8 Sandpiper Way (Cedar Cove, #8)
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8 Sandpiper Way (Cedar Cove #8)

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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...more
Paperback, 371 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Mira Books (first published September 1st 2007)
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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
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...more
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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
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...more
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
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
Marianne Jay
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.
James (DayOldNews)
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.
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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.
Christy Farmer
8 Sandpiper Way is book 8 of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series. Narration begins with Emily Flemming, wife of local Pastor, Dave Flemming. With the recent purchase of their dream home and her family doing well, Emily Flemming's life seems almost idyllic until the discovery of vintage diamond earrings in the pocket of her husband's suit.

The earrings along with unexplained demands on his time soon leads to speculation of an affair. Even in an idyllic community such as Cedar Cove, Emily soon real...more
Pleasant visit with old friends in the Cedar Cove series.
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
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
What I believe is the penultimate book in the Cedar Cove series, this is perhaps not the most emotionally deep book of the series.

This is set during the lead up to Christmas - Olivia has cancer and has just had her operation ahead of chemo. As a result, there is none of the divorce settlement proceedings evident in the early stories.

The local Pastor is keeping secrets from his wife, which leads her to
suspect he's having an affair - and everyone else to think he's a thief. it turns out that the...more
In this delightful book, "8 Sandpiper Way (Cedar Cove, Book 8)," we are introduced to a cast of characters so charming and homey that they could be your friends and/or neighbors. This one begins with a letter addressed to "Dear Reader," from a distraught woman named Emily Flemming. She suspects that her husband—the minister, no less!—is having an affair.

We are then launched into the day-to-day lives of this town's residents, and with each snippet of their lives, we become more and more invested...more
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
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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...more
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...more
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
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This is the 8th book in the Cedar Cove series. This book continues the stories of Dave and Emily Fleming, Christie Miller, James Wilbur, Olivia Lockhart Griffin, Troy Davis, Faith Beckwith, Shaw Wilson and Tanni Bliss.

Emily Fleming has found diamond earrings in her husband's suit coat pocket and knows they don't have the funds to afford jewelry of this nature. She originally believes her husband is having an affair.

Christie Miller is falling for James Wilbur and he may be falling for her as wel...more
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...more
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
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...more
The best way that I could describe this book is a form of soap opera. It reminds me of the events on going events in Wisteria Lane (Desperate Housewives for the uninitiated).

I would have liked to give this book 3.5 stars if it were possible. I did enjoy reading it but agreed with one of another reviewer in that at the start of the book the characters came at you at such a speed that I was almost dizzy with trying to keep up. Unfortunately for me this was the 8th book in the series but happened t...more
I don't know why I keep reading Debbie Macomber. Slow learner I guess.

This is a typical offering--potentially interesting storyline, but written very tritely and flatly with stereotypical characters. I'm getting the feeling that Mrs. Macomber doesn't have very much in depth experience with actual people outside of PTA meetings and her church.

This book almost became a wall banger on a couple of occasions, most notably when one of the characters keeps rejecting a guy because he is unresponsive to...more
And the truth will set you free.

In the eighth book of the series the people of Cedar Cove find when they tell the truth people believe them. When they share their fears their friends support them.

If the reader has become familiar with the neighbors of Cedar Cove this novel will not disappoint.

Finally if you are reading the series in order please read A Cedar Cove Christmas next, even if it isn't the Christmas season. It introduces several new characters who appear in 92 Pacific Boulevard.
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