Sunday, July 10, 2011

1105 Yakima St by Debbie Macomber book review

1105 Yakima St
By Debbie Macomber

I received 1105 Yakima St by Debbie Macomber from Harlequin in exchange for a review. This book is another great one by Debbie Macomber. Once you meet the characters, you can’t put the book down until all their problems are solved. This story deals with teenage daughters, loves gone wrong, a father tearing his family apart because he doesn’t like who his daughter married, and two people finding out they are in love but fighting it every step of the way.

Bruce and Rachel separate because Bruce’s daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her taking up her time with her daddy. You’ll be cheering for Bruce and Rachel to get back together, but reading how they deal with Jolene is very interesting. A teenager can be rough on a relationship! Charlotte and Ben’s house catches on fire because she is becoming forgetful. Follow them as they come to a decision about an assisted living complex. Chad Timmons and Gloria Ashton decide to break up, but she is pregnant with his child. Watch how they overcome their differences to become a family. Linc and Lorie get married without her telling her father, Leonard. He has Linc’s business, Wyse Man Garage, blackballed in retaliation. He then loses his wife, too. She moves out because of his stubbornness. This seems like a long list of characters and plots, but it is actually easy to follow from one to the next. You will get caught up in each life and wonder how things are going to turn out for each one. You won’t be able to put this book down!

Debbie Macomber deals with teenage rebellion, dementia, stubbornness, and falling in love in flowing, humorous language. She is very insightful into how these characters act and react in a realistic way. You can sympathize with Bruce’s way of dealing with his daughter—make peace and it will get better. He soon realizes that isn’t what Jolene needs at all, but it takes Rachel leaving for him to see it clearly.

Whether you’re a fan of Debbie Macomber’s, or this is the first book of hers you’ve read, you will love this book and won’t want to put it down until the last issue is resolved.

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