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September 10, 2022

The Best is Yet to Come by Debbie Macomber ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Hope teaches at the local high school and volunteers at the animal shelter. When a "dangerous" dog is brought in, Hope knows he just needs someone to show him the world isn't as bad as he has experienced so far. But when Cade shows up at the shelter to work off his community service, is her heart open enough to let him in too?

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book cover of romance novel The Best is yet to Come by Debbie Macomber
July 2022; Ballantine Books; 978-1984818843
audio, ebook, print (304 pages); romance

Debbie Macomber's The Best is Yet to Come was on my list of books to read before summer ends. Between her summer books and her Christmas books, I usually find myself liking her Christmas books a bit more. I think it is because her summer books are often about divorced or widowed women finding love for a second time whereas her Christmas books are often rom-coms featuring characters finding love for the first time.

So I was a little surprised when I picked up The Best is Yet to Come was about a young single woman (maybe in her 30s) and a young single man. It was like her Christmas stories without Christmas as the setting. Actually is set during the school year so if you haven't picked it up yet it will make a great fall read.

I was a little worried when they were at the animal shelter a lot and there was an "unadoptable" dog. I don't like reading books with animals because I almost always cry. But there were plenty of scenes away from the shelter and there is a happy ending for the dog so if you are like me and shy away from books with animals you don't have to worry with this one.

I really liked the characters. They are sweet and you will be rooting for them both - not only to get together but also to heal from their pasts. 

It is listed as book 3 in the Oceanside series. I read book 2, A Walk Along the Beach (read my review), but The Best is Yet to Come can totally be read on its own. I actually didn't realize it was part of a series until I was looking at it on Goodreads just now.

Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.

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