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8 Sandpiper Way (Cedar Cove #8)

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8 SANDPIPER WAY
CEDAR COVE, WASHINGTON

DEAR READER:

I have something to confide in you. I think my husband, Dave, might be having an affair. I found an earring in his pocket, and it's not mine. I'm also worried because some jewelry was recently stolen from an old woman --- and Dave used to visit her a lot.

You see, he's a pastor. And a good man. I can't believe he's guilty of
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Mass Market Paperback, 371 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Mira (first published September 1st 2007)
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Suzanne
Dec 19, 2016 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed
This is my love hate series. A very straight and christian view of a little town, based loosely on the author's own home town. It's super wholesome and rather convoluted, but I still keep going back. Told in chapters about different townspeople, we get to see the going's on with the Cedar Cove residents. A couple kiss for the first time and it's a 'I'm yours, you're mine scenario', and a clinic is getting built by volunteers and they are on the job and cleaning up with their dustpan and broom on ...more
Jenny
Oct 21, 2008 Jenny rated it did not like it
Okay, one star is harsh; maybe it's more of a 1.5. This was another LJK Book Club read (i.e. I had no choice). I don't really see the appeal; the author uses formulaic situations and stereotypical characters, rather than real character development, to elicit sympathy from the reader. Evidently this is one in a series, so perhaps many readers are already familiar with the characters, but there didn't seem to be any real depth. It doesn't help that there are simply too many characters, which makes ...more
Christi
Jul 18, 2011 Christi rated it did not like it
I knew this book was in the middle of a series when I downloaded it from the library. But with many series you can pick it up and figure out who the main characters are. I did that with the Mitford Series and with Stephanie Plum.

This series fails in that respect. The cast of characters is overwhelming. Every chapter features a new set of people with their own unique love issues. Some don't ever appear again in the book so don't worry about trying to keep their relationships straight.

Like the gi
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Donna
Oct 05, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Pastor Dave Flemming and wife, Emily, reside at 8 Sandpiper Way. Dave recently found an elderly woman parishoner of his dead when coming to visit her. She had previously given him a watch that was her husbands. She wanted him to have it. Then his wife found some diamond earrings in his coat pocket. The first thing she assumed was that he was having an affair. Emily approached him with her worries and he declared that he was not having an affair, but had taken a parttime job as a watchman due to ...more
Marianne Jay
Mar 06, 2009 Marianne Jay rated it it was amazing
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Series are one of my most favorite books. First of all, you MUST read them in order. That is crucial. It allows you to "get into" each and every one of her characters.

I am literally, swept away to Cedar Cove every time I read one of her books.

Her characters are rich and full of personality. The path she sets for her characters are really good.

I LOVE these books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessica
Jan 12, 2009 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2009
This book did not disappoint!!! I thought there would come a time when I would eventually tire of these books, but after reading eight of them, I am finding myself as anxious for September's release of book number nine as I was for book number two. Go Macomber!! Another fantastic book in the Cedar Cove Series.
Mary
Dec 29, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
There aren't that many secrets to keep in a close-knit community like Cedar Cove, Washington. So, when Emily Flemming finds an earring in her husband's pocket, she is understandably upset. The lost earring is definitely not hers, and Emily is worried that her husband Dave might be having an affair. She doesn't want to believe that Dave could or would cheat on her, but he's been acting so strangely lately that she just can't be certain.

Dave Flemming is a pastor - a loving husband and a wonderful
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ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
I disliked this book the most so far in the series. I seriously HATE Pastor Dave & Emily Fleming's storyline. In fact, after he finally revealed his "secret" to his wife, I was so disappointed with the book I didn't read it again for a week. Not until I was stuck at a doctor's office and had it in my purse. There is no way this pastor would have kept the secrets he did from his wife, and they still didn't add up. By that time, I so didn't give a damn about them, I was willing, literally to d ...more
Phyllis
Jun 06, 2013 Phyllis rated it it was amazing
This is the 8th book in The Cedar Cove Series. In order to get into the lives of the characters, the books should be read in order. Each book builds on the previous books. The reader learns more about the characters' lives. This book focused on the lives of Pastor Flemmming and his wife, Emily. We learn of their financial issues and how their marriage was almost destroyed. We also learn more about Olivia Griffin, family court judge, and her health issues which are very sad. We learn more about S ...more
Jen
Dec 14, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
I love this cedar cove series (8th book---thus the book title).

The characters in the series are so easy to read about, even after waiting a while to read the next book (it is hard to get your hands on these at the library).

This book focuses on Pastor Fleming & his wife Emily. They are having serious financial problems, and it looks like Pastor Fleming stole jewelery from an old woman's house that he was visiting. Would he really do this, or was someone else behind the robberies.

