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1225 Christmas Tree Lane (Cedar Cove #12)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  7,864 Ratings  ·  747 Reviews
The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise.

But...someone recently left a b
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Hannah H. I read this book without reading the others and still understood a good measure of it. Some was confusing with the multiple characters, but that was…moreI read this book without reading the others and still understood a good measure of it. Some was confusing with the multiple characters, but that was trivial. I still understood and enjoyed the book!(less)

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1225 Christmas Tree Lane is the last novel in the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. I was sad to see this series come to an end. I have many fond memories of this small town and the residents who reside there. I was looking forward to this final book and it's holiday setting. I am sorry to say, that I was disappointed in Cedar Cove's closing act.

The novel is basically a re-cap of prior stories, giving the reader an update into past character's lives. It also tells the tale of Beth Morehouse
Dec 14, 2011 Lesa rated it liked it
With 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, Debbie Macomber wraps up her Cedar Cove novels. This book must have been intended as a gift to the faithful readers of that series. Her listing of some of the residents of Cedar Cove includes at least sixty-seven characters. And, every one of them is mentioned in the book, along with their dogs.

Beth Morehouse is the focus of this particular story. The owner of the Christmas tree farm in town, she lives at 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, where she is also a dog trainer. A
What a huge disappointment -- the Cedar Cove series deserved a better ending than this. Honestly, maybe 1 1/2 stars would be more accurate. I am a big Macomber fan -- here's a blog I wrote about her for Heroes and Hearts: -- particularly of her unique, honest approach to real-life family problems -- so it's not that I don't think she's a gifted writer. This just didn't do justice to the fascinating stories of all the folks in Cedar Cove.

Here's hoping for
Jan 30, 2012 Ruth rated it it was ok
I have been one of the faithful readers of this series. I have greatly enjoyed the characters and the setting. "Who wouldn't love to come home to Cedar Cove" is the ending of the book and the series.

In this book we find Beth Morehouse facing Christmas with her two daughters and her ex-husband. She has just begun to develop a relationship with the local vet so she really isn't sure how she feels about this turn of events. What she doesn't know is that her daughters feel that their parents have m
Romancing the Book
Oct 31, 2011 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
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Reading and reviewing 1225 Christmas Tree Lane is rather bittersweet since this is the last book is Ms Macomber's popular Cedar Cove series. Twelve books later, there are so many plots to wrap up much of this book is jumping from couple to couple to see them once more, checking in to see if their happily-ever-after is still in tact... or we're watching that HEA finally come to fruition. I actually liked how Ms Macomber used the adoption of the
I love romances, even those with a fair amount of cheesiness. I love happy endings. I love Christmas. So it seems like the perfect book for me, right? Wrong. This was just too over-the-top-sickeningly-sweet for me. Everything worked out too easily, everyone was too nice and understanding and accommodating, and none of the dialogue or relationships felt real.

I found the characters in particular to be unbelievable. The daughters talk and act more like high schoolers from a 50's era sitcom than 21
Jonel Boyko
Dec 07, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a brilliant Christmas story as well as a brilliant story in general. I was completely wrapped up in this story and couldn’t put it down, even for a second. Macomber’s brilliant descriptions pop, wrapping you completely up in the story. You can visualise each and every aspect of the story, becoming part of it.

I love the large number of characters who are all uniquely and individually developed. In essence you’re reading about, no, welcomed into, an entire community. There is a main coup
Aug 06, 2011 Jae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, 2011, arc
This is the last book of the Cedar Cove series, hence DM decided to dropped on us all 250 characters from the previous books all at once. There were sooooo many people gotten mentioned in this book that I had a very hard time recalling exactly who's who.

So I just skimmed through most of the pages and only read about some of the characters that I remember about. Not much of a going on really.
Karen B
Nov 07, 2011 Karen B rated it liked it
Shelves: holiday, series
Not only a story about how a litter of puppies find homes at Christmas time, but an update on what is happening to the townfolk of Cedar Cove. Ms Macomber wraps up the lives of her beloved characters in this end of the series book. This one is a must read for those who have followed this series, but imo it is not a good stand alone holiday book.
Oct 23, 2011 Claudia rated it did not like it
Very poor, glad it is the last in the series!
Kitvaria Sarene
Dec 10, 2016 Kitvaria Sarene rated it really liked it
Just saw I mixed ny reviews up and put the wrong one here...
So now - here goes the correct review for this book:

I quite enjoyed this story - it has been sitting on my ereader for years, and I wonder why I took me so long to actually pick it up.

