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Navy Wife (The Navy Series #1) Hardcover – July, 2003

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"Ms. Macomber is skilled at creating characters who work their way into readers' hearts." -- Romantic Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Debbie Macomber, the author of  Hannah's List, Summer on Blossom Street, Twenty Wishes and the Cedar Cove series, is one of today's leading voices in women's fiction. A regular on every major bestseller list with more than 140 million copies of her books in print, the award-winning author celebrated her third publishing "triple crown" in September 2009 when the latest in her Cedar Cove series, 92 Pacific Boulevard, scored #1 on the New York Times, USAToday and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. That same month Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook debuted on the New York Times list at #8, and her hometown of Port Orchard, Washington, on which her Cedar Cove series is based, welcomed readers from 42 states and seven foreign countries to the first-ever, five-day "Cedar Cove Days" festival. Debbie's popularity is worldwide with her books translated into twenty-three languages. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of eight grandchildren. They live in Washington State and winter in Florida. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Wheeler Publishing (July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587244462
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587244469
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,993,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers with more than 170 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 750 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Eight of these novels hitting the number one spot.

In 2015, Macomber's all-new hardcover novels include Last One Home (March), Silver Linings (August) and Dashing Through The Snow (October). Paperback editions will be issued in 2015 for Blossom Street Brides (March) and her Christmas novel, Mr. Miracle (October). In addition to fiction, Macomber has published cookbooks; inspirational and nonfiction works; as well as acclaimed children's books.In addition to fiction Macomber has also published two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; and two acclaimed children's books.

Macomber's Cedar Cove Series became Hallmark Channel's first dramatic scripted television series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, now enjoying its third season. In addition, Macomber's upcoming Christmas novel, Dashing Through the Snow, will be adapted as a Hallmark Channel movie in fall 2015.

Macomber owns the Victorian Rose Tea Room and A Good Yarn Shop, named after those she featured in her novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she is World Vision's international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative.

A devoted grandmother, Debbie and her husband Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington (the town on which her Cedar Cove novels are based) and winter in Florida.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By cmiller on May 2, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Lindy Kyle has retreated to Seattle to lick her wounds. After being dumped by her financee, Lindy knew that it was time to strike out on her own. At twenty-two, she has known only one heartbreak, and thought it would break her. That all changed when she met Rush Callaghan, her brother's roommate.
Rush loved the Navy more than anything. After being burned by the woman he loved, he gave everything in him to the Navy. He felt broadsided by Lindy, who was ten years younger than him and light years more naive. Even if she didn't realize that she couldn't be a Navy wife, he did. That still didn't stop him from claiming her as his own, though.
Navy Wife was an incredibly sappy romance. Rush and Lindy fell in love within the first hundred pages. Lindy embraced her feelings for Rush, while he denied them. She was a little immature for my taste, as I don't see how a twenty-two year old like her could hang on to an older more mature man. It was a very predicatable book, with Lindy finally growing up and realizing that if Rush gave up the Navy he wouldn't be the man she fell in love with. I gave it four stars because the emotion was intense enough to hook me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on June 8, 2003
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I did enjoyed this book it was so good, I loved Rush I can picture him as a Navy man even though there was an age difference I didn't see it, you could tell the love that they had for each other. Lindy had to find out for herself if she had what it took to be a Navy Wife. I can't wait to read Navy Blue great read :)
Happy Reading Lisa
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 2003
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Navy Wife was one of the best books I have ever read. I think the reason I liked it so much was because the subject interested me. The book was filled with many twists and turns. Just when I thought I had the rest of the book figured out, everything would change. The ending was good also. Some books leave you hanging, wondering what will happen next, but this book left you with a good understanding of what happened to all the characters. It had a little bit of every emotion. One minute serious, the next funny. I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone to read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Manaskie on October 27, 2005
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Yikes. How did this ever get published? The story line was pitiful and the writing equally bad. As a Navy Wife, I hope there aren't too many readers out there thinking this relates to our lives in ANY way. I rate this 0 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PAULA FRITZ on February 3, 2003
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Even though I could figure out how the book was going to end, I have to admit I wanted to finish it. Overall, it was a quick read, you could feel the sexual tension, and Rush needs to be cloned. He sounded to good to be true. This is a feel good book, and I look forward to Navy Baby and the rest of the "Navy" series. My favorite of Debbie Macombers continues to be the Alaska Trio and the Promise Series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nurse jane on May 6, 2013
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It was a nice story and easy reading. I always enjoy Debbie Macomber books. Thanks for such great entertainment. Blessings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob moss on January 8, 2014
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Good read for someone that knows nothing about Navy life.

Officers don't carry seabags. They don't have to arrange a place to sleep on Mitchell all hands have a room for duty and at sea. A LCDR would not stand watches import he would be CDO or at least dept. duty officer. Enlisted people reenlist not officers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lois J. Anderson on June 25, 2014
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This was the first book written by Debi Mcomber that I didn't care for. I liked the story-but-found the lovemaking scenes too graphic. Nothing left to imgination.
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