Once again, Debbie Macomber did a wonderful job of writing a story that is near impossible to put down. I loved the way she used each chapter to focus on different characters. This is a refreshing difference from most novelists, who only focus on one hero and heroine. There were quite a few romances occurring, and Debbie did a great job of writing scenes that could pull at the heart. I felt every emotion possible and related to her characters with unbelievable realness. She chose the perfect place to end her chapters, so the readers are excited to find out what happens next. I look forward to finishing this series and finding out all the open possibilities. However, that being sad, I am sad to see this series ending.
The story of Bruce, Rachel, and Jolene kept me captivated. Debbie did a great job of writing Jolene to be a spoiled brat, but at the same time, it's a bit understanding why she felt the way she did. Watching Rachel go through her pregnancy alone and miserable was a shame but her reasons for leaving her husband and step-daughter were reasonable. She had to do what was best for the baby. Bruce came off as a selfish man who wanted his own way, without caring how the women in his life felt. He refused to accept Rachel's reasons for moving out, and he also refused to acknowledge his daughter's harsh behavior. His way of dealing with stuff was shove it under the rug. I was happy to see that all their differences were worked out and they were able to be together for Christmas.
1105 Yakima Street, Cedar Cove, Washington Dear Reader, You’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says she can’t handle the stress in our household anymore. My thirteen-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe it’s my fault. As a widower I spoiled her — Jolene was reading over my shoulder just now and says that’s not true. She claims Rachel ruined everything. But that’s not true. The real question is: How can I get my wife back? I don’t even know where she is. She’s not with Teri Polgar or any of her other friends from the salon. The other question is... when will Jolene grow up and stop acting like such a brat? Of course, I’m not the only one in town with problems. Linc Wyse’s father-in-law is trying to destroy his business. And you know Charlotte Rhodes? Seems she’s becoming forgetful, and the family’s worried about her and Ben. Lots of other stuff going on — but Rachel is better at keeping up with it than I am. If you have any idea where my wife is, give me a call. Please. Bruce Peyton