I liked the the main characters, a divorced couple who might still have feelings for each other. Their two daughters decided to try to bring them together again when they are home for the holidays. Sadly the two young women didn't seem to real to me, a
Oct 09, 2011 Christine rated it really liked it
"1225 Christmas Tree Lane" is the final book in Debbie Macomber’s long-running Cedar Cove series. Each book is named for a different home in the fictional town of Cedar Cove, Washington and focuses on its residents. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane is the address of a Christmas tree farm owned by Beth Morehouse. In addition to running the tree farm, Beth is also fostering rescue dogs. Christmas is almost here and Beth is juggling the tree farm business, finding homes for ten lively puppies, and making p ...more
Danielle Gypsy Soul
2.5 Stars. I haven't read any of the previous books in this series and maybe that's why I just didn't enjoy this one as much as I wanted to. There were a lot of characters in this book and a lot of "catching up" on previous story lines (I think). This book's main characters are Beth and her ex-husband Kent. Their daughters scheme to reunite the couple but when their dad arrives he has another woman with him. The story was cute but there was just too much going on and too many characters I wasn't ...more
Feb 17, 2013 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Mira edition is an omnibus of two Christmas-themed Debbie Macomber stories: 1225 Christmas Tree Lane and a very early work, Christmas Masquerade.
1225 Christmas Tree Lane is the twelfth and final book in the popular Cedar Cove series by American author, Debbie Macomber. The main subjects of this final tale are Beth Morehouse, her ex-husband Kent and their daughters Bailey and Sophie. Beth lives and works at her Christmas tree farm at 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, where she also trains dogs. Her
Dec 29, 2011 Jill rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I love Debbie Macomber's Christmas themed books and over the years I have really enjoyed her Cedar Cove series. I was a little sad when she announced that this would be the last book in the Cedar Cove series but it was a really good send off of the series. I still haven't gotten around to reading the last two books prior to this one, I have one on my shelf and one is on it's way to me from so I am going to have to catch up on them at some point. Each Cedar Cove book is set at a ...more
Oct 22, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very nice conclusion to the Cedar Cove series. Beth moved to Cedar Cove after her divorce three years earlier and took over the Christmas tree farm. Things are going very well and she's looking forward to her college age daughters visiting for the holidays. She has a nice friendship going with the local vet and the potential for it to be more.

But things are getting a little stressful. Someone left her a basket of ten puppies that she needs to find homes for before Christmas. And her daughters ha
Nov 14, 2011 Mason rated it it was amazing
Christmas normally brings thoughts of family, friends and decorations. There’s no place like Cedar Cove for the holidays.

Author Debbie Macomber has created the last entry in her Cedar Cove series with 1225 CHRISTMAS TREE LANE gathering everyone for the holidays.

The story centers around Beth Morehouse, owner of the local Christmas tree farm and animal rescuer. Someone has left 10 lab-mix puppies on her doorstep and she needs to find homes for them by Christmas. She’s looking forward to spending t
Aug 12, 2014 Yvonne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As the owner of Cedar Cove’s Christmas tree farm, Beth Morehouse knows what a busy time of year this is, but she had no idea just how busy it would get. The holiday takes a crazy turn when someone leaves a basket of ten puppies on her doorstep and her two college aged daughters inform her that her ex-husband, Kent, will be joining them for the holidays. The girls are fantasizing of a reunion between their parents, but Beth has a new romance developing with the local veterinarian. Not to mention ...more
Sep 26, 2011 Frances rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, favorites
This book should come with a warning: have Kleenex nearby and get out your Cedar Cove collection. I am sad to see this series end. I love it. It is a heartwarming series that ends well. In this book we are treated to not only Beth and her ex-husband Kent's story but also a trip down memory lane with just about every character in Cedar Cove showing up for the final farewell. This book should probably not be read as the first Cedar Cove book you read. The various couples mentioned will most likely ...more
Tracy Smith
Sep 02, 2011 Tracy Smith rated it really liked it
As this Cedar Cove Series ends, faith and love flourishes at "1225 Christmas Tree Lane."

