Book Review: 1105 Yakima Street (Cedar Cove, #11) by Debbie Macomber

Posted 31 July, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Title: 1105 Yakima Street
Author:Debbie Macomber
Series: Cedar Covel,Book 11
Release Date:September 2011
Source: NetGalley eARC (My FTC Disclaimer)
Purchase:Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Dear Listener,

You’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says that she can’t handle the stress in our household anymore. My thirteen-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe it’s my fault. As a widower I spoiled her – Jolene was reading over my shoulder just now and says that’s not true. She claims Rachel ruined everything. But that’s not true. The real question is: How can I get my wife back? I don’t even know where she is. She’s not with Teri Polgar or any of her other friends from the salon. The other question is. . . when will Jolene grow up and stop acting like such a brat? Of course, I’m not the only one in town with problems. Linc Wyse’s father-in-law is trying to destroy his business. And you know Charlotte Rhodes? Seems she’s becoming forgetful, and the family’s worried about her and Ben. Lots of other stuff going on – but Rachel is better at keeping up with it than I am. If you have any idea where my wife is, please give me a call. Please. —Bruce Peyton

Author Bio:
With more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Debbie Macomber is one of today’s most popular authors.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes heartwarming tales about small-town life, home and family and enduring friendships. Every book features the delightful sense of humor that readers around the world clamor for.

Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times (55 times and counting), USA TODAY (currently 63 times) and Publishers Weekly (23 times to date). She is the first-ever recipient of the “readers’ choice” Quill Award for Romance Fiction, for 44 Cranberry Point, the fourth book in her highly popular Cedar Cove series. Debbie has also been honored with a RITA® Award, a Romantic Times BOOKreviews Career Achievement Award and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award.

Her recent books include 92 Pacific Boulevard, 8 Sandpiper Way, 74 Seaside Avenue and Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Cookbook, as well as Twenty Wishes, A Cedar Cove Christmas, Summer on Blossom Street and The Perfect Christmas.

For more information on Debbie and her books, visit her Web site:

My Review:
I have always loved Debbie Macomber. She has the ability to create heart warming and fun novels. One of my favorite books is 16 Lighthouse Road, book 1 in the Cedar Cove series.I will be honest and say that I haven’t read all 11 books in this series, but the ones that I have read…..WOW! I always feel at home.

With 1105 Yakima Street, we are taken back into the lives of Rachel and Bruce and Jolene, who are introduced in previous Cedar Cove novels. While this one focuses on Rachel, Bruce and Jolene as Rachel and Jolene have to work out their issues, and Bruce is dying to have his wife move back home, Ms. Macomber does a FANTASTIC job at incorporating all her families from Cedar Cove so we never loose sight of them. They are always helping each other out and loving each like family.

Bruce truly loves his daughter and his wife, but he’s at wits end trying to get Jolene over her selfishness and Rachel, who’s pregnant, back into their lives. I felt a deep connection with Rachel. She didn’t want to put the stress of a selfish 13 year old step daughter onto her shoulders while she’s pregnant. She wanted to keep her baby safe and healthy so she thought it best to eliminate herself. I really prayed for her to be able to work things out! I wasn’t too fond of Jolene and her attitude….I want to smack her upside the head a time or two and say “really”? And poor Bruce……well, it’s obvious he has a love for BOTH his wife and daughter and…..well, I’ll stop there.

Yep, I stopped there. I don’t want to give it away! I’ll you this though. If you’ve NEVER read a Debbie Macomber novel, or it’s been awhile, please. Pick up her Cedar Cove novels, including 1105 Yakima Street. Her novels are above and beyond 5 star worthy and worth ever minute spent reading them. You’ll feel right at home getting to know all her characters, and you’ll want to jump into each new book, ready to continue the journey. I can’t wait until 1225 Christmas Tree Lane releases! I’ll be jumping on that one like crazy! (Look for my reviews of the previous novels to come soon…I’m going back and reading them ALL in order! YAY!)

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