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311 Pelican Court (Cedar Cove #3)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  11,557 Ratings  ·  449 Reviews
Rosie Cox loves her home town. But people are very nosey. Everyone knows that she & her husband Zach, recently got a divorce. Everyone also knows that Judge Olivia decreed an unusual custody arrangement. It won't be the kids moving between her place & Zach's. Rosie & Zach will be going back & forth!
Paperback, 378 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Mira Books (first published 2003)
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Tracey The book is part of a series so keep reading the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber and chances are the characters will be mentioned again. It…moreThe book is part of a series so keep reading the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber and chances are the characters will be mentioned again. It starts with 16 Lighthouse Road if you haven't read that one yet. I am on book three myself (Pelican Ct)- you can tell the next book in the series by the number the address title starts with. This is 311 so the next address will start with a 4. Hope this helps!(less)
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Nov 02, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Suzanne by: Marianne
Shelves: borrowed
This little series is my go to after heavier reads. I had just finished Middlesex and I liked this just as much, of course in different ways! Grace is a little annoying, as are some people in real life so that's just good practice for my diplomacy skills, and in these books some happenings really don’t ring true to me. I do enjoy them for what they are, and they are not written as a literary masterpieces.

Let me just say right now that I’d love my 14 year old daughter to come back to her old sel
Aug 18, 2015 TL rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
So glad I finally got around to reading this again:)

Another wonderful installment in this series... Can I move to Cedar Cove? I'll work two jobs there if I have to :)

There's romance abound, but not a smooth road for those involved... also a bit of mystery where the man at Bob and Peggy's B&B is concerned. Even though we do get answers, there's still plenty of questions.

Zach and Rosie's story didn't feel as abrupt as it did when they first introduced in the last book. As I got to know them, I
Nov 09, 2015 Denise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting, quick read about several relationships in Cedar Cove. It is not your typical romance book. A nice read but nothing memorable.
Jun 06, 2009 Shonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2009
I’ve really enjoyed this series that author Debbie Macomber has written. The characters are warm and engaging and the reader cannot help but to wonder what will happen next in Cedar Cove. Although this is classified as a romance novel, there’s a bit of a mystery as well.

The mystery begins when Dan Sherman, Grace’s husband, leaves his family. Later his body is found next to a suicide note. In the note, Dan informs Grace about an incident that happened during Vietnam. This incident has haunted him
Jessalee Shields-Dulaney
Feb 04, 2016 Jessalee Shields-Dulaney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jessy
Debbie does it again! You can never go wrong reading her books. I just love the characters in this series. Judge Olivia Lockhart never ceases to make me laugh with her court sentences. She is 2 for 2. I am wondering about these men ... seems like someone has a vendetta against them... is Vietnam the key. Wonderful book. Wonderful series. If you are looking to read a book-series that gives you a small town feeling and makes you want to live there this is the one for you. Even adds a little suspen ...more
Jonel Boyko
Dec 07, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Welcome back to Cedar Cove, the town that will steal your heart & leave you believing in happy endings, even if there are some bumps along the road. I really appreciate how realistic this story is. Macomber never rushes her characters, but rather allows relationships to build slowly, continuing on throughout the series. Although I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, I found it harder to get into than the first 2 novels in the series. Once I was immersed in the story I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I real
311 Pelican Court is the third installment of the Cedar Cove series. It starts out with the annoying divorced couple from the last book, but I will say that I ended up enjoying the way things turned out with that part of the story. The plot threads that were left hanging in book two were wrapped up here and I was glad of that. This series is light soap opera fare and surprisingly it's been the perfect counter to the heavy fantasy world of Brandon Sanderson that I've been listening to on audio. I ...more
Feb 25, 2010 Drebbles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006
"311 Pelican Court", the third book in Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series, focuses mainly on the divorce of Zach and Rosie Cox. Judge Olivia Lockhart has decreed that while Zach and Rosie will split custody, their children will stay in one house, and Zach and Rosie will move back and forth between houses. This unique arrangement will change their relationship in a way they never could have imagined. Olivia is struggling with her own relationship issues as she has to decide between getting back ...more
This book was ok. I was really into at first, but then it just seemed like it went on and on. I was glad that Maryellen finally realized that Jon was cool and they got together. Ditto with Olivia and Jack. And Zach and Rosie work out their problems. Now she just needs to get Grace and Cliff together, which happens in a later book I think. But these books kind of makes me not want to get into a relationship. All these people do is fight. Geez Debbie. There are some sane people out there in the wo ...more
Jul 02, 2015 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maryellen treats Jon as she does and is surprised he doesn`t want to let her close.

