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74 Seaside Avenue (Cedar Cove #7)

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Olivia Lockhart-Griffin 

Cedar Cove, Washington 

Dear Reader, 

Do you remember Teri Miller? She works at Get Nailed, the beauty salon here in town. Well, Teri got married a little while ago—to Bobby Polgar, the famous chess champion. They've moved into a beautiful house, 74 Seaside Avenue, which has a spectacular view of Puget Sound. ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published September 2005)
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I got a third through this book and had no idea what was going on. There were way too many characters and no plot. I had to stop reading it because it was driving me crazy.
BJ Rose
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would through the first half of the book, but I have read Debbie Macomber books before, so I stayed with it, and the last 1/3 was worth the read. But I learned a very valuable lesson: even though books in some series are written as 'stand-alones', picking up one in the middle of the series is like coming into a movie in the middle; by the time you get to the end, you've figured things out, but you're aware you missed so much more.

That said, I enjoy books abou...more
Pretty typical Macomber - enjoyable and easy to read. However this book had so many different characters and story lines that didn't intersect that it was hard to keep track of who was related to who and what was going on with each one. At times it was such a jumble I almost gave up as I was so confused. But I hung in till the end and that is exactly what I got. The End. The book ended with several of the story lines up in the air, but I won't tell you which ones. I'm sure that means there is an...more
Book 7 in the Cedar Cove series centers on hairdresser Teri and her chess champion husband, Bobby Polgar. While Teri has a dynamic personality and is a great addition to the cast of characters, Bobby is not realistic. A chess genius, he has limited social skills but his scenes feel forced. The drama of this book revolves around a Russian chess player who threatens to harm Teri unless Bobby throws a chess match. I don't doubt the competitiveness of chess, but the whole story arc was ridiculous.
Boring! Disconnected! Still trying to figure out who was who! Ha, ha, I just read reviews from other people and no wonder I couldn't figure out the characters, etc. It's #7 in a series and characters are woven in and out throughout each book. I still would only give it 2 stars because it's like a gossipy soap opera!
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
I liked this book more than the last, which in this series, is saying something. Linette Cox flees Cedar Cove due to a broken heart and ends up in Buffalo Valley, North Dakota. (Buffalo Valley is another, older series by the same author and familiar faces from that series show up in Buffalo Valley.) Loved Teri and Bobby Polgar's story, kidnapping, chess match, etc. Happy Rachel finally made her choice as that was getting tiring.

Not too thrilled with Sheriff Troy Davis' new romance with an old f...more
Romancing the Book
Debbie Macomber has created such a rich and engaging town in her Cedar Cove series. 74 Seaside Avenue is the seventh book in the series and it lives up to the high expectations delivered by the previous installments. This is a series that really must be read in order. Story lines arc from one book to the next. Characters keep reappearing to update you on what has happened since their book. And new characters that will eventually have their own story make their introductions.

Trying to summarize t...more
This was a quick and easy read, but I didn't find it all that enjoyable. I know it's part of a series, I think it's like the 8th or something, but I've never read any of the other books. I'm hoping this explains the complete lack of connection I felt with any of the characters. It jumps from couple to couple in small town in Washington state and I really only cared about maybe two of the story lines. Since it's in a series, it also left a lot of loose ends that I'm sure will be tied up in subseq...more
My husband saw this book at the library and thought I'd like it so he grabbed it for me. Neither of us knew this was #7 in series until I came to rate it on Goodreads. I was going to say that for such an easy read, there were too many characters for me to keep their backstories straight so I was rating it a 2. Finding out that it's so far in a series explains why and if I'd read all the previous books, I would have been able to keep it straight and I would have given it 3 stars. But I really don...more
Helen Gaye Brewster
This adorable little book made me want to read the whole Cedar Cove series, but it was very easy to follow the plot without having read any of the other books. Debbie Macomber writes about the families living in the homes of Cedar Cove, a small town in Washington that's loosely based on Port Orchard, WA, where the author lives. On the shore of Puget Sound, Cedar Cove is a lovely little town, and each book in the series is titled with an address and tells the story of the family that lives there....more
Another Cedar Cove novel, written in Debbie Macomber's usual form. I am a fan of the series, so I loved the book. There are a few surprises in this one and it's going to be a long wait until August 2008 for 8 Sandpiper Way and Debbie's contract goes through sequel 9, so we have at least two more years to enjoy Cedar Cove and all of the residents we have become close to.
I always enjoy the Cedar Cover Series by Ms. Macomber...they are an easy enjoyable read...you don't necessarily have to start at book number 1 to enjoy the book, but I would recommed starting at 1 if you think you are going to read them. This was just the easy read that I needed after all the Harry Potter books (all 7 in a row) followed by His Dark Materials Trilogy.
Couldnt get through it. Picked up an audio book for a drive to Tahoe. Actually lasted 2 disks and still don't know why anyone would read or listen to this book. No depth to the characters and if it was going to have a plot, I didn't last long enough to find out.
Glenda L
Another enjoyable read about the people in Cedar Cove. Debbie Macomber makes her characters come to life ... can't wait to read the next one. I have read the first 6 of the series and loved each one of them.
I may have rated this higher if I had realized this was book 7 in a series. As it was, I wasn't invested in any of the characters, and I found it to be a soap opera read like Cass's review.
I really liked this book. Some characters that we had not heard from in awhile. This is a very fun series to read and so far, this was in my favorite.
It's an almost too perfect life in Cedar Cove and sometimes too close to sappy but I sure do like this series. It's fun to sneak a peek into other families.
Andrea Guy
In Debbie Macomber's 74 Seaside Avenue, you get a little bit of mystery from Teri and Bobby Polgar. Bobby is a chess champion who is being threatened by a Russian player. A lot of this story revolves around how he tries to protect his wife, but there's more lives entwined in this novel. You have Teri's friend Rachel who is trying to decide which man she loves. Olivia who is about to get a life changing diagnosis and her husband Jack. Grace and her husband Cliff who are dealing with a return of s...more
Teri Polgar thinks her husband, Chess Champion Bobby, is being overly protective of her. But he has good reason to - someone wants him to throw a match and has threatened to harm Teri if he doesn't. Despite the threat, Teri tries to go about her life normally - working at the hair salon and trying to play matchmaker between her sister Christie and Bobby's driver/bodyguard James. In the meantime, other residents of Cedar Cover are going through changes in their lives - Linette McAfee has left tow...more
Unplanned, I began reading the Cedar Cove series, of which 74 Seaside Avenue is 7th in the series, pretty much toward the end of the series. A Cedar Cove Christmas was the first book I read in the series and I found it to be an entertaining story, and it did not overwhelm me with too many characters in the story line. I read another book or two toward the end of the series and in 1022 Evergreen Place (book #10) a page at the front of the book listed the cast of characters. Generally, I listen to...more
Last weekend I went out of town. Since the drive was 5 hours, I took 50 Harbor Street, and in my haste to get things packed, I took 74 Seaside Avenue instead of the next book, 6 Rainier Drive. I didn't realize what I had done until today, when I has almost finished reading 74 Seaside Avenue.

