Thursday, October 06, 2011

Review: Navy Woman by Debbie Macomber

First line: Rain.

From the back cover: Busy attorney Catherine Fredrickson loved her job at a submarine base in Washington, but her new boss, Royce Nyland, had her spirits sinking fast. The icy widower was distant, demanding...and incredibly attractive. And though he kept her at arm's length, he aroused a stormy passion in Catherine that was impossible to deny.

Already struggling to keep afloat while caring for his energetic daughter, Royce didn't need any more distractions - especially not in the form of an appealing woman! Though the laws of the sea deemed naval fraternizing strictly taboo, how long could Royce resist romance when just the sight of Catherine capsized his vulnerable heart?

My thoughts: I really love reading anything by Debbie Macomber and this one was certainly no exception.  She
has a wonderful style of writing that draws the reader right into the setting, so that it feels like the characters are friends and colleagues and we are living and working alongside of. What I enjoyed most about this book was that it was so romantic. The two main characters - Royce and Catherine - were forbidden to be involved with each other because of the Navy's rules against officers fraternizing with their subordinates. Tripping and stumbling on their way to love, their escapades make them totally irresistible. You'll find yourself unable to put this one down until you find out their fate. 

Now, I will admit, that this is nothing more than a fun, romantic read, but it's good to read these every once in a while, don't you agree? I started reading this series quite a while ago and decided to go back and finish those that I had missed. It's been fun visiting one of Debbie Macomber's older series, as I am a huge fan of her two newer ones, Cedar Cove and Blossom Street. Do you ever go back and read an author's earlier works? Or do you just stick with what's new?

(I borrowed this book from the library.)


  1. Kristin, I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I do read earlier work at times--sometimes it's actually better than newer work. (Early work has a certain purity that sadly vanishes with success sometimes.)

  2. @Suko Thanks Suko...I definitely agree that there is almost always a change with in an author's first work and their newest work - sometimes for the good and sometimes not.


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