Window on the Bay

Window on the Bay NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When a single mom becomes an empty nester she spreads her wings to rediscover herself and her passions in this heartwarming novel from New York Times bestsel

  • Title: Window on the Bay
  • Author: Debbie Macomber
  • ISBN: 0525491678
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Audio CD
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When a single mom becomes an empty nester, she spreads her wings to rediscover herself and her passions in this heartwarming novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber Jenna Boltz s life is at a crossroads After a messy divorce from her surgeon husband nearly twenty years ago, she raised her two children on her own, jug NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When a single mom becomes an empty nester, she spreads her wings to rediscover herself and her passions in this heartwarming novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber Jenna Boltz s life is at a crossroads After a messy divorce from her surgeon husband nearly twenty years ago, she raised her two children on her own, juggling motherhood with her beloved job as a Seattle intensive care nurse Now that Paul and Allie have gone to college and moved out, Jenna can t help but wonder what her future holds.Her best friend, Maureen, is excited for Jenna s newfound independence Now is the perfect time to finally book the trip to Paris they ve been dreaming of since their college days But when it comes to life s other great adventure dating Jenna still isn t sure she s ready to let love in until an unexpected encounter begins to change her mind.When Jenna s elderly mother breaks her hip, Dr Rowan Lancaster saves the day Despite his silent, stoic exterior, Rowan is immediately smitten with Jenna And even though Jenna is hesitant about becoming involved with another surgeon, she has to admit that she s than a little intrigued But when Jenna s children approach her with shocking news, she realizes that she needs to have faith in love and embrace the unexpected before the life she has always dreamed of passes her by Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Audio CD Published July 16th 2019 by Books on Tape More Details ISBN 0525491678 ISBN13 9780525491675 Other 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the Bay by Debbie Macomber is a standalone contemporary romance This one features not one romantic couple but two budding romances from a pair of best friends now going through empty nest syndrome with their children off to college The point of view will change back and forth between the two ladies and their lives.Jenna and Maureen have always been the best of friends At one point in their lives they had made solid plans to take a trip to Paris right after they graduated college wit Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber is a standalone contemporary romance This one features not one romantic couple but two budding romances from a pair of best friends now going through empty nest syndrome with their children off to college The point of view will change back and forth between the two ladies and their lives.Jenna and Maureen have always been the best of friends At one point in their lives they had made solid plans to take a trip to Paris right after they graduated college with both sharing a love for the city However, all of their plans for the trip were put on hold once Maureen found herself pregnant and rushed to marriage.Now after than two decades going by since those young, carefree dreams were made both ladies find themselves single again While Jenna and Maureen start their planning again they both find themselves taking a serious look at love once again when new men enter their lives.Debbie Macomber is a very established author so there is no question that when picking up one of her books you will find wonderful, solid and fluid writing that will charm reader That was still found in this one but the reason I m only giving this one 3 1 2 stars was on the story feeling a bit rushed to me with two relationships Both scenarios were completely different which I loved, however you could feel that rush to push both into the in love then problems arise formula romance often follows What are really the odds two couples rush through love and angst at the same rate I would have liked them to differ the same way the personalities had.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For reviews please visit flag 33 likesLike see review Jun 01, 2019 Chris C A Midlife Wife rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves chick lit, random house loveswept, romance, reviews, clean romance, contemporary fiction, womens fiction Good but some love hate parts I really enjoy reading stories about women heading towards their midlife years Kids are in college or married and giving you grandchildren It kind of hits exactly my own life style.This story celebrates the friendship between the two main characters in several ways It s so nice to have a lifelong friend The support is great especially when you are going through difficult times Macomber hits it just right with the close connection and su Good but some love hate parts I really enjoy reading stories about women heading towards their midlife years Kids are in college or married and giving you grandchildren It kind of hits exactly my own life style.This story celebrates the friendship between the two main characters in several ways It s so nice to have a lifelong friend The support is great especially when you are going through difficult times Macomber hits it just right with the close connection and support.But there was a few qualities that Macomber decided to build into these women that I didn t care for Several times they were rude and immature in their ability to speak to men who are interested in them.I don t think those are qualities any of us should be proud of Maybe she chose to put it in to make sure that we don t act like that Who knows I just thought it was odd and it made me cringe.This author has a fresh writing style and a wonderful ability to craft characters and situations that are right out of real life It is always a pleasure to read one of her stories You always feel great after you are done.Written with humor, insight, and a knack for telling it like it is, Window on the Bay does give us the happily ever after that we love, but we have to go through a lot to get there Enjoyable, feel good story copy received for review consideration Full Review flag 22 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Aug 16, 2019 Susan rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 20 books of summer 2019, netgalley, debbie macomber Window on the BayDebbie MacomberKeep the tissues close by as you are reading WINDOW ON THE BAY by Debbie Macomber She will have your emotions all over the place Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Maureen and Jenna after so much heartache What an awesome story All of Debbie s characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride As you ar Window on the BayDebbie MacomberKeep the tissues close by as you are reading