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Welcome Home

May 4, 2018

Thoughtfully curated by Debbie, Welcome Home features articles inspired by her life, interests, passions and of course, novels to help you make the most of each day and realize your dreams.

Be on the lookout for fresh ideas every month with unique pieces that focus on topics you want to know about, like clean eating, the season’s latest styles, recipes, how to create a book nook and so much more!

So, come on in. And Welcome Home.

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    Ann Kathy
    May 16, 2018 at 3:52 am

    I’m excited to find out about this blog! Will you have a sign up for our email addresses so we can be notified when you have new postings, or did I just miss the sign up somewhere? 🙂

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    Janet Hirschfeld
    May 20, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Dear Debbie, In have faithfully read every book of yours. I feel like I know all of your characters, which is because your writing skills are wonderful. I am sitting here today, bereft because I lost my husband of 58 years. I feel like half of me is missing. I just “celebrated” my 80th birthdate with my wonderful daughters, who like me miss their Dad so much. I am trying hard to move on, but the loneliness hurts. I continue to keep myself busy but at the end of the day I am alone.
    I guess by know you are wondering why I am writing you. This is why: your characters have gone through so much, but, of course, come away being stronger. I want so much o be that person. I know your characters aren’t real, but are they based on people you know? Anyway, thanks for the hours o enjoyment reading. I have ordered all your books. Janet Hirschfeld

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      June 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Dear Janet,

      You are someone worth celebrating. I hope you do take the opportunity to celebrate yourself and your 80 incredible, beautiful years, maybe with a slice of your favorite pie or a crisp, cool glass of water. Simple joys can be the greatest gifts if you allow them to be.

      The strength in you is what identifies so strongly with the characters. What you love about them exists like a seed in you. Water it. You have got this!

      Happy reading and happy 80th!

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    May 22, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Love the books and the blogs!!! Keep up the creative work.

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    Nan Karkosky
    May 22, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    I love your books and your blog. Your bright, sweet spirit shines through everything you do. And…you look terrific!

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    Lynna Reed
    May 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I try to read each of your books as they are published, Debbie! Love them all! Thank you for your writing talent and sharing it!

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    Denise Sapp
    May 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Debbie, I love your books. I am thankful my friend got me started on the differ series many years ago. When I just need to get away from everyday stress and relax I just grab one of your books lounging in my livingroom. I just enjoy being in Washington State for the moment.
    Blessings Denise Sapp

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    Carol Rouhselang
    May 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Always enjoy your blogs

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    May 22, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    I love all of your books. I live in a retirement community and when I have finished my books, I donate them to the library here so others can enjoy them as well.

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    Dorothy Petrie
    May 22, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Sorry, I could not get anything to load up in order to get an entry to the giveaway.
    Dorothy Petrie

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    Millie Haygood
    May 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I’m hoping to win one of your cookbooks. I would like to try some of your recipes. Please keep writing because you have a beautiful
    talent. Millie

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    Sandy Slaybaugh
    May 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    The book nook sounds like my cup of tea.

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    Sandy Slaybaugh
    May 22, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    What this world needs is more Debbie Macomber.

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    May 22, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I am looking forward to your newest book of recipes and trying them.

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    May 22, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Sounds good.

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    Pat Lehnert
    May 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I like the new format.

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    Carolyn Blagoev
    May 22, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I love your inspirational writing and can hardly wait for your new books. I keep & reread some as over the years I forget so many details. Being 77 years young probably has sone bearing on this I think my “forgetter” wins more than my “rememberer!” Love you & your family!!

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    Dina Meador
    May 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Can’t wait to read your new books. An recipe book.

    I have your first one the Cedar Cove recipe book and I bake the Lemonade cake all the time. Everyone loves it. I surround it with blueberries!

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    Bobbie Tyler
    May 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Dear Debbie Macomber,
    I have enjoyed reading so many of your books. My favorite of course, is the Blosoom Street series. There is just something soothing along with the mysticism in each book! Your books have brought me through very tuff times in my life. I started reading them about 24 years now. My husband was a medical doctor who was murdered by his patient. For many years I could not read or think clearly. I took care of our two daughters and pretended I was doing well for them. I cried many days and nights, hiding this from our young children ages 7 & 10. I still grieve for the love and times we had together. It has now been 25 yrs since then. We had known each other since 6th & 7th grade and dated in high school and college. We got married before med school, etc.
    One day I was in Barnes & Noble and looking for a good read. Your book immediately caught my eye and I was so happy with your book. Every time I go to B&N now I look for your books.
    Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many, and especially me.

