Friday, July 17, 2009

A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Genre: Romance

Mary Jo Wyse is going to have the worst Christmas ever, she’s sure of it! Her boyfriend, David Rhodes, skipped out on her as soon as he discovered she was pregnant. Oh he said all the right words when she gave him the news, but when it came right down to it, he walked away.

Mary Jo’s three brothers have no intentions of letting David get away with his shabby treatment of their baby sister. They plan to find him and make him do what’s right – marry their sister and take care of her and the baby. Mary Jo is horrified to learn of her brothers’ plans. She realizes she was duped by David and no longer wants any part of him. She’s certainly not going to be railroaded into marrying the creep. Her brothers might mean well, but they are just going to make things worse.

She decides the best course of action is for her to get to David before her brothers do. She sneaks out of the house and heads off to Cedar Cove, but quickly learns that David’s life was one big lie. He didn’t live there, but his father and step-mother did. When Mary Jo finds out they are out of town for the holidays, she finds herself utterly alone in a strange town.

Grace Harding, the town’s librarian, quickly takes Mary Jo under her wings. She’s more than familiar with the heartache David Rhodes leaves behind and she’s disgusted that he left his poor young woman with child. Grace invites Mary Jo to be part of their Christmas celebration. The young girl reluctantly agrees and is very glad she did when a handsome EMT firefighter comes to her rescue. Perhaps, this Christmas won’t be so bad after all.

Debbie Macomber does it again! This is a beautiful Christmas story which has everything from romance to all your favorite Cedar Cove characters, plus a few new ones. I’m so hoping we get another story with Mary Jo and her bumbling brothers. They are all wonderful characters. This is a fast-paced story that I could see becoming a yearly tradition.

For reading challenges: Series Challenge 3, Read Your own Book


  1. aww the book sounds lovely. Thank you for this sweet review. But something I will save for xmas, winter is coming fast enough here

  2. Hi Yvonne!

    Oh it does sound a lovely book. And how soon can Christmas be? I've already had the catalogues through the door LOL

    Have a great weekend! My Friday Fill in can be found HERE!

    And here's my Friday Find


  3. My mom has this on her shelf and I don't think she's read it yet. I think I'll save it for a Christmas read. Thanks for the review.

  4. Christmas in July. :-) Perfect timing! this does sound good. Thanks for your great review, Yvonne!

  5. The more I read about Debbie Macomber - the more I just want to go out and buy all her books in one go! Fabulous review.


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