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16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove #1)

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Olivia Lockhart
16 Lighthouse Road
Cedar Cove, Washington

Dear Listener,

You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories—maybe even their secrets!

I have to admit that my own secrets are pretty open. My marria
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Published December 28th 2008 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2001)
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Sometimes only Debbie will do.

I just have to say it! I love Debbie Macomber! There's just something about these books of hers that is so darn cozy and comforting. My favorite characters are always "les femmes d'un certain âge". Sometimes the younger dames can get a tad frustrating. They're always doing this thing where they run back and forth to their dude like 25 times before they finally give into their burning lust and settle down for a life of love and commitment (Kandice, you know what I'm
My last completed book of 2014:):

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Welcome to Cedar Cove :) My new fictional hometown... I may spend my time going between there and Boonsboro...

"A letter" on the back from Olivia welcomes us to step into her world and meet everyone. We open with a day in Olivia's courtroom where she's hearing a petition from a young married couple who want to dissolve a prenuptial agreement so they can get a divorce.

Right away, we're plunged into the lives of Olivia and her mother Charlotte, her
This is the first book in the Cedar Cover series and also my first read by Debbie Macomber. Let's just say that I am hooked. I adore Macomber's writing style. This is one of those books you curl up with on a cold night with tons of blankets and a cup of cocoa and just enjoy reading. I read this right after finishing Insurgent and it was perfect to clear my mind and lighten the mood.

There are so many characters and stories told in this book and Macomber does an excellent job with each one. There
I've never read Debbie Macomber before and one of my twitter buddies suggested that I try her Cedar Cove series so I requested the first book in the series from my library.

It was interesting. The writing was emotional and compelling. When I opened the novel, I got sucked into the situation with Cecilia and Ian a young married couple having to deal with the loss of their child, their new marriage, and Ian's military career. I think those two resonated with me the most because when I was a Sergean
Well my mother was right. I finally read the first of the Cedar Cove books and loved it. Debbie Macomber has created a memorable place full of heartwarming people.

16 Lighthouse Road is the home of Olivia Lockhart. She is a family court judge. When Cecilia and Ian Randall seek a divorce in her courtroom, she denies them the divorce feeling they have not tried hard enough to make their marriage work. Sitting in the courtroom is her mother Charlotte. A woman who's heart is in the right place and lo
Lisa Kay
This is a review of the audio version of this book. Note: Narrator Sandra Burr does a good job on all the various voices necessary for the first in this small-town series.

I selected this book to fulfill a “Featured Author” challenge read. I fell into the B category: Familiar with her work, and wouldn’t mind reading her again. After finishing this sweet story, I would say I’m in the A category: Would definitely look at her other books, since I've enjoyed this one very much.

