the next book.

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    Pat Henry
    May 23, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful books. I always watch for the new ones and have them join the ones already on the book shelf that are snatched up for a re-read when the time is right.

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    Bernice Clifton
    May 23, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I can’t wait to read your new book. Love all of your books.
    Keep up the great work.

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    Maria Johnson
    May 23, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    What a tragedy…poor woman with no family now! How sad…Mother Nature can be cruel sometimes.

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    Linda
    May 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Debbie, I really am in love with your books! I get excited when you have another “new” one come out!!! Thank you very much for your caring heart & spirit! God bless you abundantly!

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    kimberly dorman
    May 23, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Sounds interesting

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    Brenda Schmidkunz
    May 23, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Love the new web site. Your grandmother’s picture is terrific. Looks like she was tons of fun to be with.
    Can’t wait for the new books.

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    Deb. Rosentrater
    May 23, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Love all your books!! : )

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    Kim Moore
    May 23, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Kim Moore. hdpanda05@gmail.com
    I like very to read ur books…I collect them n put in shelf…I’m very sure will read them again…

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    Glenda Nisley
    May 23, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Can’t wait to read it. Hope there is some romance in there somewhere. Have read all your books but 17 of them. My sister and I had a contest to see how many we could read of all your books. I won.

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    BETTY MARSHALL
    May 23, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Looking forward to reading your new book Cottage by the Sea.

    Sincerely,
    Betty Marshall

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    Judith Belanger
    May 23, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    This book sounds super interesting and sad. I have read just about all of your books. It’s nice to have someone that you know writes beautiful stories and don’t have to worry about sexual inuations or vulgar language. I really appreciate YOU!!

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    Catherine Sarah
    May 23, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    This story sounds inspiring!

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    Patricia L. Todd
    May 23, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Debbie

    I love reading your books…they are down to earth..things that happen in real life…these are the kind of stories I like to read..

    Is a Canadian tour in your calendar? Maybe Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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    Patti
    May 23, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book. I love your writings. Every book, to me, is an inspiration one way or another.

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    Patti
    May 23, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    My husband Ron and I used to live in Washington. Started out in Puallup then moved to Spanaway. We were there for 3 1/2 years. We loved it and miss it very much. We came back to New England for family reasons. Everytime i read one of your books it brings me back to Washington. Its just like going home again but through your words. Thank you

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    Connie
    May 23, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I really look forward to reading this book. I am from Oregon but watching that tragedy unfold was just heart wrenching. Knowing where your inspiration came from just makes me want to read the book even more.

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    Diana Hostettler
    May 23, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I love your books, and this one sounds especially poignant. I’m looking forward to reading it!

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    Christine Kellogg
    May 23, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I can’t wait to read this—this is my state and we all tried to help!!!!!!

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    Diane Medd
    May 23, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I just read your very first book and I do think you have come a long way from there

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    TKR
    May 23, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    very impressed with the website.

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    Barbara Gocus
    May 23, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book. Your writing never disappoints me and leaves me feeling like I’m a better person. Love, Hugs, Prayers.

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    Brenda Altman
    May 23, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Debbie, your books are a true inspiration to me. Like I have written to you on the past my husband has been I’ll and I have so much enjoyed reading your books and hope to get cottage by the sea.

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    Joilyn
    May 23, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I am looking forward to reading this new book!

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    Donna Horsfall
    May 23, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Cant wait to read this

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    Carmela Florio mk
    May 23, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    I cannot wait to read this book. Thank for your beautiful books.

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    Carmela Florio mk
    May 23, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    What was your first book you wrote.

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    Nancy E Howard
    May 23, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Nice website, Thank you

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    Denise
    May 24, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Thank you. I will be reading Cottage by the Sea this summer.

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    Jacqu Pedigo
    May 24, 2018 at 12:30 am

    I can not wait for it to come out in paperback. I keep all of your books

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    Diane
    May 24, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Home is where the heart is….literally and figuratively

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    Gail Barrett
    May 24, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Can’t wait to read it. I couldn’t imagine losing my whole family. I lose my oldest brother a month after I graduated from high school. That was 43 yrs ago. I still miss him everyday. Only now over the yrs. I’ve lost many others, I think he was the hardest because he was only 24 and had a young family. Also it was sudden and unexpected. Thank you for the wonderful stories you bring us. I wasn’t much of a reader until my late 20’s. You were one of my 1st and favorite writers.

