Monday, September 03, 2007

204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber

From Publishers Weekly Life goes on in the small coastal town of Cedar Cove, Wash., as real life does everywhere with small dramas and personal epiphanies in this sedate slice-of-life drama. The last time readers visited Cedar Cove in Macomber's 16 Lighthouse Road, family court judge Olivia Lockhart had refused to grant a divorce to a young couple trying to come to terms with the loss of their infant daughter. This time around, Olivia has problems of her own; her ex-husband wants her back, which makes her on-again, off-again relationship with newspaper editor Jack Griffin even rockier. Elsewhere around town, Olivia's daughter finally follows her heart and marries her high school sweetheart instead of the troublemaking older man she'd been dating; Zach and Rose Cox find their marriage falling apart when Rosie begins neglecting her family for volunteer work; and Maryellen Sherman, the manager of the local art gallery, becomes pregnant after a brief affair with an artist. Despite all these goings-on, the book's main focus is librarian Grace Sherman, whose husband of 35 years is still missing after disappearing six months earlier. The first few chapters, in which Macomber reacquaints readers with the town and its occupants, may feel sluggish to those familiar with the series, but this smooth yet simplistic offering will claim the reader's attention once the introductions are over. (Sept.) Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book 27 for 2007

Book 4 for August

Started book on 8/20/7

Finished book on 8/30/07

Rating: 5 stars

This is a cute series but i recommend you read the books close together as the books rely heavily upon the last one. The characters are great and very loveable. Makes you feel like you live there in cedar cove with them. A great light read with some mystery and romance intermingled together for a delightful entertaining read.

Up next is Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts


Butterfly Amy said...

I'm really looking forward to this series now that you've given it such a great review! I've never actually read Debbie Macomber at all.. but her books have all "jumped off the shelf" to me demanding to be read! LOL I'll have to move it further up on my TBR list.
Hugs & Happy Reading!

Butterfly Amy said...

I thought you were going to add those gazillion books on tonight? LOL Here I am anxious to see the list I already know what you read! I'm one to talk too! haha I finished a book today.. but I didn't blog it yet either. Maybe tomorrow. I did however go into my library account.. I can keep Grave Sight for one more renewal! and its a 3 weeker so I don't have to return it till Nov 14th! yay! Now I can read Grave Sight and then The Seance for Halloween! I like spooky reading :) Then if Jackie isn't around I'm gonna skip the circle trilogy after I read the rest of my library books and just read my 4 or 5 holiday anthologies in nov/dec so i can donate them out of here! whoopie! LOL