Debbie Macomber is the author of more than 150 books, so reasonably, we couldn’t rank every single one of them. So, we’ve decided to give our top 20 books, along with info about some of her more popular series and details on her new releases for 2022!
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About Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber a #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. And she’s sold more than 200 million copies of her books in print! Six of her books have been made into TV movies and there is a TV series adaptation of her Cedar Cove series. Debbie has been the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Romance Writers of America and a prestigious RITA Award.
Macomber brings to life beautiful relationships that embrace family and friendships. Her books bring hope, no matter how bad things seem to be going, they can get better. So, without further ado, we’ll start counting down our top books, best series and new releases!
Our Pick For Top 20 Books
Cottage By The Sea
Rocked by tragedy, Annie Marlow returns to the one place she knows she can heal: the cottage by the sea where she spent many happy childhood holidays with her family. There, she meets Keaton, Mellie and Britt. Her spirit is starting her heal. Until new events threaten her new idyll life. And the opportunity of a lifetime tears her apart.
Dashing Through The Snow
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.
At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.
It’s Better This Way
It’s been nearly six years since Julia Jones had her heart broken. After her husband fell in love with another woman, Julia fought to keep her family together, but now she realizes it’s time to move on. And her gorgeous new neighbour Heath is a welcome change from the men she usually dates. Just as things start looking up for Julia, a dramatic revelation threatens their newfound happiness.
The Inn At Rose Harbor – Rose Harbor Book 1
From the minute she sees the Rose Harbour Inn, Jo Marie Barlow knows that it will bring her the peace she craves. And surely the inn can offer the same refuge to her first two guests: Joshua Weaver has come home to care for his ailing father, they never saw eye-to-eye, but forgiveness is not out of reach; Abby Kinkaid left Cedar Cover twenty years ago after a devastating accident, but as she reconnects with family and old friends, she needs to let go of the past to embrace the future.
A Walk Along The Beach
Inseparable since the loss of their mother as teenagers, the Lakey sisters are perfect opposites. Quiet, demure Willa has always admired Harper’s sense of adventure. She enjoys her peaceful routine as a café owner in their coastal hometown of Oceanside. Then a handsome customer shows interest in Willa and Harper urges her to take a chance on love. Until Harper receives crushing news that threatens to bring everything to a halt.
Last One Home
Twelve years ago, Cassie Carter chose the wrong man, and one fateful event drove three sisters apart. Now hoping to leave her past behind, Cassie has returned to Washington with her daughter. Though her sisters don’t live too far away, she doesn’t expect to see them. Karen is a busy wife and mother, trying to balance her career with her family and Nichole is a stay-at-home mom. But then Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering the hope of reconciliation.
Window On The Bay
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.
Dakota Born – Book 1 Dakota Street
Like many small towns, Buffalo Valley is dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks are cracked, house are in need of a coat of paint. But despite all that, there’s a spirit of hope here. Lindsay Snyder is a newcomer. She’s an outsider, even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again. And soon after she arrives, she meets a local farmer named Gage Sinclair.
Morning Comes Softly
A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she’ll always be alone – so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she’s never met. But something about this man calls to her and she knows this may be her last chance at happiness.
First Comes Love (From This Day Forward Book 1)
Julia Conrad needs Russian biochemist Aleksandr Berinski to stay with her. Her Seattle company depends on his research, but his visa to the United States is about to expire. So Julia suggests he get married—to her. For business reasons only. Except Alek will only say “I do” if the marriage is real, and Julia wants to keep her heart safe. Can she trust Alek when love didn’t come first?
If Not For You
If not for her loving but controlling parents, Beth Prudhomme might never have taken charge of her life and moved from her native Chicago to Portland, Oregon, where she’s reconnected with her spirited Aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music teacher. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met Sam Carney, although first impressions have left Beth with serious doubts. Sam is everything Beth is not—and her parents’ worst nightmare: a tattooed auto mechanic who’s rough around the edges. Reserved and smart as a whip, Beth isn’t exactly Sam’s usual beer-drinking, pool-playing type of woman, either.
But if not for an awkward setup one evening, Beth might never have left early and been involved in a car crash. And if not for Sam—who witnessed the terrifying ordeal, rushed to her aid, and stayed with her until help arrived—Beth might have been all alone, or worse. Yet as events play out, Sam feels compelled to check on Beth almost daily at the hospital—even bringing his guitar to play songs to lift her spirits. Soon their unlikely friendship evolves into an intense attraction that surprises them both.
