Thursday, June 20, 2013

204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber

Jun 20, 20 13  ·  

Read from June 14 to 20, 2013

I thought this second book in the Cedar Cove series was good. It delves more into the complicated lives of the inhabitants of Cedar Cove. Without giving too much away, we finally find out what happened to Dan, Grace's husband. It was a little too dragged out for me. I kind of wish I didn't have to wait until the end of this book to find out about his sad story. It brought tears to my eyes.

As far as the other couples go, I am still curious which way their lives are going. Every one of them has some hurdle to overcome when it comes to either their marriage, separation, divorce, and their new budding romance and just life in general. A new couple is introduced into this book and of course they end up having marriage problems too. In their case, I feel the wife, Rosie, is the total cause of the problem. She always found her activities outside the home came first before her husband, Zac, and the kids. Not a good thing.

I see that the third book, in the series, will concentrate on this new introduced couple. Of course the other couples continuing stories will go on too. I am curious to read on and see what happens to all of them.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber

Jun 13, 2013 

Read from June 08 to 13, 2013

I started to read this Cedar Cove book because starting this summer, The Hallmark Channel will have a series called Cedar Cove and I wanted to try to read the books first. I know I won't get them all done in time, but whatever I can get done will help.

I really liked this book even though there were so many characters in it. I had to write notes about each one so I wouldn't mix them up which I have done before in other books I have read. The book focuses on the lives of 5 people and the things that are going on in their troubled lives. So there are 5 subplots. Debbie Macomber wrote the book in such a way that she keeps jumping back and forth between subplots. There were heartbreaking situations as well as positive outcomes.

I liked most of the characters, but Justine was getting on my nerves because of her inability to make decisions. I thought it was pretty obvious about her future. I wanted to hit her on the head and tell her to wake up. I felt sorry for Grace and it should be interesting to see how things progress for her in the next book. I was happy that Cecelia and Ian were working out their differences thanks to Olivia. It's too early to make comments about the lives of Charlotte and Olivia.

I am looking forward to book 2 in the series---204 Rosewood Lane. It should be interesting to see how life continues for the characters. I think Cedar Cove would be a nice place to live.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Second Chance Pass (Virgin River, #5)

5 out of 5 stars

status Read from June 03 to 08, 2013

I loved this 5th book in the Virgin River Series just like the first 4 books in the series. Even though it has been months since I read book 4, Robyn Carr has a subtle way of incorporating the previous characters and events so that each book in the series brings the reader back to the preceding books.

In this book new characters and relationships are introduced. As always, I enjoyed learning about the new ones and how they interacted with the other Virgin River characters. As like her other book...more

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Starting Now by Debbie Macomber


Jun 02,20 13  

Read from May 29 to June 01, 2013

Even though this was book 9 of The Blossom Street series, it definitely can be read alone. I have only read a few from that series(which was a while ago) and there was no problem about reading this one.

I loved this pleasant book. I was drawn right in due to the storyline. The book definitely held my attention and I wanted to keep reading to find out what the outcome of each situation would be. There were very touching and emotional parts. I loved all the characters except for Ava's grandmother but she was a victim of her own circumstances. The book showed how life can have its ups and downs but you are the one who chooses to take things into your own hands. It also shows what the important things in life really are. I was pleased with the outcome of the story. I am actually enjoying Debbie Macomber's more recent books than her older ones. Looking forward to the next one.