Grace treats Cliff as she does and is surprised he ends their relationship.

But as usual, sweet, charming book.
Lisa Kay
Loved catching up on the characters in the romantic soap-opera set in a charming cove. Can’t believe Grace was so stupid; but, then again, in a way I can. :) Certainly glad (view spoiler)
Sep 25, 2007 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Part of ongoing series based in Cedar Cove. Great mix of mystery and intertwining of lives and love stories. Apparently this is the 3rd book in the series with 44 Cranberry being the next book.
Jun 14, 2017 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as 2 but still very good. On to #4.
I would give this audio a 3.5

I love the Cedar Cove books. Macomber has a relaxing style to her writing that I enjoy. The reader of the Cedar Cove books reiterates this, and I enjoy listening to them.

What I love so much is all of the plots twined together. I enjoy the fact that there isn't just one character focus - they are all equally important in their own way. I really like this style of storytelling.

In this novel, readers are thrust into a mystery, one that has been building since book one.
Jun 07, 2013 Lynda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lynda by: I wanted to read it in preparation for TV series.
Rosie and Zach have recently divorced. They have two children that they both love and are concerned about, as well as, the family court judge Olivia Lockhart. Judge Lockhart's decree is that the parents will move in and out of the family home on their custody days instead of the children. The kids are upset about the divorce and make each parents life uncomfortable, but they also inform Rosie and Zach about what the other is doing. Each parent is having to learn independence as a single parent. ...more
Mar 08, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was book 3 in the famous Cedar Cove series. This novel focused on Zach and Rosie Cox. They get a divorce and Judge Olivia makes an interesting custody agreement – instead of uprooting their children from their home, Zach and Rosie will need to share the house. Each parent must spend half of their week in the home, the other half in an apartment. This proves a weird arrangement and forces Zach and Rosie to re-think their marriage.

Zach and Rosie also have to deal with behavioral problems with
Sep 15, 2012 Sharon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm finished with this series. I can't stand the character of Grace. The woman can't make up her mind about what she wants - she still seems to need some sort of closure from her first marriage, she meets a wonderful man who would do anything for her and adores her, but she'd rather have an online affair with the brother of her best friend (she knows it's wrong because he's married - but he's not happy in his marriage and plans on leaving his wife ... blah, blah, blah). And Olivia - what woman w ...more
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Jan 24, 2016 Mahoghani 23 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-books
Everyone in this small town supports each other as well as try not to judge but do. This story revolved around multiple situations; Maryellen and Jon, Stan (Olivia's ex-husband) is divorcing his wife and he wants Olivia back, Grace is dealing with her husband's suicide and dealing with her feelings for Cliff Harding & Olivia's brother, Will, a man dies at the Thyme and Tide bed and breakfast but the owners don't know him nor do they know why he died.

The main story dealt with Zach and Rosie w
I'd give this book 3 1/2 stars because Debbie Macomber is a talented writer; however, the storyline didn't capture my interest as much as I had hoped. I really enjoy Macober's Blossom Street series but then I also have a fondness for small business owners, knitting, and Seattle. 311 Pelican Court was the first book of the Cedar Cove series I read. There was a nice array of colorful characters, but at times I felt like they were a bit too whiney and the story drug on longer than it needed. Grace ...more
Jan 26, 2012 Tasneem rated it liked it
This was really well written. I enjoyed the fact that the stories revolved around people of all ages. Nice to see older people falling in love too. I think a bit more of an ethnic mix might make the stories more interesting, but this is very well portrayed middle-America.

