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A Cedar Cove Christmas

Narrated by: Sandra Burr
Series: Cedar Cove, Book 8.5
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

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!).

When Mary Jo goes into labor that night, a young man named Mack McAfee, a paramedic, comes to her rescue, just as her brothers - the three Wyse men - show up in town. The people of Cedar Cove join them in celebrating the birth of baby Noel. But no one has more to celebrate than Mack. Because this Christmas brings him faith, hope and love...

What would the holidays be without a Christmas story from Debbie Macomber?

©2008 Debbie Macomber (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Heather
  • 09-12-08

loved this book

I just want to say that i really have enjoyed this story, it has really put me in the mood for Christmas and the true meaning. I hope you enjoy this as much as i have and as a side note this book is clean so my daughters can also hear this book they are young teens so they also like romance but i am needing them to be clean books
Heather

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  • Debbie
  • 13-12-13

Kindness, Family, Christmas

I love this modern day tale of an unwed mother, with three older brothers, who want to "defend her honor". And I very much appreciate that real life Christians, when faced with a choice to love or condemn, chose to do what our Lord would do . . . what He DID do. This is a precious story of mistakes, love and redemption. And listeners who are put off by "Christian overtones", must have somehow missed the title, A Cedar Cove CHRISTMAS. There is no Christmas without Christ. And for those who have been hurt by the church, rest assured there is none of that in Debbie Macomber's books . . . so come to the stable where the Christ child lays and rest your weary soul. You will be glad you did.

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  • AudioAddict
  • 09-12-13

What a disappointment

STORY - This sounded like it would be a fun holiday listen...a modern twist of the classic Christmas story written by a famous author. It's a novel idea that I think could have been so much better than it was. There are, of course, parallels between this story and the classic, i.e., Mary Jo for the Virgin Mary, the three Wyse brothers for the three wise men, but some of them are so far-fetched they should have just been left out. (Like seeing fireworks and saying, "Look, follow that star!") There is way too much detail that served no purpose but to drag things out. Some of the dialogue between the three brothers is so stupid and repetitive it made me want to SCREAM!!!!

On the positive side, the story is cozy and full of holiday cheer. I loved Mack, and the ending of the book is very touching.

PERFORMANCE - The narrator definitely gets an A for effort. This female narrator actually tries to distinguish between the three brothers' voices -- something which many male narrators don't even bother to do. It kinda works and kinda doesn't.

OVERALL -- I've never listened to a Debbie Macomber book before, so die-hard fans might like this story. My advice, however, is to skip it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-01-20

great family story and wonderful narrator!

I have this book but not the time to read it. I downloaded it here to listen on my travels to and from work. the narrator had a kind voice and great expression tones to imagine the scene. the book well I just love debbie macomber and her writing. this book was a wonderful story of life happenings and changes and a wonderful outcome. it reminds me there are kind people out there and to continue being one myself. thank you debbie macomber!

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  • Darlene
  • 06-07-19

I wonderful series

It's awesome listening to this series. Thank you so much for putting so much time in this series

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  • Darlene Vile
  • 30-12-18

Sandra Burr, Debbie Macomber, and Christmas!

My all-time favorite narrator Sandra Burr reading a Debbie Macomber Christmas-themed book is beyond awesome. This is my first book by this author, which I came across after finishing the last Sandra-narrated Murder She Wrote and was searching for more books read by her. I'm enjoying this story immensely, and I'm looking forward to reading more books with this great partnership of Debbie and Sandra (and Christmas!).

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  • Chris G.
  • 20-09-16

Heart felt.

Debbie writes so beautifully, with wonderful descriptions, so much heart felt & realistic.
You help me find things, people that I want & look forward to having in my life.
I enjoyed the narrater Sandra also.
Thank-you for the many hours of joy & good tears...
Chris G

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  • A. Consor
  • 05-01-16

Nice story, but...

Whenever the reader imitated male voices, she sounded like an Oompa Loompa. After a while it was annoying. The story was nice and a great, cherry holiday read.

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  • Wendy
  • 13-12-15

wonderful holiday story

This is a feel good story for the holidays. It helps you find your Christmas spirit and reminds you of what is really important. An easy read during the busyness of the holidays and life.

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  • kl
  • 01-12-15

Mary gives birth on Christmas Eve

A nice Christmas story.
Glad we knew some of the characters from Cedar Cove on TV.