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Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series have won thousands of fans, thanks to her signature blend of heartfelt romance, delightful humor, and warm wisdom. Now, in this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Macomber shares a sneak peek into her new series set in Cedar Cove, which features Jo Marie, before she becomes the owner of the beloved Rose Harbor Inn.
From the moment Jo Marie sits next to Paul inside the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium, she feels a spark. Paul’s striking blue eyes and kind smile tell her that he’s someone special—different from any man she’s met before. When they strike up a conversation, Jo Marie and Paul realize how much they have in common, yet there’s one thing keeping them from a fairy-tale ending: Paul is in the military and will ship out of Seattle within the next six weeks. As Jo Marie wonders if she should once again open her heart, she decides that, no matter the stakes, she can’t forgo her chance at true love.
Includes an excerpt from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home.

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When First They Met (Short Story)
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Debbie Macomber never disappoints!
May 25th, 2015
Once again I enjoyed reading another Debbie Macomber novel and it left me excited to read the rest of the series to see where the characters progress. I love this author and just can't get enough of her stories and character development. Great job once again!
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When First They Met
May 23rd, 2015
I enjoyed reading the story. Debbie Macomber has a way of keeping the readers interested. You just kept on reading just to find out how ot ends.
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The Inn At Rose Harbor was a favorite of mine
April 28th, 2015
I enjoy Debbie Macomber books & I like the Cedar Cove serial.I also like Robin Carr Sherryl Woods &Nicolas Sparks.
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When fist they met.
February 22nd, 2015
I have read most of Debbie Macomber's books and would recommend them all. They are all rated a 5 by me. Happy reading Eileen B.
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February 19th, 2015
Another great story that will get us following her realistic characters again! Will be looking for the series
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October 28th, 2013
I loved This Book. Short and Sweet.
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When first they met
October 15th, 2013
Her usual girl meets boy very shortstory. Having Paul be in the military was a nice change.
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Another Great Series
September 4th, 2013
Debbie Macomber knows how to draw in her readers. Making you fall in love with a new cast of characters. If you're a fan of her Cedar Cove series stick around and visit Rose Harbour Inn.
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When First They Met (Short Story)
May 13th, 2013
I love this short story. Kept me captive and I felt I had to finish the book without putting it down until I completed it.
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When FirstThey Met
April 6th, 2013
Loved this short story. Wish it could have been a entire novel.
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