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A Cedar Cove Christmas (Cedar Cove #8.5)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  6,061 Ratings  ·  425 Reviews
Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wyse arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby's father. David Rhodes had said he'd be in town. But he isn't. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there's no room at the local inn.…

So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests, but they offer her a

Hardcover, 280 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Mira Books (first published November 1st 2007)
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ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
Only because I'm reading the whole series am I reading this. Otherwise the description alone is gag worthy! as she plays on TOO MANY religious christmas eve events. (ie pregant Mary Josephine Wyse, no room at the inn, 3 wyse men arriving, living in a room over the stables with a donkey and camel are housed, etc.) Sounds so cheesy and ridiculous!

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Vannessa Anderson
Jan 01, 2009 Vannessa Anderson rated it liked it
Shelves: debbie-macomber
A Cedar Cove Christmas is a tender story about a typical romance gone array. Mary Jo falls in love and gets pregnant with the wicked David Rhodes who left the residents of Cedar Cove with a bad taste in their mouths for his scandalous behavior. Mary Jo’s brothers vows to go to Cedar Cove to find David Rhodes and make him do right by their sister. Not wanting to disrupt David Rhodes and his family’s holiday by warning them of her brothers intention, she travels to Cedar Cove alone to ward off tro ...more
BJ Rose
This is a corny but cute modern telling of the first Christmas. Mary Josephine Wyse is unmarried and heavily pregnant with no daddy in sight, so she sets off for a small town – Cedar Cove – where he said he’d be spending Christmas with his parents. But the parents aren’t home & there’s no room in any of the inns, but a good-hearted woman puts her up in an apartment above the barn. The barn houses an ox and a lamb and a bad-tempered camel in addition to the horses (the town does a live manger ...more
This book was much better than The Perfect Christmas which I just read and didn't like. The story is fiction not romance but I liked the Christmasy feel and small town setting. The characters were nice to read about and unlike her other book I was actually drawn in emotionally. I am not going to run out and get more of her books but this one wasn't bad.
Nov 12, 2014 Barb rated it it was amazing
Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wyse arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby's father. David Rhodes had said he'd be in town. But he isn't. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there's no room at the local inn....
So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests, but they offer her a room over their stable (currently sheltering the animals--including a donkey and a camel--for Cedar Cove's Nativity pageant
Dec 11, 2008 Stacy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-we-own
I got this book for my birthday (in October), and "saved" it to read during the holiday season. I was not disappointed! I have liked all of the Cedar Cove books that I've read, and this one picks up after book 8 and has a wonderful Christmas theme.

MaryJo Wyse is pregnant and looking for the baby's father in Cedar Cove. Oddly enough, she has three brothers (the Wyse men) and ends up taking refuge in a barn that happens to be housing animals for the local church's live nativity scene. The author w
Jonel Boyko
Dec 08, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: honorary-6-star
This story is perfect to put you in the holiday spirit. It’s perfect as part of the Cedar Cove series or as a stand-alone for Christmas.

Through this tale Macomber pulled at my heartstrings and made me laugh like crazy. It was absolutely perfect. This story is simultaneously completely original and a traditional love story. I also love the many parallels you can draw to the original Christmas story. Not only does Macomber create a brilliant storyline for us to follow but she brings it to life wi
May 08, 2012 Marianne rated it it was amazing
A Cedar Cove Christmas is a novella in the popular Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. As well as many favourite Cedar Cove characters, this tale features a few new ones: Mary Jo Wyse, very pregnant, arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve in search of her baby’s father, David Rhodes. David, of course, has lied (again!) and that leaves Mary Jo stranded without a place to stay because, of course, there is no room at the inn. Macomber goes on to include as many elements of the first Christmas as ...more
Oct 21, 2015 Cecelia rated it liked it
That’s Mary Jo’s dilemma. She’s pregnant (nine months), abandoned by her ex-boyfriend. Her brothers are arguing, claiming they’ll find her ex and force him to marry her. It’s Christmas Eve and Mary Jo is determined to find her ex in Cedar Cove before her brothers find him first!