Debbie Macomber ends this wonderful series by tying up all the relationships that have broken and grown through the years and even threw in some new ones along the way. The main focus, though, is on Beth Morehouse and her ex-husband, Kent. Their daughters have schemed to get them back together for Christmas and their hopes are that the holiday will make them realize that the divorce was really just a bad mist
Oct 12, 2011 Ruth rated it really liked it
I've been known to say that I like happy endings tied up in a bow. In this case, Debbie Macomber gives me a big bow. This is the final book in her long-running series about the residents of Cedar Cove and she begins the book with a letter to her readers, telling them that various couples who met throughout the course of these books do indeed live happily ever after. Other couples get their happily ever after during the course of this book. If you have a favorite Cedar Cove resident, I'm sure you ...more
May 04, 2013 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Over the past few years I have enjoyed the relaxing reads of the Cedar Cove series. The characters have been wonderful to get to know then follow through the series. I was so sad to hear that this was the last book in the series, so I held off on reading the series. This book made for a wonderful conclusion, Ms. Macomber did a wonderful job in bringing closure to the many story lines. The focus of 1225 Christmas Tree Lane was Beth Morehouse who runs a Tree Farm and fosters dogs. Beth started the ...more
Oct 29, 2011 Janga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The novel closes with a one-sentence paragraph: “It was the kind of town anyone would love to call home.” That’s a fitting tribute for the town that brought Macomber’s career to a new level and gave her hometown a festival that attracted national and international visitors. It’s a town that readers have taken to their hearts, and surely there could be no better ending than Christmas when family and friends gather, happy to be home for the holiday.

You will note that I gave the book two grades. I
Wow I definitely have to go back and read the ones I missed in the series, because I didn’t know who some of the players were.

What a wonderful Christmas story from Macomber again as usual. Beth is overwhelmed with Christmas her daughters have invited her ex-huband telling him that Beth wanted him to come. They tell their mother of course that it was their dad that wanted to come.

If that wasn’t stressful enough – she has 10 puppies that she must find homes for before Christmas
What Beth doesn’t e
Marianne Jay
Oct 09, 2011 Marianne Jay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What is better than a warm hug? Absolutely nothing ~ which is why I LOVE Debbie Macomber and the Cedar Cove series. Sadly, this was the last book in the series.

I, however, am making it my mission to stalk.....I mean email Debbie Macomber and beg her not to stop with this book.

The characters in these books have become like close friends to me. They are wonderful, warm, engaging and truly believable. I want to live in Cedar Cove when I retire.

If you want to just breathe and enjoy a day, pick up th
Nov 21, 2011 Lbaker rated it it was ok
The last book in the series, and it was a little much - 10 puppies to give away in 2 days.
I read these books because I like the happy endings the silliness and catching up with the characters from previous books, however, I'm not unhappy that it's done, I'm kinda done with it.
I'll miss some of the characters, but they're all happy, married, and pretty much settled.

I think I may be done reading romances, at least when it's not August, I like light reading when it's baking hot, but beyond that, I
Apr 13, 2012 Elena rated it it was ok
This was an "OK" novel, however there was too much repetition from the previous books. It almost made it into 12 books in 1, as it retold all the major stories. I found the retelling was poorely done, stuck in too obviously (for example: the retelling of the pastor's story, by Kent soooo conveniently asking "wait! I want to know who actually took the jewellery?!" > ummm, go READ THE PREVIOUS BOOK!) For those of us who have read these stories before, it is just too much of an old thing, while ...more
Amanda McGill
Last novel of the Cedar Cove series. I enjoyed the fact that Debbie Macomber knew that this was the last book of the series so she included updates on every character that was ever in the series. I really liked reading about all the characters. I didn't enjoy the main storyline and found it to be predictable and boring. Also the 10 puppies storyline weren't needed...spoiler alert- everyone got a puppy. I enjoyed the Cedar Cove series and thought this was a great ending!
Dec 24, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
Debbie Macomber brings all of the characters featured in her past Cedar Cove books together in this cute Christmas addition. Beth opens her front door one morning to an abandoned basket full of Lab puppies. All of the past characters are involved in the placement of them in good homes before Christmas. This book winds up quite a few stories from her past Christmas books but can stand alone. Good enough story with, of course, a feel good ending.
Oct 05, 2011 Marcia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
The best thing about reading this book was knowing that I had completed the series. I enjoyed Beth's story but what I didn't enjoy was rereading the shrunk down version of what happened in all the other books in the series. All I can say is that this series has run it's course and I'm not sad to have read the last book.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 990 weeks on the New York Times ...more
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