Thursday, December 11, 2014

Navy Wife by Debbie Macomber

Title:  Navy Wife
Series:  Navy Series #1
Author:  Debbie Macomber
Published:  February 15/13 by Harlequin MIRA (1st published 1988)
Length:  256pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  borrowed
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Falling for a man in uniform can be hard . . .

New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber weaves emotional tales of love and longing. Here is the first of her celebrated NAVY series!

Impulsive, wounded, vulnerable, Lindy Kyle was unprepared for a roommate like Rush Callaghan. Strong, sensitive and sexy, the temporarily dry-docked naval officer was everything she'd ever dreamed of in a man . . . in a husband.

But Rush placed duty to his country above all else. Though he and Lindy were swept away on a tide of passion, he was called back to sea. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder -- but will their marriage survive their partings?

My Review:

What an intricate and well-crafted story. Macomber’s inviting writing style draws you in to this enjoyable story. This heartfelt story held my attention throughout. I couldn’t put it down. Ok. That’s a bit of a lie. I did put it down once because I was crying so hard I had to go grab a box of tissue. But other than that I read it from beginning to end in a single sitting. I loved how the author brings together the big events in life along with the little, everyday things that we rarely think about to give a full and complete picture to her readers. 

Macomber invites her readers deep into the lives of the main characters of this story. I love how she develops them in detail individually, showing how they became who they are. Readers also get to see how they change, in small ways, as they come together as a couple. You can actually feel the friction between the characters. It’s pricelessly comical at times and heartbreaking at others.

This was a fantastic novel that really brings forward the difficulties and rewards of a military marriage. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone who enjoys any form of romance.

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