Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber

Window on the Bay

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - When a single mom becomes an empty nester, she spreads her wings to rediscover herself--and her passions--in this heartwarming novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. 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. No...

Details Window on the Bay

TitleWindow on the Bay
Release DateJul 16th, 2019
PublisherBooks on Tape
GenreRomance, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Window on the Bay

  • Carrie
    Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber is a standalone contemporary romance. This one features not one romantic couple but two budding romances from a pair of best friends now going through empty nest syndrome with their children off to college. The point of view will change back and forth between the two ladies and their lives.Jenna and Maureen have always been the best of friends. At one point in their lives they had made solid plans to take a tr...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    Good but some love/hate parts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I really enjoy reading stories about women heading towards their midlife years. Kids are in college or married and giving you grandchildren. It kind of hits exactly my own life style.This story celebrates the friendship between the two main characters in several ways. It’s so nice to have a lifelong friend. The support is great especially when you are going through difficult times. Macomber...
  • Susan
    Window on the BayDebbie MacomberKeep the tissues close by as you are reading WINDOW ON THE BAY by Debbie Macomber. She will have your emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Maureen and Jenna after so much heartache! What an awesome story. All of Debbie's characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotio...
  • Christopher
    Best friends Jenna and Maureen have been doing just fine. Sure, their children have finally left their respective nests, and Jenna’s especially bristling at the thought of an empty house. But now they’ll finally have time to do things they’ve always wanted— like taking the trip to Paris they originally planned in college. However, after Jenna’s mother, Carol, falls and breaks her hip, Jenna meets the charming Dr. Rowan Lancaster. And wi...
  • Gata Leitora / Cat reader
    Frustration ... That's what I'm feeling after finishing this book. I'm a fan of Debbie Macomber's writing but this time I'm wondering what happened to the writer.I started the book super excited to meet Jenna's story and find out a bit about Maureen as well. I liked the friendship of them two. For the first time, I was not anxious about a romance, but about waiting their travel to Paris.Gradually I was connecting to them and their pains, insecuri...
  • Laura G (lauralovestoread)
    I’ve always loved the light and cozy books by Debbie Macomber, and I was excited to read Window on the Bay for this very reason. It was a sweet story of friendship between best friends Jenna and Maureen. It’s also a story of love and overcoming relationships of the past, and the changing of their lives from when they were young.It was a cute story just as I hope, if not a bit over the top at times. *Thank you to publisher and netgalley for th...
  • Linden
    Maureen and Jenna, single moms and best friends since college, wanted to go to Paris together, but life got in the way. Both empty nesters, they consider the possibility of the long-delayed trip again, but now there are new romances and challenges with adult children. Will they ever take this dream trip? Can Maureen and Logan get past their differences and embrace their similarities? Can Jenna trust Rowan? If you are looking for a relaxing read w...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    (free review copy) Prolific writer Debbie Macomber has always been my go-to for cozy and heartfelt stories of family and chaste romance - and I adore her vivid Pacific Northwest settings. With the exception of exactly ONE of her books, I have loved everything she’s written ❤.WINDOW ON THE BAY tells a tale of two middle-aged best friends encountering new loves and ups and downs with their adult children and an aging parent. The Seattle setting...
  • Amber
    Jenna and Maureen are best friends who have been wanting to go to Paris together for years. Their lives are forever changes when they end up having families of their own. Years later, both friends have sent their children to college and can try again. Will they be able to finally go on their trip to Paris or will their trip be postphoned once again by Cupid's love arrows? Read on and find out for yourself.This was a pretty good cozy romance novel...
  • Anna
    After nearly twenty years as a single mom, Jenna Boltz is now an empty nester. With her two children at college, Jenna wonders what's next in her life. Her divorce was contentious and her ex has been an absent dad. Is she ready to open her heart to love and give dating a try? She considers it when her mother breaks her hip, and her surgeon, Dr. Rowan Lancaster, sets off sparks in Jenna's heart.Her best friend, Maureen, is excited that now she and...
  • Pam
    Window on the Bay is a captivating, emotional story following the lives of two college friends. Jenna & Maureen met in college & stayed close. After divorces, kids & careers, they are closer than ever & are again planning a trip to Paris. Two women who were both hurt in their own ways & the courage it took to open themselves up to living again. This book is their journey through empty nests, dating, misconceptions, new lives & life ever after. I ...
  • Jen
    Debbie Macomber is best known for her feel good, light and cozy books. Window on the Bay, a story of a beautiful friendship between two women, was just that. It’s a heartwarming, easy to follow story and one that leaves the reader feeling warm and satisfied at the end. While predictable and a bit over the top, this warm hearted book left me with a smile on my face and made for a great lighter read for me. Thank you @randomhouse for the advance ...
  • Nicola Short
    I didn’t find this book to be as good as other Debbie Macomber’s books. There was just something lacking in the way the story unfolded. I found myself getting bored with the story line. I think it was the hot/cold and fast/slow aspect the characters had. Overall, I didn’t dislike the book but it wasn’t a favorite Debbie Macomber book. I did not like the ending....Thank you to NetGallery, the publisher and author for the opportunity to rea...
