Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis. Welcome to Cedar Cove - a small town with a big heart! Judge Olivia Lockheart has caused a scandal. Hearing Cecilia and Ian Randal's petition for a divorce, she came to the conclusion that the young couple hadn't tried hard enough to make their marriage work. Her judgement? Divorce denied. While Judge ...
Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis. Welcome to Cedar Cove - a small town with a big heart! Judge Olivia Lockheart has caused a scandal. Hearing Cecilia and Ian Randal's petition for a divorce, she came to the conclusion that the young couple hadn't tried hard enough to make their marriage work. Her judgement? Divorce denied. While Judge Olivia throws the town into an uproar, her daughter Justine is on the verge of the biggest decision of her life. Should she stop waiting for love and accept a marriage of convenience? Olivia's best friend, Grace, has troubles of her own. Dan, her husband, is increasingly distant and Grace is starting to wonder if he's having an affair. And in Cedar Cove, nothing stays secret for long. Make time for friends. Make time for Debbie Macomber.
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This is the first in the Cedar Cove series. Could not put it down. I loved this book and am reading the next one in the series. So glad I found Debbie Macomber as an author.
Mar 9, 2009
What a find!
I could not put this book down. It is exactly what I love to read; about real people in real situations but of course being fiction. Debbie has a way of making you feel a part of her life and the characters lives. It is great so I knew the others would be, too.
Jun 1, 2007
If you have yet to read this series you are SO fortunate! You will be able to devour book after book at your pace instead of waiting months for the next one . . . (although I suspect there are more coming). You will love the characters and setting and eagerly await your next visit. Enjoy!
Publishers Weekly, 2001-07-23 As a family court judge, Olivia Lockhart has dealt with numerous divorce suits but none as peculiar as Cecilia and Ian Randall's. Before the young couple was married the year before, Cecilia and Ian signed a prenuptial agreement stating their marriage would last a lifetime, but now, after the tragic death of their infant daughter, the two wish to rescind the agreement. Sensing that Cecilia and Ian are still in love, Olivia lets her heart guide her decision, and denies their petition. Olivia's decision makes headlines in The Cedar Cove Chronicle and earns her the admiration of the paper's editor, Jack Griffin, a newcomer to the small Washington town. While Jack courts Olivia, and Ian and Cecilia try to repair their marriage, Olivia's daughter is forced to decide whether she should marry a man whom she doesn't love; Olivia's best friend grows frantic over the disappearance of her husband; and Olivia's mother befriends a stroke patient who harbors a secret he would share if he could speak. Despite the novel's fragmented structure, readers will warm to its endearing characters. Prolific Macomber (Thursdays at Eight, etc.) is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre. (Sept.) Forecast: A national print advertising campaign and a Northwest author tour scheduled to coincide with the publication of Macomber's latest offering will boost sales, and a rosy real-estate cover will increase the book's appeal to its target readership. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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