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When Christmas Comes (Mira Hardbacks) Hardcover – 16 Sep 2005


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Mira Books (16 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778320901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778320906
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,495,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Through both words and deeds, Debbie Macomber inspires women from all walks of life to realise their dreams.

She overcame the obstacles in her own life to become one of the world's most popular writers. She encourages women to achieve the goals that burn in their hearts as fiercely as the desire to become a bestselling novelist did in her own.

When Debbie first decided to write a novel, people called her a hopeless dreamer. She had only a high school degree and was dyslexic. She was also the very young mother of four active children. No one believed she had what it took to write a book--except Debbie. She eventually saved enough money to rent an old typewriter, and every night when the children were asleep, she would sit down to write.

She wrote--for years. But each time she completed a story and mailed it off to a publisher, the manuscript was returned, stamped "rejected." As tough as it was to keep her spirits alive, Debbie never gave up. Five long years and thousands of pages later, she received a letter in the afternoon mail. The letter was from Silhouette Books--and they wanted to buy her story. Her first novel, Heartsong, was published as a Silhouette in 1984, and it became the first romance novel ever to be reviewed in Publishers Weekly.

Today, Debbie is the internationally acclaimed author of more than 100 novels and has sold over 60 millions copies. Popular around the globe, she receives approximately three thousand letters from readers every month. And she responds personally to each one.

In lectures around the country, Debbie encourages women to "exercise the success muscle." She also offers advice on how to achieve success in seeking or changing a career, building family relationships, forming healthy relationships and more.

Like her heartwarming novels, Debbie's inspirational speeches are always filled with laughter and love. She cares deeply about the women she touches with her writing, and she continues to mentor people around the country. She also volunteers her considerable talents to help raise much-needed funds for battered-women's shelters, literacy and medical research.

She lives with her husband in Port Orchard, Washington. Their children are grown and she is a proud grandmother.

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"Macomber is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre."

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By wogan on 9 Nov. 2011
Format: Paperback
This book contains two charming Christmas stories. In very small print on the bottom left hand corner, it states, "A seasonal classic first published as 'When Christmas Comes'". On an inside note from Debbie Macomber she tells that this will be a TV movie this year. It was first published in 2004 and the second story `The Forgetful Bride' was published in 1991. So at least the information is given, but a bit hard to see if you are ordering online.

The first, `Trading Christmas' does seem to be the tried and used plotline of trading houses and falling in; love; and a Christmas grouch but it is really more than that.
Actually it is a first rate quirky, twisting storyline where a widow tries to surprise her daughter by trading her house in Washington state for one in Boston so they can be together at Christmas, the daughter is not there, and then the widow's friend decides to show up in Washington state to surprise her friend and she in turn is surprised by a Christmas grouch occupying her friend's house.
Despite the fact we have a history professor thinking he is traveling to the prison town of
Leavenworth Kansas and winding up in an ultra-Christmas spirited Leavenworth, Washington - we can still see past all the twists of fate with a steady smile on our face as we read.

The second story, `The Forgetful Bride' deals with two childhood acquaintances that run into each other later in life. The lady desires her boss, but what does the boss want and how can everyone find happiness. Again we have an interlacing plotline of love, infatuation and the question...how will true love win out?

There is humor and irony and surprising romances in both of these Christmas repeats.
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By Cornish Jan on 3 Nov. 2013
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I am not generally a fan of genre romances but this one had me laughing all the way through. Yes, the story arc is predictable as in all genre romances but it is the details that amused me. Thank heavens I have never had to meet a future mother in law with a live lobster clinging to my trousers. A feel good, easy read for the Christmas season.
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By Lorraine on 8 Nov. 2012
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I (almost) always find Debbie Macomber books just that - a really good easy - and enjoyable - read. Not the "can't put it down" type of book but one I can pick up next day etc.
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By pauline collins on 10 Jan. 2013
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as allways Debbies Macomer gives value for money, her books are such a pleasure to read, and are entertaining. I love her Christmas books the fact that she loves Christmas shines through every page.
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