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In this classic novel of love at first sight from Debbie Macomber, one woman learns to stand up for herself - and for love.

A people pleaser through and through, Christy Manning takes off work to drive from Seattle to Cougar Point, Montana, for the birth of her sister’s first child. But when the blessed event arrives early, her brother-in-law is M.I.A. and her sister refuses to leave without him. Things are looking hopeless, until Christy calls Sheriff Cody Franklin. Even before he saves the day, sparks are flying between them. There’s just one problem: She’s reluctantly accepted a proposal from another man.

Cody has been burned before, so when he learns that Christy is engaged, he tries to forget about her. But try as he might, the sheriff can’t stay away. Their intense connection is unlike anything Cody has felt before. No matter what choice Christy makes, she’s going to hurt someone. But at the end of the day, if Christy can’t learn to follow her heart, she’s going to lose out on something - and someone - special.

©1990 Debbie Macomber (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 13-06-2020

Great listen

A good story with a nice love story that will make you wish it were true. Not very suspenseful but not many love stories are.

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  • Indydog
  • 26-05-2020

Too scared to make a decision

The female protagonist is a paralegal, but is too afraid to tell her fiancé that she fell in love with someone else. This story is so unbelievable.

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  • MelissaH
  • 14-05-2020

An Okay Read

The story was just okay for me, the plot dragged on too much and the main female character was very annoying.

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  • Lila
  • 23-02-2020

Excruciatingly weak and wimpy main character

I only finished this because we were traveling and i didn’t have wifi access to download something else. This book was awful. Narrator OK, plot very dated (no cell phones). Heroine, if you can call her that, did not know her own mind and made her
decisions based on pressure from others. She wouldn’t reverse decisions because it might hurt someone else’s feelings, even though her decisions were poor and clearly would not work out. Not a positive female character by today’s standards.

This was not what I expected of a Debbie Macomber novel.

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  • I. Ray
  • 18-01-2020

Great author

Another great Macomber classic. I enjoyed listening to it. It was a sweet romance with some conflict and some growth as well. I liked the main characters but I thought Christy was a too much of a people pleaser and a bit of a push over. I am glad she had some growth in that area. I thought the chemistry between the two main characters was great. They complimented each other well. The narrator did a good job too. I would recommend this book to others who enjoy quick and easy romance listens/reads.

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  • Mary JME
  • 04-11-2019

Cute but frustrating

I have the hardest time with conflict due to lack of communication or lies. Nothing frustrates me more in books so although it was cute and worked itself out, I got really annoyed with her for not being honest or having a backbone.

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  • Laura Scaletta
  • 25-10-2019

Very sweet series

This is a cute story. Love the Manning series.cant wait to hear the next one.

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  • Shari
  • 21-10-2019

Girl needs to "grow a pair"

seriously.... Christy doesn't deserve Cody. And the constant "I (pause) I (pause)" in the writing/narration was really irritating. I usually enjoy Debbie's books, but this definitely was Not my favorite.

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