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    Marilyn Donison
    May 24, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Looking forward to your latest book. Thanks

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    Brenda Boudinot
    May 24, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Can’t wait to read this one.

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    Dee Good
    May 24, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Looking forward to reading this book. Live in Marysville and attended many fund raisers and contributed to the Oso fund raising. I have a beautiful planter hand crafted by one of the Oso survivors. I finally outbid everyone to have this planter and am very proud of it and keep it filled with flowers/shrubs year round.

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    Deborah Kaczor
    May 24, 2018 at 3:30 am

    When I read your books I live them because of the way you write….so vivid. Thank you for all the adventures you’ve taken me on by reading your stories from your heart. Never let it end. Hope you know how many lives you’ve touched Debbie…..

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    Pamela
    May 24, 2018 at 3:46 am

    You are so amazing!
    CDT Pamela Boyd Shields (ret)

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    Patricia Cochran
    May 24, 2018 at 4:57 am

    God bless all survivors of such an event. I’m looking forward to reading Cottage By The Sea.

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    Monica M Barnett
    May 24, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Although I happen to live on the “other” coast, I remember reading all the coverage of the tragic landslide in Oso. I’m a Weather Geek that watches the Weather Channel and I recall they did intensive coverage on air. Plus, I also have a dear friend that lives near the area and this event weighed heavily on our hearts too.
    You are absolutely correct that we are always looking for home, at least while we’re alive on this earth. I know that in the future, I look forward to a lovely, heavenly home. Now I really can’t wait to read your latest novel, Cottage By The Sea, now that you’ve shared your inspiration for the story!

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    Karen
    May 24, 2018 at 5:23 am

    The review of Cottage by the Sea is intriguing—i want to read it! Love your books!!! I’ve read so many! Thank you for wholesome reading.

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    Sherri Fabbri
    May 24, 2018 at 6:12 am

    I’m looking forward t reading Cottage by the Sea! I’m enjoying your whole blog, Great topics!

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    Jann Lawson
    May 24, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Looking forward to reading such a touching story..

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    Anne
    May 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    You write so beautifully about people’s emotions thru so many types of circumstances. Thank You. Anne

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    Kim Loomer
    May 24, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Cottage by the Sea sounds like Debbie is going to be pulling at my heartstrings once again. I would love to have the book and dive right into it. I have been reading your books Debbie since you first started writing and I have loved and cherised each and everyone I have ever read and I am sure this new one will be the same way.

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    Renee Watters
    May 24, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I dearly love your books. Don’t have your cookbook yet but hope to. . I have several friends who have begun reading you over the past years just becuase I gave them 1 book to read and they loved it so much. Of course I am on a fixed income (S.S.) and generally have to get my books at McKays in outer Chattanooga, TN. You buy, read and return for credit to keep on getting more books. Maybe someone will even bring your cookbook in. I’ll definitely be watching. I have kind of a cookebook fettish I guess…..LOL

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    Linda Graham
    May 24, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Can’t wait to read the book

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    Donna
    May 24, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I am really looking forward to reading Cottage By The Sea. Thank you for your continued writing. You are a Blessing to so many through your books. Thanks again and God Bless you and your family

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    JeriAnne Collins
    May 24, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    I love all of your books and I’m sure I’ll love this one

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    Jean C Gardner
    May 24, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    I am very sure I will enjoy reading “Cottage by the Sea.”

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    Mary Jane Tait
    May 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Anxious to read this new book. Sounds exciting!

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    Vicki Pasko
    May 24, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I enjoy all of your books. I know I will enjoy this one. I hope I win the bundle. : )

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    Diane
    May 24, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Hi Debbie ~ This sounds uniquely rich and very interesting. I look forward to reading it! ~ Diane

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    Sherry Ebel
    May 24, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Excited to read this new book as I am all of your wonderful stories! I have written 3 children”s books and am having a hard time marking them. When I get frustrated with it, I turn to one of your books and feel at home, among friends and know everything will be okay. Thank-you Debbie for writing stories that make me feel calm and ready to go on knowing I CAN DO ANYTHING!!!!

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    Mona McClendon
    May 24, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I’ve got to get this one and read it! As my family is dwindling in size, my loss is not as tragic as your inspiration for the book but I’m sure I’ll gain comfort through reading how your main character is comforted and how she guided, choices she makes and friends that come into her life. Love your books. Always an inspiration.