WINDOW ON THE BAY by Debbie Macomber She will have your emotions all over the place Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Maureen and Jenna after so much heartache What an awesome story All of Debbie s characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride As you are reading, you will find yourself cheering for all of them, praying they can work out their problems and be happy once again You will also wonder how much heartbreak a person can stand before they completely break down and shatter.WINDOW ON THE BAY is all about family and the past and the secrets that come out are heart tugging It had me flipping through the pages like a woman on a mission Jenna is a single mom to two after a nasty divorce She has turned into a complete helicopter mom and is driving her kids crazy Maureen is the single mom of one daughter and they are both empty nesters now They decide to finally plan their trip to Paris that they have wanted to go to since they were in college But life has other plans for them Neither one of them is looking for love, but doesn t it always seem to find you when you aren t looking WINDOW ON THE BAY is a heart tugging story that will hold you hostage until the very last page Once you start reading, it will be very hard to put down WINDOW ON THE BAY is without a doubt one of the most memorable books I ve read in 2019 so far I was instantly emotionally invested in all of the characters Debbie Macomber really knows how to write about family drama, heartbreak, and forgiveness I will admit that Maureen drove me crazy with her silly way of thinking I loved Logan and felt bad for him when Maureen kept pushing him away for the stupidest reasons I mean, come on, these are grown women not teenagers I can not wait to read by this wonderful and heart tugging author I have many of her older books to read and that brings me so much joy and happiness to know they are waiting for me I received a complimentary copy of this book from Ballantine Books through Netgalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own flag 17 likesLike see review Jul 16, 2019 Chris rated it really liked it review of another edition Best friends Jenna and Maureen have been doing just fine Sure, their children have finally left their respective nests, and Jenna s especially bristling at the thought of an empty house But now they ll finally have time to do things they ve always wanted like taking the trip to Paris they originally planned in college However, after Jenna s mother, Carol, falls and breaks her hip, Jenna meets the charming Dr Rowan Lancaster And with Maureen open to seeing someone of her own well, it migh Best friends Jenna and Maureen have been doing just fine Sure, their children have finally left their respective nests, and Jenna s especially bristling at the thought of an empty house But now they ll finally have time to do things they ve always wanted like taking the trip to Paris they originally planned in college However, after Jenna s mother, Carol, falls and breaks her hip, Jenna meets the charming Dr Rowan Lancaster And with Maureen open to seeing someone of her own well, it might be time for these two friends to finally live their dreams and find love.Author Debbie Macomber dishes out books like others dole out hugs, and usually with the same heartwarming effect.Part of this is because she s perfected the formula for ideal friendships Jenna and Maureen share a natural bond, partially because of their shared experiences they attended college together, they re divorced and devoted to their children, yet they re each open to changing things up in their lives Because of this, there s a certain reliance on each other emotionally However, one also understands the importance of the other s happiness and they effectively push each other into situations that make them better It s a special bond on the page, and Macomber expertly molds it.All of this is not to suggest that romance takes a backseat to friendship Rather, each of these women ends up drifting to two special dates Early on, Jenna s meetings with Rowan do feel a bit stilted and there s an odd dynamic to him dating her while treating her mother However, Macomber gradually and effectively explains away their awkward encounters Maureen and Logan, on the other hand, do have a natural feeling progression Logan patronizes the library Maureen works at, looking for book recommendations, before finally asking her out for a drink While there s something to be said about bothering a woman while she s working, it s ultimately a cutely developed relationship.Through this all, there s a heavy emphasis on growing older and dealing with a changing family dynamic Really, these are the strongest points Maureen has to pull herself out of a mostly settled life At the same time, Jenna has to take care of her recovering mother while accepting that her children are finally out of the house What these women show is that, in these moments of isolation, it s never too late to embrace change and chase true happiness flag 12 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 16, 2019 Laura G lauralovestoread rated it liked it review of another edition I ve always loved the light and cozy books by Debbie Macomber, and I was excited to read Window on the Bay for this very reason It was a sweet story of friendship between best friends Jenna and Maureen It s also a story of love and overcoming relationships of the past, and the changing of their lives from when they were young.It was a cute story just as I hope, if not a bit over the top at times Thank you to publisher and netgalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review All I ve always loved the light and cozy books by Debbie Macomber, and I was excited to read Window on the Bay for this very reason It was a sweet story of friendship between best friends Jenna and Maureen It s also a story of love and overcoming relationships of the past, and the changing of their lives from when they were young.It was a cute story just as I hope, if not a bit over the top at times Thank you to publisher and netgalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own flag 10 likesLike see review May 04, 2019 Linden rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves advance review copy Maureen and Jenna, single moms and best friends since college, wanted to go to Paris together, but life got in the way Both empty nesters, they consider the possibility of the long delayed trip again, but now there are new romances and challenges with adult children Will they ever take this dream trip Can Maureen and Logan get past their differences and embrace their similarities Can Jenna trust Rowan If you are looking for a relaxing read with Debbie s trademark relatable characters, gentl Maureen and Jenna, single moms and best friends since college, wanted to go to Paris together, but life got in the way Both empty nesters, they consider the possibility of the long delayed trip again, but now there are new romances and challenges with adult children Will they ever take this dream trip Can Maureen and Logan get past their differences and embrace their similarities Can Jenna trust Rowan If you are looking for