Even though I missed a whole book, I was able to find out what happened to the Lighthouse restaurant as well as to other things that were left hanging from book #5. I did want to know a little more as to how...more
74 Seaside Avenue is the 7th book in the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. Cedar Cove is a fictitious small coastal town in modern-day Washington State. The series explores the lives of its residents, revealing their relationships and the events that change their characters.

It's a comfortable chick-lit easy read; a book readers' equivalent of a soap opera. Each book in the series provides updates on the characters introduced in the previous books. By the seventh, it's a long list. According...more
74 Seaside Avenue is the address of Teri (Miller) Polgar and her chess champion husband, Bobby. Teri begins the narration in the 7th book in the popular Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. Once again, we join our well-loved residents of Cedar Cove to find out what is happening in their lives. Teri’s story involves subtle threats and kidnapping and a surprise for Bobby, as well as some tactical chess moves; Teri’s friend from Get Nailed, Rachel Pendergast, whose navy boyfriend Nate Olsen has mo...more
Teri & Bobbi... happily married... he's traveling, playing chess...until one day two Soprano type men take Teri to their van. And Bobbi is threatened by the russian chess champ... lose the match, or lose your wife. they have a nice scene when she comes home to him - the first time he's in the house she bought and decorated for them... and she's worked hard making him the perfect dinner... and he's sitting in front of the chess board, working out games in his mind... and she lovingly kisses h...more
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Macomber tells another great story in 74 Seaside Avenue. I have read this series from the beginning and I think that helps with keeping track of the characters that she has been writing about and the new ones that she adds with each book.

This book centers around Bobby and Teri Polgar. He is a chess champion and she works as a hair stylist. It is a cute story how they fall in love. Yes it is a bit sappy, but that's why I like Macomber's writing. Her life is threatened by someone trying to get to...more
The main storyline in book 7 of the Cedar Cove series is the threat towards Bobby Polgar and Teri Miller Polgar. A Russian chess competitor to Bobby has threatened Bobby that if he doesn't throw a chess competition his wife may be in danger.

As usual there are side stories involving other Cedar Cover residents.
Bobby's driver James has a crush on and Terri's sister Christie, but she seems unhappy with this.

Grace Sherman Harding deals with her best friend Olivia Lockhart Griffin's brother moving to...more
Feb 08, 2013 Anita rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone at all
It's exciting that Terri is pregnant, hope everything works out for her & Bobby. I would expect for Bobby to hire a Bodyguard to protect Terri. He seems to really love her. The relationship that seems to be starting between Terri's Sister Christine & Bobby's Chauffeur James is unexpected. That is going to be fun. Interesting to see where the reacquaintance of Troy & his High School Sweetheart will go. Hope his Daughter doesn't have MS, that would be terrible. It is about time that Br...more
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Literature imitates life.

While reading the 7th book of the Cedar Cove series I realized at some point, although I don't remember the specific book, I felt like I am reading about my friends and neighbors, The events of the characters are so like events in the lives of my neighbors and friends,

If you too have been reading the series in order you will not be disappointed as the residents of Cedar
Cove live their lives, face their fears and support each other when needed.
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