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    Kathy Houthoofd
    May 24, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I have read all your books. It is the only collection I will always keep. I figure I’m in my 70s so when my memory starts to go I will be able to start all over and they will be new to be.
    Keep writing.
    Thank you, Kathy Houthoofd from Michjgan

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    Diane Pysz
    May 24, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I worked for Ingram Distributors for twenty years and always looked forward to your coming to the Book Sellers Conventions!

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    Gerrie Evans
    May 24, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    How do I order large print books for my friend who has poor vision?

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      Heidi
      June 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Hello Gerrie,

      All of Debbie’s new books that are published by Ballantine Books, Random House are in large print. If you type in, “Debbie Macomber large print” in the search field on Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble it will bring up Debbie’s books. Click the book that you want to purchase on Amazon.com and you will see for example, “See all 11 formats and editions.” Click that and you should see Paperback, Large print. Click it and purchase the large print copy.

      Warmest regards,

      Heidi Debbie’ Asst

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    Patty Hughes
    May 24, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I can’t wait toread Cottage By The Sea…I love all your books…and I’m joping to purchase your cook book here soon..hugs love and prayers

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    BRYNDA S ROTH
    May 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    What a terrible tragedy! I cannot & don’t even want to imagine one like this person experienced.
    I do think though that only Debbie Macomber could write a book such as this & be able to bring rays of hope & light to such a sad story. It will be inspirational, like so many of her books are. And I look very forward to reading it.

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    Betty Albritton
    May 24, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    This sounds like another great book. Can’t wait!

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    Crystal
    May 24, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Can’t wait to read

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    Joan
    May 25, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I can not wait to read another wonderful, meaningful book. Each one changes my life in a different way.

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    Brenda
    May 25, 2018 at 1:58 am

    I love your books . Have been reading them for years.. keep writing.

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    Lori Johnson
    May 25, 2018 at 3:35 am

    I always enjoy your books. The stores sometimes seem very real. I also like that you care about people and are willing to share some of your experiences with your readers.

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    Ruthie Noth
    May 25, 2018 at 4:21 am

    So looking forward to reading your latest book! I’ve enjoyed your books for a long time and have almost all of them, including those early paperbacks. You are definitely my favorite author!

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    Joan
    May 25, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Love your new site Debbie, and looking forward to reading all that is here, also love your books. The first book I read was “The Shop on Blossom Street.” which at the time was quite appropriate as we had a small craft group of half a dozen ladies, and one of the ladies had read your book and gave it to me to read and have read 2 others since, but have a few to catch up on. 🙂

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    Charlene
    May 25, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Love it.

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    Fran Johnstonbaugh
    May 25, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    love your stories and feel like Im really a part of them. sometimes.

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    Jennifer
    May 25, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I love reading your books Debbie. I will have to pick this one up “Cottage By The Sea” to read, I can’t imagine loosing your whole family. My family can be a pain and I have had many challenges with them but I still wouldn’t want to loose them. I have already lost a brother to pancreatic cancer, my father to pneumonia and I am dealing with my aging mother with alzheimers . I love my family and will have to read this book to see how the heroine copes with the lost of her whole family. From Jennifer Pitre in Toronto, Canada.

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    Joanne SargenThank you for sharing the background behind your story.t
    May 25, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    I am looking forward to reading, “Cottage by the Sea.” Thank you for sharing the background behind your story.

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    Patricia Dougherty
    May 25, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    This sounds like a heart wrenching book!!

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    susan short
    May 25, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    looking forward to reading this book, I have enjoyed all of your books over the years

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    Tammy
    May 26, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Can’t wait to read it.

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    Marifaith Barr
    May 26, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Sounds wonderful can’t wait to read!

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    Lisa
    May 26, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Cottage By The Sea will be a definite read, but what book of yours isn’t? I think it takes someone with a mind that thinks just a bit different, just a bit deeper, than others to make a great author. Your point of view that gave birth to this story is the perfect example of that.

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    Mary Jane
    May 26, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Knowing the real life inspiration, makes me want to read this even more. Thank you for sharing that.

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    Cyndi Taylor
    May 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I have read many of your books and although I have discovered them in various ways : borrowed from a friend, bought at yard sales or library book sales, or at a thrift store; I enjoyed reading each and every one !
    I have wept, laughed out loud while submersed in a plot or character and always turned the last page with a positive time of reflection mixed with… I wish there was more Thank you for your inspirational words !