Before long, Beth’s strong-willed mother, Ellie, blows into town spouting harsh opinions, especially about Sam, and reopening old wounds with Sunshine. When shocking secrets from Sam’s past are revealed, Beth struggles to reconcile her feelings. But when Beth goes a step too far, she risks losing the man and the life she’s come to love.
Brides For Brothers – Midnight Sons Book 1
Hard Luck, Alaska—a Town that Needs Women!
Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men)—but growing! Because the O’Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to Hard Luck!
Sawyer O’Halloran— He’s the middle brother. Pilot and part owner of Midnight Sons. And, if the truth be told, he’s not entirely in favor of this scheme. But he considers himself immune to the charms of any woman—he’s adamantly against marriage and he’s not too sure about love!
Abbey Sutherland— Single mother of two adorable kids. Veteran of one bad marriage. Wants a new beginning—not a new romance. She responds to the Midnight Sons ad and is delighted to accept their offer. But there’s a complication—or two. She hasn’t told the O’Hallorans she’s arriving with children!
A Season Of Angels – Book 1 Angels Everywhere
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are three willing (but a little wayward) angels. They are each given someone’s prayer to answer. A nine-year-old boy who longs for a father, a young woman who longs for a husband, and a maternity nurse who desperately wants a child of her own. But each angel must first teach her charge a memorable lesson.
Jingle All The Way
After her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected, Everly is horrified. The next weeks she has to spend trapped with no Wi-Fi in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship’s charming naturalist, can convince her that it will be unforgettable. Until slowly but surely she realizes that he is right.
Lindy Carmichael isn’t feeling particularly joyful when she returns home to Washington for Christmas. The man she thought was ‘the one’ cheated on her with her best friend and she feels completely devoid of creativity in her graphic design job. So, she decides to write a new letter to Santa.
This Matter Of Marriage
If Hallie McCarthy is going to get married and start a family the way she wants to, she’s going to need a plan. And a man. Since she’s an organized, goal-setting person, she gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight in Shining Armor. But all of her dates are disasters. Aren’t there any nice, normal guys out there? Her good looking neighbor Steve Marris is not her type. At all. And he’s too busy trying to win back his ex-wife, who’s busy marrying someone else. Life would be so much simpler if he could fall for someone else. Like…Hallie.
They were sisters once. In a more innocent time, three girls enter the convent. Angelina, Kathleen and Joanna come from very different backgrounds, but the have one thing in common – the desire to join a religious order and serve as best they can. They’re not immune to the turbulent change happening around them and each sister faces an unexpected crisis of faith. So, they decide to abandon the convent to find their true place in the world. Of man and romantic love. The world of ordinary women.
A glorious celebration of heart, love, and laughter, and a delightful flourish of the Macomber magic that has made her one of the most popular authors in contemporary romance fiction. A gorgeous new edition of this poignant love story by the much beloved author of Mrs. Miracle—available for the first time in over a decade—Family Affair is alive with the charm, wit, and deep, heartwarming emotion that have become hallmarks.
Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski – two girls from different backgrounds, but best friends. Although their circumstances and choices (and mistakes) take them in opposite directions. Lesley stays in their hometown, marries young and with children. But she never seems to have enough money and her husband is unfaithful. Jill lives on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War and goes on to become a young lawyer in NYC. But they always remain friends and confide everything to each other.
Shana Berrie is her sister’s official navy “parenting plan” – it means that Shana’s in charge of the adorable Jazmine until her sister returns. But it turns out that nine year olds have a lot of opinions (including Shana’s lack of love life). Now Jazmine is trying to set Shana up with family friend Adam Kennedy. Lieutenant Commander Adam Kennedy.He’s good looking and helpful, but Shana is not in the market for a navy husband.
Blossom Street Series
The Shop On Blossom Street – Book 1
There’s a little yarn store in Seattle called A Good Yarn. It’s owned by Lydia Hoffman and it represents her dream of a new beginning, a life free from cancer. A life with a chance at love. Lydia teaches knitting for beginners and the first class is How to Make a Baby Blanket. Three women join, each with their own reason. These four women are very different, brought together by knitting, make discoveries that lead to friendship and acceptance, laughter and dreams.
