Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber

Window on the Bay

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. Now that Paul and Allie have g...

Details Window on the Bay

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

Reviews Window on the Bay

  • 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...
  • Chris
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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...
  • Callie Sutcliffe
    Debbie Macomber is always a skillful and thoughtful storyteller and I always appreciate her character and integrity that pours out into her writing. And even though this particular story was not my preferred age group to read about, I genuinely enjoyed reading Jane and Maureen's stories as they walked through the "empty nest syndrome." I think many of her readers will identify and appreciate these stories as well. There was much heart and banter ...
  • 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...
  • Tena Greear
    Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber is not one of her best books but not one of worst. I liked it but I felt like the story dragged a little. Jenna and Maureen are best friends from college and find themselves divorced, middle aged and empty nesters. Let the games begin! Or not. The story in itself is interesting and entertaining but also repetitive. As they enter the dating world both women realize their expectations and interests may have chan...
  • Barb
    I received an ARC copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest opinion of it. What can I say but I do enjoy a book by Debbie Macomber. This rates up there with all of her books. Two friends since college, Maureen and Jenna and the journey through their lives with the ups and downs, I love how she can write a book without all the excessive language and sex and still make a wonderful story. I highly recommend it.
  • Sue
    It's always fun to pick up a Debbie Macomber book because you know that's it's going to be an easy read with a happily ever after ending. Though this book tackled some problems that you don't see in normal romance novels, it was still a satisfying read.Jenna and Maureen became friends in college and planned to visit Paris after they graduated. The trip never happened because Maureen got pregnant and married. Jenna also married her boyfriend and h...
  • 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...
  • Phylis Carpenter
    Jenna and Maureen have been friends since they were teens. They have always dreamed of going to Paris. Every time they think they are getting close to being able to go, they have life events that keep them from going.Maureen and Jenna have been friends through good times as well as bad. Their families are intertwined with each other. When ever something good or bad happens to one of them then they are their for each other to share it.Ms Macomber ...
  • Maureen Timerman
    I look forward to books by this author, and this one sure didn’t disappoint.Two young women meet in college and form a bond and lifelong friendship, they also have plans to travel to Paris in spring time, but life’s challenges seem to have gotten in the way.Fast forward twenty plus years and our girls are now empty nesters and both have been long divorced. They have dated through the years, but have been scared and so far, neither have found ...
  • Vicky
    In her prolific style, Debbie Macomber draws the reader into a story of second chances. This time the story follows two women who have spent their lives providing for their children. They have sacrificed their dreams along the way, but now that their kids are out of the house, they are having their turn. It is a relatable story for many readers, and an enjoyable read. I did get frustrated with the characters at times, because they let their past ...
  • Samantha
    I picked up this book from my TBR pile after getting into a rut and it was just the medicine I needed. I know it's not up everyone's alley, but I love a break from the suspense and delving into a cozy little romance where I know everything will end well. The thing I enjoy most about DM's books is how utterly relatable she makes her characters and her situations. I always find some part of myself in her characters and it was just what I needed to ...
  • Jackie
    A heartwarming story of two friends and their lives 20 years into their friendship. After the children have grown up they are now looking for purposes and how to move on from last mistakes and things given up along the way. Together they find themselves again but in a new life worth enjoying! Love this must read page turner! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my ARC copy of in exchange for my honest review! Loved it!
  • Rhonda Lother
    This was a delightful read! It's the first book I've read of Debbie Macomber's, and I intend to read more. It was an engaging story about two divorced empty-nesters who had been friends since college. The story begins when the last of their children leave for college, and it progresses through their journey of becoming caregivers, finding new meaning in life, and giving new relationships a chance. It was a wholesome story. Although serious challe...
  • Corlyn Riverside Reader
    This is such a perfect book for mother's of soon-to-be empty nesters. Macomber follows two best friends through the transition of their children going off to college. Their stories bring you through the losses in their lives, the sacrifices they made for their children and then how they find fulfillment. Uplifting, funny and PG rated!
  • Brenda
    Debbie Macomber tells wonderful stories and build beautiful relationships. This book is filled with so much wisdom! Mother-daughter, Mother -son, long time best friends, new best friends, and new romantic relationships all come together in this Debbie Macomber novel filled with such promise ❤
  • Amy
    Wonderfully sweet. A nice beach or travel read. Or a weekend read. Or a get my mind off work read. Just light and easy. 😊
  • Tammy Stafford-Bellflower
    This story is heartwarming, authentic and a good read for a relaxing summer day. I also like how the book cover/design gives a sense of tranquility. Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group/Ballantine Books for the ARC.
  • 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...