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    Angela Maubach
    May 27, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Thanks

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    Lindy Bishop
    May 27, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    I am going to have my tissues ready. I remember watching the news stories, finding where the city was in the state (since I have in-laws in Colville) and just being awestruck with the devastation. We are used to and very aware of the dangers of wildfires in our area but landslides/mudslides are not common. Being the only person in my family left behind…that is a heaviness in the heart. I am really looking forward to reading your latest.

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    Connie Shiera
    May 27, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Love your books. Especially to series

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    Gwenda Ivers
    May 27, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Changing my morning routine to reading an meditation might be just what I need

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    Linda
    May 27, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Am soo looking forward to buying thsi book & reading it! I love all your writings in Daily Guideposts too!

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    Marti Koch
    May 28, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Sounds fascinating! I’m always looking for books of yours, Debbie Macomber, that I haven’t read. You are a master storyteller and my favorite author. Best wishes to you and your family on this Memorial Day weekend.

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    Jan
    May 28, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Looking forward to reading ‘Cottage By the Sea’, especially now knowing the background of writing this story. We visited Oso & the memorials are very touching. Such a sad event. For those left behind, may your book inspire them.

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    Carole Kerr
    May 28, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I can’t wait to read Cottage By The Sea. Love your books.

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    Loretta M Pedroza
    May 28, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    love it!

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    Loretta M Pedroza
    May 28, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Cant wait to read

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    Lucille Gayman
    May 28, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I have not read your book “Cottage by the Sea” but really look forward to having that opportunity. Hope to win

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    Debbie Davis
    May 29, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Debbie I just love your books and I look in my favorite store for your latest book then I go get it. My boyfriend tells me to stop buying books because we are running out of bookcases to put them in, so he got me an e-reader and found almost all my books in it , then he gave it to me on Christmas . He donated the paper backs and hard backs to our local library. Now I get to read all my books when I go to the doctors office and not worry about tearing the book cover up.

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    Judy Stammeyer
    May 29, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Lived your books

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    Christine Yvonne Groce
    May 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Can’t wait to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    DIANE Willard
    May 31, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I haven’t read this book yet. But, it must have been hard to write such a emotional story surrounding such a tragic event.

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    jackie Brown
    May 31, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I hope I entered the contest correctly. I am 71 and really not too computer skilled. I love reading your boos and have read most of them and now passing them along to all my friends who also love your books. They take you to a time and place and you can zone out all the stress of the day. It would be a dream come true to meet you someday and get an autographed copy of your book. Take care God Bless You Ms. Debbie and keep writing.

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    JoAnn Morris Matthews
    May 31, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Looking forward to another good read by Debbie Macomber. When I began my journey in journalism, I learned if you begin reading a book and into first 25 pages it doesn’t hold your attention, set it aside and enjoy another book. I have never set aside a book written by Debbie Macomber.
    My genre is writing children’s books. I am an avid reader. Debbie really sets a high bar for authors.

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    JeanB
    June 14, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Looking forward to reading! I spent a relaxing long weekend at a delightful (very small) B&B in Oceanside – I always wanted to stay on the Oregon Coast, but wanted to avoid the very touristy ‘beaches’. It was wonderful & restorative! My hostess even made a special afternoon tea for me when I told her of my fondness for tea and sweets/savories! Wonderful memories.

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    Millicent Bearickx
    July 12, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I can take days to finish other authors’ books but there is something about a Debbie Macomber story that makes me unable to put it down until I am finished. After reading the story “behind the story”, I can’t wait to read Cottage by the Sea. Keep the stories coming!

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    Jude
    August 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Loving your books as I do, I left your book to begin as my last. I am much like my mom was. Buying books, reading and getting lost inside the pages. Well, I cannot put this book down. I can feel myself in the town, in the cottage, and I can see the life you are writing and how these characters are alive and drifting from one page to another. I think tonight will be another sleepless night. I actually have to step back and force myself not to read. I’ve dropped it a couple of times, not smart. I love this book, by far one that I cannot help but want to finish but not wanting the journey to end. Thank you.

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    Ann Secter
    August 22, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Just finished two days of reading Cottage By the Sea. As per usual, I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I have almost every book written by Debbie In the past 15 years. Once I start one of her books, I cannot put it down and am always looking for another written by her. The Cottage had memorable characters, sad and happy parts, and I loved it. Thank you, Debbie, for the many delightful hours I have spent reading all your books.

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