No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I got this book on a Daily Deal promotion for under $5. I would not have purchased it at full price or use a credit, as I like my books a bit more racy with more spice and 'bedroom' action.
That being said, this is a NICE, SWEET romance book, not raunchy or descriptive in the intimate scenes-leaving you to decide how to interpret. A lot of romance, several stories intertwined within the one book. The characters include a judge, her 'helpful' elderly mother, a couple young couples, a disappearing husband, etc. It is funny, feel good and the book does take on some heavy material, characters deal with the death of an infant, another with a miscarriage.
I look forward to reading more in the series-though I hope to get them on sale.
Dear Listener, You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets! I have to admit that my own secrets are pretty open. My marriage failed some years ago, and I have a rather...difficult relationship with my daughter, Justine. Then there's my mother, Charlotte, who has plenty of opinions and is always willing to share them. Here's an example: I'm a family court judge, and she likes to drop in on my courtroom. Recently, I was hearing a divorce petition. In Charlotte's view, young Cecilia and Ian Randall hadn't tried hard enough to make their marriage work - and I agreed. So I rendered my judgement: Divorce Denied. Well, you wouldn't believe the reaction! Thanks to an article by Jack Griffin, the editor of our local paper (and a man I wouldn't mind seeing more of!), everyone's talking. Cedar Cove - people love it and sometimes they leave it, but they never forget it! See you soon...Olivia Lockhart, 16 Lighthouse Road, Cedar Cove, Washington
I enjoyed Charlotte-the elderly mother of the judge. She is clever and funny without meaning to be. She stumbles on to her own mystery and is determined to figure it out.
I felt the narrator was above average, though she did sound more believable with the older characters.
NOTE: No graphic content nor cursing. A nice, contemporary romance.
This book is a mix of multiple dysfunctional relationships of a group of people and how their lives cross each other. It is definitely different trying to keep up with the multiple relationships and all of the problems but the majority of them are resolved in the end.
I rolled my eyes a lot and even shed a few tears. All in all it's a good read but you have to be open to the multiple story lines simultaneously being told. There were a few times I wasn't sure I'd make it though but I hung in there and will say it was worth the read.
I have to say she did a good job getting all of the relationships to progress together.
Ideal listening for a winter afternoon in front of a roaring fire. Delightful characters who one gets to know well. I missed the characters when I reached the final chapter.
This was a wonderful book, I can't wait to read he next one,
Each person in the book has their own individual story o tell.
She makes the town come alive.
I listen to the book every time I was in m car.
Six or seven persons are connected in a rather tenuous way to the person living at 16 Lighthouse Road. I must confess I never saw that address as being more important than any other. It did not seem that it would have taken that much more effort to find some common element to make this into one coherent tale.
Basically the book was OK and the narrator did a good job, BUT there is way too much happening. There are too many characters, with way too many events to follow. I normally have no trouble following various charaters throughout a storyline even if a little complicated, but in this book I kept finding myself thinking who was that again?
I read a book later in the series and thought I would go back and pick up the rest. So far I find Lighthouse Road to be a good start to the series. I look forward to hearing the others.
Yes, it is the start of a series that I feel will be very good.
no I listened over a few days
I usually finish books I enjoy. There were more active charactors and side stories than I usually seek, but they were easy to follow and interesting.
I would recommend this book. If you like Debbie Macomber I'm sure you will enjoy this book also. It is the first in a series and it is the only one I have read. It makes me want to continue on with the series.
I enjoyed all the characters in the book. Debbie Macomber rights fiction that you can find at least one character that you relate to or just fall in love with.
I thought Sandra Burr read the book well. I would consider looking for more books that she has read.
The only moment in the book that suprised me was the ending that left me needing to continue reading more of this series. Thankfully it was a good book and I will read the next ones.
Karen of Northern Michigan
I usually stick to books about spirituality, facts, life lessons, true events, etc.. I like to go away from a book feeling like I just grew a little. This book is not a book I would normally listen to, but it offered as one of the $4.95 specials, and nothing else caught my eye, so I purchased it.
I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Debbie Macomber has a great way of describing the characters so you have a good picture of each character in your mind as the story grows. I really don't care for romance novels that give detailed accounts of the characters love making.. It's kind of how I feel about tv shows that show too much!! I feel like a peeping tom.. Really don't need the very detailed information into the most personal parts of these characters lives..With that in mind, I was very pleased with Debbie's writing style in that area.. She lets us know the characters are falling in love, physically attracted to each other, experiences passionate kisses and feelings, but she doesn't take us into their bed..
I got the feeling that the people in this story are real, normal people, living lives like real people do.. I very much enjoyed following each and every character in the book, so much so, I just purchased book 2 and just started listening to it.
As for the reviewer that is upset that we didn't find out what happened to Dan in this book, stay tuned! Grace, Dan's soon to be ex wife, is the main character in book 2, 204 Rosewood Lane.. I have the feeling we will find out what happened to Dan in that book.
The narration is also very good.. How the narrator remembers the different voices for each character is amazing, as she changes her voice for each one.. All in all, it's not a book you'll grow from, learn anything amazing from, but you'll be entertained. I work from home, so I listen to audio books while I work. For me, it was just a relaxing way to work away a couple of days while listening to this book..