44 Cranberry Point is the fourth novel of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series. (Reviews of the previous books in the series can be found here: Book 1: 16 Lighthouse Road, Book 2: 204 Rosewood Lane, Book 3: 311 Pelican Court).
Some stories from previous installments continue: Olivia and Jack are now married, Peggy and Bob Beldon are still in the middle of the investigation into their mystery guest’s death (which now appears to have been murder!), and Maryellen Sherman and Jon Bowman have decided to get married.
In new news, Charlotte has a boyfriend! In a role reversal, daughter Olivia is urging caution and doing a bit of behind-the-scenes investigating of her own. Grace Sherman, recently single, has two men vying for her attentions, one in person and one online!
As in previous installments, some story lines are satisfactorily resolved, while others remain open for further development.
Note: The press-release descriptions for the Cedar Cove books are so endearing I will include them as well. They’re written by characters in each novel, addressing potential readers.
I love living in Cedar Cove, but things haven’t been the same since a man died at our B and B. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam.We still don’t have any idea why he came here and—most important of all—who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope somebody figures it out soon!
Not that we’re providing the only news in Cedar Cove these days. I heard that Jon Bowman and Maryellen Sherman are getting married. And Maryellen’s mom, Grace, has more than her share of interested men! The question is: Which one is she going to choose? Olivia—I guess it’s Olivia Griffin now— is back from her honeymoon, and her mother, Charlotte (who’s in her mid-seventies at least), seems to have a man in her life, too. I’m not sure Olivia’s too pleased….
There’s lots of other gossip I could tell you. Come by for a cup of tea and one of my blueberry muffins and we’ll talk.
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