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50 Harbor Street (Cedar Cove #5)

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,959 Ratings  ·  286 Reviews
Corrie McAfee
50 Harbor Street
Cedar Cove, Washington

Dear Listener,

Considering that I'm married to Cedar Cove's private investigator, you might think I enjoy mysteries. But I don't—especially when they involve us! Roy and I have been receiving anonymous postcards and messages asking if we "regret the past." We don't know what they mean….

On a more positive note, we're both de
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Published May 20th 2008 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jun 12, 2016 Suzanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
A bit too sweet, but I'll read em' all. I'm tossing up with this one, as I've rated everyone of this series so far a 4. Very very nice, too nice, everything falling into place easily. I know these books have their place but just so sickly sweet. Every meal is described and every moral is in check. I'll keep reading as they're a given easy read. I honestly do enjoy them, they just lack oomph and any type of challenge. It's a Christian theme that's not at all edgy. I know, they're not meant to be! ...more
Jul 19, 2015 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I liked the book, it's entertaining and fast-paced.

I have one very shallow complaint. I request that Macomber no longer describe what people are wearing. I find the clothing choices to be huge character turn-offs. When a young and pretty Linnette dons a vest with sequined Christmas trees on it for a hot date, I physically cringe.

When a grown woman in her 50's tries on several outfits and decides on a "blue denim jumper with big yellow daisies painted on the bib and a yellow turtleneck underneath
Mar 15, 2010 Drebbles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006
Someone is sending anonymous postcards to Corrie and Roy McAfee who live at "50 Harbor Street" in Cedar Cove, Washington. Roy is a private investigator who initially thinks the postcards refer to a past case of his, but he soon suspects otherwise. Their daughter Linette recently moved to Cedar Cove to work at the new health center. She is attracted to Dr. Chad Timmons, but much to her dismay, while he doesn't seem interested in her, ranch worker Cal Washburn is. Other residents in Cedar Cove hav ...more
Jun 21, 2016 Marianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
50 Harbor Street is the 5th in Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series. Once again we join the residents of Cedar Cove in their daily lives. The mystery of the anonymous postcards being sent to the McAfees is finally solved as someone from their past returns to their lives. Olivia’s determination to get Jack fit backfires on her. Newly married Charlotte Jefferson-Rhodes and her family have encounters with her new stepson, David. Grace’s relationship with Cliff Harding continues on a rollercoaster ri ...more
Nov 05, 2011 Ladyacct rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The current situation and some other things were good there is getting to be too much repeating what happened in the previous books for my taste, I REALLY HATE that, I feel as a reader who picked up the books from the beginning I am being vomited on with info from previous books. Case in point, practically half of chapters two, three, and four are rehashing of books one through four. I noticed in book four there was a leaning towards a 'filling in' but was hoping it wasn't going to happen but al ...more
Jeanine Lent
This was the 5th book in the Cedar Cove series, & it is just as good as the first 4 books. 50 Harbor Street is the home of Roy & Corrie McAfee. Some issues that started in book 4 are resolved here. Other new things will continue on book 6. For instance, Roy & Corrie McAfee were getting anonymous postcards, which worried them a lot. We do find out who has been sending them & why. There is another mystery which starts in this book, but we have to read book 6 to find out some answer ...more
Jan 20, 2013 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I suppose if I were reading these as they came out, all of the re-hashing the previously told stories for all of the charcaters would be helpful. However, reading them in succession, I feel like I'm getting cheated out of a quarter of a book worth of new material. I think the character descriptions would be sufficient. Anyway... already started on the next one.
Jonel Boyko
What a wonderful story! Macomber seamlessly tells the tales of the lives of those who live in Cedar Cove in such an unforgettable manner that I can’t stop thinking about it. She not only told a wonderful story, but was also engaged my emotions. I found myself trying to unravel certain parts of the story while also hoping for the best for others. All the while, Macomber brings this small town to life in such a manner that I felt as if I were actually there.

I absolutely love bouncing around betwee
Jan 03, 2015 Collyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 03, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 5 in the Cedar Cove series focuses on private investigator Roy McAfee and his wife Corrie. They are concerned when they start receiving cryptic postcards and a fruit basket from a mysterious source. While they work to solve the puzzle, their daughter Linnette moves back to town after completing a physicians assistant program.

