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1022 Evergreen Place

(Cedar Cove #10)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  8,152 ratings  ·  443 reviews

Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis

Dear Reader, Guess what? I'm falling in love! With Mack McAfee.

My baby daughter, Noelle, and I have been living next door to Mack since the spring. I'm still a little wary about our relationship, because I haven't always made good decisions when it comes to men. My baby's father, David Rhodes, is testament to that. I'm so worried

Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by MIRA (first published January 1st 2010)
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Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed
I do love this series. The tenth in a homey setting where all the little day to day happenings are convenient and compact, with LOTS of marriages, LOTS of pregnancies and LOTS of sparkly clean storytelling. Debbie Macomber has this style down pat. You do feel like you are coming home while reading these stories, and 'Cedar Cove' feels like the place that would welcome anyone. This is a simple series that I find myself coming back to time and time again. Worthwhile reading that will put a smile ...more
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
I've read all of this series in order and here's what we've learned about Cedar Cove residents:

1. Everyone is aware that birth control exists. No one is apparently aware that you have to actually use it. A good number of women in town have unplanned pregnancies:

Mary Ellen
Mary Jo

(although these two got pregnant while married, both had explicitly stated or their husbands had that they were not intending for that to be the case).

2. If you get pregnant and you aren't
May 23, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shallow and trite stories about physcotic, immature women and the nuerotic men who have the hots for them. Old worn out themes of women manipulating men by sex, pregnancy, babies, temper tantrums, lies and childish behavior. The men can be just as bad with the lies they are telling. No one has an adult relationship where they confide in their partner and are straight with them. Some of these women are just mentally ill.
Having babies and then getting married doesn't make everything all
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
1022 Evergeen Place is the tenth full-length novel in the Cedar Cove series by popular US author, Debbie Macomber. Fans of the series will be pleased to once again join this delightful small town community in Washington State. The address is the duplex belonging to Mack McAfee, where Mary Jo Wyse also lives. Mack has been in love with Mary Jo ever since they met at baby Noelle’s birth, but Mary Jo is wary of involvement since David Rhodes abandoned her to her fate.

Mack learns that lying is not
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
While I don't like this series as well as I do the Blossom Street series, I have read all of it and enjoyed it. But this book was a disappointment. It has no continuity (very choppy) and too many characters. It really pulled me out of the story -- and got to be irritating -- that every time a character appeared, the story stops, and the author reviews who they are and what has happened to them in the last nine books. And if they make another appearance later in the book, it happens again. ...more
Aug 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
These books are starting to be really painful to read, so this may be the last in the series I venture into. Story lines are starting to be recycled, and if one more person gets married in less than 6 months, I will throw up. You were good for awhile, Cedar Cove, but all good things must come to an end.
Nancy A. Norman
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like family

I feel like the characters in Cedar Cove are my good friends after going through so many life experiences with them. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
Katie B-K
Apr 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
I can't tell whether I'm just losing patience 10 books (and two novellas) into this series, but this was THE WORST. Why did it take 3 books to have two characters get married who we knew had ended up together in book one of three? Why is there a totally sexist insistence that one character is evil because he "lets a woman pay his bills/take care of him/etc etc etc"? Why do characters get married with seemingly no motivation at all? Ridiculous. I am going to read the last two books in the series, ...more
4 1/2 stars

Time to re-visit Cedar Cove and catch up with all our old friends and some of our newer friends! I was a bit disappointed in the last couple of Cedar Cove books, but this one turned it all around for me. It was like a welcome home for me.

This time around the story focuses on Mary Jo Wyse and Mack McAfee. They both love each other, but have been skirting around telling each other and keeping each other at arm's length. They are brought together through a series of letters Mary Jo finds
Apr 19, 2010 rated it liked it
This is the tenth installment in Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series. Having read the previous nine, I naturally had to read this one to see what was happening with all of the characters I've come to "know."

The main focus of this story is on Mary Jo Wyse and Mack McAfee. If you missed A Cedar Cove Christmas, you won't know the backstory behind these two. However, as she does in every installment, Debbie gives you a bit of history about each character so if you missed a book (or just don't
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Lucy Crissinger
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was my second book in the cedar cove series, having picked up Cedar Cove Christmas at the library last week. When I looked into reading more books in the series I would of NEVER realized the following / groups/ festivals/clubs this series has.

As I am not an expert on the Cedar Cove Series or the author , Debbie Macomber for that matter , I am an avid romance reader.

I really like the authors style ,the way in which she weaves her stories around the town members and families creating
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my all time favorite series, ever! This is the first book of the series I listened to on audio and it was fun to listen to, although I will most likely be reading the rest of them on my Kindle. I think I prefer to read these over listening to them.

Debbie Macomber is one of my all time favorite authors. Before I turned into a cozy mystery junkie, I was strictly a romance reader and Macomber was always one of my top favorites. This book features two of my favorite characters – Mary
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Mack McAfee lives at 1022 Evergreen Place. It is a duplex and he has rented the other side to his friend and hopefully to be more, Mary Jo Wyse and her daughter Noelle. If you remember Mack helped deliver little Noelle on Christmas eve at the Harding ranch. The two of them have their difficulties and problems in finding if their relationship will blossom and they will become one. David Rhodes, the father of Noelle, continues to be an eyesore around Cedar Cove and does what he can to rile Mary Jo ...more
Mar 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
I've read a lot of Debbie Macomber but found this to be disappointing. Too many characters and each chapter I found and I had to back and see who the character was and the relationship. I won't read the next book in this series.....too much going on and way too many characters.
I've enjoyed her other Rose Harbour...….loved those books.....
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've read this series in order (as I like to do) and have gotten to know and like most of the folks in Cedar Cove... except Will and Jolene. Will is such an arrogant, self-centered creep, I don't know how anyone continues to talk to him. And Jolene has become such a snotty, needy brat. I don't know why Bruce turns a blind eye to all the nastiness she dumps on Rachel.

