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6 Rainier Drive (Cedar Cove #6)

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Debbie Macomber continues her warmhearted tour of Cedar Cove, Washington, with this sixth installment in her bestselling series. This one focuses on Seth and Justine Gunderson, whose business, the Lighthouse restaurant, was destroyed by arson. While young runaway Anson Butler is the prime suspect, his stalwart girlfriend, Allison Cox, doesn't b...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 489 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Thorndike Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Kati
Mar 08, 2009 Kati rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kati by: Mom
I really like these books, but I wish the author would spend a little less time reminding us of past events from previous books. I realize she does this so people who start in the middle of the series aren't lost, but I'd rather she just assume we'd read the previous books. For those of us who have read the previous books it gets redundant.
Debby
I've read Books 1-6 of this series. I realize that there is a loyal fan base who adores Debbie Macomber, but I'm not as dedicated as they are. The pluses to this series, is that this is good "clean" reading. No R-rated sex scenes, and no blood and gore. The reason I kept downloading the audible books is that I got suckered into wanting to know what happens next... I can't stand having plots that leave you hanging. By the way, the audio book narrator isn't my favorite. I have to speed up the audi...more
Drebbles
As "6 Rainier Drive" begins, Seth and Justine Gunderson are still reeling from the loss of their restaurant, The Lighthouse, because of arson. The police suspect their ex-employee, Anson Butler, who ran away, set the fire, but his girlfriend, Allison Cox, is convinced he is innocent. As Seth and Justine disagree about whether or not to rebuild The Lighthouse, other residents in Cedar Cove, Washington also have their own struggles. Mary Ellen Bowman is on bed rest due to a difficult pregnancy and...more
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Sep 09, 2011 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List
Can I just say I hated this from the first? It immediately strikes a note of strained melodrama. The book is set in small town Cedar Cove, Washington and starts after a restaurant, The Lighthouse, owned by the Gundersons is burned down. We learn that Justine Gunderson is still traumatized by her brother literally dying in her arms. The restaurant's chef Jon spent time in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Can we say soap opera?

Anson, Allison's boyfriend, is suspected of setting the fire. He h...more
Shelley
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I've read the Cedar Cove series in order so 6 books now and I have to say that I'm really glad Macomber grew as a writer AFTER writing these books. The Blossom Street Series is wonderful, but Cedar Cove has a ton of issues.

1. Justine and Warren Saget. Come on now. Anyone who had been married 5 years and had a child would not allow this guy to continue pursuing he...more
Susan
6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber is the 6th book of the Cedar Cove series set in fictitious small coastal town Cedar Cove in Washington state.

This latest installment of the soap-opera style series provides the latest updates in the lives of Cedar Cove residents introduced in previous books, and picks up immediately after the previous book in the series, 50 Harbor Street.

Justine and Seth Gunderson are struggling to cope with the destruction of their beloved The Lighthouse restaurant. Seth is...more
Trish (trishie7)
i like the CC series. however, why does everyone get pregnant so quickly. also, they fall in love so easily. after 2-3 dates, they all seem to be engaged right after that.

linette kinda bugs me in where she didnt want cal to go. ok, yes, i understand she doesnt want to because they are starting a relationship and he did not discuss it with her. but after knowing how important it was for him and the cause, she still wasnt supportive just because she wanted him nearby. if you love him, you would s...more
Marilyn
I'm not normally a big Debbie Macomber fan-most of the stories are pretty schmaltzy but this one was pretty good. A lot of characters to keep track of-who's married to who and we have Grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters. It's about the mysterious arson of a popular restaurant, a little bit of a mystery, romance type story. Thankfully there is a cast of characters at the beginning to help you keep track of everyone.

It was long, maybe could have been shorter although this is the 6th book in...more
Jan
Intent on finishing this series. So, with that said, book was enjoyable. Left me wanting more. A couple of surprises, and only one VERY predictable outcome. I do hate when you start knowing what's going to happen next, but it comes with getting to "know" an author; especially in a series. But the characters are interesting, varied and complex people. This series is becoming like a good friend, reliable, even if there's one thing that really bugs you. :)
Kathryn
This book out of the 6 I have read so far was merely OK. Kind of disappointing since the previous books have received 4 stars or at least 3. Some of the storylines were totally unbelievable plus I couldn't really care about some of the characters. Many of the newer female characters were irritating and unlikable. A couple of the storylines I enjoyed, but some really were not necessary. There were way too many storylines going on and way too many characters. It just did not have the same feel as...more
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
Okay, this one was the best in the series so far so gave it 4 stars. Didn't see the end coming, as to who actually set the fire. I guessed wrong based on earlier hints. Some people need to grow up (ie Linette & Cal), Anson and Allison did, and Nate needs to get a clue! All in all, better than the previous books although some characters are still annoying!!
Carol
There were too many people in this book to keep track of. Some of the characters I really cared about and others I didn't. I found myself skipping parts and just reading what I was interested in.
Libby Sellers
If you like the Cedar Cove series you'll like this but if you don't like Cedar Cove series you won't like this book. I however like Cedar Cove series
Natalie
Another smooth read by Macomber. I love the way she weaves together all the lives of the residents of Cedar Cove. She makes every character in some way touch the lives of all the others, which is interesting and remarkable. This seems to be her longest novel yet, and while it seems daunting at the beginning, the pages fly by quicker than you think. I had very few issues with this book- the first being Anson taking so long to turn over the information he knew about The Lighthouse fire. The other...more
Chris
This is the home of Justine and Seth. They lost their business, The Lighthouse restaurant, to a maliciously set fire. We find out near the end of the book that Warren Saget, Justine's former lover, set it. He actually thought he could get Justine back this way :/

Anson Butler was a suspect since he had previously set a shed on fire, was let go from the restaurant and his cross was found at the scene.

