Authors: Debbie Macomber
“Macomber’s tenth installment in the Cedar Cove series is every bit as entertaining as her prior nine.”
New York Journal of Books
1022 Evergreen Place
“Macomber deftly combines sweet romance and a breath of suspense without losing the homespun charm that’s been delighting readers for years.”
RT Book Reviews
92 Pacific Boulevard
“[A] wonderful, emotional and uplifting story.”
A Cedar Cove Christmas
“Macomber [leaves] readers anxious for…a return visit to a wonderful town.”
A Romance Review
8 Sandpiper Way
“[This book’s] small-town charm is virtually guaranteed to please.”
74 Seaside Avenue
“Readers new to Macomber’s considerable narrative charms will have no problem picking up the story, while loyal fans are in for a treat.”
6 Rainier Drive
“Debbie Macomber is a skilled storyteller.”
50 Harbor Street
“The books in Macomber’s contemporary Cedar Cove series are irresistibly delicious and addictive.”
44 Cranberry Point
“Excellent characterization will keep readers anticipating the next visit to Cedar Cove.”
311 Pelican Court
“Macomber’s endearing characters offer courage and support to one another and find hope and love in the most unexpected places.”
204 Rosewood Lane
“Macomber is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre.”
16 Lighthouse Road
Well, here it is:
1105 Yakima Street,
book eleven of the Cedar Cove series. Each of these books is special to me in one way or another. I choose the name Yakima Street because I was born in the town of Yakima, Washington, and the first seventeen years of my life were spent in this central Washington community. To me, it will always represent home. It’s where my roots are, my parents are buried and where several of my cousins still live.
This will be the second-last book in the series, with the final one coming out next month. In October, MIRA Books will release
1225 Christmas Tree Lane,
which will be in a hardcover “gift-size” format. In that final story, I’ll revisit every Cedar Cove family and tie up all the loose ends.
The past eleven years—during which I wrote this series—have been some of the best of my career. You probably know that I based Cedar Cove on my hometown of Port Orchard, Washington, where Wayne and I have lived since 1986. We raised our children there and it’s where we continue to make our home. To my great delight, the people of Port Orchard embraced the books and in 2009 held a five-day event called Cedar Cove Days. It’s an occasion I’ll always treasure, since I was able to meet so many of my wonderful readers.
These novels have allowed me to create a universe that’s very much like mine—and yet Cedar Cove also became a place that took on its own reality. As well, the Cedar Cove books led directly to
Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Cookbook,
compiled by Charlotte Jefferson Rhodes, which launched my first foray into the fascinating world of cookbooks. I always knew that collecting—and trying—all those recipes would one day pay off!
(October will also bring you
Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook.
I promise it’ll be every bit as good as the Cedar Cove cookbook.)
Saying goodbye to these characters, the people of Cedar Cove, is difficult for me, but it’s been a pleasure and a privilege to share the town with you, my readers.
I know you’ll enjoy Rachel and Bruce’s story (and Jolene’s), along with those of all your other Cedar Cove friends. They’re waiting for you to turn the pages.
As always, I’d be delighted to hear from you. I can be reached at www.DebbieMacomber.com or P.O. Box 1458, Port Orchard, WA 98366.
To my very special cousins
Olivia Lockhart Griffin:
Family Court judge in Cedar Cove. Mother of
editor of the
Cedar Cove Chronicle.
They live at 16 Lighthouse Road.
Charlotte Jefferson Rhodes:
Now married to widower
Justine (Lockhart) Gunderson:
Daughter of Olivia. Mother of
The Gundersons owned The Lighthouse restaurant, which was destroyed by fire. Justine then opened The Victorian Tea Room. The Gundersons live at 6 Rainier Drive.
Olivia’s son and Justine’s younger brother. Lives in San Diego with his family.
Olivia’s brother, Charlotte’s son. Formerly of Atlanta. Divorced, retired and back in Cedar Cove, where he has bought the local gallery.
Grace Sherman Harding:
Olivia’s best friend. Librarian. Widow of
a retired engineer who is now a horse breeder living in Olalla, near Cedar Cove. Grace’s previous address is 204 Rosewood Lane (now a rental property).
Oldest daughter of Grace and Dan Sherman. Mother of
Accountant, married to
The family lives at 311 Pelican Court. Allison is attending university in Seattle, while her boyfriend,
has joined the military.
(formerly Pendergast): Works at the Get Nailed salon. Married to widower
who has a daughter,
Recently separated. The Peytons live at 1105 Yakima Street.
Chief Petty Officer in the Navy. Recently returned to the area. Previously involved with Rachel.
Bob and Peggy Beldon:
Retired. They own the Thyme and Tide B & B at 44 Cranberry Point.
Private investigator, retired from Seattle police force. Two adult children,
They live at 50 Harbor Street.
Daughter of Roy and Corrie. Lived in Cedar Cove and worked as a physician assistant in the new medical clinic. Now married to Pete Mason and living in North Dakota.
A fireman and paramedic, who moved to Cedar Cove and subsequently married
Mary Jo Wyse.
They have a daughter, Noelle, and live at 1022 Evergreen Place.
Sheriff’s deputy in Cedar Cove. Natural child of Roy and Corrie McAfee.
Dr. Chad Timmons:
Previously worked at the Cedar Cove medical clinic. Has had an on-again, off-again relationship with Gloria.
Cedar Cove sheriff. Widower. Father of
Now married to
his high school girlfriend. Faith had moved back to Cedar Cove as a widow and rented 204 Rosewood Lane.
Bobby Polgar and Teri Miller Polgar:
He is an international chess champion; she was a hair stylist at Get Nailed. They have triplet infant sons. Their home is at 74 Seaside Avenue.
Sister of Teri Polgar, living in Cedar Cove. Now married to
Bobby Polgar’s friend and driver.
Pastor Dave Flemming:
Local Methodist minister. Married to
They live at 8 Sandpiper Way and have two sons.
Widow and fabric artist, mother of Tannith
Bliss. Romantically involved with artist
Friend of Shirley’s. Also a widow. Now working as an assistant to Will Jefferson in his gallery.
Friend of Anson Butler, Allison Cox and Tanni Bliss. Now at art school in California.
Brother of Mary Jo (Wyse) McAfee. Formerly of Seattle. Opened a car-repair business in Cedar Cove. Married to
(formerly Bellamy): From a wealthy area family.
Leonard and Kate Bellamy:
Lori’s parents, who live in Bremerton.
Dog trainer and Christmas tree farm owner. Recently moved to Cedar Cove. Divorced and mother of two college-age daughters. Beth lives at 1225 Christmas Tree Lane.