a relaxing read with Debbie s trademark relatable characters, gentle humor, and a happily ever ending, you ll enjoy reading Window on the Bay flag 10 likesLike see review Jul 07, 2019 Kate Olson rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves advanced reader copies, adult reads free review copy Prolific writer Debbie Macomber has always been my go to for cozy and heartfelt stories of family and chaste romance and I adore her vivid Pacific Northwest settings With the exception of exactly ONE of her books, I have loved everything she s written.WINDOW ON THE BAY tells a tale of two middle aged best friends encountering new loves and ups and downs with their adult children and an aging parent The Seattle setting is PERFECT Jenna and Maureen were a delight to get t free review copy Prolific writer Debbie Macomber has always been my go to for cozy and heartfelt stories of family and chaste romance and I adore her vivid Pacific Northwest settings With the exception of exactly ONE of her books, I have loved everything she s written.WINDOW ON THE BAY tells a tale of two middle aged best friends encountering new loves and ups and downs with their adult children and an aging parent The Seattle setting is PERFECT Jenna and Maureen were a delight to get to know and I was rooting for their romances with Logan and Rowan from the very beginning.Highly recommended for longtime fans of Macomber and a good place to start for those new to her work flag 8 likesLike see review Aug 21, 2019 Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves ebooksiown Jenna and Maureen are best friends who have been wanting to go to Paris together for years Their lives are forever changes when they end up having families of their own Years later, both friends have sent their children to college and can try again Will they be able to finally go on their trip to Paris or will their trip be postphoned once again by Cupid s love arrows Read on and find out for yourself.This was a pretty good cozy romance novel about friends, forgiveness, and giving love a cha Jenna and Maureen are best friends who have been wanting to go to Paris together for years Their lives are forever changes when they end up having families of their own Years later, both friends have sent their children to college and can try again Will they be able to finally go on their trip to Paris or will their trip be postphoned once again by Cupid s love arrows Read on and find out for yourself.This was a pretty good cozy romance novel about friends, forgiveness, and giving love a chance If you love these types of stories and debbie macomber books, be sure to check this book out at your local library and wherever books are sold flag 7 likesLike see review May 23, 2019 Pam rated it it was amazing Window on the Bay is a captivating, emotional story following the lives of two college friends Jenna Maureen met in college stayed close After divorces, kids careers, they are closer than ever are again planning a trip to Paris Two women who were both hurt in their own ways the courage it took to open themselves up to living again This book is their journey through empty nests, dating, misconceptions, new lives life ever after I laughed I cried I worrie Window on the Bay is a captivating, emotional story following the lives of two college friends Jenna Maureen met in college stayed close After divorces, kids careers, they are closer than ever are again planning a trip to Paris Two women who were both hurt in their own ways the courage it took to open themselves up to living again This book is their journey through empty nests, dating, misconceptions, new lives life ever after I laughed I cried I worried I swear I felt every emotion possible The writing was intense down to earth The characters were so well developed it was easy to fall in love with them The writing enables the reader to slip into their places just feel Ms Macomber has given her readers another gem of a story flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 24, 2019 Jen rated it liked it review of another edition Debbie Macomber is best known for her feel good, light and cozy books Window on the Bay, a story of a beautiful friendship between two women, was just that It s a heartwarming, easy to follow story and one that leaves the reader feeling warm and satisfied at the end While predictable and a bit over the top, this warm hearted book left me with a smile on my face and made for a great lighter read for me Thank you randomhouse for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 16, 2019 Gata Leitora Cat reader rated it it was ok review of another edition Frustration That s what I m feeling after finishing this book I m a fan of Debbie Macomber s writing but this time I m wondering what happened to the writer.I started the book super excited to meet Jenna s story and find out a bit about Maureen as well I liked the friendship of them two For the first time, I was not anxious about a romance, but about waiting their travel to Paris.Gradually I was connecting to them and their pains, insecurities and searches The way each one reacted to a n Frustration That s what I m feeling after finishing this book I m a fan of Debbie Macomber s writing but this time I m wondering what happened to the writer.I started the book super excited to meet Jenna s story and find out a bit about Maureen as well I liked the friendship of them two For the first time, I was not anxious about a romance, but about waiting their travel to Paris.Gradually I was connecting to them and their pains, insecurities and searches The way each one reacted to a new possibility of love The way each one had to face the new stage of life.I fell in love with Rowan, he is a very well built character and perfectly inserted into the story however Logan in no time made me cheer for him Prejudiced, selfish, he did nothing to really demonstrate that he was willing to step out of his comfort zone to conquer the woman he supposedly loved He spoiled the book and, along with it, Jenna and her petty and stubborn attitude at the crucial moment of the story, spoiling everything with another character Anyway, I was devastated by the ending chosen, I waited too long for the friends to go to Paris even if they were with their respective loves and I did not like Logan s behavior at all, he is the one who needed to change and not Maureen, at the very most, he need to apologize for being a fool when it was expected of him a firmer attitude with his friends flag 6 likesLike see review Edie I also was disappointed in the ending She described Jenna s life after 5 years had gone by but said nothing about Maureen s Her daughter was to give I also was disappointed in the ending She described Jenna s life after 5 years had gone by but said nothing about Maureen s Her daughter was to give birth What did she have Did Msureen marry Rowan I thought at first there were some pages missing in my book I thought in all it was a good read but not as good as her other books Jul 24, 2019 08 00PM Gata Leitora Cat reader I agree with you Jul 30, 2019 05 00AM Kari These were my thoughts as well I was not a fan of Logan at all thought Maureen would ve been better off