Debbie Macomber is a New York Times bestselling novelist most famous writer who has sold over 200 million copies of her novels worldwide. In her books, Debbie illustrates various relationships that hold family values and lasting friendships, uplifting one another with love and hope. Debbie is also known as “the official Christmas storyteller,” her annual Christmas tales warm our hearts with endurance and love. Five of her books have been produced into Hallmark TV movies. Besides writing, Debbie is an entrepreneur running two successful businesses in Port Orchard, Washington; The Grey House Café, and A Good Yarn Shop, initiated in her Blossom Street novels.
Order of Dakota Series
The companies operate from the Village Square campus, which Debbie also uses as her office headquarters.Debbie and her husband, Wayne, both sit on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she also works with World Vision’s international as a spokesperson for the Knit for Kids charity program. Debbie and Wayne live in Washington and in Florida during winter.
The Dakota series has won a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award from the Romantic Times BOOK Reviews Magazine.
Dakota Books Into Movies
The Dakota series has not been featured in any movies.
Best Dakota Books
Dakota Born: The debut novel in the Dakota series, it is the most widely read and most reviewed book on Amazon and good reads online sites. Buffalo Valley, North Dakota is a small town that’s dying. The buildings are falling apart, stores are closing up, sidewalks dilapidated, and houses fading out. But residents press on with hope and a spirit of defiance. The people living in Buffalo Valley still love their town. Lyndsay Snyder is new in the small town, even though she spent her early days vacationing here. She has returned to the family house once more, to discover family secrets and to re-examine her life. Lyndsay has been seeing Monte for two years. He doesn’t show any indications of marrying her, and she must get rid of him.
Lyndsay soon finds out that the local school desperately needs a teacher, and she’s more than happy to take the position. So Lindsay takes a one year contract, partly to stay away from her boyfriend Monte. She loves Buffalo Valley; Dakota and immediately starts making changes. She’s in love with Gage Sinclair, but his obstinacy keeps them distant. Will Lindsay stay on, or leave Dakota when the year is up?
Dakota Home: The second book in the Dakota sequence novel follows Maddy, Lindsay’s childhood friend. She left her hometown to follow her friend Lindsay to Buffalo Valley. Maddy bought the run-down grocery store and warms herself towards Jeb; she gradually falls in love with the farmer that lost his leg in a horrifying farming accident. Maddy finds out that she’s pregnant while crushing at Jeb’s house during a snowfall, but Jeb keeps frustrating Maddy by pushing her away. He suffers from low self-esteem because of his disability and doesn’t think that Maddy truly loves him. Jeb finally loosens up, loving Maddy and accepting her pregnancy. They later marry and welcome their newborn baby in a lovely atmosphere. Lindsay and Gage are also expecting a baby; they coincidentally have a little girl along with Maddy and Jeb. Other couples in the town; Sarah (Jeb’s sister) and Dennis (Jeb’s best friend) and Buffalo Bob Merrily get married as well.
Always Dakota: The third series book of Dakota; Buffalo Valley introduces us to Margaret Clemens and Matt Eilers who have been together for several years. Margaret loves Matt, but she acts like a roughneck rancher and entirely oblivious of her femininity. Her father passed away, leaving her a large ranch to run. She proposes to Matt who is an equally hard working farmer. Matt is sensitive, and quite the gentleman. He is dating Sheryl, a beautiful devious waitress. When Margaret declares an interest in marrying Matt, Sheryl wants him to deceive Margaret and marry her for the cash then later divorce her. Matt instead breaks off with Sheryl and proposes to Margaret for her hand in marriage. Sheryl is not pleased and doesn’t fade off easily. Matt is predominantly featured in the story as a man of honor. Margaret says she loves Matt and is prepared to accept him with his faults eternally. She must prove that she loves him even through the worse times.