A Good Yarn – Book 2
Three women join Lydia’s newest class. Elise Beaumont, Bethanne Hamlin and Courtney Pulanski. Again, they are very different from each other, but the shop is a place of welcome and warmth, of friends old and new. Watch these women discover how knitting can change their lives.
Susannah’s Garden – Book 3
It was the year that changed everything. When Susannah Nelson turned eighteen, she said goodbye to her boyfriend, Jake and never saw him again. And she never saw her brother again either – he died in a car accident. Now at fifty, she finds herself regretting paths not taken. Long married, a mother and a teacher, she knows she should be happy. But she feels that something is missing in her life.
Back On Blossom Street – Book 4
There’s a new shop on Seattle’s Blossom Street—a flower store called Susannah’s Garden, right next door to A Good Yarn. Susannah Nelson, the owner, has just hired an assistant named Colette Blake, a young widow who’s obviously hiding a secret—or two!
When Susannah and Colette both join Lydia Goetz’s new knitting class, they discover that Lydia and her sister, Margaret, have worries of their own. Margaret’s daughter, Julia, is the victim of a random carjacking, and the entire family is thrown into emotional chaos.
Then there’s Alix Townsend, whose wedding is only months away. She’s not sure she can go through with it, though. A reception at the country club, with hundreds of guests she’s never met—it’s just not Alix. But, like everyone in Lydia’s knitting class, she knows there’s a solution to every problem…and another woman can usually help you find it.
Twenty Wishes – Book 5 Blossom Street
What do you want most in the world? What Anne Marie Roche wants is to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, she’s childless and a recent widow. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle’s Blossom Street, but she feels empty inside. On Valentine’s Day, she meets with other widows and they each begin a list of twenty wishes. And her new friend eight-year-old Ellen is on board to help Anne Marie complete her list.
Summer On Blossom Street – Book 6
Knitting and life
They’re both about beginnings…and endings. That’s why Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle’s Blossom Street, offers a class called Knit to Quit. It’s for people who want to quit something—or someone!—and start a new phase of their lives.
First to join is Phoebe Rylander, who’s trying to get over a man. Alix Turner and her husband want a baby, so she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family’s business.
Then there’s Lydia’s friend Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, have finally settled into a secure and happy routine—when a stranger appears, asking questions.
Meanwhile, Lydia and her husband, Brad, have their hands full with the angry, defiant twelve-year-old who unexpectedly becomes their foster child.
But when your life and your stitches get snarled, your friends can always help
Hannah’s List – Book 7
On the anniversary of his beloved wife’s death, Dr. Michael Everett receives a letter Hannah had written him. In it, she reminds him of her love and makes one final request. An impossible request. I want you to marry again. She’s chosen three women she asks him to choose from: Winter Adams, Leanna Lancaster and Macy Roth.
A Turn In The Road – Book 8
Sometimes, where you think you’re going isn’t where you end up…
In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth.
They’re driving to Florida for Ruth’s 50th high-school reunion. A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with the love of her teenage life. She’s curious and maybe even hopeful.
Bethanne needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make—whether or not to reconcile with her ex-husband, Grant, her children’s father.
Meanwhile, Annie’s out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him!
So there they are, three women driving across America. They have their maps and their directions—but even the best-planned journey can take you to a turn in the road. Or lead you to an unexpected encounter…
From Seattle’s Blossom Street to the other end of the country, this is a trip that could change three women’s lives.
Starting Now – Book 9
For years, Libby Morgan dreamed only of making partner in her competitive, high-pressure law firm. She sacrificed everything for her career – her friends, her marriage, her chance at creating a family. When her boss calls Libby into his office, she assumes it will finally be good news, but nothing can prepare her for the shocking reality: she’s been let go and must rebuild her entire life . . . starting now.
With no job prospects in sight, Libby reaches out to old friends and spends her afternoons at A Good Yarn, the local knitting store. There, she forms a close bond with Lydia, the sweet-natured shop owner, Lydia’s spirited teenaged daughter, Casey, and Casey’s best friend, Ava, a shy yet troubled girl who will shape Libby’s future in surprising and profound ways.
As A Good Yarn becomes a second home – and the women a new kind of family – Libby relishes the different person she’s become. She even finds time for romance with a charming and handsome doctor who seems to be her perfect match. But just as everything is coming together, Libby must make a choice that could forever change the life she holds so dear.
