Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber

Published July 16, 2019

Paperback, 315 pages


(Thanks to Netgalley & Ballentine Books, I received an eARC)


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 gone to college and moved out, Jenna can’t help but wonder what her future holds.

Her best friend, Maureen, is excited for Jenna’s newfound independence. Now is the perfect time to finally book the trip to Paris they’ve been dreaming of since their college days. But when it comes to life’s other great adventure–dating–Jenna still isn’t sure she’s ready to let love in . . . until an unexpected encounter begins to change her mind.

When Jenna’s elderly mother breaks her hip, Dr. Rowan Lancaster saves the day. Despite his silent, stoic exterior, Rowan is immediately smitten with Jenna. And even though Jenna is hesitant about becoming involved with another surgeon, she has to admit that she’s more than a little intrigued. But when Jenna’s children approach her with shocking news, she realizes that she needs to have faith in love and embrace the unexpected–before the life she has always dreamed of passes her by.


I was a huge fan of Debbie Macomber maybe ten years ago. She was the first author of romance novels I ever read. I decided I should give her books another go when I saw this title on here. I’m so glad I did, because I still absolutely adore her writing and storytelling.

I’m happy that this one was a stand alone, I don’t know if I could commit to a long series. I love the friendships through this book, there was a lot going on in relationships. I love that you get to see family dynamics throughout as well.

If you are a fan of her past books I can absolutely see you loving this one as well. It made me reminiscent of years ago and made me want to pick up a few more of her books.

Boston Book Reader