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1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove #11)

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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 thirteenyearold 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 tru

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Kindle Edition, Original edition , 400 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Mira (first published January 1st 2011)
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Gizzard
Oct 17, 2011 Gizzard rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x2011
After I finished this book, I had planned to rate it a three with the caveat about the Bruce Rachel storyline. But in reality, I can't rate any book that has such an awful hero at the heart of the story. He was whiney, selfish and totally wimpy. His daughter is ruining his life and drove off his wife and all he does is whine, stalk the ex and then get mad at the ex when she won't do what he wants.

It disturbs me that Macomber thinks calling every hair salon in town to find his ex that blocked his
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So, I Read This Book Today
OK. We have a pregnant, newly wed, apparently really sweet woman, Rachel, with a spiteful, vicious, spoiled-rotten monster of a stepdaughter, and a spineless, whining, stalking, bullying husband. The husband wrings his hands because his wife walks away after having enough of being tormented by the stepdaughter until she is stressed out, sick, and close to losing her baby from dealing with the monster stepdaughter and the useless, self centered whiny excuse for a man she is married to who won't s ...more
Anastasia
Aug 15, 2012 Anastasia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Lisa Phillips
Sep 10, 2011 Lisa Phillips rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When the list of characters in the book is 4 pages long, it should tell you something.
This book read like 6 short stories all juxtaposed together. The short amount of time spent on each couple, family, or issue, was so brief (maybe 4 or 5 chapters total) that there was no way the writer could go into any depth. All the drama, the development of the characters, it was all surface-level. Flat and honestly, a little disappointing.
By the time I got interested in a couple, the chapter would end and
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Marianne
Jan 05, 2013 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1105 Yakima Street is the 11th novel in the popular Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. 1105 Yakima Street is the address of Bruce, Rachel and Jolene Peyton, but after months of enduring nastiness from her jealous 13-year-old stepdaughter, Rachel finally walks out on Bruce and Jolene for the good of her own health and that of her baby. A friend from Rachel’s past comes to the rescue with accommodation and support. Rachel’s stance finally goads a reticent Bruce into finally acting to bring his ...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Jen
Book provided by NetGalley

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series is one of my all-time favorites. I enjoy going back to visit all those beloved citizens each year as a new book is released. And I was saddened to hear that the series is ending come this October when 1225 Christmas Tree Lane is released.

When I picked up this book, I was excited that Rachel and Bruce's story was going to be told. They've been secondary characters for years and we've watched their relationship unfold. An
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Booklover
This was a wonderful book my only problem was there were too many characters and things happening around,i wanted to read in more detail how each relationships pregress but with so many characters and their story only limited time time was allowed which somewhat disappointed me

specially for Gloria-Chad story till the end Chad was involved with another woman Joni,it was Joni who backed out and broke off,i wanted to see Chad-Gloria's relation progressing and why Gloria kept pushing Chad away but
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Drebbles
Sep 22, 2011 Drebbles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Bruce and Rachel Peyton still love each other, but she has left him because of issues with his daughter Jolene that he has ignored. Bruce is ready to deal with those issues but is it too late? Other residents of Cedar Cove have their own issues. Charlotte Rhodes is becoming forgetful and her children Olivia and Will are worried about her. In the meantime, Will is trying to figure out why he continues to clash with Miranda Sullivan. Linc Wyse is struggling to make his car repair service succeed, ...more
Molly
Jul 31, 2011 Molly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Molly by: NetGalley
I have always loved Debbie Macomber. She has the ability to create heart warming and fun novels. One of my favorite books is 16 Lighthouse Road, book 1 in the Cedar Cove series.I will be honest and say that I haven't read all 11 books in this series, but the ones that I have read.....WOW! I always feel at home.

With 1105 Yakima Street, we are taken back into the lives of Rachel and Bruce and Jolene, who are introduced in previous Cedar Cove novels. While this one focuses on Rachel, Bruce and Jol
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Janet
Jun 26, 2011 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 11th book in this series, I am very sad to see this series end - I feel like once a year I go on vacation to Cedar Cove and check in on everyone who lives there. It will be stange letting 'this family' go.

