The Manning Grooms by Debbie Macomber

March 3, 2017 Posted by Cecelia Dowdy

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The Manning Grooms by Debbie Macomber

This was a nice, refreshing book. I really enjoyed these sweet wonderful stories. There were two romances included in The Manning Grooms collection:

  1. Bride On The Loose

Have you ever had trouble dating after a bitter divorce?

Jason Manning is content with his life as a bachelor veterinarian. He is also the owner/superintendent of an apartment complex. Charlotte Weston lives in one of the apartments with her nosy daughter, Carrie. Carrie is determined to set her mom up with Jason – her mom has been single for a long time and it’s time for her to date again. Jason is reluctant to pursue Charlotte. However, as he gets to know shy, pretty Charlotte, he finds himself intrigued.

Charlotte is attracted to Jason, but, knows that there can be no romance between them. She harbors a deep secret – a secret which she believes may have contributed to her bitter divorce years ago.

I liked the characters in this book. Jason was a great guy and he really stuck by Charlotte and he was a perfect gentleman. Charlotte was a sweet lady who’d had her heart broken – and her soul had been broken too, that’s why she never dated after her divorce.

So, have you ever found it hard to date after a bitter divorce? What happened? Were you able to start dating and find true love again?

2. Same Time, Next Year

When James Wilkens literally runs into Summer Lawton in Vegas on New Year’s Eve, she’s in tears. Eager to help her, they share dinner. She tells of her fiancé’s recent betrayal and James predicts that she will be over her pain in one year. They make a deal to meet in one year at the same place – just so that James can prove his point about getting over a lost love.

James and Summer keep in touch during their year apart. When they meet again, their attraction kindles, but, would they make a good couple?

Summer is much younger than James, and James is trying to get a political position. Would his potential voters accept his marriage to a much younger, attractive woman who is an actress at Disneyland?

I loved this sweet, endearing story. It’s not too deep, just simple and fun.

So, have you ever fallen in love with someone via letters or via the internet? What happened when you met in person?

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