Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Knit Lit Review & Giveaway: Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber



Recently, I had the privilege of reviewing Debbie Macomber's new book, Hannah's ListHannah's List is the latest of The Shop on Blossom Street Series books.  And although I have indeed read the entire series, even those who have read only one, all, or none of the series will be able to enjoy this book.  A great stand alone book, it mentions characters from previous books, but does not rely on them to tell the story.  I found it to be a heart-warming book about love, loss, and new beginnings.  Here's a synopsis of the book:

A grieving widower receives an unexpected gift of love from his late wife on the anniversary of her death in HANNAH’S LIST (MIRA Books, May 2010, $24.95 U.S /$27.95 CAN.), the emotionally powerful new novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.  Connected to her bestselling Blossom Street books (SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET, TWENTY WISHES, BACK ON BLOSSOM STREET, SUSANNAH’S GARDEN, A GOOD YARN and THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET) this story continues her moving exploration of the complex relationships among family and friends.

In the year since his wife, Hannah, passed away, Dr. Michael Everett has been inconsolable.  Unable to carry on living any semblance of a normal life without her, Michael has avoided contact with friends and family and filled his empty days with work.  So he’s shocked when his brother-in-law, Ritchie, hands him a letter Hannah had written before she died; apparently she’d instructed Ritchie to deliver it to Michael on the first anniversary of her death.

In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request: she asks Michael to marry again and become the father he was meant to be.  Knowing his reaction, Hannah gives him a gentle push by suggesting three women—each of whom, she says, would make an excellent wife and companion.

Michael’s heart isn’t in it, but he decides to carry out Hannah’s final wish by contacting each of the women.  He soon discovers that he is not the only person dealing with a broken heart.

The first woman on Hannah’s list is her cousin, Winter Adams, owner of the French Café on Seattle’s Blossom Street.  Winter is passionate about three things—food, cooking and fellow chef Pierre Dubois.  But Winter and Pierre—both uncompromising perfectionists—have had a stormy on-and-off relationship and are currently in the “off” phase.  Winter’s miserable with and without Pierre.  Maybe Michael will provide an alternative…?

Leanne Lancaster is the next woman on Hannah’s list.  Leanne is the oncology nurse who cared for Hannah in her last months.  Like Michael, she is coping with her own sense of loss over the dissolution of her marriage.  Her husband, Mark, embezzled $25,000 from a charity organized by the hospital where Leanne works.  With Mark sentenced to a prison term and unwilling to explain his actions to his wife, Leanne felt she had no option but to ask for a divorce.  But what Leanne really needs most is closure.  Without understanding his motives, Leanne is unable to reconcile with Mark or move on without him.

The final name on the list is Macy Roth.  Macy is everything Michael is not—artistic, spontaneous, eccentric and always late for appointments. Hannah felt that Macy’s effervescent personality might encourage someone as serious as Michael to learn to laugh again.  Macy is a collector of strays—cats, dogs and even people.  Michael can’t believe Hannah added Macy to her list; the only way he’d fall for her is if opposites really do attract.

As he spends time with each woman, Michael realizes that Hannah’s list may end up saving four lives, not just one.
 Giveaway Details & Rules:
  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
    • a $50 Visa Gift Card to enjoy additional Debbie Macomber titles!
    • AND a copy of Hannah's List
  • Two Additional Winners will each receive one copy of Hannah's List!
  • This giveaway is open to US residents, age 18 or older
  • Each participant must include an email address so they can be contacted should they win
  • Giveaway runs May 19 - June 2, 2010.  3 winners will be chosen via random number generator and announced June 3, 2010
How to Enter: (ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PLACED ON THE LINKY DIRECTLY BELOW THIS POST TO BE COUNTED AS ENTRIES)
  • Leave me a comment to let me know what your fave Debbie Macomber book or series is.  If you haven't yet read any of Debbie Macomber's books, leave me a comment to let me know which of her books or series you'd be interested in reading
Optional/Addtional Entries: (ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PLACED ON THE LINKY DIRECTLY BELOW THIS POST TO BE COUNTED AS ENTRIES)
  • Follow my blog!  Leave me a comment to let me know that you are a blog follower for an additional entry!
  • Follow me on Twitter.  Leave me a comment to let me know that you follow on Twitter for an additional entry!
  • Tweet about it!  Tweet about the giveaway with a link to this post in your tweet.  Come back and leave me a comment with a link to your tweet for an additional entry.  You may tweet as often as you like.  Each tweet may be counted as an entry.
  • Blog all about it!  Write a blog post announcing the giveaway with a link to this post in your blog post for 5 additional entries.  Come back and leave me 5 separate comments - 1 for each.  Be sure to include the link to your blog in comment #1.
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Disclosure: I received a free review copy as well as promotional materials for this review.  KnitPurlGurl Disclosure Policy applies.


