Debbie Macomber, Author of SILVER LININGS, Appears Tonight at The Music Hall

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series will present the New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber tonight, August 11, 2015. Ms. Macomber will launch her latest edition in the Rose Harbor series, SILVER LININGS, a heartwarming and uplifting novel about letting go of the past and embracing the unexpected.

The 7pm event includes an author presentation and moderated Q+A, plus book signing and meet-and-greet. It will be held at the Music Hall Loft at 131 Congress Street, in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Known and loved for her novels' powerful themes of family, love, and faith, Debbie Macomber once again captivates readers with her storytelling and with her insight into our everyday encounters. Bringing together long-time friends for their 10-year high school reunion while simultaneously pulling apart another couple who've only just started to find one another, SILVER LININGS confronts readers with two of life's hardest questions: When do we hang on and when do we let go?

"We are delighted to welcome such a storyteller as Debbie Macomber to the Loft with another edition in her best-loved series," said Patricia Lynch, Executive Producer of the Writers in the Loft series and the evening's moderator. "As her fan base is strong and many tickets have sold, we encourage readers to act quickly to make sure they're in the room on this special night!"

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Set in Cedar Cove's charming Rose Harbor Inn, innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.

Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown close to her handyman, Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends -- and are becoming something more -- yet he still won't reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that he's moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. And as she discovers the secret behind Mark's decision to leave, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers.

Best friends Kellie Crenshaw and Katie Gilroy have returned to Cedar Cove for their ten-year high school reunion, looking to face down old hurts and find a sense of closure. Kellie, known as Coco, wants to finally confront the boy who callously broke her heart. Katie, however, wishes to reconnect with her old boyfriend, James-the man she still loves and the one who got away. As Katie hopes for a second chance, Coco discovers that people can change-and both look to the exciting possibilities ahead.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

DEBBIE MACOMBER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber's novels have spent over 750 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Eight of these novels hit the number one spot. In addition to fiction, Macomber has published cookbooks; inspirational and nonfiction works; as well as acclaimed children's books. Macomber's Cedar Cove series became Hallmark Channel's first dramatic scripted television series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, now enjoying its third season. In addition, Macomber's upcoming Christmas novel, Dashing Through the Snow, will be adapted as a Hallmark Channel movie in fall 2015. Macomber owns the Victorian Rose Tea Room and A Good Yarn Shop, named after those she featured in her novels. She and her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, and she is World Vision's international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington (where her Cedar Cove novels are based) and winter in Florida.

The ticket package for Writers in the Loft: Debbie Macomber on Tuesday, August 11, at 7pm is $40. In addition to a reserved seat, the package includes a copy of SILVER LININGS (hardcover, $26), a bar beverage, and book signing meet-and-greet. Packages can be purchased through The Music Hall Box Office, located at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, over the phone at 603.436.2400, or online at www.themusichall.org

About Writers in the Loft: Akin to The Music Hall's anchor literary series, Writers on a New England Stage, Writers in the Loft features bestselling authors in a smaller, more intimate space. The series brings audiences today's top authors, the best of fiction and nonfiction, and award-winners across categories. The evening package includes a reserved seat and bar beverage, author presentation and Q+A, a copy of the book, and a meet-and-greet book signing with the featured writer.

ABOUT THE MUSIC HALL:

The Music Hall is a performing arts center featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus - one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater, designated an American Treasure for the Arts by the National Park Service's Save America's Treasures Program, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft around the corner, recently named "best performing arts venue" by Yankee Magazine and the recipient of the NH AIA award for design excellence.

With acclaimed signature series including Writers on a New England Stage - a partnership between The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio - and the Intimately Yours music series, we bring top authors and artists to both stages. Also, HD broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre of London as well as extraordinary cinema fill both screens almost every night of the year.

This dynamic arts center urges patrons to Explore + Learn via master classes, post film panel discussions, and matinees for children. An anchor organization in this historic working seaport, The Music Hall is one of downtown Portsmouth's biggest employers and largest contributors to the regional economy: The Music Hall and its patrons contribute $7.1 million annually to the local economy through show and visitor related spending.

Innovative in its outlook, the organization is community oriented and committed to making the Seacoast flourish. The Music Hall is a 501(c)3 nonprofit managed by a professional staff with the assistance of a volunteer board. Though global in the scope of its artists and programs, The Music Hall operates independently with the support of 3,000 members, 300 corporate partners and 58 community partner organizations. Welcoming more than 100,000 patrons (including 20,000 children) each year from the tri-state area and beyond, The Music Hall is the region's center for the performing arts, literature and education...easy to get to, impossible to forget.

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