Sunday, October 2, 2011

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber

The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise.

But…someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she’s determined to place in good homes. That’s complication #1. And #2 is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth’s long-divorced husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas. The girls have visions of a mom-and-dad reunion dancing in their heads.

As always in life-and in Cedar Cove-there are surprises, too. More than one family’s going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending!

Reviewer: Firefly
How do you say goodbye? I had this book on my shelf but put off reading it because I wasn't ready to say goodbye to Cedar Cove. I would miss the friends and family that I grew to know over the years, their triumphs, struggles, heartbreak and of course their romance.

Be forewarn, a few tears will be shed. Debbie Macomber did an exceptional job giving closure to this series. In the midst of the main story line, of Beth Moorehead, she was able to have a chapter or a mention on each of the characters she introduced from her previous 11 books.

At the end of her last book 1105 Yakima Street, Beth finds 10 puppies left on her doorstep. Christmas is fast approaching and her two daughters not only come to visit, but they have hatched a plan to bring their parents back together. As the story develops, the loving puppies each find a welcome home.

This series will be missed greatly. We can only hope that we are invited back in the life of Cedar Cove, maybe a reunion or another wedding. Where we can have some pie and coffee and sit a spell with some of our dear friends.

I rate it 4 stars

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