by Debbie Macomber (Goodreads Author)
Feb 27, 2014
Read from February 23 to 27, 2014
I didn’t like this 10th installment of the Cedar Cove Series as much as books 1-9 in the series. The storylines were getting repetitive. Examples are marriages in less than 6 months of meeting one another. The most ridiculous one was Lync and Lori Bellamy. They got married within a few weeks of meeting one another.
Another thing that bothered me was the unplanned pregnancies of 7 of the characters, 5 of which were out of wedlock. It gets old after a while.
Then there were the situations of the characters meeting one another and pushing each other away to come back later on as a couple.
I liked the characters more in the first 6 books of the series. Now there were too many being introduced and it wasn’t easy to remember their situations because of the choppiness of the chapters. It would have been easier to read all about a couple’s situation first before moving on to the next couple's situation and going back and forth between their relationships. Does that make sense?
There were 3 characters that I absolutely did not like. Jolene was one of them because she was a spoiled teenage brat. Then there were Leonard Bellamy , who was too manipulative with his daughter’s happiness and David Rhoades who was a stalker and obnoxious mean person.
I will be finishing the series with book 11 and 12 since there are cliffhangers and unanswered questions. I need to finish them by July 19th since season 2 of The Cedar Cove Series will be televised on The Hallmark Channel. I am going to take a break though and go on to other books before going back to book 11 and 12.