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Borrowed Dreams
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Borrowed Dreams
A Novel
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Debbie Macomber's poignant novel of moving on and trusting the power of love is available for the first time as an eBook.

Carly Grieves is made of strong stuff. Tough and adventurous, she journeys to the wilds of Alaska looking for a new beginning. She finds more than she bargained for in Brand St. Clair, a rugged bush pilot who stirs something primal inside Carly that shocks her with its intensity. But he's also a man with wounds, a widower stuck in the past. Carly desires him deeply, but she can't compete with a dead woman for a place in his heart.

From the moment she sasses him, Brand knows there's something special about Carly. She makes him want to love again, to reach for a new kind of happiness. As much pain as he has known, he's ready to make his own fresh start with Carly. But first, the walls she's built have to come down. Now Brand won't give up until he convinces Carly that the biggest risk of her life is actually the safest move she could make: loving him.

BONUS: This edition includes excerpts from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home and The Inn at Rose Harbor.

Praise for Debbie Macomber

"No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune

"The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee

"It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPage

Published by Debbie Macomber Books
Debbie Macomber's poignant novel of moving on and trusting the power of love is available for the first time as an eBook.

Carly Grieves is made of strong stuff. Tough and adventurous, she journeys to the wilds of Alaska looking for a new beginning. She finds more than she bargained for in Brand St. Clair, a rugged bush pilot who stirs something primal inside Carly that shocks her with its intensity. But he's also a man with wounds, a widower stuck in the past. Carly desires him deeply, but she can't compete with a dead woman for a place in his heart.

From the moment she sasses him, Brand knows there's something special about Carly. She makes him want to love again, to reach for a new kind of happiness. As much pain as he has known, he's ready to make his own fresh start with Carly. But first, the walls she's built have to come down. Now Brand won't give up until he convinces Carly that the biggest risk of her life is actually the safest move she could make: loving him.

BONUS: This edition includes excerpts from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home and The Inn at Rose Harbor.

Praise for Debbie Macomber

"No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune

"The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee

"It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPage

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  • From the book Chapter One

    "Don't worry about a thing," George Hamlyn stated casually on his way out the door.

    "Yes ... but—" Carly Grieves interrupted. This was her first day on the job in Anchorage, Alaska, and she was hoping for a few more instructions. "But ... what would you like me to do?"

    "Take any phone messages and straighten the place up a bit. That should keep you busy for the day." He removed his faded cap and wiped his forearm across his wide brow as he paused just inside the open doorway.
    All day! Carly mused irritably. "What time should I expect you back?"

    "Not until afternoon at the earliest. I'm late now." His voice was tinged with impatience. "A couple of drivers will be checking in soon. They have their instructions."

    Fleetingly, Carly wondered if their orders were as vague as her own.

    "See you later." George tossed her a half-smile and was out the door before she could form another protest.
    Carly dropped both hands lifelessly to her sides in frustrated displeasure. How could George possibly expect her to manage the entire office on her own? But, apparently, he did just that. On her first day, no less. With only a minimum of instruction, she was to take over the management of Alaska Freight Forwarding in her employer's absence.

    "Didn't Diana warn you this would happen?" She spoke out loud, standing in the middle of the room, feeling hopelessly inadequate. Good heavens, what had she gotten herself into with this job?

    Hands on hips, Carly surveyed the room's messy interior. George had explained, apologetically, that his last traffic supervisor had left three months ago. One look at the office confirmed his statement. She couldn't help wonder how anyone could run a profitable business in such chaos. The long counter was covered with order forms and a variety of correspondence, some stained with dried coffee; the ashtray that sat at one end was filled to overflowing. Cardboard boxes littered the floor, some stacked as high as the ceiling. The two desks were a disaster; a second full ashtray rested in the center of hers, on top of stacked papers, and empty coffee mugs dotted its once polished wood surface. The air was heavy with the smell of stale tobacco.

    Forcefully expelling an uneven sigh, Carly paused and wound a strand of rich brown hair around her ear.
    Straighten the place up a bit! Her mind mimicked George's words. She hadn't come all the way from Seattle to clean offices. Her title was traffic supervisor, not janitor!

    Annoyed with herself for letting George walk all over her, Carly got her desk in reasonable order and straightened the papers on the counter. She grimaced as she examined the inside of the coffeepot. It looked like someone had dumped chocolate syrup in it. She guessed it had never been washed.

    When the phone rang, she answered in a brisk, professional tone. "Alaska Freight Forwarding."


    "A short hesitation followed. "Who's this?"

    Squaring her shoulders, she replied crisply, "Carly Grieves. May I ask who's calling?"

    The man at the other end of the line ignored the question. "Let me talk to George."

    It seemed no one in Alaska had manners. "George is out for the day. May I ask who's calling?"

    Whoever was on the line let out a curse.

    "I beg your pardon?"

    "When do you expect him back?"

    "Well, Mr. Blanky Blank, I can't rightly say."

    "I'll be there in ten minutes." With that, he abruptly severed their connection.

    Sighing, Carly replaced the receiver. Apparently Mr. Blanky Blank thought she could tell him something more in person.

    A few minutes later, the door burst open and a man as lean and...
About the Author-
  • Debbie Macomber, the author of Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides,and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women's fiction. Nine of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and three of her beloved Christmas novels have been hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. In 2013, Hallmark Channel began production on the original series Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, based on Macomber's Cedar Cove books. She has more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
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    Praise for Debbie Macomber "No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune "The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."

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