Blossom Street Brides – Book 10
Does a perfect wedding make a happily-ever-after?
As three very different women meet in their local knitting store, they find strength in friendship to help them through their problems.
Lydia is blissfully happy in her marriage, but worrying about her adoptive daughter and the future of her business.
Bethanne is still madly in love with her husband, but their long-distance relationship is becoming difficult to deal with, and her ex-husband is determined to win her back.
Lauren has always yearned for marriage and a family of her own, but her long-term boyfriend just won’t commit. Could a whirlwind romance with an unlikely stranger lead to the happily-ever-after she’s always dreamed of?
As the three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, they realise that the best surprises in life and love still lie ahead.
Macomber has written some of our all time favorite series, like the Cedar Cove books. But it’s not December if your reading list isn’t full of Christmas and festive reads. Which is why the perfect pick is the Miracle book series. So, get in the Christmas spirit with these books – and their movies!
Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help Addie Folsom get her life back on track and help her find love. Creating a happy ending for Addie and her neighbour Erich doesn’t seem like much of a challenge. But soon after arriving, Harry realizes that he may need help – they can’t stand each other. Addie would rather avoid Erich entirely – especially at Christmas. Harry is going to need all the help he can get to help them find their Christmas miracle.
Seth Webster’s heart never healed after he lost his adored wife. Now, with Christmas approaching, wild twin boys to raise alone, a home in chaos, and the latest housekeeper quitting, Seth is in need of a miracle to keep his family together. And on his doorstep arrives Mrs. Merkle – or Mrs. Miracle.
Call Me Mrs Miracle
This Christmas, Emily Merkle (Mrs. Miracle) is working in the toy department of Finley’s, the last family-owned department store in NYC. For Jake Finley and his father Christmas only means one thing – profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat. And Holly Larson needs a miracle to give her eight-year-old nephew the holiday he deserves.
A Mrs Miracle Christmas
As the holiday season begins, Laurel McCullough could use some good news. She and her husband, Zach, have been praying for a baby that seems more and more like an impossible dream. And when there are no caregivers to look after her beloved Helen, Mrs. Miracle appears at the door.
Cedar Cover Series
Cedar Cove is a small town where everyone knows everybody else’s business. The series follows the personal and professional life of family court judge Olivia Lockhart and the people surrounding her in their small town. It is currently a 12 book series, with each novel introducing new characters to fall in love with, set in the beautiful Cedar Cove.
As well as the book series, Cedar Cove is also a Hallmark series. There are three seasons, as it was canceled and not renewed for a fourth. It stars: Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal, Teryl Rothery, Sarah Smyth, and Brennan Elliott.
16 Lighthouse Road – Cedar Cove Book 1
Family court judge Olivia Lockhart has seen a lot of couples in her courtroom. Most divorce petitions are open-and-shut, but when Olivia meets a young couple whose grief appears to be overshadowing their love, she makes a controversial ruling. Which gets everyone in her home town talking. But new-to-town newspaper editor Jack Griffin is the only attention that she welcomes.
204 Rosewood Lane – Book 2
Judge Olivia Lockhart’s plate is full. Her hometown of Cedar Cover is the kind of community that’s always relied on each other for support, but lately it seems everybody needs somebody to lean on, especially Olivia’s best friend, Grace Sherman, whose husband disappeared six months prior.
311 Pelican Court – Book 3
Recently divorced, Zach and Rosie Cox were given an unusual custody deal by Judge Olivia Lockhart: instead of their children moving between homes, the children keep the family house and the parents move in and out. And Olivia herself is caught in a dilemma.
44 Cranberry Point – Book 4
Olivia Lockhart is back in town after her honeymoon, adjusting to married life and eager to catch up with her friends. Things haven’t been the same in town since a man died at the bed-and-breakfast. The owners, Bob and Peggy Beldon, have no idea why he was in Cedar Cove or what happened to him, but they’re determined to solve the mystery.
50 Harbor Street – Book 5
In a small, friendly town, it’s unusual to have a mystery. But private investigator Roy McAfee and his wife, Corrie, have been receiving anonymous postcards with cryptic messages and no one can figure out what they mean. It feels like someone from their past might be trying to shake things up. And amidst all of this, their daughter might be in the chance for love.