without him I started this book hoping These were my thoughts as well I was not a fan of Logan at all thought Maureen would ve been better off without him I started this book hoping to read about two friends taking a trip to Paris, and that turned out to be barely mentioned I listened to the audiobook was glad it was finally over when I got to the end I really wanted to like this book, but it just didn t happen Aug 28, 2019 06 06PM Jul 07, 2019 Barb rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley 2019, e book netgalley, for review, womens fiction, fiction, completed in 2019 Jenna and her best friend Maureen have both been single mothers for many years Now that their kids have gone on to college, the moms have to adjust to being empty nesters, and it s not as easy or as enjoyable as they had anticipated Both women meet men who are not their type, but who they can t stop thinking about As they navigate their relationships with their now adult children, they also must learn to expect the unexpected I have read a good number of Debbie Macomber s books, and I Jenna and her best friend Maureen have both been single mothers for many years Now that their kids have gone on to college, the moms have to adjust to being empty nesters, and it s not as easy or as enjoyable as they had anticipated Both women meet men who are not their type, but who they can t stop thinking about As they navigate their relationships with their now adult children, they also must learn to expect the unexpected I have read a good number of Debbie Macomber s books, and I m sad to say that this is the first that I didn t enjoy wholeheartedly from the very first page The story was predictable, but that wasn t the problem As I got to know the two main characters, I found myself disliking them and as the book progressed I could not get over how both of them were so guilty of stereotyping people based solely on their appearances, their careers and the women s past history view spoiler Construction workers don t look like library patrons The library in question must not be as inclusive as the libraries I have visited, and her attitude really annoyed me And then we have the whole helicopter mom thing, with Mom getting angry, or annoyed or even hurt because she didn t know what her college aged kids were up to every minute of every day Yes, I know what it s like to be close to be an empty nester, I know what it s like to be involved in your kids lives until the day they leave home, I know what it s like to be at loose ends while at the same time wondering, maybe even worrying, about what they re doing now But good grief, do you really need to text them and ask if they re making their beds everyday hide spoiler I m sure that was part of the author s point, but it made it hard for me to want things to work out for either of them The two men in the book were, in my opinion, much patient that I ever would have been, and they were the redeeming characters in this particular story They stayed true to their beliefs, their characters were consistent and steady from the moment they were introduced until the end of the book I can only hope that all of the characters in Macomber s next book will be like these men than the women in this one Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book. flag 4 likesLike see review Aug 14, 2019 Tamara rated it really liked it Great read flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 08, 2019 Carrie Pagels rated it it was amazing Shelves women s fiction I listened to the audiobook version of this latest release by Debbie Maccomber I d give it a 4.5 stars, with strong writing as usual from this wonderful author I don t normally like first person POV stories and this has two parallel and interlinked women s fiction romances set in contemporary west coast setting But with the narrator, I was able to overlook the POV being first person Basically the reader is getting a two for one in this lovely novel flag 3 likesLike see review May 27, 2019 Kelly rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves feel good, digital book, fiction, humorous fun, arc, book reviews, light reading beach read, netgalley, romance, women s literature Window on the Bay by Debbie MacomberRandom House Ballentine BooksJuly 16, 2019Fiction, beach read, romance336 pagesRating 4 5I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley and Ballantine Books in exchange for an unbiased review Jenna and Maureen had been best friends since they met at the University of Washington many years ago They had always planned to take a trip to Paris but it seemed that life events always got in the way Jenna Boltz is a divorced single mother of two children liv Window on the Bay by Debbie MacomberRandom House Ballentine BooksJuly 16, 2019Fiction, beach read, romance336 pagesRating 4 5I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley and Ballantine Books in exchange for an unbiased review Jenna and Maureen had been best friends since they met at the University of Washington many years ago They had always planned to take a trip to Paris but it seemed that life events always got in the way Jenna Boltz is a divorced single mother of two children living in Seattle She works as an ICU nurse to support her children, Paul and Allie who are in college Kyle Boltz is her ex husband who is a surgeon but found fidelity to be an issue and made a new life for himself Fortunately, Jenna and her kids still had Jenna s mother, Carol, who was spry 70 ish woman Carol had a good friend Mrs Torres who was checking on her friend to find that she had fallen She immediately called for help and notified Jenna It seems that surgery and a long rehabilitation lie ahead for Carol Maureen Zelinski worked as a librarian and also divorced from Peter which only lasted 5 years They had a daughter, Victoria Tori who married an engineer, Jonathan Maureen had been a support to Tori since she miscarried a year ago She is very organized and structured which suits her career as a librarian It seemed that new construction in the area brought a weekly visit from a construction worker Logan worked as a plumber and during breaks would check out a book to read with Maureen s suggestion He was a bit rough around the edges and liked to call her Marian the Librarian which eventually grew on her Over time they developed an awkward relationship given their many differences The two friends are a constant support to each other through all the many ups and downs over the years Jenna had been stressing over being a newly empty nester since sending Allie to college She worried less about Paul who worked hard at a restaurant while attending college Maureen was confused about the attention she was receiving from Logan The two friends were Leary when it came to getting romantically involved again Carol is recovering before being transferred to a rehab post hip surgery She is pleased with her orthopedic surgeon, Dr Rowan Lancaster Jenna didn t know much as side from gossip that he kept to himself When he casually flirted with her at her mother s bedside she didn t know what to make of it She tries to maintain a professional relationship with him which becomes complicated since