...from the publisher...
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.
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.
I predict that Window on the Bay will be a bestseller almost as soon as it is released. Debbie Macomber is a popular writer who has the gift of hooking her reader into the story immediately. This book is no exception. It will appeal to the baby boomers who found empty nests where once the rooms were filled with laughter and needs to be filled. Any woman might easily identify with Jenna and her best friend Maureen. Women who once had ideals and plans that were set aside to raise children and husbands. While not every woman has put aside their youthful dreams, there does come a time when there are new things to discover upon entering a new stage in life. Maureen and Jenna are still very vibrant and alive. As each approaches new relationships and family dynamics, they are there for each other in ways only the best of friends can be.
This book was a quick read, as it was easy to get into and just as easily, I recommend it to all fans of Debbie Macomber books.