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6 Rainier Drive

(Cedar Cove #6)

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6 RAINER DRIVE
CEDAR COVE, WASHINGTON

DEAR READER,

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
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Paperback, 489 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Mira Books (first published 2006)
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Suzanne
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
Ahh. I've just breathed a little sigh of contentment. The Cedar Cove books are neat. Neat with mostly right and moral characters, neat with just the right amount of angst and tension. Neat with fighting, and with the making up. Neat with wrapping up just so, and so so neat at leading us into the next instalment. Bobby and Teri were my favourite characters here in no. 6, and lucky for me we get to know more about these two in no. 7. There's a splattering of the 'bad guy' element here, when the qu ...more
Kati
Mar 06, 2009 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. ...more
Shelley
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

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
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Debby
Mar 24, 2012 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
Tammie
I liked 6 Ranier Drive about as much as the rest of the series so far. The negatives for me were that the book repeated itself unnecessarily a lot. I got bored reading about Maryellen being on bed rest and Jon and his issues with his parents. This was the main part of the book that I found to be really repetitive and I'm glad those issues are resolved now. Also I was disappointed in the Cal/ Lynette story line and
thought it ended up being pretty pointless with Lynette acting pretty childish and
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Lesr Kew
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 I kept reading so that says something ha ha! But a few things were cheesy and redundant, and that’s from someone who hadn’t read another of her books or this series. If I had I would likely get tired of the repeated updates or background facts or things that were or should have been implied and did not need an explanation. I would have liked to come to some conclusions on my own. I would prefer less people and less repetition to help you remember them all. That’s it. lol! It felt like I was ...more
Jeanine
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 their lives. ...more
Michelle
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Nancy A. Norman
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surprise ending!

More interesting twists in this story. Some not what I expected at all. I did miss Olivia and Jack as their part in the story was smaller.
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an incredible read. The series just keeps getting better and better. I love Debbie Macomber writes her stories, and how she develops her characters. 6 Rainier Drive is the six adventure in the Cedar Cove series, and it does not disappoint. I loved seeing the characters again, especially Seth and Justine after the fire that burnt their restaurant down. I thought it was interesting to see how Allison Cox's character has developed. The book had its signature funny moments, and some sad one ...more
Adrie Schutte
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series is a constant!!

Each book is as good as the previous.

Number 6 added a bit of a who-dunnit.......it was brilliant!!! I was mostly correct with who i thought burnt down the Restaurant!!

I love this series!! The morals are good, The men all have excellent manners, except for the ones who don't and luckily they never get the girl!!! hahahahah

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Heather
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
❤❤❤❤ Loved it! I was totally wrong about who set the fire 😱
Lisa Cornelius Ashby
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with the Cedar Cove series. I enjoy the town, the characters, and their intertwined lives within the story. This is Book #6 in this series, and it had some parts that left me elated along with some parts that left me sad. I can’t wait til I dive into book #7 very soon!
Drebbles
Mar 30, 2010 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
Marianne
Jan 22, 2012 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
Grace
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books-read
This was another great addition to the series and each book picks up from where the last one left off and ends with a cliffhanger ready for the next book.
The books read very much like a soap opera but I find most of the characters likeable and want to find out what happens next.
Samantha Clysdale
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Not my fave. I really dislike Justine and Cal in this book. Justine having the poor me attitude and having her own way. Cal for not being straight forward.
Nirit
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
From the first page of this book I thought I knew who the arsonist was. But when I found out who it was, I was completely surprised. It was great how Debbie Macomber managed to blindside the readers up until the end of the book.
I loved the story of Linnette and Cal. I was heart broken with Linnette, and I hope that the next book will bring her a new love.
The romance between Terri and Bobby is interesting and funny. I`m looking forward to find out what is waiting for them in book no.7
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GarageNinja1
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: debbie-macomber
Pretty good book. I say pretty good .. because I dislike books with so many different stories going at same time. It’s taken me 8 months to power through and finish reading this book that’s all over the place. Typically I love the authors books. Not this one. Not at all.
Evelyn Wilson
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook-books-read
I enjoy how it goes from family to family and back again. Who would have thought it was who it was that burned the restaurant down. I thought it was Daniel, Ben's son. ...more
Avid Series Reader
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
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Marilyn
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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Christa
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own
I just finished a reread of 6 Rainier Drive and it was even better the second time around. I love these characters of Cedar Cove and feel so invested in this one!

I felt so much for Seth and Justine and hated the way he turned away from her after the restaurant burned. I really hurt for them and was happy with the way the situation played out. I enjoyed the Allison and Anson parts of the story too.

I loved the Teri and Bobby storyline, and thought it was fun and entertaining.

Maryellen and Jon are
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Trish (trishie7)
Aug 06, 2012 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
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Joyce
Jan 10, 2014 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
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Diane Will
One of the Cedar Cove series, #6. I think I have read another of this series so I remembered some of the characters. Good to have a who is who at the beginning of the book as I kept forgetting the relationships to the characters. It was an OK read based on who set fire to 'The Lighthouse' restaurant and interlinked with other storylines. Enjoyable enough but given there are a lot more in the series I won't go out of my way to read all the rest, even if there are a few storylines that will contin ...more
Claire Moss
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Took me a long time to read this as it was a little dragging and didn't always feel like reading it because it's quite an effort to keep up with different characters their friends and family etc if there were less characters maybe it would be easier to relate to them and learn more about them!? The story lines however are interesting and motivated me to read until the end. The end always makes you want to read the next one! I prefer the blossom street series to the cedar cove but I'm reading bot ...more
Jan
May 18, 2011 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. :) ...more
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ
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!! ...more
Kim Smiley
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this story! It's hard to remember how it starts though because I'm listening to this series back to back so for me, they kind of flow from one to the other, but I'll try and be accurate.

The fire that totaled the Lighthouse restaurant was deemed arson. Seth is beside himself with anger and his wife Justine doesn't know how to handle him. He is angry with everyone and all he talks about is rebuilding. Justine really doesn't want to rebuild, as she realizes how much time the restaurant took
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