Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fiction Tuesday - Who knows what your Grandmother might really read..

Chance are Debbie MacComber, Sheryl Woods and Robin Carr just might be in their book bag from the library. I know, you're thinking..what about Nora Roberts? Well, everyone and their truck driving uncle read her. Still, when asked at the desk, most are looking for series like the Virgin River series or Cedar Cove.
“Though [Debbie] Macomber sells millions, it’s mostly through word of mouth. You won’t find her in The New York Review of Books. Instead, women … devour the books and then share them with friends and family — which is why Macomber’s publisher thought a weekend-long party might be a good way to attract some mainstream media attention.”-Petra Meyer
Hallmark grabbed this series for TV.

Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and the promise of fresh starts. Still, these are stories not just about specific people, but places. Perhaps, its a gentle read to many, but there is still the high drama without it becoming Peyton Place.

There are breast cancer survivors, teenage pregnancies, and chances to begin again without it being as tragic as you might find with Nicholas Sparks or Jodi Piccoult's works.
Robyn Carr has a way of creating beautifully human, home town stories that touch your heart and make you want to know her characters more.

The Hero is a remarkable story of Devon McAllister’s escape from cult life with her small child. Taken in by the grumpy, kind hearted, Rawley, Devon begins a new life in hiding at Thunder Point. Encouraged by the friendliness of the people around her, she begins to live with the self assurance that she lost years ago to the cult.

Spencer Lawson is a recent widower. Loosing both his parents and his wife in the last year or so he is reluctant to let his heart open to anyone new…afraid he might have to suffer another loss. When he meets Devon, something clicks and a friendship slowly blossoms into more.-tome tender
Virgin River: Virgin River: WANTED: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal-clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included.
When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache, and to re-energize the nursing career she loves. But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arriving: the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. Realizing she’s made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave town the following morning.
But a tiny baby, abandoned on a front porch, changes her plans…and a former marine cements them into place-Robyn Carr

Robin Carr's Virgin River series started with THE VIRGIN RIVER. It isn't a triology, but twelve books with an added bonus of a book of short stories about the place and who lives there.

Of course, you'll find these authors through romance publishers. But if you were to walk the shelves of the library they'd be in hard back, right in the fiction area. But if you can't find them there, check the library paperback rack.

So, next time, don't give Grandma a hard time about what she is reading. Who knows, you just might enjoy reading a book by these authors. Oh, and don't get me started with women and Cowboys. I don't know how Linda Lael Miller does it, but she just keeps popping those books out monthly..or so it seems.



Cafe Fashionista said...

I have actually read a few holiday romances from Debbie Macomber. :)

Sara Gerard said...

I am pretty sure that Kyle's grandmother would really like this!