Bula Vinaka Seruwaia,
I sent a copy of your wonderful research on the Valentine and McComber side of our family to a few of my cousins around the world. It was really exciting to hear back from a second cousin of mine (and your husband) in NZ. I'm going to cut and past her comments below for you to read.
Here's the reply from our cousin Rachel in NZ:
Wow, the email on the Macombers was fascinating, Maraia Valentine and John Macomber (the 1st cousins) were my grandparents!!! Maraia's sister of course was Emma, (my Mothers yaca) who was Aunty Lai's mother, your great grandma, connections, connections!! I'm still trying to get my head around the other people, but I know Aunty Ella will know who they are, although she's getting a bit forgetful these days, Aunty and Vicki are coming over to see Isla on Sunday, so I'll pick her brains then.
There's an author Debbie Macomber from the States, she has a lot of books published here, she mainly does light romance I think, I've got one of her books but haven't read it yet, me and books, honestly I can't stop buying them, I love reading, but these days I don't get as much time. Anyway I presume Debbie Maconber is married to a Macomber, she has web site, I know there are many Macomber's in the USA.
I hope to hear from you very soon Seruwaia. Please e-mail me anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org