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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 2007
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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.

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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!

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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.

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    Linda Porter, TX, USA 05-27-09
    Linda Porter, TX, USA 05-27-09 Member Since 2009
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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 2004

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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 2011

    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.

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    PACMAC 05-30-13
    PACMAC 05-30-13
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    "16 Lighthouse Road"
    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Sandra Burr?

    NO


    What could Debbie Macomber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I doubt anything


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sandra Burr’s performances?

    I have heard better from her - so perhaps yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 16 Lighthouse Road?

    I would not have accepted it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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