Window on the Bay: A Novel by Debbie Macomber
Published July 16th 2019 by Random House Large Print
There is nothing like a Debbie Macomber book to to help me relax, rejuvenate and believe in true love. BFFs Jenna and Maureen have been planning to take a trip to Paris together since they were in college. Life got in the way and they never made it. Now they are both empty nesters and decide this is the time to go. Both ladies are divorced and have dated a bit, but never found a man that they wanted to get serious with. As their plans for their trip evolve, they both find men that they are willing to give the green light to, but will their fears allow them to move forward.
I really enjoyed this story. It is so realistic and the characters are as well. Jenna and Maureen are not perfect. They both have their flaws and some baggage that is not easy to put aside. Rowan and Logan also have issues. Both are also divorced, but are willing to try again with the right woman. The secondary characters, their family members, are wonderful as well. They interfere just enough to help their parents move forward to happiness. There were roadblocks where they stumbled, some issues with pride that had to be put aside and healing that was needed to bring these couples to their own happily ever after. There were some sad spots in the story, but overall, this was a feel good romance, a second chance or new beginnings story about mature relationships and moving forward after your children have moved out. Love is possible the second time around.
About the Book: When a single mom becomes an empty nester, she spreads her wings to rediscover herself–and her passions–in this heartwarming novel.
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 more 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.