Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Title:  A Cedar Cove Christmas
Series:  Cedar Cove # 8.5
Author:  Debbie Macomber
Narrator:  Sandra Burr
Published:  October 1st 2008 by Brilliance Audio 
(first published November 1st 2007)
Page Count:  5h 6min/256 pages
Format:  AudioBook
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Shelf:  Bought
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

My Review:

This story is perfect to put you in the holiday spirit. It’s perfect as part of the Cedar Cove series or as a stand-alone for Christmas.

Through this tale Macomber pulled at my heartstrings and made me laugh like crazy. It was absolutely perfect. This story is simultaneously completely original and a traditional love story. I also love the many parallels you can draw to the original Christmas story. Not only does Macomber create a brilliant storyline for us to follow but she brings it to life with her brilliant descriptions and captivating narrative so that you can picture it all.

The character development in this novel is phenomenal. Although this novel falls well into the series, you don’t ever feel like there’s anyone that you don’t know, nor any aspect of the story that is beyond you. I love how the narrator gives each character their own voice. Not only do you get to know them as individuals through the development on the author’s part, but it’s impossible not to picture them because of this.

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