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50 Harbor Street (Cedar Cove #5)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  6,122 ratings  ·  232 reviews
Dear Reader,

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's 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 delighted that our daughter, Linnette, has moved to Cedar Cove...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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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...more
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
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
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...more
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...more
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
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.
Katie Q
Just like a typical American soap. Love it. So easy to read and relax. Looking forward to the next installment.
Teri Pre
Love this series!
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
*Originally posted on Rachael Turns Pages: http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2013/0...*

*Character Follow Along (spoilers included) posted at http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2013/0...*

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...more
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...more
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
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...more
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...more
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
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...more
Another good read by Debbie Macomber. I enjoy the soft mystery, romance and true to life characters. The characters are well written and believable, the story well crafted. The the mysterious postcard sender is resolved in this story. Olivia, Jack, Grace, Cliff, Cecilia, Ian, Justine and Seth, Maryellen, and Jon have their share of hardships and joys. You learn more about Rachel, Allison, Linette and Cal. I can see why this has become a TV Series!
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.
Pamela Thompson
My mother-in-law loaned me this book a while back and I finally got around to reading it. This is the first "real" book I have read in a while since getting my Samsung Galaxy tablet last year in May as an early birthday present. I mostly read during my half hour lunch, and a little bit less before bed and sometimes on the weekend, but not as much as you think since the computer sucks my time on weekends.

I have gone back and been reading the series from the beginning thru my library using e-book...more
Bootsie Stumph
This one was better than the last two. Slow in places but really picked up after the half way point. If not for the references from the other books these would possibly be five star books. But hey four is pretty darn good. Keep on reading folks.
I'm enjoying the entire series about Cedar Cove. This particular one focuses on the McAffees and their children. What I felt particularly poignant is the danger the McAffees believed they were in and the good that came from receiving postcards w/cryptic messages. In the end past sins are forgiven, relationships are restored, and life returns to a semblance of normality. I also enjoyed the fact that young love comes in all forms. The outside package is not necessarily indicative of the individual...more
This might just be my favorite book so far in the Cedar Cove series. While the plot was pretty predictable, I just love these characters and you learn more about each of them in this book. I can't wait to read the next one!
I enjoyed this installment in the Cedar Cove Series. The storylines are moving in a different direction and new characters have come on board which keeps things fresh and moving.
Denice Hogan
I like the series but did not like the ending of this one. It actually did not end or tie up any loose ends. you have to read the next book???!!! It was not one of my favorites.
Another addicting series!
Well written. good story lines, easy reads, not a lot of thinking and just a good series of books to pass the time.
After so many books in this series, I have really begun to like these characters. The author makes you feel like they are your old friends. In this installment, the mystery from the preceding book was revealed and a new one was left dangling. My only criticism of this author is that there seems to be small inconsistencies in the stories from one book to the next. They aren't things that really alter the overall book or even things that really matter all that much, but they are noticeable. I woul...more
Although I enjoy Debbie Macomber’s story-telling talents, this installment in the Cedar Cove saga is just too much like a soap opera for my tastes. Exceedingly sappy, parts of it make me roll my eyes. Though the talented reader of this audio version is quite capable of altering her inflection to voice the different characters, some of them sound like caricatures of voices, if there is such a thing. If you have been following the novels in this series, you will want to continue with this one, but...more
Jan 29, 2013 Anita rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: really anyone
Nice that Grace finally got her head on straight & dumped her High School Crush, Will & proposed to Cliff. It is a shame that Jon Bowman the Photographer is not able to get past his anger involving his Parents. Making it hard on his Wife, Maryellen & baby Daughter to have a relationship with them. I'm really rooting for Rachel to get involved romantically with Bruce Peyton. Still intrigued to find out who is sending the messages to the Private Detective Roy McAfee. Hoping that Alliso...more
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“We certainly would,” Cliff said. “Seth’s family is waiting for us,” Justine told them. “But thanks for the invite.” She smiled as Cal came in with another two bags. “And thanks, Cal,” 0 likes
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