I really enjoyed the Mack/Mary Jo storyline, including the mysterious, old love letters. I'm ready to see what the next book brings
Deborah Morgan
Ten years I have been reading these series. The tenth one, just like the other nine, picks up where the last left off, and stops leaving you regretting you have to wait until next September to read the next.
Dec 24, 2010 rated it did not like it
I wanted to tell these people to grow up. These people lives moving around each other was actually boring. Nothing new.
Dec 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love this series of books, and this one didn't disappoint.
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great read by Debbie.
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This one actually ends on a sad and depressing cliffhanger. I am still in shock!
Maureen Mullis
Oct 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: women-s-fiction
Great book. The characters feel so real. I'd love to meet Olivia and Grace at the Pot Belly Deli and have lunch and a long chat!
Aug 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another hit from Debbie Macomber!! So nice to revisit old favorites and meet new ones!! Can't wait for the next one!!
Kim Smiley
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping Terry and Bobby Polgar's story would continue into this book but they were barely in it, which sucked since in the last book she gave birth to triplets. I was hoping to hear about how they were handling that. But her sister Christie was in it with her on again/off again relationship with Bobby's driver, James.

Then we heard a lot about Mac McAfee and the woman living in the other side of his duplex, Mary Jo. She had a baby by Ben's son the loser, who wouldn't own up to the kid, and
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not sure why Teri & Bobby Polgar and her sister and James were even in this book --or any of them -- at all. Too many new characters have come into the picture and the only reason I read this is because I hate to leave a series un-read.

As for Rachel and Bruce, why would they let a 12 year old dictate their life? Bruce is a weenie, letting his daughter take over his marriage and run roughshod over it. But even more important, I don't get how Jolene and Rachel got to this point since books
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is part of (Cedar Cove) series, number 10, I think. I may have read at least one other in the series, but it's been so long I'm not even sure. I have mixed feelings about book series, a bit of a love/hate relationship. On the one hand, I like the ongoing story line and interesting characters that can't all be covered in one book. It's like a tv series in book form. On the other hand, I don't like it when a book leaves you with unanswered questions and I'm left feeling I am being manipulated ...more
Maureen Hetzel
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
I should have stopped at the beginning of the book when I read short synopses of 53 characters! And the spent the dirt 50+ pages going back to it as I tried to figure out who was who. I have started other series in the “middle” of the books and was able to handle those as the story was a stand alone addition to what went before and quick descriptive sentences brought you up to speed. This is just a continuing soap opera that requires purchasing the next book to find out what happens with four or ...more
Amanda Hash
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Despite its flaws, I still love the Cedar Cove series. That being said, I probably wouldn't have if it had begun with this book. These characters are killing me. Gloria has become a ridiculous caricature of a troubled woman and I want to strangle Jolene, Rachel, and Bruce. The whole situation with their family is absurd.

But still. We've come this far, and I still enjoy getting lost in this made up world. I sincerely hope these people get their acts together, because there is still a lot to work
Sharone Powell
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
The entire conflict between Rachel, Bruce, and Jolene seems contrived and was hard to bear (which is why I'm skipping the next book in the series). These characters' ability to communicate is so limited, you'd think they were some limited robots or Vulcans.

The other relationships weren't much better. Mary Jo and Mack's WWII letters story thread and their final personal resolution was OK, but their relationship trouble seemed a bit contrived too. I found myself telling everyone to get over it
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed each book in the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber. I like the familiarity of the characters from one book to the next. Each book focuses on different residents of Cedar Cove, but characters from other books in the series are always mentioned or play a role in what is happening in the current book. The story flows along nicely and keeps you interested in the story. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in Cedar Cove.
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“forcefully before turning back. “Would you mind waiting just a moment?” “Oh… Okay, I’ll wait.” Mack tore out of the house and she heard him enter his own. Three or four minutes passed before he came” 1 likes
“And Marvin is?” “Oh, that’s Elaine’s husband.” “Was Earl in the service?” Mary Jo shrugged. “She doesn’t say. It’s sort of hard to follow because each entry is only three or four lines. Joan writes in this shorthand way. ‘Busy today,’ ‘no letter from Jacob,’ that kind of thing.” “Can I see the diary when we’re finished eating?” “Oh, sure.” They continued their meal, with Noelle—finally content—in her baby seat. Mack had obviously changed his views on sauerkraut, since he had two helpings. They cleared the table and Mary Jo made coffee, then retrieved the journal from her room. The night before, she’d read until the words had started to blur. “Did you get to June 6, 1944?” he asked. “No, just to the first part of May.” Perhaps because she was afraid of what she might learn or because she was so involved in Joan’s day-to-day life, Mary Jo hadn’t skipped ahead. “I wonder if she mentions D-day,” he said, opening the clasp and flipping through the pages. “‘June 6, 1944. Did my washing. No mail from Jacob. Worked hard all day on troop transports.’” “Troop transports? What does that mean?” Mary Jo asked. Mack shook his head. “I don’t know.” “What about June 7?” she asked, resisting the urge to read over his shoulder. Mack turned the page. “‘No mail from Jacob. My heart is broken. Had to tack on 3. Got some 200 w lightbulbs. Wrote letters and emb.’” He looked up. “I see what you mean about the shorthand. I wonder why she’s talking” 0 likes
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