We love to ask Debbie Macomber what she’s reading because she can be relied upon to recommend at least a few heartwarming books that remind readers that joy lurks in even the most challenging of life’s moments.
Several years ago, a few of the Amazon Books editors had the chance to visit Debbie Macomber in the small coastal town she calls home, and we still talk about it to this day. Macomber's unending well of positivity, generosity, and can-do attitude was a true inspiration.
Yet again, Macomber comes through with the best sorts of books to spend quality time with. If you haven’t launched your summer reading adventures yet, these four reads are a great starting point.
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke
This is one of those books I will read more than once. It’s a beautiful memoir and an incredible love story taking place with the Sicilian countryside as a backdrop. It reminded me of Eat Pray Love. It’s the kind of story that will linger in my mind.
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
Set in the post-Civil War era, I was hooked from the first page on this tale of loss, and ultimately hope. The character development was incredible, and the story was inspiring. It’s a brilliant follow-up to Before We Were Yours.
Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay writes the consummate beach read. This is the perfect summer escape where romance blends seamlessly with southern charm.
The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan
What a fun escape this story is, full of twists and turns and secrets. With great characterizations, this book is full of human emotions and more than one surprise.
Debbie Macomber recommends four heartwarming reads perfect for summer.