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204 Rosewood Lane

(Cedar Cove #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  19,074 ratings  ·  654 reviews
Grace Sherman
204 Rosewood Lane
Cedar Cove, Washington

Dear Listener,
If you've been to Cedar Cove before we've probably met. You can usually find me either at home or at the public library, where I work. I've lived in this town all my life and raised two daughters here. But my husband and I - well, about six months ago, he disappeared. Just…disappeared. Where's Dan? Why did h
Paperback, 379 pages
Published May 31st 2005 by Mira Books (first published 2002)
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Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed
Another delightfully sweet and saccharine serving from Cedar Cove. The positives to this series is that they are very wholesome and non challenging reading. Not all reading needs to be of the literary type! It takes all types to make the world go round’.

There were a couple of characters I wasn’t loving in this one, Zach and Rosemary, who were divorcing and this scenario wasn’t realistic to me, at all.

These stories are a little humorous to me in the simplistic way they weave from one family to a
Lisa Kay
Cedar Cove Map

The above map was taken from Debbie Macomber's web site and can be seen better at this hyperlink: Cedar Cove Map PDF. Warning: Don't study the red legend too carefully, there are spoilers there. In fact, maybe I should just tell you a few locations critical to the story. ➀ is Olivia Lockhart’s house. ➁ is Grace Sherman’s house. ➂ is the home of Zack and Rosie Cox, and ➃ is the bed and breakfast/home of Peggy and Bob Beldon. If you just click on the pic instead of the hyperlink, it should tak
Apr 10, 2013 rated it liked it
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Sharon Mariampillai
This was an enjoyable read. The second instalment to the Cedar Cove series and I really enjoyed it. It is nice to see how the characters from the first book are doing, while also being introduced to a new couple, Zachary and Rosie. Out of all the characters, my favourite is Charlotte. She is awesome and I love her so much. The story made me laugh, and I am glad that we find out what happened to Grace’s husband. I thought it was funny and witty. Debbie Macomber really has a way with her stories, ...more
Well this is the second book from the Cedar Cove series and I must say this is a great series of books. I love the way that you aren't just tied up with one heroine/hero. You have several (just in case you aren't thrilled with one of their lives, turn the page and there's a new story line).

Starting off in the beginning, the book pretty much starts off where 16 Lighthouse Road left off. You have most of the same characters as well to follow from the previous novel. I loved the stories and intera
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: for-fun
I read this book because I read the first one in the series and was left hanging wondering about Dan's disappearance. I will read the next one in the series too, because this one leaves you hanging as well.
I'm seeing a trend in these books that will probably make me stop reading after the next if it continues.
What really bothers me is Macomber's portrayal of all the female characters. It seems like every single female fights with herself over feelings for men and pushes men away, and they all ap
After finishing 16 Lighthouse Road I had put this series on hold for a while because I wasn't sure if I would ever want to revisit it. But a few days ago when I was between books I was feeling the need for something that was completely an escapist read, especially since I've got a Sanderson book going on audio right now. I saw these on my Kindle so I decided to give the series another try and I ended up completely engrossed this time.

Most of my same complaints about Macomber's writing are still
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, chick-lit
This book reminds me of a reading soap opera. I read the first book, 16 Lighthouse Road and enjoyed it, but I wanted to know more about Grace and her family which lead me to read this novel. I had hoped that things would be cleared up about Dan and why he left, (view spoiler)

Several story lines were continued & begun throughout this novel which keeps me curious, but the stories were not interesting enough that
Glenda Ricord
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A light easy book to read. Four stars only due to the fact that it was a little too much on the "romance novel" side for me. Good to read after a long involved read.
Mar 24, 2020 added it
Its book two in the Cedar Cove series but I already feel lost and tired by all those numerous characters and storylines. Author just jump from one person to another, then another, and another. Switches are random, disjointed and story seem to be all over the place. There's no flow or clear storyline to it.

I wouldn't mind large cast of characters if they and their lives were all interesting and nicely twined together. But no. One dimensional characters are lifeless, superficial, lack depth and n
Jan 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Welcome back to Cedar Cove :) The gang's all here with a couple new additions... decisions of the heart aren't easy, and there a few unexpected surprises in store, not all of them happy. A couple things leave more questions than answers and a couple break your heart for the characters involved.

It's hard to not spoil the storylines by talking through them... you want everyone to be happy and carefree but life isn't always that way. I continued to root for them, groaning at a couple things certain
Jul 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book after reading The Shop on Blossom Street, to see if I just really liked the author or just that series. It really wasn't my type of book. While there were somewhat interesting plots, I had a really hard time keeping track of the characters and their involvement in the stories. Most of the stories reminded me of Lifetime movies and soap operas. I can handle that type of story if there's something else keeping me involved, but this didn't really have that for me. I don't plan ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This was an ok book, but there was so much still unresolved. In fact, looking at the major plot points, some of them progressed a little, but only one or two had any kind of closure. That's ok I guess, so that is what I rated the book :) 2.5 stars.
I thought about giving this one 4 stars, but the mess with Zack and Rosie made me drop it one. Sorry, bickering couples are not my favorite thing to read about in romance novels. Another reason why I gave this one 3 stars, is that this one reads a bit like filler since you don't find out the resolution with a lot of things in this one until book #3, "311 Pelican Court".