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    Suzanne Sims
    May 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    I sure enjoy your books. They keep me tuned into their lives and I can relate with so many of them. They sure keep me entertained.
    Thank you so much.

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    May 22, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I love your books. My Sister and I both.

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    Olivia Klupenger
    May 22, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    I still have memories of my mother. She passed away one day before her 58th birthday. She was the best cook, a generous person, loved laughing, and enjoyed the neighborhood kids. She also made the best tortillas. To this day, some of those “kids” still remember her fresh made warm tortillas with butter. The kids always knew when she was making them and showed up at our house for their tortillas with butter. Even now, I can taste and smell them myself.

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    Michelle Troth
    May 23, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Debbie I am such a fan ( I know you hear that all of the time. The other day one of the young people I work with ( she’s 20- I’m 61)
    made a comment about reading & how she hasn’t picked up a book since high school, I said to her you don’t read anything at all & she said ” No & I don’t care too” how sad I thought. She then said to me” well how much time do you have to read & what or whom do you read?” I told her in my bed room that I have somewhere around 140 of your books and about 30 misc books & about 40 Dean Koontz’s books. I though that she would have a heart attack! She said to me “what’s wrong with you”? Nothing, I like to read. I also took a picture of all of the books & showed it to her t a few days later, she was speechless! I also told her that I have read all of Dean’s books, about 75 % of yours and about 10 out of the other misc ones. I told her that there are more for me to buy & read and I hope to have them all read before I die. She just looked at me & walked away. I just though you might get a kick out of my little story.
    Hugs & keep your wonderful stories coming, (please)
    Michelle Troth

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    May 23, 2018 at 1:54 am

    I’m a long-time reader of yours. It especially helpful for me to lose myself in one of your novels when tragedy has invaded my life. My husband, Dale, died in an airplane crash when our children were only 1 yrs old & 2 1/2. It’s been a long journey by myself, but they are 42 & 44 now. Thank you for your wonderful uplifting stories & helping me lose myself in your fabulous imagination based on real life. I taught business classes for high school & college, but not enough for retirement so still working at age 73 by selling antiques & working in an antique store as well. Thanks again, dear one!

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    Susan Cobb
    May 23, 2018 at 2:01 am

    I’ll be sure to follow this blog since I love your books!

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    Marian Carol Carter
    May 23, 2018 at 2:23 am


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    Cindy Thompson
    May 23, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Priceless thoughts and memories

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    Cindy Thompson
    May 23, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Thank you for sharing!

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    May 23, 2018 at 3:48 am

    I’m amazed by every book I read.

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    Mickey Gohn
    May 23, 2018 at 5:47 am

    I have really enjoyed your books..just wondering if the revised ones are from all the original much is new and how much is old???

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    Ginny G
    May 23, 2018 at 11:43 am

    You are AWESOME! I LOVE your books.Thanks for writing them for us.

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    May 23, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing what happens here.

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    Sharol Molland
    May 23, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    I will look forward to reading this book. Thank you.

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    May 23, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Love your posts, love your books. You uplift my life, since you came into it years ago. Love and Hugs, Dear Friend.

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    Jean C Gardner
    May 24, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I look forward to read “Welcome Home” as I have loved every book of yours that I have read!

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    Marti Koch
    May 28, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas on positivity in starting each day!

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    Barbara Becker
    June 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Debbie, I love your books and always look forward to each and every new one. Saw you when you were in Saratoga Springs, New York and really loved listening to your story.Please keep writing!

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    Christie Van Leuven
    July 12, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Your blog is delightful, Debbie. Thank you for sharing your life with your readers. I’ve been enjoying your wonderful books for many years. It has been especially fun when they’ve come to life on tv in a series or movie form! (I hope there will be more to come!) I love that many of your characters and their stories are in Washington state or the Pacific NW area which is where I live. Lucky us! I also love that not all your characters are young. I think you and I are about the same age and you know as well as I that we still have a twinkle in our eyes and romance in our hearts!

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