P.S. Pay another visit to Cedar Cove.
©2008 Debbie Macomber; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.
I thought this was very sweet. Shed a few tears. Not what you are looking for if you want much depth.
I doubt anything
I have heard better from her - so perhaps yes
I would not have accepted it
Many characters, every one with an interesting story. I enjoyed the story enough to continue with the series, but the narrator sounded just like a telephone operator, mechanical and impersonal. I will read the rest of the series the old fashioned way.
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