he has taken a special interest in his patient, Carol.Both friends discover that they need to take a chance on dating and romance Relationships can be complicated but can also provide support and comfort This is a delightful story of friendship, family and finding love again It reminds us that everyone has a life story and the path they take is unique flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 29, 2019 Gail rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves debbie macombers 2019 challenge A heartwarming story about family, love, second chances and following your dreams I loved every minute of the story and hated to see it end flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 08, 2019 Michele rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, 0719, priority, romance See the full review at HarlequinJunkieA novel filled with warmth and the charming characters you expect from Debbie Macomber, Window on the the Bay was all about change, friendship, and our heroines stretching out their wings as they opened their hearts up to love once again.First of all, how lovely is that cover It makes me want to pull up a chair and bask in the sun on that porch with its picturesque view And it really fits this story well One of our heroines, Jenna, spent quite a few c See the full review at HarlequinJunkieA novel filled with warmth and the charming characters you expect from Debbie Macomber, Window on the the Bay was all about change, friendship, and our heroines stretching out their wings as they opened their hearts up to love once again.First of all, how lovely is that cover It makes me want to pull up a chair and bask in the sun on that porch with its picturesque view And it really fits this story well One of our heroines, Jenna, spent quite a few contemplative moments snuggled up on her window seat that overlooked the water, while trying to wade through emotions and tough situations Read More flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 11, 2019 Kristina rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, romance, netgalley, 2019 netgalley challenge Window on the Bay is the latest novel by Debbie Macomber I thought the story was well written with steady pacing I enjoy Debbie Macomber s writing style She manages draw the reader into her world and hold their attention I like that the main characters are two women in their forties who now have empty households Jenna and Maureen are likeable and relatable women which Ms Macomber is known for creating It is great that the two women are close friends and are there for each other Both wo Window on the Bay is the latest novel by Debbie Macomber I thought the story was well written with steady pacing I enjoy Debbie Macomber s writing style She manages draw the reader into her world and hold their attention I like that the main characters are two women in their forties who now have empty households Jenna and Maureen are likeable and relatable women which Ms Macomber is known for creating It is great that the two women are close friends and are there for each other Both women are divorced and have spent the last twenty years taking care of their kids Now is a chance for the two women to spread their wings Jenna wants them to finally take the trip to Paris that they had to postpone after college plus she is thinking about taking a painting class We also get to see a different perspective with Jenna s eighteen year old daughter, Allie Jenna is making changes at home, which upsets Allie Allie may want to live on her own and discover who she is, but she does not want things to change at home This provides balance to the story and a different outlook Maureen and Jenna have dated sporadically over the years But they have been burned by their husbands, and it is hard to open themselves up to love and to trust another man Dating is not easy as we see with Jenna and Maureen Each person learns something about themselves through the process It is never too late to grow and change The path to happily ever after is bumpy, but well worth the effort I admit that I related to Maureen with her love of books and dislike of sports I enjoyed the light humor sprinkled throughout the story and I appreciated that is a clean story no foul language or intimate relations Jenna s favorite spot in her home is her window seat with the view of Elliott Bay I could understand how she finds peace from looking out at the water It was nice there was an epilogue to wrap up the book Window on the Bay is a heartwarming book with a happily ever after that will please readers and reading it is a lovely way to spend a leisurely afternoon flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 18, 2019 JoAnne rated it really liked it review of another edition Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors and Windows on the Bay did not disappoint There are many characters but family and friends shine through Jenna and Maureen are best friends since college and where the book begins with the prologue They are both single moms and their roles as moms are important throughout but when Jenna joins Maureen as an emptynester they hope to make some of their long ago dreams come to pass.Watching them find love interests is no easy task since they ve both b Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors and Windows on the Bay did not disappoint There are many characters but family and friends shine through Jenna and Maureen are best friends since college and where the book begins with the prologue They are both single moms and their roles as moms are important throughout but when Jenna joins Maureen as an emptynester they hope to make some of their long ago dreams come to pass.Watching them find love interests is no easy task since they ve both been single a long time At least Maureen s ex stayed in their daughter s life Jenna s ex did nothing but pay child support When each of them compare the men they are dating or have dated to their exes there are interesting comparisons Now that they each have a new love interest will they both sabotage what they have or embrace it There are twists and turns to the story and some surprises along the way but romance and love win out I loved all the relationships and feelings that are portrayed by not only the main characters but their children as well There are several happily ever afters and I loved that the epilogue is set five years later so we learn of how their lives have turned out All in all a fast paced read that embodies everything Ms Macomber I loved the beautiful cover I can t wait to see what she writes next flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 05, 2019 Patricia Romero rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, womens fiction, adult general fiction, life A heartwarming story of two very strong and independent women Jenna and Maureen have been best friends forever Their dream was to go to Paris together after graduation from college At the last minute, Maureen gets pregnant and has to get married A short lived event Jenna, a nurse, marries Kyle, a surgeon Bad idea After having been a single mom for 20 years, she is now an empty nester Neither of the friends is into dating