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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (786 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Debbie Macomber Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781441816375
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The First Man You Meet

Shelly Hansen was horrified when her great-aunt’s wedding dress arrived—because, according to family legend, she was destined to marry the next man she met. So when she tripped on an escalator and fell into Mark Brady’s arms, she told him—and herself—that she wasn’t interested in marriage. But then she started seeing him everywhere.… Coincidence?

Is The Man You’ll Marry

After her own wedding, Shelly sends her best friend, Jill Morrison, the dress—which is delivered to Jill’s hotel in Hawaii. But at least the man she sat beside on the plane—gorgeous grouch Jordan Wilcox—can’t be the man in question, can he? She met him before she got the dress!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/18/2014

    " Two light intertwined stories which flowed well into each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Christiansen | 2/1/2014

    " Macomber knows how to express characters' emotions. I liked the first story and characters best but found it too short. I didn't like the second story as well. As good as Macomber is at expressing character motivation, she didn't convince me that the heroine wasn't being manipulative. The magical dress worked for me in the first story, but not the second. It only seemed like a way to tie the two together and not done very well at that. I never felt any happiness from the second heroine, Jill, and felt sad she wasn't happy on her wedding day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 1/20/2014

    " Very cheesy chick lit. But a good escape if you're looking for a "happily ever after" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Odetta | 1/20/2014

    " This was a fun, easy book to listen to. Kind of silly premise, but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/9/2014

    " story about finding love when your not looking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britney | 1/8/2014

    " Light, quick, romantic read. Slightly cheesy premise but the romance always sucks me in. It's actually 2 short stories. I liked the 2nd one a little better. Good vacation-with-no-kids book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 12/30/2013

    " 2nd book, continuation of the book I read the other day (the first man you meet). Quick read, about Jill, Shelly's best friend who gets to have the "wedding dress curse" this time.. She meets Jordan in Hawaii and they go thru the phases of falling in love "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 12/24/2013

    " Cute and clean book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Sannes | 11/21/2013

    " This was such a great story to listen to! So cute and if only I could have a man like in the stories. Maybe someday.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 8/20/2013

    " Read these while on a camping trip. Great mind candy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Ann | 7/9/2013

    " I loved the ease of reading these stories. They were quick and wishful. Overall, they were not bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kari | 6/10/2013

    " The first story was cute but the second one was ridiculus. I never really saw the attraction between the characters. The guy was kind of a jerk and the girl was an idiot. Talk about no communication between the two. Maybe this is a good case for why you shouldn't get married after only a few weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 5/18/2013

    " Quick read. Not one of my favorites "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amos | 3/27/2013

    " of MB 1/15/2010 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/4/2013

    " This was the first Debbie Macomber book I ever read back in 1990. She became my favorite writer halfway through this book. I love reading her books and finding them in old book stores. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ande | 12/19/2012

    " two stories in one about a magical dress that after you get it the next man you meet is the one you marry. Cute stories, loved the characters as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 11/12/2012

    " short, sweet, and cute. Unrealistic timeline for the stories but still cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/28/2012

    " I liked the first half much better than the second story. Hard to put down only because I was ready to be done with it, but did want to know the ending. Would have been enough to only read "The first Man You'll Meet" and skip the second story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Weaver | 9/21/2012

    " I have to say, this is my least favorite Debbie Macomber book that I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/15/2012

    " Really cute short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pacific | 7/31/2012

    " I love this book!!! The story was unpredictable. It was definitely not how I imagined it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laney Davis | 6/13/2012

    " toitalky awsome "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 3/14/2012

    " Ok... so I need some fluff and stuff and Debbie Macomber can always provide that. Just a quick simply clean romantic book that is nice to fill one's day with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura de Leon | 2/5/2012

    " The first story was 3.5, maybe even 4 stars for fluffy fun. The second was 2 stars, for pushing too many buttons to allow me to enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherrill | 12/7/2011

    " it was an easy read and rather funny....the wedding dress! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 11/29/2011

    " I really enjoyed these two books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/27/2011

    " This was a compilation of 2 different books. I enjoyed the first book more than the 2nd. Both books were predictable but they were enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JJ | 10/9/2011

    " Broke my own rule about not reading romance short stories. Yuck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lani ~Crahfty~ | 8/25/2011

    " I liked the second story a lot better than the first. I appreciated the trials that Jill and Jordan had to go through and that their romance was not all hunky dory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison O'Brien | 6/12/2011

    " I absoultely loved the book. It was so funny and very romantic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 5/9/2011

    " The romance continues the magic wedding dress is back in play. This story had a little more meat in than the first one about this wedding dress. Still it just a cutsey, amusing romance that I loved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/21/2011

    " The first story was 3.5, maybe even 4 stars for fluffy fun. The second was 2 stars, for pushing too many buttons to allow me to enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 2/16/2011

    " I loved this book. It was a fun romantic book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/28/2011

    " Two fun, sweet stories that are related. The books are about a "magical" wedding dress and center on two best-friends. These are sweet stories, nothing deep. Quick reads, I finished both in a couple of hours. This book would be perfect for a plane ride or a beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 1/18/2011

    " Short, easy, cheesy, and predictable. Still an okay read especially if you need a feel good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 1/8/2011

    " I loved the ease of reading these stories. They were quick and wishful. Overall, they were not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 12/23/2010

    " Read these while on a camping trip. Great mind candy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/7/2010

    " This was a compilation of 2 different books. I enjoyed the first book more than the 2nd. Both books were predictable but they were enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 10/24/2010

    " I absoultely loved the book. It was so funny and very romantic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cary | 9/25/2010

    " Cute little book with one connecting device and two short stories. No sexual exploits but also not much to distinguish it from all the other romances out there! However if you have a short amount of time and need a quick happy escape... this is it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/27/2010

    " Can a weddig dress really predict the man you'll marry? According to legend, when a woman receives this dress, the next man she meets is the man she will one day call her husband. "

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About the Author
Author Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Her novels have hit the number one on the New York Times bestsellers list as well as making the USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists. Her novels Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle inspired the Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year when they were released. There are more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.