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 whol..Show More »e plot. Men are pretty weakly portrayed, as another reviewer pointed out.
I really enjoyed the second in the Cedar Cove series, although not quite as much as the first one, and I think it's because I do agree with other list..Show More »eners that there's a bit too much going on to keep track of it all. Nonetheless, I can't help but care about and grow attached to the folks in Cedar Cove. I was glad that Dan's disappearance was resolved. The ending was a bit abrupt, I was wishing for a few more answers in 204 Rosewood Lane, but it won't stop me from moving on to Book 3 in the series. I love Debbie Macomber's writing and find that her books are a welcome change for me after I've listened to heavier fare, such as murder mysteries or war stories. They are always centered around family, which I greatly appreciate.
This third in the Cedar Cove Series is good easy listening. It's not an edge-of-your-seat thriller, but then again, it's not meant to be. It's a sit-..Show More »at-the-kitchen-table and sip-your-coffee-slowly book. I can cook supper while listening, or sew and not miss much. The townsfolk grow on you. And you root for the ones you have grown to love. You get aggravated at the dumb choices they make and are happy when they get their heads back on straight. I don't like a strict "diet" of Cedar Cove, but I sure will keep coming back for more!
I'm sticking with the series and still love the folks in Cedar Cove. Glad to say the murder gets solved, and not how you might expect . . . I sew and..Show More » cook and listen . . . and ponder the goings on . . . Ready for book 5 . . .
I like how this book has multiple characters that you follow throughout the series. If there are any characters you don't like, you can still thoroug..Show More »hly enjoy this series. That being said, I like all the characters in the book and enjoy listening every day.
I just want to say that i really have enjoyed this story, it has really put me in the mood for Christmas and the true meaning. I hope you enjoy this a..Show More »s much as i have and as a side note this book is clean so my daughters can also hear this book they are young teens so they also like romance but i am needing them to be clean books
I have listened to all the Cedar Cove Series so far and loved them all. I can't wait for the next one #10. They are all interesting and fun to liste..Show More »n to. Hopefully the next one will be out soon. Thanks for all the good listening.
At the risk of upsetting die-hard Debbie Macomber fans, this was the least favorite of her books that I've read. I found myself rolling my eyes most o..Show More »f the time. Why do these characters play such games? Grace, refusing to fall in-love with a puppy. I can't even remember the characters names anymore, and I just finished the book-- the whiny pregnant girl who ditched the hunky doctor (in the last book). Will and Miranda... good Lord, that was a boring and predictable thing waiting to happen. Worst of all was the whole Rachael fiasco-- with the bratty daughter. My eyes almost rolled permanently in the back of my head, when Rachael refused to accept money from Bruce, while pregnant with his child. Really? It seems like all the characters are just playing games-- heaping on the guilt and stubborn pride. All the story lines wrapped up in a neat little bow-- as predictably as I figured they would. This is good, clean reading. Nothing wrong with that, but I guess I've outgrown the Harlequin romance type of novels. Now, for an exciting history fiction-- with knights sweeping damsels onto the back of their horses, swords, fights, and all that stuff-- I'd rather read about women of character who have guts and courage. You won't find it here.
If, like me, you have not read the Cedar Cove series, don't download this book! I was so confused by all the characters that I didn't know that I gave..Show More » up about 45 minutes into the story. Maybe I'll read some of the series and come back later to this one!
This was a complete rip-off. It is a Cedar Grove Christmas!!!! When I contacted the Debbie Macomber web-site, I was told that 8 Poppy Lane and a Ced..Show More »ar Grove Christmas were reissued as a paperback because some people will not buy a hardback and if I had read her newsletter I would have known so.