But the house is awfully quiet now Maybe it s time to re create t A heartwarming story of two very strong and independent women Jenna and Maureen have been best friends forever Their dream was to go to Paris together after graduation from college At the last minute, Maureen gets pregnant and has to get married A short lived event Jenna, a nurse, marries Kyle, a surgeon Bad idea After having been a single mom for 20 years, she is now an empty nester Neither of the friends is into dating But the house is awfully quiet now Maybe it s time to re create themselves Plan that trip to Paris now Until each of them stumbles awkwardly into men they wouldn t have looked twice at until they did.Debbie always looks at the bright side of things in her books Yes, there is heartbreak, misunderstandings, and dreams deferred, but in the end, I was crying like a baby Because that is what her books do They make you feel The characters are so very human and make mistakes, but they are good people I always feel as if I just had a true heart to heart with my grandmother after one of her books NetGalley July, 16th 2019 by Ballantine Books flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 14, 2019 Nicola Short rated it liked it review of another edition I didn t find this book to be as good as other Debbie Macomber s books There was just something lacking in the way the story unfolded I found myself getting bored with the story line I think it was the hot cold and fast slow aspect the characters had Overall, I didn t dislike the book but it wasn t a favorite Debbie Macomber book I did not like the ending.Thank you to NetGallery, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read and give my honest review opinions of Window on the Bay I didn t find this book to be as good as other Debbie Macomber s books There was just something lacking in the way the story unfolded I found myself getting bored with the story line I think it was the hot cold and fast slow aspect the characters had Overall, I didn t dislike the book but it wasn t a favorite Debbie Macomber book I did not like the ending.Thank you to NetGallery, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read and give my honest review opinions of Window on the Bay flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 11, 2019 Joann rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2, arc s e books netgalley, 2019 new releases This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I love Debbie s books They never ever seem to disappoint, it s like going home They are so wholesome and full of characters you just can t help but fall in love with Great beach read with light reading its so effortless This one just pulls you and all you want to do is cheer everyone on I can t wait to see what everyone thinks of this one it s out in all stores July 16th don t forget to grab a copy I know I will be.My thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for I love Debbie s books They never ever seem to disappoint, it s like going home They are so wholesome and full of characters you just can t help but fall in love with Great beach read with light reading its so effortless This one just pulls you and all you want to do is cheer everyone on I can t wait to see what everyone thinks of this one it s out in all stores July 16th don t forget to grab a copy I know I will be.My thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 06, 2019 Amy rated it liked it review of another edition I think l gave this a 3 star because it was Debbie s typical books and you could tell what the ending was going to be like, and just needed to know the middle Still pretty enjoyable and a quick read flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 16, 2019 Callie Sutcliffe rated it liked it review of another edition Debbie Macomber is always a skillful and thoughtful storyteller and I always appreciate her character and integrity that pours out into her writing And even though this particular story was not my preferred age group to read about, I genuinely enjoyed reading Jane and Maureen s stories as they walked through the empty nest syndrome I think many of her readers will identify and appreciate these stories as well There was much heart and banter between the single parents and their young adult c Debbie Macomber is always a skillful and thoughtful storyteller and I always appreciate her character and integrity that pours out into her writing And even though this particular story was not my preferred age group to read about, I genuinely enjoyed reading Jane and Maureen s stories as they walked through the empty nest syndrome I think many of her readers will identify and appreciate these stories as well There was much heart and banter between the single parents and their young adult children It was well written and will surely pull at the heartstrings of lots of empty nesters and single parents flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2019 Joyce rated it really liked it review of another edition Macomber s latest will have you rooting for newly empty nested Jenna as she adapts to letting her children spread their wings and vice versa as she re enters the dating world Her friend Maureen on the other hand, not so much as I found her yo yo ing of love interest Logan hypocritical, annoying, and tiresome flag 2 likesLike see review May 14, 2019 Tena rated it liked it Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber is not one of her best books but not one of worst I liked it but I felt like the story dragged a little Jenna and Maureen are best friends from college and find themselves divorced, middle aged and empty nesters Let the games begin Or not The story in itself is interesting and entertaining but also repetitive As they enter the dating world both women realize their expectations and interests may have changed a little since they were in college Learning Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber is not one of her best books but not one of worst I liked it but I felt like the story dragged a little Jenna and Maureen are best friends from college and find themselves divorced, middle aged and empty nesters Let the games begin Or not The story in itself is interesting and entertaining but also repetitive As they enter the dating world both women realize their expectations and interests may have changed a little since they were in college Learning to open up and risk their hearts is scary Jenna is content with her life and still wants to be immersed in the world of her two college aged children It s hard to put herself first and even though she tries, she isn t sure she s ready And she KNOWS she isn t ready for a relationship with another surgeon Between her children trying to be adults , her career as a nurse and her mother who has recently broken her hip, Jenna is sure she will never get to Paris She has dreamed of a trip to Paris since those long ago college days.Then there s Maureen She wants to go to Paris with Jenna She has made plans to go to Paris with Jenna and no one plans better than Maureen So when a plumber from a construction site comes into the library where she works Maureen is not distracted from her plans