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A Cedar Cove Christmas (Cedar Cove #8.5)

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Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wyse arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby's father. David Rhodes had said he'd be in town. But he isn't. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there's no room at the local inn....
So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests, but they offer her
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ebook, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Mira Books (first published November 1st 2007)
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Suzanne
Awww. This is sweet. I was sad I was reading it on the 23rd of December, as this is a re-telling of the nativity scene. I wished it was Christmas eve.. A joyous and light Christmas read which I enjoyed. Mary Jo Wyse - yes it's true - gives birth on Christmas eve with nowhere to actually birth. The town of Cedar Cove rallies to help her out. These people are lovely and the townsfolk to die for. I think the pessimists in all of us could learn a lesson or two from this simplicity. Welcome Noelle Gr ...more
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
Only because I'm reading the whole series am I reading this. Otherwise the description alone is gag worthy! as she plays on TOO MANY religious christmas eve events. (ie pregant Mary Josephine Wyse, no room at the inn, 3 wyse men arriving, living in a room over the stables with a donkey and camel are housed, etc.) Sounds so cheesy and ridiculous!

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Vannessa Anderson
A Cedar Cove Christmas is a tender story about a typical romance gone array. Mary Jo falls in love and gets pregnant with the wicked David Rhodes who left the residents of Cedar Cove with a bad taste in their mouths for his scandalous behavior. Mary Jo’s brothers vows to go to Cedar Cove to find David Rhodes and make him do right by their sister. Not wanting to disrupt David Rhodes and his family’s holiday by warning them of her brothers intention, she travels to Cedar Cove alone to ward off tro ...more
BJ Rose
This is a corny but cute modern telling of the first Christmas. Mary Josephine Wyse is unmarried and heavily pregnant with no daddy in sight, so she sets off for a small town – Cedar Cove – where he said he’d be spending Christmas with his parents. But the parents aren’t home & there’s no room in any of the inns, but a good-hearted woman puts her up in an apartment above the barn. The barn houses an ox and a lamb and a bad-tempered camel in addition to the horses (the town does a live manger ...more
MelissaB
This book was much better than The Perfect Christmas which I just read and didn't like. The story is fiction not romance but I liked the Christmasy feel and small town setting. The characters were nice to read about and unlike her other book I was actually drawn in emotionally. I am not going to run out and get more of her books but this one wasn't bad.
Gina
Dec 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodreads-2016
This is a really a nice and cozy Christmas read. It really got me in the Christmas spirit. I fell in love with all the Characters.
Jonel Boyko
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: honorary-6-star
This story is perfect to put you in the holiday spirit. It’s perfect as part of the Cedar Cove series or as a stand-alone for Christmas.

Through this tale Macomber pulled at my heartstrings and made me laugh like crazy. It was absolutely perfect. This story is simultaneously completely original and a traditional love story. I also love the many parallels you can draw to the original Christmas story. Not only does Macomber create a brilliant storyline for us to follow but she brings it to life wi
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Barb
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wyse arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby's father. David Rhodes had said he'd be in town. But he isn't. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there's no room at the local inn....
So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests, but they offer her a room over their stable (currently sheltering the animals--including a donkey and a camel--for Cedar Cove's Nativity pageant
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Stacy
Oct 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-we-own
I got this book for my birthday (in October), and "saved" it to read during the holiday season. I was not disappointed! I have liked all of the Cedar Cove books that I've read, and this one picks up after book 8 and has a wonderful Christmas theme.

MaryJo Wyse is pregnant and looking for the baby's father in Cedar Cove. Oddly enough, she has three brothers (the Wyse men) and ends up taking refuge in a barn that happens to be housing animals for the local church's live nativity scene. The author w
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Marianne
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Cedar Cove Christmas is a novella in the popular Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. As well as many favourite Cedar Cove characters, this tale features a few new ones: Mary Jo Wyse, very pregnant, arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve in search of her baby’s father, David Rhodes. David, of course, has lied (again!) and that leaves Mary Jo stranded without a place to stay because, of course, there is no room at the inn. Macomber goes on to include as many elements of the first Christmas as ...more
Cecelia
That’s Mary Jo’s dilemma. She’s pregnant (nine months), abandoned by her ex-boyfriend. Her brothers are arguing, claiming they’ll find her ex and force him to marry her. It’s Christmas Eve and Mary Jo is determined to find her ex in Cedar Cove before her brothers find him first!