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183 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the Blossom Street series and am excited to read Hannah's List. I would like to win copy!

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  2. I like the Blossom Street series! They are my favorite books that she has written! This one I believe in the only one I haven't read yet in the series :)

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  3. i like rosewood lane
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  4. follow on gfc
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  5. sent a request to follow you on twitter jemscout425
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  6. I would like to read 1022 Evergreen Place.
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  7. I love all her books, but my favorite is the Cedar Cove series.

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  9. I like the Blossom St series.

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  10. I haven't read any of her books yet, BUT this book has been interesting me a lot. The storyline is fascinating!

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  11. I'd like to start reading The Shop on Blossom Street series. :)

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  12. I would like to read the Blossom street series

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  13. I like Rosewood Lane.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  14. I would like to read her Cedar Cove series.

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  15. It's been a while since I've read her books, but really enjoyed them all. I'll say Nell's Cowboy.

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  16. My favorite is the Cedar Cove series.
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  17. I follow via GFC
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  18. The Cedar Cove series seems interesting

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  19. I love The Shop on Blossom Street because it's set in a knitting shop!

    Debbie Macomber is such a warm-hearted writer. She describes her characters so well that you feel like they are real people you've known all your life.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize!

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  20. I would like to try this one This Matter Of Marriage! I have never read her books yet. But would love to try them.

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  21. I enjoy the Blossom Street series, every one

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  22. I love the Blossom Street books!

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  23. I follow you on gfc.

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  24. I'm interested in reading the Cedar Cove series.

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  25. I love all her books, but the Cedar Cove series is my favorite!

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  26. Although it's not been published yet, "Thursdays at Eight" looks fantastic.

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  27. This Matter of Marriage seems like an interesting first read for me!
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  28. Following via Twitter.
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  30. I'd like to read "Crochet Me"! ;)
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  32. I haven't read any yet, but I'd like to try the Blossom Street series.

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  33. This Matter of Marriage sounds good.
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  34. I would like to try Cedar Cove series. It sounds great. magic5905@embarqmail.com

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  35. I would like to read Hannah's List

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  36. The Blossom Street series seems to be getting good reviews. I would read those.

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  38. I've never read her books, but the Cedar Cove ones sound interesting!

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  39. I'd like to take "Summer on Blossom Street" to the beach.

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  40. i like rosewood lane
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  41. i am a twitter fan
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  42. Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy is the one that I can remember reading and liking!

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  45. My sister keeps talking about Hannah's List and is desperate to read-it...I have seen lots of "notice" on the web at various sites

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  46. My favorite Debbie Macomber book is Summer on Blossom Street.

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  47. I havent read Debbie Macomber books but from all the comments I would love to read the Blossom Street Series.

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  48. Google follower

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  49. I haven't read any of her books, but I would love to read The Shop on Blossom Street Series.
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  50. I follow you on Google Friends.
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  51. I follow you on twitter under the name JCHARRIES

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  52. I tweeted this giveaway at http://twitter.com/JCHARRIES/status/14876172281

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  53. I follow you on Google Friend Connect under the name jmcharries

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  55. The Cedar Cove series - highly recommended to me - if I win I will read the book.

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  56. I haven't read any yet, but I'd like to check out the Blossom street books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. tweeted

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  58. I sent a request to follow you on twitter

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  60. Reading that info above makes me think Hannah's Gift would be a very good but sad read!!!

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  61. I would like to read the Cedar Cove series of her books!
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  62. I haven't read her books before, but I'd love to read the Hannah's List book. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  63. The Cedar Cove series (complete with cookbook) sounds interesting.

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  65. I follow on Google Friend Connect. (Christie)

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  67. I'm interested in the Navy series!

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  69. I think I would like the From This Day Forward series

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  70. I love the Navy Series! They are really great and relatable!

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  71. I follow you on GFC (gmmerrell)

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  72. I follow you on twitter (@GMERRELL)

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  73. I tweeted this giveaway at http://twitter.com/GMERRELL/status/15143646496

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  74. I've only read one of her books, Susannah's Garden. I really enjoyed it & plan on reading more.

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  75. I would be interested in reading the Midnight Sons series.

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  76. I haven't read any of Debbie Macomber's books but from this description I would be interested in reading The Shop on Blossom Street series.

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  77. I so enjoy her Blossom Street Series!

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  79. the Blossom Street Series is pretty good

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  80. I'd like to read the Blossom Street series.
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  81. I love A Cedar Cove Christmas! Thank you.

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  82. I follow via Google Friend Connect. Thanks again!