This was a delightful short book where you’ll become reacquainted with the Cedar Cove cast. It’s like a modern version of the original Christmas story, complete with 3 Wyze men, a King, a stable, barn animals, a drummer b
Laura Potter
I think this book was a good book. was written with a biblical story behind it of Mary and Joseph. I really think that there could have been more of a twist to it, would have made it better at the part where Mary was trying to find a hotel to stay at that by some surprise that there was a room available.
Over all I liked the story line, but I feel it followed the story in the bible to closely with Mary and her brothers bring her gifts and her staying at a woman's barn. All closely related to the
Nov 23, 2011 Loraine rated it really liked it
This delightfully wacky modern day version of the Nativity story is creative and funny. Debbie Macomber did a great job of using the animals from the church's nativity, 3 brothers whose last name just happens to be Wyse, fireworks to represent the Star of the East, and even a restaurant owner who resembles Scrooge to retell a story of peace and love.
Dawn ♥ romance
Dec 28, 2014 Dawn ♥ romance rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
An entertaining holiday story although there was very little romance. The plot was fun and the action interesting as we discover all the similarities to the seasonal story. Mary Jo is nine months pregnant and looking for the father of her baby when she has a dizzy spell and paramedic Mack is called.
Kim Visconti
Oct 20, 2012 Kim Visconti rated it it was amazing
Loved it :) one of my favorite Christmas stories. Love Debbie macomber.
Kathy Smith
Dec 21, 2014 Kathy Smith rated it it was amazing
As always Debbie delivered another amazing Cedar Cove book!
Marie Godley
Jan 04, 2012 Marie Godley rated it it was amazing
A lovely heartwarming Christmas story.
Aug 10, 2014 Susan rated it it was ok
A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber is a novella set in Cedar Cove at Christmas, narrating events that occur between books 8 and 9 of her Cedar Cove series, and introducing new characters likely to recur in the series.

Pregnant Mary Jo Wyse travels from Seattle to Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve to find David Rhodes if possible, or at least to meet his parents, to tell them about their soon-to-arrive grandchild. Mary Jo’s older brothers (the 3 Wyse men) are fighting mad that David has not conta
Jan 28, 2014 Joyce rated it it was amazing
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Nov 26, 2012 Dawn rated it liked it
This may be a 2.5 star.
I'll start with the positive. As cheesy, and I mean cringe-worthy cheesiness, it's still a Christmas romance and I liked it. It was such a fast read and I bought it second hand so I really can't complain much. I loved some of the characters and felt a bit that I hadn't been let it on all the secrets. There seemed to be quite a bit of name-dropping but I hadn't realize that this is 8.5 in the series. I might just have to go back and read some of the other stories.

It was ju
Dec 27, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
I think it was a great little Christmas story. It kept my attention and I'm a sucker for a holiday story. The cute connections to the traditional Christmas story were enjoyable.
Dec 15, 2008 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: forpleasure
This story was okay. It was sort of corny how the author tried to fit the characters with the Nativity, like the heroine having three brothers with the last name of Wyse. Get it...three Wyse men? Sheesh. But it was a light read and the theme was warm and fuzzy. So if you like hot cocoa by the fire type books, this is one of them. Probably the best part was the scene where she has her baby. And the ending was kinda nice. But there was no satisfied SIGH at the end for me.
Dec 20, 2010 Karen rated it did not like it
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Rachel Brand
Sweet, enjoyable story but very predictable. I don't usually mind reading books where I can immediately guess the ending, but this one just seemed a bit too simplistic for me. I think that's sometimes the downfall with novellas - there's not enough substance to make you connect with the characters. 6/10
Lisa Currier
Sep 10, 2015 Lisa Currier rated it it was ok
Not the best of the series. Plot is cute & corny, having Mary give birth in a stable. The 3 Wyse brothers were obnoxious & clownish, not 3 men who could run a business. Just plodded along.
Mary Jo Wyse is on her way to Cedar Cove to find her "good for nothing" boyfriend to let him know that her brothers are on the warpath and to watch out for himself. Why? Because he left Mary Jo in the lurch and...well, I can't tell you the rest because it will ruin the story for you. The journey becomes difficult for her, even though her destination is truly not that far from where she lives. When she arrives, she meets some really nice and very helpful people. This story will be reminiscent of ...more
Oct 21, 2015 Faith rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
One of my favorite holiday books! I love the fact the it takes me to Cedar Cove once again with characters I enjoy so much. It makes you think about the reason for the season and the importance of family and the folks you consider family even if they can't claim it by blood.
Jackie Becker
Jan 02, 2016 Jackie Becker rated it it was amazing
Good Book
Beth Bender
Nov 29, 2014 Beth Bender rated it liked it
This book is complete fluff reading. As with most Debbie Macomber parts of it are completely ridiculous and her story lines are extremely simplistic and naive. She also makes religious references throughout the book. Other than the obvious hammering over the head with the similarities to the original Christmas story. That said, I found it much less ridiculous than some of her other books and it was an enjoyable light read. Like eating candy. Not great candy, like a high quality chocolate, but no ...more
Aug 02, 2015 Denise rated it really liked it
Sweet holiday read -- I enjoyed the play on words and names to relate to the real reason for the season!
Aug 07, 2009 Robyn rated it really liked it
Was a wonderful sweet read, couldn't put it down until I finished the entire book. Highly recommend this one.
Dec 15, 2015 Terry rated it really liked it
This was a great Christmas book and love all Debbie Macomber's books. If you have watched Cedar Cove on TV you will pretty well know the characters in this book. It started off with a girl that is pregnant and expecting in 2 weeks. She went to Cedar Cove to find the father of the baby. She gets there and nobody is at his parent's home and knew that the father had lied to her about being there for the baby's birth. It basically follows the Christmas story and the amazing way the author puts every ...more
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 950 weeks on the New York Times ...more
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