This was a delightful short book where you’ll become reacquainted with the Cedar Cove cast. It’s like a modern version of the original Christmas story, complete with 3 Wyze men, a King, a stable, barn animals, a drummer b
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Laura Potter
I think this book was a good book. was written with a biblical story behind it of Mary and Joseph. I really think that there could have been more of a twist to it, would have made it better at the part where Mary was trying to find a hotel to stay at that by some surprise that there was a room available.
Over all I liked the story line, but I feel it followed the story in the bible to closely with Mary and her brothers bring her gifts and her staying at a woman's barn. All closely related to the
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Loraine
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This delightfully wacky modern day version of the Nativity story is creative and funny. Debbie Macomber did a great job of using the animals from the church's nativity, 3 brothers whose last name just happens to be Wyse, fireworks to represent the Star of the East, and even a restaurant owner who resembles Scrooge to retell a story of peace and love.
Dawn ♥ romance
Dec 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
An entertaining holiday story although there was very little romance. The plot was fun and the action interesting as we discover all the similarities to the seasonal story. Mary Jo is nine months pregnant and looking for the father of her baby when she has a dizzy spell and paramedic Mack is called.
Marie Godley
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lovely heartwarming Christmas story.
Kim Visconti
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it :) one of my favorite Christmas stories. Love Debbie macomber.
Kathy Smith
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always Debbie delivered another amazing Cedar Cove book!
Susan
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber is a novella set in Cedar Cove at Christmas, narrating events that occur between books 8 and 9 of her Cedar Cove series, and introducing new characters likely to recur in the series.

Pregnant Mary Jo Wyse travels from Seattle to Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve to find David Rhodes if possible, or at least to meet his parents, to tell them about their soon-to-arrive grandchild. Mary Jo’s older brothers (the 3 Wyse men) are fighting mad that David has not conta
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Dawn
Nov 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This may be a 2.5 star.
I'll start with the positive. As cheesy, and I mean cringe-worthy cheesiness, it's still a Christmas romance and I liked it. It was such a fast read and I bought it second hand so I really can't complain much. I loved some of the characters and felt a bit that I hadn't been let it on all the secrets. There seemed to be quite a bit of name-dropping but I hadn't realize that this is 8.5 in the series. I might just have to go back and read some of the other stories.


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Joyce
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Karen
Dec 20, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Michelle
Dec 12, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: forpleasure
This story was okay. It was sort of corny how the author tried to fit the characters with the Nativity, like the heroine having three brothers with the last name of Wyse. Get it...three Wyse men? Sheesh. But it was a light read and the theme was warm and fuzzy. So if you like hot cocoa by the fire type books, this is one of them. Probably the best part was the scene where she has her baby. And the ending was kinda nice. But there was no satisfied SIGH at the end for me.
Rachel Brand
Sweet, enjoyable story but very predictable. I don't usually mind reading books where I can immediately guess the ending, but this one just seemed a bit too simplistic for me. I think that's sometimes the downfall with novellas - there's not enough substance to make you connect with the characters. 6/10
Cindy Grossi
After reading 4 Christmas books in a row, I am hoping my next choices will have a twist. Cute and sweet. That's all the review I have.
Can I take a minute to nitpick? One thing that kept me distracted throughout this story was Macomber's use of "Christmas Eve" for the DAY before Christmas. A day is not an eve.
Faith
May 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
One of my favorite holiday books! I love the fact the it takes me to Cedar Cove once again with characters I enjoy so much. It makes you think about the reason for the season and the importance of family and the folks you consider family even if they can't claim it by blood.
Robyn
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was a wonderful sweet read, couldn't put it down until I finished the entire book. Highly recommend this one.
Denise
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet holiday read -- I enjoyed the play on words and names to relate to the real reason for the season!
Laura
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think it was a great little Christmas story. It kept my attention and I'm a sucker for a holiday story. The cute connections to the traditional Christmas story were enjoyable.
Kathy
Nov 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun and quick read. Sort of the Christmas story for the modern day.
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