One thing you can say about these books is that there is not a lack of characters. In "204 Rosewood Lane" we turn to Grace Sher
Terri Lynn
Aug 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
I didn't like this as much as the first book in the series. This has become pure drivel, soap opera, chick lit fodder. Apparently nothing goes on in the town that is worthwhile except for all the women trying to hook men and get knocked up. Even menopausal women like Olivia who is a judge with a law degree is whining about Jack the editor not calling her and honestly, it is just like a bunch of silly high school girls. Nothing of interest happens in the town. Olivia's daughter Justine marries a ...more
Oct 25, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: um, no
Recommended to Kasey by: series
I've read the first book in this series and always like to see how things continue on for the characters. There were several storylines flowing at the same time and little reference to two main characters from the first book. But ultimately, I felt like maybe the author hadn't decided yet which way she wanted things to go and thus basically left every single character hanging.....why not just write a big TO BE VERY MUCH CONTINUED at the end. Aargh. Yes, I'll be reading the next book but I was ve ...more
Kristal McKerrington
This book gives you so much from the beginning. It got a lot more suspense in this edition of her series with two mysteries that falls over Cedar Cove.
Sarah Smith
204 ROSEWOOD LANE, the second novel included in the Cedar Cove series, is the second novel that I have read by Debbie Macomber. After reading the first novel included in this series, 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, only a few days ago, I knew that I had to continue the series. Debbie Macomber creatively fashioned some rather strange circumstances throughout the lives of some Cedar Cove residents throughout the course of 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, and she purposely chose not to answer and/or resolve them by the end ...more
Feb 09, 2008 rated it liked it
Life trundles on in the small town of Cedar Cove in Washington State.

Olivia's husband Stan, who divorced her 16 years ago, is now having martial problems and wants Olivia back. Zach and Rose Cox are having marital problems. He's tired of he incessant volunteerism which he feels is making her neglect the family. She thinks he's having an affair with his assistant. MaryEllen Sherman has a one night stand with a guy who is obviously smitten with her, bit she has trust issues. And her mother, Grace
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
After enjoying the first book in the Cedar Cove series, I expected to like this one too. How disappointing.

The book picks up where the first leaves off, with the introduction of a couple of new faces. Unfortunately the writing is so bad it is embarrassing and frustrating. The book has very little by way of a plot, and many of the characters are shallow and empty, with most incredibly one-dimensional. The women are so simpering and weak, and any problems they have are "magically" cured by finding
Brandy *Ahviel*
Nov 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Wonderful Emotional read,its a keeper for me.This book showed up how relationships goes on rocky patch cause of insecurities,anger,bitterness,resentment,lack of faith,lack of acknowlegment,appreciation and communication and finally it breaks

Eric-Shelly and Justine-Seth manage to get their HEA,really did not want divorce to happen between Zach-Rosie but it happened eager to see how they realise their mistakes and accept their faults in break up of their marriage

Olivia i hope she does'nt goes back
Jul 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: women, fiction
This is the second book book of the Cedar Cove series that I've read (yes, I'm reading them in order). I have to say that I like the Blossom Street series a whole lot better. This one is more like a soap opera & the women have less depth and aren't as smart and the interplay of women's friendship isn't as strong here. Plus, I'm not all that fond of Olivia- she's awfully blind to human interactions around her for a judge (& I know wherefrom I speak!). It's irritating. But I'll try the next one (g ...more
Sep 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I wasn’t sure I’d want to read book 3 in the series after reading this #2. So much time was spent briefly recapping what took place in book 1 of the series. There is so much jumping around to different characters I see why it’s necessary but my logic is, don’t jump around so much. But if a person is reading this book (not having read book #1) the recapped information would make the read more enjoyable.
That being said, the characters are endearing and I want to continue with the series to see wh
Kim Ambler
Apr 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm a fan of chick lit, but this is more of a romance, which really isn't a favorite genre for me. I didn't like this book as much as the first one in the series, but I liked it well enough. I got hooked on the show last year when I started watching it with my daughter, and I'm definitely invested in the characters at this point. I'm intrigued enough to want to know what happens next. So I'll keep reading the series. It's entertaining. Good beach material.
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My second time reading this because it was a long time ago when I read it and since I never finished the series I decided I want too. Sometimes I just need to read some fluff and this feels the bill. :)
Adrie Schutte
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I love reading books!! But if there is one thing I don't like is starting a new series because it takes me a while to remember the characters, who is married to who with which kids, too many new names.......
But this series has taken all that away from me!! Marvelous!! its the same Characters from the previous books with just 2 new ones, nice and gentle just for me!!

I love the characters, sometimes a bit slow but I don't mind, its just a nice enjoyable read!!

Book 3 here we come!!!
Melody Cox
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a really good series. I read this some time ago but that was before I was reviewing. I enjoy all of Debbie Macomber books and enjoy a break from all the sex-filled stories that can be unrealistic at times.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
There must be something in the water in Cedar Cove that makes people unable to talk about their feelings and problems the way normal adults would. So much manufactured drama and also a few really dumb people. Guess I'll continue to hate read this series for now since I'm not going anywhere soon.
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Absolutely love this series! Will continue to the next book in line, can't get enough of this. Beautifully written and got me curious to know what's coming next.
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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 1,000 weeks on the New York Time ...more

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