Saturday, June 6, 2009

311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber

Title:311 Pelican Court
Author: Debbie Macomber
Series: Cedar Cove #3
ISBN-10: 1551667193
Pages: 377
Year Published: 2003
Genre: Romance
Date Finished: June 4

From the back cover:

Rosie Cox
311 Pelican Court
Cedar Cove, Washington

Dear Reader,

One thing about Cedar Cove - people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take me, for instance. Everybody in this town knows that my husband, Zach, and I recently got a divorce. Everybody also knows that Judge Olivia Lockhart decreed a pretty unusual custody arrangement. If won't be the kids moving between my place and Zach's. We're the ones who'll be going back and forth!

Olivia isn't immune to gossip herself. Will she stay with Jack, the guy who runs our local paper, or will she get back with her ex? Inquiring minds want to know!

But the really big gossip has to do with the dead guy - the man who died at a local bed-and-breakfast. Who is he and why did he show up there in the middle of the night? Roy McAfee, our local private investigator, is absolutely determined to find out. I hope he does - and then I'll let you know! See you soon. . .


First sentence: From the moment Rosie Cox entered Cedar Cove's divorce court, she'd felt a renewed sense of failure - not to mention betrayal.

My review: I've really enjoyed this series that author Debbie Macomber has written. The characters are warm and engaging and the reader cannot help but to wonder what will happen next in Cedar Cove. Although this is classified as a romance novel, there's a bit of a mystery as well.

The mystery begins when Dan Sherman, Grace's husband, leaves his family. Later his body is found next to a suicide note. In the note, Dan informs Grace about an incident that happened during Vietnam. This incident has haunted him his entire life. Later we learn a stranger is found dead at Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast. Is his death somehow related to Dan?

Each book in this series, flows elegantly into the next one. Though the families live separate lives, the series has a small town appeal and everyone knows (and cares) for each other. If you are in search of a good series with likable characters, I'd suggest you start with book one 16 Lighthouse Road. Soon you too will get caught up in the happenings of Cedar Cove, WA.


  1. I'm glad that you enjoyed this one. I met her at BEA. She was giving away signed copies of one of her audiobooks. I am looking forward to having a listen.

  2. I haven't read any of her books before, but I know she is quite popular. I may take a chance in audio.

  3. Nicole and Beth-

    I'm listening to this series on audio book. The narrator does a great job of bringing each character to life. I own books seven and eight and may read them. Who knows. . .then again I may continue to listen to them. I think book nine will be released in September.

  4. My mum loves Debbie Macomber! Maybe I should get her a set of Debbi's books. Hmm.