Well maybe a little Actually, a LOT This was my favorite storyline Maureen deserves her own book Sequel maybe Here s the reason for a 3 star rating Too much thought process Macomber focuses a lot of the story on character thought and feelings I understand those things are important but it became repetitive I read over and over about first marriage problem, absentee dads, grieving mothers and fear of commitment So many of Macomber s books are best sellers because she puts the reader in the life of the characters You go through each day and become invested in what happens in the story It doesn t take explaining the emotions because the reader seems to be part of the story I just didn t get this with Window on the Bay.I voluntarily received a copy of this book from Netgalley flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 18, 2019 Elliemae rated it it was ok Boy did I get blind sighted by this book I am a fan of DM and I was really looking forward to the story line of the two empty nester characters going off and having the time of their lives But we get Maureen and her JERK of a boyfriend, so disappointing Jenna s story was okay but her daughter drove me bonkers DM usually writes much better than this but for me this book was a dud flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 26, 2019 Beth rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, july 2019, ballantine, random house, kindle, own, romance Window on the Bay writes a story about two friends that are facing a transition stage in life The story is slightly humorous with characters, facing this new stage in life and they don t need to pull any punches but tell it exactly how it is The dream of both, Jenna and Maureen, of them visiting Paris in early adulthood never happens so these two friends plain on making good on their lifelong dream Unfortunately, life once again gets in the way and Window on the Bay gives us insight into the Window on the Bay writes a story about two friends that are facing a transition stage in life The story is slightly humorous with characters, facing this new stage in life and they don t need to pull any punches but tell it exactly how it is The dream of both, Jenna and Maureen, of them visiting Paris in early adulthood never happens so these two friends plain on making good on their lifelong dream Unfortunately, life once again gets in the way and Window on the Bay gives us insight into the ups and downs of what life throughs at you.Experience the bonds of a friendship that has triumphed over the test of time and getting a second chance at love Relatable characters, love, laughter, tears and family will pull you right into this enchanting tale.I received this ARC copy of Window on the Bay from Random House Publishing Group Ballantine This is my honest and voluntary review Window on the Bay was set for publication July 16, 2019.My Rating 4 starsWritten by Debbie MacomberHardcover 336 pagesPublisher Ballantine Books July 16, 2019 ISBN 10 0399181334ISBN 13 978 0399181337Genre Woman s Lit Contemporary Romance Noble flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 30, 2019 Barb rated it really liked it I received an ARC copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest opinion of it What can I say but I do enjoy a book by Debbie Macomber This rates up there with all of her books Two friends since college, Maureen and Jenna and the journey through their lives with the ups and downs, I love how she can write a book without all the excessive language and sex and still make a wonderful story I highly recommend it flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 30, 2019 Kim rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fav authors, reviewd They ve been best friends since college Their dream to take a trip to Paris in the spring Unfortunately, life seems to always get in the way Jenna Boltz was looking forward to being an empty nester Maureen Zelinski has walled off her heart Their plan is to go to Paris like they tried to in college What happens when life gets in the way and an empty house doesn t go as planned It s looking out from the Window on the Bay.Jenna Boltz last child has left for college She s celebrating by gett They ve been best friends since college Their dream to take a trip to Paris in the spring Unfortunately, life seems to always get in the way Jenna Boltz was looking forward to being an empty nester Maureen Zelinski has walled off her heart Their plan is to go to Paris like they tried to in college What happens when life gets in the way and an empty house doesn t go as planned It s looking out from the Window on the Bay.Jenna Boltz last child has left for college She s celebrating by getting together with her best friend Maureen Zelinski to watch their favorite movie and plan again the trip they were going to take to Paris their senior year of college, before life got in the way Both women are now divorced and have children in their 20s and raised their children as single parents A call from Jenna s mom s neighbor has her rushing to the hospital because of her mom s broken hip Instead of focusing on the empty house she s now taking care of her mother She meets the orthopedic surgeon who s taking care of her mother Rowan Lancaster has been smitten with Jenna since last year s Christmas party He takes advantage of their proximity to subtly show his interest She doesn t want to have anything to do with him because her ex husband was a surgeon and they work at the same hospital Jenna can t forget the attraction to Rowan and that he seems to be different from the ex husband As they get to know each other their true personalities come to light bringing them closer together She must work to get information about Rowan s past from him He s always there to help with Jenna s problems with her children and mom Rowan pulls away when its obvious another man is interested Jenna pursues Rowan Her daughter s behavior at college has Jenna worried about her A rift develops between her and her son because of his change in professions When the daughter brings her new best friend home for a visit while Rowan is there everyone gets a surprise Jenna s old fears come to the fore front splitting her and Rowan up Attempts to explain are rejected and a mistake of a date bring the two awkwardly back into each others lives Jenna s daughter solves Jenna s love life and her best friend s relationship with her father Maureen has a man that she s been giving book recommendations to when he comes into the library Logan is a construction worker and the exact opposite of Maureen He irritates her by teasing her But she can t stop thinking about him When he asks her out and she accepts they go to a sports bar She s just come from work so her apparel stands out The date is a disaster, but she decides to give him a second chance Maureen is surprised by the bar he takes her to and their next date is a success A new experience when they go to a football game A comment leads Maureen to set up a date for them Their dating is put on hold while Logan is out of town on a job The ballet is some what of a disaster when Logan doesn t enjoy it Maureen gets to meet his daughter She learns that she s