6 Rainier Drive – Book 6
Justine and Seth Gunderson are trying to make plans and sort out their future after losing their business – the Lighthouse restaurant – to arson. The investigation is still ongoing, but the prime suspect disappeared right after the fire. And this kind of crisis can be hard on a marriage.
74 Seaside Avenue – Book 7
There’s drama at the beauty salon in Cedar Cove. Teri Miller has noticed something that is worrying her international chess champion husband, Bobby Polgar. He told her he’s ‘protecting his queen’, and she has the feeling that he isn’t talking about chess, but about her.
8 Sandpiper Way – Book 8
Pastor Dave and Emily Flemming seem to have the perfect life, so when Emily finds an unfamiliar earring in her husband’s pocket, she’s devastated. He’s a good man and a wonderful father. Can their marriage survive the secrets that might be revealed? Pastor Dave must try to clear his name, and the couple will have to learn to trust again.
192 Pacific Boulevard – Book 9
Sometimes people may have trouble admitting that they are in love. Sheriff Troy Davis is a widower, and he thought he was ready to move on. his high school sweetheart, Faith Beckwith, recently returned to town, and it had seemed they were going to be a couple again. Then some misunderstandings got in the way.
1022 Evergreen Place – Book 10
Mary Jo Wyse hasn’t always made great decisions about men, but she has a good feeling about her landlord, Mack McAfee. Living next door with her baby girl, Noelle, has given her the chance to get to know him. While Mary worries that her baby’s father might sue for custody, she knows Mack is on her side.
1105 Yakima Street – Book 11
Dear Reader, you’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says she can’t handle the stress in our household anymore. My thirteen-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe it’s my fault. As a widower I spoiled her—
Jolene was reading over my shoulder just now and says that’s not true. She claims Rachel ruined everything. But that’s not true. The real question is: How can I get my wife back?
1225 Christmas Tree Lane – Book 12
The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Everything is going perfectly and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But someone left a basket of puppies on her doorstep and her daughters have invited their dad – Beth’s long divorced husband – to Cedar Cove for Christmas.
Books Released In 2022
Then You Came Along
Release Date: May 24 2022
Robin Masterson’s little boy wants a dog more than anything in the world. And there just happens to be one next door. But the friendly black lab belongs to the unfriendliest man in the neighborhood, Cole Camden. Soon Robin and Cole are looking at each other in a whole new way.
James Wilkens decides to spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, where he meets Summer Lawton. And they arrange to meet in Vegas at the same time in a year from now. Except it turns out to be more than a date – it’s a wedding.
Weddings In Orchard Valley
Release Date: June 28 2022
When their father suffers a heart attack, the Bloomfield sisters rush home to Orchard Valley, Oregon. But surprises are waiting for them there! The last thing Valerie expects at a time like this is to fall in love – and with a man like Colby Winston. By the time Steffie arrives, her father has already begun to recover. But Steffie can’t avoid seeing the man she once loved and got rejected by, local journalist Charles Tomaselli.
The Best Is Yet to Come
Release Date: July 12 2022
After the devastating loss of her twin brother, Hope Goodwin packs up her things and moves across the country for a fresh start. Arriving in Oceanside, Hope finds solace walking on the beach and teaching history at the local high school. Until she meets John Harrison and everything changes.
The Christmas Spirit
Release Date: October 18 2022
Peter Armstrong and Hank Colfax are best friends, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Peter is a local pastor who is dedicated to his community. As a bartender, Hank serves a much different customer base at his family-owned tavern, including a handful of lonely regulars and the local biker gang.
When Peter scoffs that Hank has it easy compared to him, the two decide to switch jobs until Christmas Eve. To their surprise, the responsibilities of both bartender and pastor are similar, but much more difficult than either of them expected. As Peter and Hank begin to see each other’s lives in a new light, and each discovers a new love to cherish, their lives are forever changed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Debbie Macomber’s newest release?
Debbie Macomber’s newest release is Then You Came Along, which was released on May 24 2022.
Is Cottage by the Sea part of a series?
Cottage By The Sea is not part of a series, it is a standalone title
What is Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas book?
Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas book is Dear Santa, which was released October 2021. Her next Christmas book will be The Christmas Spirit, which will be released on October 18 2022.
How many Mrs Miracle are there?
There are four books in the Mrs Miracle series, they are as follows:
- Mr Miracle
- Mrs Miracle
- Call Me Mrs Miracle
- A Mrs Miracle Christmas