This is a nice story, w
Wonderful emotional story of love,betrayal,pain,loss,friendships,confusions,anger and second chances.Each character's emotion was brought out so beautifully.I was really happy Cecelia-Ian both did not throw away their marriage the second chance that they got they made an effort and got their HEA,Grace my heart goes out to her after 35 years of marriage such loneliness pain anger but looking forward to see why Dan went away,Olivia glad she and Jack cleared out their misunderstanding.Looking forwa ...more
Wow I have just finished reading this book for the second time ! I would happily give it 6 stars if it was possible.
I found I could really relate to all the characters and liked them all too. Based on 4 families and 5 pairs of characters it was a pure delight to read.
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This is not a typical Macomber book. After reading it, I'd be hard pressed to recommend it. It's not bad, but it's not great either. It's just what is it, which felt like a soap opera. She had too many main characters with active storylines. She flipped to each person's point of view, so you were inside nearly everyone's head at some point. It took a long time for the book to get going. In the beginning it was just too confusing. I didn't care about any of the characters til halfway into the boo ...more
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What a gem of a book this was! I enjoyed reading this book so much that I finished it in 2 days! Debbie Macomber truly has a gift in novel writing. I was emotionally attached to this story for many different reasons. This is the first book in the Cedar Cove Series and I am super delighted that I finally got around to reading it!. I loved the town of Cedar Cove and the residents in it! I also loved that the storyline had Navy in it! Being a Navy Wife myself, I can relate somewhat to the deploymen ...more
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Mar 27, 2011 Julia rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Julia by: Romance Readers Reading Challenge for April
I found this book really weird and certainly not what I was expecting. It follows the love lives of several women linked by circumstance and friendship in an idyllic medium-sized community. It starts when Cecilia, who is trying to get a divorce after less than a year following the death of her baby, is told by the presiding judge that she will have to go to a hearing, and in the meantime they should try mediation. The Judge, Olivia, is falling in love with the local newspaper editor, a newcomer ...more
I enjoyed reading this book. It's the first book I've read by Macomber, it was recommended to me by the peolpe at my favorite used book store. Said to be be clean and fun. The first in this series with many other books and series to read. Definately a great recommendation. It is fun to read a little slow paced in parts but interesting at the same time. I will read the rest of the series as I come to find them at the library or used book store.
Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
What a vividly real story. Macomber develops this world with a downplayed vigour that draws you right into the heart of Cedar Cove. I also appreciate the fact that although this town is very well developed throughout this first novel of the series, Macomber doesn`t reveal all of its secrets, leaving more to be explored in future instalments of the series. Through this town she tells a brilliantly crafted tale that will go straight to your heart. Macomber evokes your imagination and your emotions ...more
I have to say that curiosity got the best of me. With so many books by Debbie Macomber, I had to try one, but their floralry looking covers were a turn off. I listened to the audio version of this one and didn't realize for quite some time that I had stared part of the way through the book, not understanding why some things didn't add up, but even without the missing pieces, it was interesting enough to keep me going and I found I rather enjoyed this one.

In this one, there's lots of different re
I will admit I'm a latecomer to Debbie Macomber and her Cedar Cove stories. I was lucky enough to pick one up to read on our community loaner library shelf, and I discovered a writer with a sweetly sentimental contemporary voice. When I'm in the mood for a straightforward romance with warm feelings of home, I now reach for one of Debbie's books.

16 Lighthouse Road is my first foray into the lives of Judge Olivia, her mother Charlotte, and her selection of friends and family. I was very happy with
"16 Lighthouse Road" is the first book in Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series and it focuses on the lives of several people living there. Cecelia and Ian Randall married when Cecelia became pregnant, but their baby died while Navy man Ian was at sea. Now they want to divorce because Cecelia can't forgive Ian for not being there when she needed him the most. Judge Olivia Lockhart catches newspaper editor Jack Griffin's attention when she is reluctant to grant the divorce until the Randall's try t ...more
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Olivia Lockhart is at the center of this ensemble piece, the first in the Cedar Cove series. Olivia is a family court judge. Her own marriage ended in divorce some years back and she has a tenuous relationship with her daughter, Justine (who is dating an older and very unsuitable man). Olivia’s mother, Charlotte, likes to visit the judge’s courtroom and when she weighs in on a divorce case Olivia decides to deny the divorce petition. Her court decision captures the
I started to read this Cedar Cove book because starting this summer, The Hallmark Channel will have a series called Cedar Cove and I wanted to try to read the books first. I know I won't get them all done in time, but whatever I can get done will help.

I really liked this book even though there were so many characters in it. I had to write notes about each one so I wouldn't mix them up which I have done before in other books I have read. The book focuses on the lives of 5 people and the things t
16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD by Debbie Macomber is 377 pages in paperback form. It is #1 in Cedar Cove Series.

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Olivia Lockhart
16 Lighthouse Road
Cedar Cove, Washington

Dear Reader,

You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove because I want you to meet my family, friends and neighbors. Come and hear their stories -- maybe even their secrets!