I did find Grace annoying though. She doesn't know what she wants, and makes silly decisions. But I suppose that just goes to show how even nice sensible people are idiots when it comes to attraction and relationships.

Rosie and
Joleen Devens
Jan 15, 2016 Joleen Devens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rosie Cox 311 Pelican Court Cedar Grove, Washington Dear Reader, One ting about Cedar Grove -- people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take me, for instance. Everybody in the town knows that my husband, Zach, and I recently got a divorce. Everybody also know that Judge Olivia Lockhard decreed a pretty unusual custody arrangement. It won't be the kids moving between my place and Zach's. We're the ones who'll be going back and forth! Olivia isn't immune to gossip herself. Will s ...more
Wonderful book,really happy with how the story went ahead Zach-Rosie realises & accepted their mistakes and get back together,Olivia-Jack so happy these two work out their misunderstanding and get married,Stan what do i say he was not ready to accept but he did give in really hope he has understood its too late and move on,i have my doubts why he is asking Grace for dinner really hope she is not being used again,Grace ohh dear way she was used by Will(wanted to smack him) but Grace was also ...more
Nov 22, 2013 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm actually really enjoying the Cedar Cove series...As the people of the small town deal with the ups, and downs of their everyday lives.

Book #3 focuses on Rosie, and Zach, who were introduced in book #2 when their marriage was crumbling. Now divorced and dealing with the unconventional ruling from Judge Olivia Lockhart, can they move on so they can be co-parents.
Meanwhile Grace Sherman struggles with being a widow, trying to move on. While Olivia, and Jack's relationship moves forward, Olivia
Emily Erdmann
This review is going to by my thoughts on the book. It is not going to give an overview, so it may or may not contain spoilers.

I did not read any other books from this series. 311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber greatly confused me. I didn't like that the book featured four different couples instead of just one, so after only two or three pages it would switch to a different couple which for me took a while to get used to, and to sort all of the characters out in my head. I also didn't apprecia
Dec 30, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you love great romance series, you'll enjoy Debbie Macomber's 311 Pelican Court, the 3rd book in the Cedar Cove series. When Rosie Cox got divorced, Judge Olivia Lockhart gave her and her ex a weird ruling--they had to give the house to their two kids. Between them, they tried to make it work with the visitation agreement, while second guessing what went wrong in their marriage, while it had affected their kids the most. Slowly they rekindled their feelings together. Meanwhile while they trie ...more
Once again, Macomber brings us into the lives of the residents of Cedar Cove. We follow the trials and tribulations of Grace, Olivia, Charlotte, and everyone's respective children. Book 3 focuses on Zach and Rosie Cox, the couple we met in Book 2 whose marriage was falling apart. After getting divorced, Judge Lockhart makes a unique custody ruling which allows the children to remain in the family home and the parents to move back and forth. Can Zach and Rosie put their differences aside and focu ...more
Alice Harbin
This book is entertaining, but the intrigue(s) are rather obvious. With a cast of 24+ characters and 377 pages, one is scrambling to keep them all straight. Granted this is a book in a series, though the author's previous books about the small town of Cedar Cove are not listed. The setting is very close to where my brother and his family live and this sort of was amusing to me.
The reading is easy and flows well. Good for speed reading. It reminds me of the stuff soap operas are made of.
I've en
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
Still too much divorce and betryal in this series for my liking. Not a traditional romance at all. More like a soap opera. Some lingering questions for the previous book were answered and some weren't so the be continued... still goes on. I'm compelled almost more by the mystery of the background story arches (first about Dan's disappearance and now about the dead guy at the B&B) than with all the various romances. This series isn't bad, but it is different.
Apr 18, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again lots of characters to follow but some continuing from books one and two so easier to connect to as familiar names already while throwing in a couple of new people (no doubt as planned future book characters), with several more books in this series I'm looking forward to unlocking the secrets and stories behind many more characters and moving straight onto book 4 while names are fresh in my mind.
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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 990 weeks on the New York Times ...more
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