Book: 16 Lighthouse Road [Cedar Cove book 1]
Author: Debbie Macomber
Reason for Reading: for fun
Christine's Review: 16 Lighthouse Road introduces us to interesting cast of characters in the fictional town of Cedar Cove, Washington (just a ferry ride from Seattle). We meet Charlotte Jefferson, the nice, elderly lady who cooks up a storm and seems to know everyone. Her daughter, Judge Olivia Lockhart, a family court judge, and Olivia's daughter Justine, who is involved with man old enough to be her father. We also meet Olivia's best friend Grace, whose husband has seemingly disappeared and a myriad other people from the town.
Macomber does a good job blending story lines involving divorce, death, alcoholism, love and family. It is easy to connect with the characters and this is a quick read.
Recommend: Yes, perfect for beach or airplane reading
Book Junkie's Grade: B