to become a grandmother As they get closer Maureen gets scared She decides to give the sports bar a second chance and is hurt when Logan walks in with another woman and he takes teasing about her from the other construction workers They break up and both are miserable After talking to Jenna and her own daughter and Logan s daughter, she decides that she wants to reveal her heart to Logan A phone call has her anxiously waiting an answer but when she doesn t get one is thinks she s really messed up Arriving home she finds Logan on her doorstep to make sure this is really what she wants Jenna s life is revisited 5 years later where you catch up with their lives and what happen in their relationships Debbie Macomber new style of writing in the first person but from different perspectives is heartwarming, happy and emotionally charged from beginning to end These two woman work through the past to realize that they can have the future they dream of A stop light mentality to dating shows some humor and how high their standards are It also shows how the past has affected how they look at new relationships As always Debbie Macomber shows you love helps heal love wounds flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Romance 46 users Fiction 30 users Womens Fiction Chick Lit 16 users See top shelves About Debbie Macomber Debbie Macomber 12,389 followers Debbie Macomber is a 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today s most popular writers with than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope Macomber s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Time Debbie Macomber is a 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today s most popular writers with than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope Macomber s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.In 2019, Macomber s all new hardcover publications include Window on the Bay July and A Mrs Miracle Christmas October Macomber is also releasing a new journal titled Be a Blessing A Journal for Cultivating Kindness, Joy, and Inspiration April In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published three bestselling cookbooks, most recently Debbie Macomber s Table in 2018, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children s books.Celebrated as the official storyteller of Christmas , Macomber s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series Books by Debbie Macomber More Trivia About Window on the Bay No trivia or quizzes yet Add 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      Debbie Macomber is a 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today s most popular writers with than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope Macomber s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Time Debbie Macomber is a 1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today s most popular writers with than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope Macomber s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.In 2019, Macomber s all new hardcover publications include Window on the Bay July and A Mrs Miracle Christmas October Macomber is also releasing a new journal titled Be a Blessing A Journal for Cultivating Kindness, Joy, and Inspiration April In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published three bestselling cookbooks, most recently Debbie Macomber s Table in 2018, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children s books.Celebrated as the official storyteller of Christmas , Macomber s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series

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    1. Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber is a standalone contemporary romance This one features not one romantic couple but two budding romances from a pair of best friends now going through empty nest syndrome with their children off to college The point of view will change back and forth between the two ladies and their lives.Jenna and Maureen have always been the best of friends At one point in their lives they had made solid plans to take a trip to Paris right after they graduated college wit Wi [...]


    2. Good but some love hate parts I really enjoy reading stories about women heading towards their midlife years Kids are in college or married and giving you grandchildren It kind of hits exactly my own life style.This story celebrates the friendship between the two main characters in several ways It s so nice to have a lifelong friend The support is great especially when you are going through difficult times Macomber hits it just right with the close connection and su Good but some love hate parts [...]


    3. Window on the BayDebbie MacomberKeep the tissues close by as you are reading WINDOW ON THE BAY by Debbie Macomber She will have your emotions all over the place Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Maureen and Jenna after so much heartache What an awesome story All of Debbie s characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride As you ar Windo [...]


    4. Best friends Jenna and Maureen have been doing just fine Sure, their children have finally left their respective nests, and Jenna s especially bristling at the thought of an empty house But now they ll finally have time to do things they ve always wanted like taking the trip to Paris they originally planned in college However, after Jenna s mother, Carol, falls and breaks her hip, Jenna meets the charming Dr Rowan Lancaster And with Maureen open to seeing someone of her own well, it migh Best fr [...]


    5. I ve always loved the light and cozy books by Debbie Macomber, and I was excited to read Window on the Bay for this very reason It was a sweet story of friendship between best friends Jenna and Maureen It s also a story of love and overcoming relationships of the past, and the changing of their lives from when they were young.It was a cute story just as I hope, if not a bit over the top at times Thank you to publisher and netgalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review All I ve [...]


    6. Maureen and Jenna, single moms and best friends since college, wanted to go to Paris together, but life got in the way Both empty nesters, they consider the possibility of the long delayed trip again, but now there are new romances and challenges with adult children Will they ever take this dream trip Can Maureen and Logan get past their differences and embrace their similarities Can Jenna trust Rowan If you are looking for a relaxing read with Debbie s trademark relatable characters, gentl Maur [...]


    7. free review copy Prolific writer Debbie Macomber has always been my go to for cozy and heartfelt stories of family and chaste romance and I adore her vivid Pacific Northwest settings With the exception of exactly ONE of her books, I have loved everything she s written.WINDOW ON THE BAY tells a tale of two middle aged best friends encountering new loves and ups and downs with their adult children and an aging parent The Seattle setting is PERFECT Jenna and Maureen were a delight to get t free rev [...]


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