This is the story of Bruce, his daughter Jolene and her step mom Rachel. Jolene and Rachel had a wonderful friendship (see previous books) but Rachel and Bruce fall in love and quickly get married. This does not sit well with Jolene as she to learn to share both her dad and her fri
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Debby
Apr 07, 2012 Debby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
At the risk of upsetting die-hard Debbie Macomber fans, this was the least favorite of her books that I've read. I found myself rolling my eyes most of the time. Why do these characters play such games? Grace, refusing to fall in-love with a puppy. I can't even remember the characters names anymore, and I just finished the book-- the whiny pregnant girl who ditched the hunky doctor (in the last book). Will and Miranda... good Lord, that was a boring and predictable thing waiting to happen. Worst ...more
Sara Trimble
Dec 17, 2011 Sara Trimble rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bruce and his daughter Jolene live on Yakima Street and they are having a huge problem. Rachel, Bruce’s pregnant wife, has decided to move out. She worries about her health and the baby and decides the hostility she is receiving from her step-daughter isn’t worth the risk. Bruce does everything he can to convince her to come back, except address the problem of Jolene. She is adamant that they do not need Rachel, and tries to prove it multiple times. Whenever Bruce decides to try to see Rachel, s ...more
Lisarenee
Jul 29, 2011 Lisarenee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Notes: I read the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book.

Bruce and Rachel Peyton are facing the marital problems that come from having a child by a previous marriage. Rachel is pregnant and the stress is starting to have an effect on her unborn child. When pleas to her husband that they attend counseling as a family failed, she left Bruce. Jolene (Bruce's daughter and Rachel' stepdaughter), it seems, has turned into a wicked stepdaughter. What happened?

Linc Wyse’s business is starting to fail.
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Judy
Jul 22, 2012 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone that enjoys books in a series about everyday life of women and families.
Recommended to Judy by: Have read many of her books.
It is my understanding this is the last book in the "Blossom Street" series. We now have closure about the lives of Oliva Lockhart Griffin, her mother, Charlotte, Will Jefferson, Rachel Peyton and the rest of the gang. As we wondered if Rachel would get back with her husband and if her step-daughter Jolene would accept her and their soon to arrive child, we find out! Since this book is about everyday life in the lives of many people, there are happy endings, and in some situations a bit sad. Thi ...more
Rebekah
Mar 10, 2016 Rebekah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think its time for Cedar Cove and I to break up. I was already annoyed by the repetitive writing style- seriously why do I need constant background on every character when I've already read the other books in the series and did I really need to be reminded that Olivia had a cancer and Jack had a heart attack 15 times in this book- okay that might be an exaggeration but I think you might get my point.

I only read this book because I wanted to see how Bruce and Rachel fixed the situation they we
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Maureen Timerman
Aug 01, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
Oh no the Cedar Cove series is coming to an end. I'll miss my friends there, after 12 books, I've really become involved in their lives. The 1225 Christmas Tree Lane is the final book in this series. So sad!
This visit was good, it is the story of Rachael, Bruce and Jolene, along with other much love characters from the previous books. Jolene, has become a terror when it comes to Rachael. Before she married Bruce, Rachael and Jolene were very close. Now! how badly Jolene needs parenting!
There ar
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Linn
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Chris
Jun 26, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The home of Bruce, Rachel and Jolene Peyton. Rachel is pregnant and has moved out because of Jolene. She is a spoiled brat not disciplined by her Dad and now she has just about ruined their marriage.

Olivia has gained her strength back and returns to exercise class with Grace.

Charlotte is exhibiting loss of memory and may have caused the fire that destroyed the kitchen. Will and Olivia join together to research assisted living homes.