As with other books in this series, Macomber notes the important plot points from previous books and follows multiple characters throughout the story. While the person
Jessalee Shields-Dulaney
Mar 14, 2016 Jessalee Shields-Dulaney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jessy
I am really enjoying Debbie's Cedar Cove series. I cannot read them quick enough but then I don't want them to end. I have had several surprises so far and looking forward to reading more. I highly recommend this series and most definitely this author. She is one of my favorites. I truly want to make Cedar Cove my home and all of the characters my neighbors.
Though I continue to enjoy the town life surrounding Cedar Cove I found this instalment predictable and since each book repeats background information from time to time so that it can be read individually if someone were to pick it up unaware it was part of a series of books I found myself skim reading paragraphs here and there as I already knew the background sections of the book relayed.
Don't like to do reviews with spoilers if it can be avoided so will just say I worked out the postcard myste
Claire Moss
Difficult to keep up with all the characters and plots in fact I'm still not sure of who knows who and why, it was probably a mistake reading the 5th in the series first, the main plot lines were quite predictable I think I prefer the blossom street series better but I will persevere as I like the author, it is a little annoying jumping from one story to the next every chapter but it does build up the suspense and I'm always eager to read on :)
Amy Vida
Feb 07, 2016 Amy Vida rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a well written book, but just too much work keeping track of all of the characters.
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I'm not sure why I'm continuing to read this books. While I still love the community concept and learning about the lives. But they aren't doing much for me. It isn't because there isn't any sex in it. It's because these are a bit too close to real life and I'm just not as interested in these types of books anymore.
Aug 01, 2015 Ferland rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book was OK....lots of characters.....easy read at lunch time..
However, did not appreciate that it did not draw any conclusions and finish what the outcome was for the characters in this book. Instead it forces you to read the next book to find out what happens to the end of the previous story. Did not appreciate that fact. So, therefore rated this book as horrible. Will not read any more of her books. Would have maybe read another because you want to and enjoyed it rather than feeling like
Kim Dempsey
I really didn't care too much for this book. I found it had way too many storylines and didn't follow it very well. The ending drove me nuts, I didn't seem to get closure on one of the storylines. This is one book you can skip.
Katie Q
Aug 23, 2012 Katie Q rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just like a typical American soap. Love it. So easy to read and relax. Looking forward to the next installment.
Teri Pre
Jan 01, 2013 Teri Pre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
Love this series!
Aug 02, 2013 Phyllis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Debbie Macomber is a good storyteller who creates characters that are real and that readers care about. Although the book focuses mainly on the McAfee's, there are numerous subplots going on as she has done with all the previous books in the series. Macomber will focus on one set of characters in one chapter, another set in the next chapter, yet another set in the next and so on throughout the book which can be confusing. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for which character is featured. I o ...more
Dec 17, 2013 Rachael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*Character Follow Along (spoilers included) posted at*

Say hello to my new favorite book from the Cedar Cove Series. This book had twists and turns around every corner and was not predictable at all. I enjoyed every character's story line and the relaxed set of Cedar Cove. Like I have said in past reviews these people that live in this fictional town don't feel like people
50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber is the fifth book of the Cedar Cove series, set in a small coastal town of present-day Washington state.

Cedar Cove series is a saga of lives and interrelationships of the town's inhabitants. Each book of the series has a main plot concerning the family who lives at the title address, while continuing the subplots of the families introduced in previous books.

50 Harbor Street focuses on the mysterious person sending postcards and gifts to Roy and Connie McAfee
Nov 17, 2009 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
The soap opera continues...

mainly around Corrie & Roy, whose daughter Linette moves into town to become the clinic's physcian assistant. She has her site set on another doctor, and almost looses Cal (a stutterer, and horse ranch worker - who does not stutter around horses or when making love), a viril, kind, man. She catches on just in time. Matt, the son, is introduced. He and Roy are estranged because he always went his own way (played soccer instead of football kind of conflicts)... they
A lot of things are happening around Cedar Cove. Corrie and Roy are getting strange postcards. They think it's someone that Roy had arrested back when he was still a cop. Justine and Seth have troubles as do a lot of the other couples in town - Jack and Olivia, MaryEllen and John and Cliff and Grace. Corrie tries to fix up her daughter Linnette with Cal, Cliff's employee. What is going to happen? Will Corrie and Roy figure out who is sending the postcards? Will they be happy about it?

I liked thi
Apr 09, 2013 Chris rated it liked it
Another great addition to the series! Two new, obnoxious characters were added during this book. Anson Butler and David Rhodes. I wanted to ring Anson's neck and ask Allison Cox what in the world her hang up on this bad boy was/is. He's nothing but bad news!! David Rhodes needed a huge dose of common sense knocked into his noggin. Blah! I sure hope they are able to find this Anson character in regards to The Lighthouse arson. Anson / Arson.. What's the difference? Here's to hoping David Rhodes m ...more
Bonnie Staughton
Apr 10, 2015 Bonnie Staughton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book at a book sale and didn't realize that it was part of a series. As with other "series" books by Debbie Macomber, you can enjoy each book without having read any of the others. But, I felt that there was some "background material" missing. So, I intend to start back with book #1 and read the whole series. "50 Harbor Street" is book #5 in the series. I still enjoyed it very much and it was a quick read.
Elizabeth Schlatter
I think I punish myself for reading this romance series by trying to read the books as fast as I can. Got this one done in under 48 hours. It's almost exactly like the other books in this series, which means one-dimensional sweet or bad characters, cheesy as high school romance stories, and small mysteries that add to the thin plot lines. And yet, I keep reading them! Guilty pleasure for sure.
Crys (The Hodgenator)
Another solid Cedar Cove novel. I've read all books via audio because I adore the reader, and she really captures the characterization of these characters.

Book 5 is not unlike the others: problems of family and couple-hood that need solving. Each novel has a mystery that needs solving. For this one, we learn who has been sending the postcards to the McAfees. And each novel sets up a mystery that needs solving for the next novel.

One of the reasons I love this series is because it makes me feel go
Jul 31, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, and am devouring this series. I love that it's not super mushy/smutty, but there is enough romance to keep the relationships in the book real. This is a great series, and I am really looking forward to completing the rest of it, and then moving on to the next Cedar Cove series (Rose Harbour).
Dorry Lou
This book had too many characters in it to completely enjoy it. At times I would have to go back and see who people were and how they fit in.
Also I hated the ending.
Usually I really like her books, but this one made me want to give up reading her books for awhile.
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