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16 Lighthouse Road: Cedar Cove, Book 1 | [Debbie Macomber]

16 Lighthouse Road: Cedar Cove, Book 1

"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!"
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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

P.S. Pay another visit to Cedar Cove.

©2008 Debbie Macomber; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Prolific Macomber...is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 06-17-09
    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 06-17-09 Member Since 2004

    I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.

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    "whatever happened to Dan???"

    I listened to most of this audiobook twice and still haven't found out what happened to the disappearing husband. He's a pretty large part of the whole plot. Men are pretty weakly portrayed, as another reviewer pointed out.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie East Windsor, NJ, United States 03-02-11
    Leslie East Windsor, NJ, United States 03-02-11
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    "Very Light Chick Lit"

    I found this book on sale for $4.99 as the first of a series and tried it out. It's fun, but nothing really happens in the book, so if you are looking for action, look elsewhere. This is about relationships, and can grow a bit tiresome. But, it was definitely worth $5.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    G Reinhardt 04-24-10
    G Reinhardt 04-24-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Drama"

    It was difficult to guess what this novel was going to unravel just from reading the short description, however I found it enjoyable. It weaved in all the necessary elements of a great drama - deceit, new love, heart break, new opportunities, etc. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone in the mood for a fairly light read.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Ronna 07-21-12
    Ronna 07-21-12
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    "Cedar Cove coming to Hallmark TV!!"

    Debbie Macomber's Cedar Grove series starter, 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, is soon to be a Hallmark Movie.  Reading the book first is a must for me.  Once again, Macomber serves up a compelling woman's relationship book that introduces us new 'friends'.

    Olivia lives at 16 Lighthouse Road, and centered the story as a judge who makes an interesting ruling.  A young military couple is seeking a divorce after their baby daughter is born prematurely and dies shortly thereafter. Olivia made a bold decision by requiring them to try working through their issues even though both people wanted the divorce.  

    Olivia' Mom, daughter, and best friend are also involved in difficult and/or interesting life situations.  As these different woman share their lives in this book, the reader becomes more and more emotionally involved with their loves, problems, and real-life situations. The books becomes more like a letter from  a friend than novel.  Thank goodness, Macomber has already written more 'letters' from Cedar Cove.  Now I'm anxious to see how this book plays out in a movie, staring Audie MacDowell.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Hanahan, SC, USA 12-17-09
    Jean Hanahan, SC, USA 12-17-09
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    "Debbie Writes Another Hit!"

    I have loved all of Debbie Macomber's books and she keeps getting better and better. I use my audiobooks to relieve stress and love her humor and human characters. Hoping for another new one soon!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-05-13
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-05-13 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Small Town, Down Home"

    I really liked the story which includes several families in the small town of Cedar Cove. I appreciated the struggles of the young military couple who had lost their baby girl who was born prematurely. I found myself getting angry at the wife for not "sticking it out", since I am a 22 year veteran "army wife" myself. I cheered for the judge who caused the young couple's divorce to be delayed . . . and happily listened to the progress or lack of progress over the months that followed. This book, like some other reviewers have noted, is not made of HEAVY stuff . . . but sometimes I like that, normal people, normal problems, compassion and healing, and just settling in for a good listen. This book fits the bill nicely.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Pleasantville, PA, USA 01-01-09
    Diana Pleasantville, PA, USA 01-01-09
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    "16 Lighthouse Road"

    Enjoyed this book very much. Looking forward to book 8. I have the whole series.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Porter, TX, USA 05-27-09
    Linda Porter, TX, USA 05-27-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Painfully poor"

    I had read a book by the author prior to this one and broke from my murder mysteries and suspense novels for this. It was a mistake. It's a novel of rather badly misunderstood or mistreated women who have encounters with unrealistically and weakly portrayed men. It's a true confession novel that will put you to sleep or afraid of getting older.

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    Susan Austin, TX, United States 11-18-13
    Susan Austin, TX, United States 11-18-13 Member Since 2015

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    "If you like the TV series, you will enjoy this"

    I enjoy the Cedar Cove tv series on Hallmark and found this book an excellent companion. Like most books which make it to TV or movies, there is just enough difference in the plot to make reading the book enjoyable. Very similar in tone to the television series. Light, romantic and fun. Plan to listen to more books in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shelucas 09-26-13
    Shelucas 09-26-13 Member Since 2012

    I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.

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    "Sweet story"

    I thought this was very sweet. Shed a few tears. Not what you are looking for if you want much depth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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