Thursday, February 19, 2015

44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber

Title:  44 Cranberry Point
Series:  Cedar Cove #4
Author:  Debbie Macomber
Published:  June 25/13 by Harlequin Mira (1st published January 1/04)
Length:  384pgs
Format:  paperback
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  bought
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Olivia Lockhart-Griffin Cedar Cove, Washington

Dear Reader,

Jack and I are just back from our honeymoon, and I'm eager to catch up with my friends Bob and Peggy Beldon, who run the Thyme and Tide bed-and-breakfast at 44 Cranberry Point. It's a popular place but (needless to say!) things haven't been the same since a man died there. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam. Nobody has any idea why he showed up or—most important of all—who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope, especially for Bob and Peggy's sake, that somebody figures it out soon!

Not that they're providing the only news in Cedar Cove these days. Romance seems to be everywhere among my family and friends. I'm pleased to report that Grace Sherman has more than her share of interested men. Her daughter Maryellen is getting married to Jon Bowman. And my mother, Charlotte, seems to have a man in her life, too. I'm not sure how I feel about that yet….

There's lots of other gossip I could tell you. Join me at Peggy's place for a cup of tea and one of her fabulous blueberry muffins and we'll talk.


My Review:

This novel was like a warm hug in the arms of a good friend. There is a natural flow to this story that mirrors the way that life happens. It really gives you the full impact of the tales that Macomber tells. She combines the sweetness of some of the best parts of life, with the heartache of the worst. Everything is so real and alive that you can’t help but become a part of it, rather than simply a passive observer.

I love how you feel like part of the town while reading this novel. Macomber’s characters come to life in a very real & unforgettable manner. They’re not just characters in a novel; they become your friends and neighbours while you’re visiting them through this remarkable tale. The variety of ages of the characters also adds to this. There are individuals from all walks of life, ensuring someone for everyone.

This novel was a fantastic trip back to Cedar Cove. I enjoyed every minute of it & can’t wait to return with the next instalment.

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