Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series continues with 50 Harbor Street, book five. (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, Book 4: 44 Cranberry Point).
Corrie and Roy McAfee (Cedar Cove’s private investigator and his wife) are central in this novel. We’ve met them briefly in earlier installments, but a series of mysterious contacts keep them in the limelight here as they try to uncover who is attempting to contact (or scare!) them. Their daughter Linnette has finished college and moved back to town, just in time for mom Corrie to play matchmaker and introduce her to shy and reserved Cal Washburn, farmhand to Grace Sherman’s beau Cliff Harding. Everyone connects somehow, which is what makes this series so appealing!
The satisfying conclusion to the McAfee mystery does nothing to discourage reading future installments to see what happens next in the lives of our Cedar Cove favorites, as new story lines are introduced late in the game to keep us wondering!
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.
Considering that I’m married to Cedar Cove’s private investigator, you might think I enjoy mysteries. But I don’t—especially when they involve us! Roy’s been receiving anonymous postcards and messages asking if we “regret the past.” We don’t know what they mean….
On a more positive note, we’re both delighted that our daughter, Linnette, has moved to Cedar Cove to work at the new medical clinic. A while ago I attended the humane society’s “Dog and Bachelor Auction,” where I bought her a date with Cal Washburn, who works at Cliff Harding’s horse farm. Unfortunately Linnette is less enthusiastic about this date than I am.
Speaking of Cliff, the romance between him and Grace Sherman is back on. But that’s only one of the many interesting stories here in Cedar Cove. So why don’t you drop by for a coffee at my husband’s office on Main Street or our house on Harbor and I’ll tell you everything that’s new!
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