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16 Lighthouse Road: Cedar Cove, Book 1 | [Debbie Macomber]

16 Lighthouse Road: Cedar Cove, Book 1

"You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets!"
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Olivia Lockhart
16 Lighthouse Road
Cedar Cove, Washington

Dear Listener,

You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets!

I have to admit that my own secrets are pretty open. My marriage failed some years ago, and I have a rather...difficult relationship with my daughter, Justine. Then there's my mother, Charlotte, who has plenty of opinions and is always willing to share them.

Here's an example: I'm a family court judge, and she likes to drop in on my courtroom. Recently, I was hearing a divorce petition. In Charlotte's view, young Cecilia and Ian Randall hadn't tried hard enough to make their marriage work - and I agreed. So I rendered my judgement: Divorce Denied.

Well, you wouldn't believe the reaction! Thanks to an article by Jack Griffin, the editor of our local paper (and a man I wouldn't mind seeing more of!), everyone's talking.

Cedar Cove - people love it and sometimes they leave it, but they never forget it!

See you soon...

Olivia

©2008 Debbie Macomber; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Prolific 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." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Ginger
    Tyrone, PA, United States
    24/04/10
    Overall
    "Drama"

    It was difficult to guess what this novel was going to unravel just from reading the short description, however I found it enjoyable. It weaved in all the necessary elements of a great drama - deceit, new love, heart break, new opportunities, etc. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone in the mood for a fairly light read.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Rio Delta Wild
    Harlingen, TX
    17/06/09
    Overall
    "whatever happened to Dan???"

    I listened to most of this audiobook twice and still haven't found out what happened to the disappearing husband. He's a pretty large part of the whole plot. Men are pretty weakly portrayed, as another reviewer pointed out.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Leslie
    East Windsor, NJ, United States
    02/03/11
    Overall
    "Very Light Chick Lit"

    I found this book on sale for $4.99 as the first of a series and tried it out. It's fun, but nothing really happens in the book, so if you are looking for action, look elsewhere. This is about relationships, and can grow a bit tiresome. But, it was definitely worth $5.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Ronna
    United States
    21/07/12
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    "Cedar Cove coming to Hallmark TV!!"

    Debbie Macomber's Cedar Grove series starter, 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, is soon to be a Hallmark Movie.  Reading the book first is a must for me.  Once again, Macomber serves up a compelling woman's relationship book that introduces us new 'friends'.

    Olivia lives at 16 Lighthouse Road, and centered the story as a judge who makes an interesting ruling.  A young military couple is seeking a divorce after their baby daughter is born prematurely and dies shortly thereafter. Olivia made a bold decision by requiring them to try working through their issues even though both people wanted the divorce.  

    Olivia' Mom, daughter, and best friend are also involved in difficult and/or interesting life situations.  As these different woman share their lives in this book, the reader becomes more and more emotionally involved with their loves, problems, and real-life situations. The books becomes more like a letter from  a friend than novel.  Thank goodness, Macomber has already written more 'letters' from Cedar Cove.  Now I'm anxious to see how this book plays out in a movie, staring Audie MacDowell.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Hanahan, SC, USA
    17/12/09
    Overall
    "Debbie Writes Another Hit!"

    I have loved all of Debbie Macomber's books and she keeps getting better and better. I use my audiobooks to relieve stress and love her humor and human characters. Hoping for another new one soon!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    Porter, TX, USA
    27/05/09
    Overall
    "Painfully poor"

    I had read a book by the author prior to this one and broke from my murder mysteries and suspense novels for this. It was a mistake. It's a novel of rather badly misunderstood or mistreated women who have encounters with unrealistically and weakly portrayed men. It's a true confession novel that will put you to sleep or afraid of getting older.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Diana
    Pleasantville, PA, USA
    01/01/09
    Overall
    "16 Lighthouse Road"

    Enjoyed this book very much. Looking forward to book 8. I have the whole series.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Shelucas
    WELLINGTON, CO, United States
    26/09/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "Sweet story"

    I thought this was very sweet. Shed a few tears. Not what you are looking for if you want much depth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PACMAC
    FRANSCHHOEK, South Africa
    30/05/13
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    "16 Lighthouse Road"
    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Sandra Burr?

    NO


    What could Debbie Macomber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I doubt anything


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sandra Burr’s performances?

    I have heard better from her - so perhaps yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 16 Lighthouse Road?

    I would not have accepted it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jenni
    Missouri
    26/03/13
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    Performance
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    "Good Story, Lousy Narrator"

    Many characters, every one with an interesting story. I enjoyed the story enough to continue with the series, but the narrator sounded just like a telephone operator, mechanical and impersonal. I will read the rest of the series the old fashioned way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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