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6 Rainier Drive (Cedar Cove #6)

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As you may have heard, we've recently had quite a shock. My husband, Seth, and I lost our business, The Lighthouse restaurant --- to arson. The investigation continues. The prime suspect is a young ex-employee named Anson Butler, who disappeared right after the fire.

So Seth and I are trying to sort out our lives. (And let me
Kindle Edition, 489 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mar 08, 2009 Kati rated it really liked it
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.
Mar 24, 2012 Debby rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
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
Aug 22, 2013 Shelley rated it it was ok

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
Michelle Burgard
Five Lighthouses!

This series will always be one of my favorites. It has everything including characters to love and hate, ones to make you cry, ones to make you smile and ones to make you laugh. Well done, Macomber. On to book 7!
Jeanine Lent
I just love reading the Cedar Cove series. This is the 6th book, out of 12, in this series. I can't wait to get book number 7, to find out what will happen next. Each book contains some of the characters from earlier books, & the author also introduces new people & new situations. There is so much drama, but not silly, soap opera-like scenarios. They are very realistic people, which is what makes the stories so enjoyable. I can relate to many of the people & what they go through, in ...more
Mar 30, 2010 Drebbles rated it liked it
Shelves: 2006
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 did not like it
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
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
Trish (trishie7)
Aug 08, 2012 Trish (trishie7) rated it liked it
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
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
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Jan 10, 2014 Joyce rated it it was amazing
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
May 30, 2011 Jan rated it liked it
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. :)
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
Mahoghani 23
Apr 30, 2016 Mahoghani 23 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-books
One of the best reads of the series so far. Easy he book has a major character (s) along with other minor situations. I'm so glad that the arsonist was discovered and it was not Anson Butler. As you can see, I finished this book in two days.....that's how much I enjoyed it.

Great storylines, real-life situations within a small knit community. Almost makes you want to move there.
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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!!
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This was a frustrating one. Filled with accusations, misunderstandings and lack of communication, I wanted to throw this book. Justine is kind of whiny to me. Her plight in life is really not that huge. Her going around her husband's back was annoying. I wanted to smack her against the head.
Jan 16, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it
I had only read one of Debbie's books, Three Brides No Groom. It didn't blow me away, so when I downloaded this audio book on recommendation I was surprised how much I loved hearing about Cedar Cove. I hadn't read any of the other books in the series, but I still could follow along and really start getting into the characters. Justine and Seth's marriage is in such distress after the fire, watching them struggle and ultimately solve who burned down their restaurant was such a roller coaster. Mar ...more
Mar 01, 2009 Carol rated it liked it
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
Dec 09, 2013 Libby Sellers rated it liked it
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
I wish I didn't feel so connected to the characters because I'm tiring of how repetitive Macomber is in her writting. Much of the first quarter of her books is dedicated to rehashing everything that happened in the previous book, despite having a little letter up front kind of reminding you what had happened. This time I even noticed her rehashing things that happened as little as only ten pages earlier and the rehashing didn't really bring anything new to light. I suppose if she didn't rehash t ...more
Dec 17, 2014 Rachael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review Posted at Rachael Turns Pages

I do not know why I waited so long to come back to this series. I have not read a Cedar Cove book since July. I enjoyed 6 Rainier Drive so much.

Justine has always been my favorite character so I was excited to learn more about her life in 6 Rainier Drive. I used to not imagine her like the character on the show, but I totally do now. I think the actress that plays her fits Justine perfectly. I also liked seeing more Linette and Rachel in this novel. Allison Co
May 18, 2012 Natalie rated it really liked it
Shelves: macomber
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
Jul 29, 2013 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 27, 2015 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 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
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
Jan 23, 2012 Marianne rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 13, 2010 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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 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
Jul 17, 2014 Jaclyna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels
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.
Aug 31, 2010 Melissa rated it liked it
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
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Cedar Cove (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • 204 Rosewood Lane (Cedar Cove, #2)
  • 311 Pelican Court (Cedar Cove, #3)
  • 44 Cranberry Point (Cedar Cove, #4)
  • 50 Harbor Street (Cedar Cove, #5)
  • 74 Seaside Avenue (Cedar Cove, #7)
  • 8 Sandpiper Way (Cedar Cove, #8)
  • 92 Pacific Boulevard (Cedar Cove, #9)
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