We also revis
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Elizabeth Schlatter
You know the almost sickly sweet scented products (lotions, body sprays, etc.) that Bath & Body Works makes, like "winter candy apple" shower gel and "warm vanilla sugar" body butter? These books are the literary equivalent of those scents--predictable, artificial, too strong--and yet I walk out of that store with 6 different bottles of the stuff because, hey, I need some lotion and they had a special deal (they ALWAYS have a special deal). Here I am finishing book #8 and I anticipate readin ...more
Julie
Apr 06, 2010 Julie rated it it was ok
I have to learn not to believe that bestsellers are necessarily good books. This is kind of like the Mitford books only like a serial. At least those things come out once a week or so, for this you wait about a year and practically nothing is resolved. There are cliffhangers all over the place at the end. There are different chapters for different characters, which I generally like, but she has so many characters that they each get only about 3 each. It's definitely not enough to develop them. T ...more
Tiffeny
Aug 31, 2011 Tiffeny rated it it was ok
As soon as I started reading this I thought, "I need a break from Debbie Macomber for a while". Too many characters. Too many different stories going on. Not to mention that as you keep reading you realize that these "address" books are all sequels to each other. There are book before it and books after it that I should have read. Only 1 out of the 8 stories she has going in this book actually concluded. The rest continue on in her next "address" book. Which I will not be reading. I like Debbie ...more
Judie Dooley
Oct 17, 2014 Judie Dooley rated it really liked it
Another good Debbie Macomber book. I am not reading her books in order-sometimes leaving me in the dark about things that have happened before. I couldn't read for a number of years--needing a cornea transplant. Now I am still catching up. I'm wondering if I should let the older books go and just stick with the newer ones, but hate to think about all the good books I'd miss.Guess I'll just keep chugging along and get them all read. (or as many as I can). Debbie Macomber books never leave me want ...more
James (DayOldNews)
Apr 26, 2011 James (DayOldNews) rated it did not like it
There were a lot of characters in this book to keep up with, which isn't great for somebody who reads multiple books at a time like me. The end was pretty uneventful, leading me to wondering if this is supposed to be continued in a second book. I wouldn't bother.
Carol
Sep 21, 2008 Carol rated it liked it
Pleasant visit with old friends in the Cedar Cove series.
rivka
Jul 13, 2010 rivka rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Love the series, but the later books sometimes try to cram too many subplots in. This one is especially guilty of that.
Denise
May 28, 2017 Denise rated it liked it
This book is part of the Cedar Cove series. I enjoy following The characters in each book. This one follow Dave and Emily Fleming. I thought Emily jumps to conclusions too soon but in the end I like how it all works out.
Cheri
May 26, 2017 Cheri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good quick read. I was amazed at the ending. Nothing was wrapped up like in others in this series. I instantly got the next one to get some closer.
Nancy A. Norman
Mar 11, 2017 Nancy A. Norman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good mystery

Another good bit of a mystery in this book makes it hard to put down as each story line goes on
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
I love the fictional town of Cedar Cove, Washington. Based upon Debbie Macomber's Washington State's own home town, the people in Cedar Cove are warm and friendly. As with all small towns, Cedar Cove has its share of gossip and problems, sometimes a crime or two. Death sometimes comes and takes with him a cherished husband, wife, or child. But it is within the ebb and flow of life. A small town especially magnifies a love lost, death, a theft, a fire, and illness. Everyone in a small town knows ...more
Kathy
Nov 17, 2009 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, fiction
Teri & Bobbi... are having triplets... naturally...

and Teri's sister, Christine & Bobbi's friend & driver James are working on their own attraction. Christine realizes she loves James, but when he sends her away when he was hurt, she assumes the worst... and James wants to be with her, but doesn't know how to express it... Teri arranges a dinner part for the four of them, but James declines when he realizes Christine will be there... but then her car won't start so she goes to James
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Camille
After a short hiatus for spring break (in which I completed quite a few books) I am back with a new review.

8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber


I listened to the audiobook version of this whilst doing my usual weekly driving around to complete errands.

This is the 8th book in Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series. It can be read as a standalone, but I did wish I had started from the beginning to truly get to know these characters more deeply.

The central focus of this book, at least according to the bo
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Drebbles
Jun 05, 2013 Drebbles rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008
It's almost Christmas in Cedar Cove and Pastor Dave Flemming has plenty on his mind - the Christmas pageant (with live animals!), sermons to write, sick parishioners to visit and more. He's a busy man, but his wife Emily suspects something else is going on and begins to think her beloved husband is up to no good. Other residents of Cedar Cove have their own issues to deal with. Sheriff Troy Davis is pining after long lost love Faith Beckwith; Christie Levitt is fighting her attraction to limo dr ...more
Mahoghani 23
Jan 24, 2016 Mahoghani 23 rated it liked it
Shelves: series-books
You never know whose the person causing the deception. This storyline included the pastor of the community who was supposedly accused of stealing the jewelry of one of his deceased parishioners. All instances points him out to be the culprit but if you can't trust the pastor, who can you trust?

The pastor and his wife are struggling with their financial burdens and it would appear pretty likely that he took to supplement their finances. Looks can be deceiving. At the same time within this storyl
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Susan
8 Sandpiper Way is the eighth book of the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber, set in present-day Washington state, in a fictitious small coastal town. The series follows the trials and tribulations of the town's residents. Each book's title is the address of the resident(s) whose story is the main plot.

Pastor Dave Flemming and his wife Emily live at 8 Sandpiper Way. Emily is distraught over her husband Dave's suspicious behavior. She becomes convinced he is seeing another woman. She finally co
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Chris
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Cara
Dec 19, 2012 Cara rated it liked it
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Marianne
Jul 05, 2012 Marianne rated it it was amazing
8 Sandpiper Way is the 8th in the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. As well as favourite well-known characters making a welcome reappearance, Macomber introduces the reader to some new characters, as well as getting the reader more involved in some of the background characters from earlier novels in the series. It’s Thanksgiving, and in the busy time before the Holiday, Olivia Lockhart Griffin faces breast cancer with the support of Jack and her dear friend, Grace, and her extended family. E ...more
Shelley
Oct 13, 2013 Shelley rated it it was ok
A really good psychiatrist needs to open a practice in Cedar Cove. Everyone in town is emotionally stunted and/or lacks common sense.

Justine: You should not be allowed to have children since your mother's 105-degree fever prompts you to call her husband and ask him what you should do. Gee, I don't know, hmmm...CALL AN AMBULANCE MAYBE??? My God, are you that stupid woman?

Christie and James: Yet another couple who push each other away and can't communicate. I swear that every single adult in thi
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