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  83. Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/15186206018

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  84. I have not read any of Debbie Macomber's books, but the The Shop on Blossom Street series looks like something I would like

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  85. I have bot read any but I think the Blossom Street series looks like a good read.

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  86. idahomom7 sent you a request to follow on twitter

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  87. http://twitter.com/idahomom7/status/15205993066

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  88. My favorite is the Angelic Intervention Series.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  89. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  90. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  91. SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET kytah00@yahoo.com

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  92. I love the Cedar Cove series! I just finishes re-reading them again.

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  93. I follow via Google.

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  94. I would love to read the Dakota Series!

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  95. i;love the cedar coves books set, reminds me of home

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  96. Blossom Street was recommended to me by one of my friends. I haven't read it yet, but it's been on my to-read list.

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  97. I would love to rread the Blossom Street series! I'm a newcomer to Debbie Macomber!

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  98. the shop on blossom street

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  100. One of my favorites is THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET. Debbie writes books that are very loving and moving.

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  101. I'd like to read the Blossom Street Series.

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  103. My favorite is also my first by Ms. Macomber: "Between Friends."

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  104. I'd like to read Summer on Blossom Street

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  105. I follow via Google Connect

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  106. Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/15255772969

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  107. I sent a request to follow you on Twitter @Pittsy82

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  108. I have not read any yet, I've heard that they are amazing though! I'd like to check out her Bloxom Street Series.
    Thanks!
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  109. I follow you on twitter (FineInsanity)

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  110. I follow your blog on GFC (Fine Insanity)

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  111. i'd like to read the blossom street series
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  112. i am a follower
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  113. I'd like to read the Blossom Street series. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  114. I like the Blossom Street Series

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  116. I would like to read Susannah's Garden

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  117. I like the Cedar Cove series and look forward to the newest addition later this year!

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  118. Following you on Twitter .. id-skyxsky27

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  119. I have Your button http://skyxsky27.blogspot.com/ skyxsky27[at]gmail.com

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  120. I love the Blossom Street series!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  121. i have not read any of her books but SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET sounds really good id love to read that :)

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  122. following your blog as klp1965

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  123. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/15271984195

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  124. Love the Blossom Street Series :)

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  125. I really liked Twenty Wishes. It's not my typical mystery book but I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

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  126. I think I would like the blossom street series!

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  127. I would like to read the Cedar Cove Series!

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  128. Thanks for the great contest!
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  129. i've just recently become familiar with Debbie and have yet to read any of her books but this one sound wonderful.

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  130. I haven't read any of her books but I think This Matter Of Marriage would be something I would have fun reading!

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  131. i have not read any of the books but would love to read Blossom Street book thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  132. I haven't read any of Debbie's books yet, but from reading the reviews, the one I'd love to start with would be "Summer on Blossom Street" - it sounds like a terrific novel, and its themes of surviving cancer and adopting a child really resonate with me. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  134. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/15289643819

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  135. I sent a request to follow on twitter: @guettel78

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  137. 1. I blogged about the giveaway: http://slavetoacademia.blogspot.com/2010/06/win-50-visa-gc-and-copy-of-debbie.html

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  138. Blogged, entry 3

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  139. Blogged, entry 4

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  140. I added your button to my sidebar: http://slavetoacademia.blogspot.com/

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  141. Blogged, entry 5

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  142. I haven't read her books yet, but I have seen a movie based on one of her books on the Hallmark Channel. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  143. I'd love to read the Angelic Intervention Series.


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  144. I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect.

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  145. I'm new to Debbie Macomber books. Based on reviews, I think I'd like to read "Between Friends."

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  146. I sent a request to follow you on twitter (name= @Ida_Sessions).

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  147. Tweeted!
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  148. I haven't read any yet, but I would like to read 1022 Evergreen Place.

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  149. I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

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  150. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  151. The Shop on Blossom Street series seems interesting

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  152. follow you on twitter @MajaMeza

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  154. I would like to read her Cedar Cove series

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  156. HAVE BUTTON

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  157. I read her Blossom Street Series and they were
    all very good.Debbie is an excellent writer

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  158. It's been years since I've read anything by Debbie Macomber, but I'm sure that I did read a few back in the '90s when I worked in a bookstore. I'd be interested in reading any of her books, but in looking at her backlist, the Navy Series caught my eye. I'm a Navy brat myself, so I would enjoy these books, I'm sure.

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  159. I am following your blog (Charlene)

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  160. I sent a request on Twitter to follow you
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  162. I would love to read The Shop on Blossom Street.

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  163. One of my favorite Debbie Macomber book's is Summer on Blossom Street.

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  164. I would like to read the From This Day Forward Series. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  165. I haven't read any yet but I'd like to read Orchard Valley series

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  166. Never read her books before.
    The Shop on Blossom Street Series.

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