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First Comes Marriage (Solution: Wedding #3)

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Grandfather rang the wedding bells!Janine Hartman loved her grandfather dearly--but she balked at his plan to choose her a husband. Zach Thomas, the intended groom, didn't like it any better.

Zach had recently merged his business with the Hartman family firm, and that was the only Hartman-Thomas merger he wanted. But Grandfather had other ideas, ideas belonging to a differe
ebook, 200 pages
Published July 15th 2013 by Harlequin Mira (first published February 1st 1991)
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First Comes Marriage is the 43rd stand-alone novel by Debbie Macomber. Janine Hartman is a well-off volunteer worker who lives with Anton, the grandfather who raised her after her parents were killed. Zach Thomas is a self-made man whose business has merged with Anton’s. When Anton tells Janine that he would like her to marry Zach, both she and Zach are shocked and surprised. This is the modern-day USA, not mid-century Europe! And anyway, they can’t stand each other! She’s rich, spoiled, illogic ...more
Debbie Heaton
In Macomber’s romantic novel, Jasmine is an independent woman—regardless of her grandfather’s opinion. She has plans of her own that don’t go hand-in-hand with her grandfather’s plan of arranging her marriage. When Zach Thomas merges his business with the family business, he sees it as business only. But when Jasmine’s meddling grandfather starts matchmaking, Zach and Jasmine are thrown together despite their individual plans.

Arranged marriages are antiquated and no longer acceptable in today’s
The plot is choke-filled with my favourite tropes but everything has been done better by some other author. It was a half-hearted and apathetic attempt at a novel, which is abundantly clear from the lack of chemistry between the protagonists. It might have been appropriate for the time when it was published but it does not have the timeless quality of other books, written even before Macomber's time.
Emily Higgins
Janine Hartman's grandfather decided that Janine should marry his business partner, Zack Thomas. Because Grandfather came from a generation where arranged marriages were the norm, he felt that an arranged marriage would work just as well for Janine. An early novel from Debbie Macomber, but cute.
Ashley Gibson
I thought this was a great story. Some of the schemes the grandfather came up to get Zach and Janine together were hilarious. I can totally relate to this story because when my grandmother found out she had alzheimers disease she was determined to marry me off. I couldn't go anywhere because is she saw a guy she would ask if he was single and try to set us up, it was so embarassing. It is funny to read stories about people who are targets of matchmaking attempts unless you are the target. This i ...more
Sweet short story although frustrating at times. True to her formula, an enjoyable read by Author
Cute story but seemed unrealistic. I read many unrealistic books but would you really marry someone you felt didn't like you or was only fond of you?
Randomly chosen from my pile(s) of books and it is book 85 of 2011 - aim 133 books in 2011
Read as part of Married in Seattle omnibus.
Emily Stevens
Cute, non-trashy romance.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.

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