I have to admit that my own secrets are pretty open. My marriage fail
I needed something a bit cozy to read after having a bit of real life tragedy rain on me & this fit the bill perfectly. I did catch the first episode of Cedar Cove on Hallmark Channel & knew that I needed to read the series. It's light & has just enough heart to pull me in & make me smile. It's nice to drop in on a small town & spend time with people who are living their lives without too much darkness & angst (I read plenty of that as it is). This was a nice change of pa ...more
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I originally wanted to read this book because A) I liked Debbie Macomber books and B) they are making a series out of these books on hallmark channel. Then the dilema came of how I was going to read the cedar cove series while reading all the other books I wanted to read in January/February. The library has a relatively new feature of letting you check out eboo
This was a fun and quick book that introduced lots of charming characters, sweet friendships, and budding romances. Although there were some annoyingly over-the-top cloyingly sweet details (Charlotte being my least favorite character with her nonstop baking, gossiping, and meddling ways), the overall saccharine storyline was tempered with bits of realism like Jack's strained relationship with his son due to {SPOILER ALERT} longtime alcoholic addiction. I also felt some of the lead females exhibi ...more
Katie B-K
So I started this book series years ago (probably about when it came out and I bought the book at the grocery store) but gave up after a few books because I couldn't keep the characters straight. Too many people with names that started with C, I think. But there are now a TON of them, and I like a good saga, so I thought I'd start over and see whether I liked them again. And largely, I do. The biggest complaint I have is that the politics of the book are weirdly conservative. For example, every ...more

16 Lighthouse Road is book #1 in the famous Cedar Cove series. Cedar Cove series is a secular series, and I chose to read these books because so many people have been gushing about how wonderful the Cedar Cove series is on the Hallmark Channel. I have not seen the TV series, though.

Cecilia and Ian Randall have not even been married for a year. During that time, they’ve been mostly separated because of Ian’s Navy duties. Cecilia gave birth their baby daught
Cheryl C.
16 Lighthouse Road is the first book in the series that introduces Olivia Lockhart and her family and friends to readers. I can see how this series became popular and turned into a television series, as the books have a somewhat soap opera feel to them. Drama and romance span the book's 400 pages.

The sheer amount of characters introduced in this novel can lead to a bit of confusion, but the small community feel to the story is nice. Cecilia and Ian Randall and their friends seem to be specific t
16 Lighthouse Road introduces us to interesting cast of characters in the fictional town of Cedar Cove, Washington (just a ferry ride from Seattle). We meet Charlotte Jefferson, the nice, elderly lady who cooks up a storm and seems to know everyone. Her daughter, Judge Olivia Lockhart, a family court judge, and Olivia's daughter Justine, who is involved with man old enough to be her father. We also meet Olivia's best friend Grace, whose husband has seemingly disappeared and a myriad other people ...more
This is the first book of the Cedar Cove series. I actually hadn't heard about this author until I was looking for knitting books, I came across her books. In there I learned about this series, and from then, I decided to pick up her books. Deciding with which series to start with was difficult.

Anyway, 16 Lighthouse Road is a very easy read. You get to meet several people from Cedar Cove and learn how their lives are intertwined. You get to fall in love with these characters, get your heat broke
Another Debbie Macomber series begins! Hurray! We are introduced to the residents of Cedar Cove, Washington, a beautiful coastal community where the people are happy and friendly, but they carefully hide their secrets. The story starts with a judge's decree of "Divorce Denied" then takes us to the judge's chambers, an assisted living care facility, the senior center, The Taco Shack, the USS George Washington, Australia, the evening fitness class, the local newspaper office, a bed and breakfast i ...more
My favourite genres are fantasy and paranormal but I have also come to enjoy this kind of women's fiction. Just every day stuff going on in a small community. This is the first book in the series so there are a lot of characters to figure out and it did take me a wee bit of time before I got them right. There are a lot of loose ends when the book finishes but that is okay and I am looking forward to continue this series. I also liked that not everything had a happy ending as that is a part of li ...more
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Cedar Cove (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • 311 Pelican Court (Cedar Cove, #3)
  • 44 Cranberry Point (Cedar Cove, #4)
  • 50 Harbor Street (Cedar Cove, #5)
  • 6 Rainier Drive (Cedar Cove, #6)
  • 74 Seaside Avenue (Cedar Cove, #7)
  • 8 Sandpiper Way (Cedar Cove, #8)
  • 92 Pacific Boulevard (Cedar Cove, #9)
  • 1022 Evergreen Place (Cedar Cove, #10)
  • 1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove, #11)
The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1 ) A Good Yarn (Blossom Street, #2) 204 Rosewood Lane (Cedar Cove, #2) Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street, #5) Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)

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