  • Barb
    Jenna and her best friend Maureen have both been single mothers for many years. Now that their kids have gone on to college, the moms have to adjust to being empty nesters, and it's not as easy – or as enjoyable – as they had anticipated. Both women meet men who are "not their type," but who they can't stop thinking about. As they navigate their relationships with their now-adult children, they also must learn to expect the unexpected. I have...
  • Bookworman
    Meh. Nothing against formula books as they can be very satisfying but this one was too formula, too mechnical, too predictable.
  • Elliemae
    Boy did I get blind-sighted by this book. I am a fan of DM and I was really looking forward to the story line of the two empty nester characters going off and having the time of their lives. But we get Maureen and her JERK of a boyfriend, so disappointing. Jenna's story was okay but her daughter drove me bonkers. DM usually writes much better than this but for me this book was a dud!
  • Tamara
    Great read!
  • Cynthia Van Camp
    Love Debbie Macomber but this book just didn’t do it for me. The woman couldn’t get their ears or their head on and listen. To sappy and just wasn’t for me.
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    There is nothing like a Debbie Macomber book to to help me relax, rejuvenate and believe in true love. BFFs Jenna and Maureen have been planning to take a trip to Paris together since they were in college. Life got in the way and they never made it. Now they are both empty nesters and decide this is the time to go. Both ladies are divorced and have dated a bit, but never found a man that they wanted to get serious with. As their plans for their t...
  • Carrie Pagels
    I listened to the audiobook version of this latest release by Debbie Maccomber. I'd give it a 4.5 stars, with strong writing as usual from this wonderful author. I don't normally like first person POV stories and this has two parallel and interlinked women's fiction/romances set in contemporary west coast setting. But with the narrator, I was able to overlook the POV being first person. Basically the reader is getting a two-for-one in this lovely...
  • Kelly
    Window on the Bay by Debbie MacomberRandom House/Ballentine BooksJuly 16, 2019Fiction, beach read, romance336 pagesRating: 4/5I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley and Ballantine Books in exchange for an unbiased review. Jenna and Maureen had been best friends since they met at the University of Washington many years ago. They had always planned to take a trip to Paris but it seemed that life events always got in the way. Jenna Bol...
  • Gail
    A heartwarming story about family, love, second chances and following your dreams. I loved every minute of the story and hated to see it end.
  • Gail
    Debbie Macomber is a master of the light romance and I was glad to see that the main characters in Window on the Bay, Jenna and Maureen, are middle aged, professional women dealing with empty nests. Both find romance with all the usual ensuing complications and related family dramas. The reason for the two stars? Librarian Maureen's relationship with plumber Logan. He's not a great guy. Let me count the ways:His idea of a hilarious joke is to cal...
  • Michele
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comA novel filled with warmth and the charming characters you expect from Debbie Macomber, Window on the the Bay was all about change, friendship, and our heroines stretching out their wings as they opened their hearts up to love once again.First of all, how lovely is that cover? It makes me want to pull up a chair and bask in the sun on that porch with its picturesque view! And it really fits this story wel...
  • Nan
    I don't often give poor reviews, but this book deserves one. The 2 main characters are snobs, as well as self-centered. Oh, come on - a plumber is beneath the dignity of a librarian?? The women seem like they are in their 80's rather than 40's. Ms. Macomber's very proper and formal English has also been getting on my nerves in the last few books. It is especially obvious in the dialog. What 20 year old would say "I'd like to accompany Bill"??? Ac...
  • Kristina
    Window on the Bay is the latest novel by Debbie Macomber. I thought the story was well-written with steady pacing. I enjoy Debbie Macomber’s writing style. She manages draw the reader into her world and hold their attention. I like that the main characters are two women in their forties who now have empty households. Jenna and Maureen are likeable and relatable women (which Ms. Macomber is known for creating). It is great that the two women are...
  • JoAnne
    Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors and Windows on the Bay did not disappoint. There are many characters but family and friends shine through. Jenna and Maureen are best friends since college and where the book begins with the prologue. They are both single moms and their roles as moms are important throughout but when Jenna joins Maureen as an emptynester they hope to make some of their long ago dreams come to pass.Watching them find l...
  • Patricia Romero
    A heartwarming story of two very strong and independent women. Jenna and Maureen have been best friends forever. Their dream was to go to Paris together after graduation from college. At the last minute, Maureen gets pregnant and has to get married. A short-lived event. Jenna, a nurse, marries Kyle, a surgeon. Bad idea. After having been a single mom for 20 years, she is now an empty nester. Neither of the friends is into dating. But the house i...
  • Joann M
    I love Debbie's books. They never ever seem to disappoint, it's like going home. They are so wholesome and full of characters you just can't help but fall in love with. Great beach read with light reading its so effortless. This one just pulls you and all you want to do is cheer everyone on!I can't wait to see what everyone thinks of this one it's out in all stores July 16th don't forget to grab a copy I know I will be.My thanks to NetGalley, the...
  • Amy
    I think l gave this a 3 star because it was Debbie’s typical books and you could tell what the ending was going to be like, and just needed to know the middle. Still pretty enjoyable and a quick read.