Grace reluctantly falls in love with a rescue puppy after the
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Yvonne
Feb 21, 2014 Yvonne rated it really liked it
Rachel and Bruce love each other and are about to have a baby. Unfortunately, Bruce’s teenage daughter, Jolene, from a previous marriage is not happy about any of this and wants Rachel out of their house. Rachel and Bruce are confused since Rachel and Jolene had been very close before Rachel married Bruce. Once the marriage happened, everything changed. Jolene is determined to rid her family of Rachel once and for all. When Rachel moves out, Bruce fears his daughter may have succeeded in destroy ...more
Elle
Apr 30, 2014 Elle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove, #11) By Debbie Macomber I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. I think the situation between Bruce, Rachel and Jolene had me pretty furious. I think another reader hit it on the head by describing Bruce as 'wimpy'. What man would not see how his daughter was treating his new wife, let alone let the situation get so bad that his wife feels the need to move out and not tell him where she is living? And she is pregnant with is child! Jolene and her brat ...more
Nadette Xuereb
Jul 10, 2015 Nadette Xuereb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was great! At first I wasn't too excited when I saw the amount of colours, and I was a bit confused because I couldn't keep up with their stories. But of course, I didn't read any of the other books in the series, and I kind of regret it now :) I'm curious about what happened to some of the characters before they arrived here. The story was a bit scattered, since there are so many characters, and it was confusing in the sense that I wasn't sure how they relate to each other.

On the whole, i
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Carol
Sep 18, 2011 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed tis book as much as any in the Cedar Cove series. I will be sad to see the series end at Christmas. Maybe sometime in the futue, Debbie will take us back for a visit so we can catch up with old friends.
Joyce
Feb 14, 2014 Joyce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Shelley
Jan 23, 2014 Shelley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The situation with Jolene was ridiculous. RIDICULOUS!! Particularly that scene when Bruce is at the salon with Rachel. Holy hell, if any child of mine acted like that toward my spouse, they would be dead and I'd be in jail. It is just so beyond unacceptable. And then for Bruce to be all "Oh, please come home..." Seriously jerk, seriously?? Why, so I can continue to be abused at the hands of your daughter while you stand back with your thumbs in your ears acting like it will all just work out? An ...more
Llwright9020
I'm having a reading Staycation this week and enjoying whipping thru this series. As I was reading about the puppy, Beau and Grace Harding, I thought it was a familiar story. Then Beth and Christmas Tree Lane popped into the story. Now that I've finished this book and dug the next one out of the box my friend loaned to me, I look at the cover and know for sure. The next one, 1225 Christmas Tree Lane is the one I read 3 or 4 years ago on the beach in Siesta Key, FL on vacation. I think it was may ...more
Marie Godley
May 25, 2013 Marie Godley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Cedar book I'd yet to read, although I'd read the one after. This one kept me reading and I finished it in a few hours.
Sarah
Sadly I have to say his was my least favourite of the series so far and with only one book left to revisit everyone's stories and tie up loose ends which I'm quite looking forward to I'm expecting it will mean the statement will hold over the 12 book series :(
I think my main dislike of this book was Rachel and Bruce's story I believe (like many other reviewers) that the teenage rebellion issues should have been sorted much quicker though I can understand that from an authors point of view that w
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Phyllis
May 31, 2014 Phyllis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis: You’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says that 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 a ...more
Paula  Phillips
Nov 27, 2011 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are you a fan of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove books ? I personally have only read a handful of her books and this was the first in the Cedar Cove Series. My personal favourite series of her's has been The Blossom Street Series. My mum and best friend Deb are big Debbie Macomber fans and have read and devoured her books. They tend to rave on about them, so I thought when 1105 Yakima Street came up for review on Netgalley, I'd give it a go .
As I gathered from reading 1105 Yakima Street, the Cedar
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I managed to read the entire book (and the end of the book before it) all in one day. I'm trying to get to the end of the series before I forget who everyone is. I can't really say this is better than the last book. I got disillusioned with the series after the super hokey and terrible christmas novella, A Cedar Cove Christmas. I do love the community and all the various people in it, but after awhile, there are just too many different storylines for each book. Too many people to follow, catch u ...more
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