Cal goes off to Wyoming to rescue wild mustangs and put a distance between he and Linette. While...more
Chris
Kathy's review focus is on Seth & Justine.... who lost their restaurant to arson.. their son is 4... and Justine realizes that too much time was invested in the restuarant without enough result... the family needs more together time....so... after a difficult few months, and emotionally moving down separate paths, they join up together... Seth finds a job selling commercial boats and is very successful, Justine decides to use the insurance money to build and open a tea house - with limited h...more
Deborah
6 Ranier Drive (Cedar Cove Series # 6) by Debbie Macomber is about marriage and the dance of relationships - forward and back, forward and back. In the book’s opening, Seth and Justine’s marriage is challenged by the loss of their restaurant, The Lighthouse, to an arsonist. Young Allison Cox and Anson Butler’s budding romance is nearly eradicated when the town brands Anson responsible for setting the fire. He has to flee to an undisclosed location to avoid being arrested, and Allison’s heart is...more
Marianne
6 Rainier Drive is the sixth full-length novel in the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. Once again, we join Olivia, Grace, Charlotte and all our favourite characters in Cedar Cove to learn what’s happening in their lives: Seth and Justine Gundersen discover what it takes to come to terms with the destruction of their restaurant, The Lighthouse, by fire; Allison Cox finds her faith in her boyfriend, Anson Butler’s innocence of fire setting is tested; Linnette McAfee begins to doubt Cal Washbu...more
Kathy
focus is on Seth & Justine.... who lost their restaurant to arson.. their son is 4... and Justine realizes that too much time was invested in the restuarant without enough result... the family needs more together time....so... after a difficult few months, and emotionally moving down separate paths, they join up together... Seth finds a job selling commercial boats and is very successful, Justine decides to use the insurance money to build and open a tea house - with limited hours... and ex...more
Stacey
If I've said it once, I'll say it again, Debbie Macomber is excellent at creating believable characters and story-lines that draw you into her world of Cedar Cove, and have you feel as if you live there with them. I had a good laugh over Teri and Bobby's story, and I ached for Justine and Seth as they tried to pull their marriage back together after someone burned their restaurant. Was is Anson? David? Could it be Warren? The arsonist is revealed in this story and all I can say is good riddance!...more
Jaclyna
I'm glad it wasn't an overtly sexual/erotic romance novel. There were way too many characters and, as a result, many of them felt flat. A couple of the sub-stories were completely irrelevant to the main story. I know I read it out of order of the series, so I think that's how she designed it to maintain continuity between her books (much like a soap opera). Not for me.
Melissa
6 Rainier Drive has us in Justine and Seths house. You find out who burned down the Lighthouse resturant. In my opinion it came out of the blue but you can understand why they did it. Linnettte and Cal have hit a road block while Cal is working to save wild mustangs. Rachel meets Nates family and she can tell that they do not like her and that she doesn't fit into their world. The George Washington is being transfered to San Diego so every navy personal is being transferred. Teri from Get Nailed...more
Joyce
Who was the arsonist who started the fire that destroyed the LightHouse? Will Seth and Justine rebuild and will their marriage survive if they do? Will a son return to Cedar Cove? Can Jon accept help from his father and stepmother during Mary Ellen's difficult pregnancy? Why does Cal really want to help with the mustang round-up?

These are a few of the questions the reader has when he/she begins this novel. All of them will be answered as the residents of Cedar Cove travel the twists and turns o...more
Colleen
I've read several of Debbie Macomber's books. This is probably my least favorite so far. Too much unnecessary "drama" and it ends with the sequel in mind. Very unsatisfying. It was a series of short story characterizations, covering so many different individuals within the greater story that is was nearly impossible to keep them all straight. Each chapter highlighted a different character in their own little drama that wasn't revisited for a few chapters, leaving me wondering, for several pages,...more
Lynda
6 Rainier Drive is a continuation of the Cedar Cove Series. I liked the intertwining Macomber did w/all the characters and their lives. This particular book focused mainly on the Gundersons and the mystery behind the arson and demise of their restaurant. I found the stress and deteriorating relationship between Seth and Justine very poignant. Both had to decide if their marriage and relationship were more important than their personal desires to rebuild or not rebuild the Lighthouse Restaurant....more
Andrea
This is not usually my type of book. I usually like more "graphic" romances, but I started reading the series, and now I have fallen in love with some of the characters, so of course, I now, can't stop reading the series. So, out of the last three books which have had a big mystery in them, this was the first one I was surprised at the ending.... did not expect that, but now it makes sense. One thing I really did not like about this book, is because I listen to them via audio it sucked because t...more
Vicki
Another great return to Cedar Cove

If you're a fan of the other Cedar Cove novels, you won't be disappointed with this one, either. All of your favorite characters make an appearance, some storylines are wrapped up, and a few new plot twists begin...
Dandy
Enetertaining with a bit more mystery involved in each passing book.

I do tire of the constant re-capping of events, thoughts and emotions. I understand the need to start off the book with a recap of characters and events from the previous book. What I don't understand is the need to constantly repeat the thoughts, emotions and events from earlier in the book. Macomber seems to feel the need to spell-everything-out constantly.

I've decided to take a break in my marathon reading of the Cedar Cover...more
Tasha
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Bootsie Stumph
This was a much better book. New characters plus a very surprising end. I had one of the suspects pegged and then the curve ball. A very nice read. And I might add that this edition is more of a 4.5 star rating.
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