Monday, December 15, 2008

16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber

This story takes place in Cedar Cove, Washington. It's a small town and throughout this story you'll learn about many of the people who live there. Olivia is a judge. She has two children and is divorced. One day she is asked to grant a divorce to a young couple who haven't even been married for a year. It seemed they lost their child and can't see past it. She decided to deny the divorce for now because in her heart she knows the two should be together and that they still love each other. The new newspaper man writers a story about her, and soon she is seeing him every once in awhile.

The young couple, Cecile and Ian, has a lot to work out. He is in the Navy and was away when their daughter was born and then passed away. Cecile blames him for not being there for him and he doesn't know how to express his feelings for her. Now they aren't allowed to get a divorce just yet and have to figure out what to do. They both still love each other, but don't see how they can get past the death of their daughter.

Charlotte is Olivia's Mother. She has befriended a man who is in assisted care at one of the senior centers in Cedar Cove. He has had a stroke and can't really talk, but she is able to understand what he means to say. The soon became friends, but when he has another stroke and passes away, she learns who he really is and tries to get in touch with his long lost relatives.

Grace is Olivia's best friend. Her marriage has always been tough, but they stuck together for their children. Then one day her husband disappears and when he comes back the next morning, he gets upset that she contact the police and others looking for him. Then, he disappears again but this time doesn't come back. Grace has to deal with this sudden change as do both her daughters.

If you have read any of Debbie Macomber's books, then you have an understanding about what they are like. I have read the books in one of her series and really enjoyed them. I picked up this book because I thought it was just what I needed, but once I started reading it, well, it wasn't what I was looking for. So, it took me awhile to really get interested in the story. However, once I did, I loved the book. I like the authors books because you always walk away feeling like you know the characters. I know there is more to this series and I'm anxious to get my hands on them. While things were wrapped up for most characters at the end of this book, I know there is more that needs to be said. Haha! I can't wait to see what happens to each of them.

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Happy Reading…and thanks for stopping by! Kris

(fiction.377 pages)

1 comment:

Ladytink_534 said...

I had this book for the longest time on my TBR shelf but I finally traded it in at the library book swap.