Reviews By: Debbie
For years Libby Morgan dreamed of making partner in her law firm until she is let go from the firm and must rebuild her entire life. To pass time, Libby visits A Good Yarn knitting store on Blossom Street where she picks up the hobby of knitting. Libby becomes friends with the shopkeeper Lydia Goetz, the owner’s daughter Casey and her best friend Ava. However, troubled Ava touches Libby’s heart who tries to help her, leading her to meet Dr. Phillip Stone. When opportunity arises for Libby to return to the law firm, Libby must choose between her low-keyed life of friends and love or the lonely life in the working world.
The new owner of the Inn, Jo Marie, has come to Cedar Cove for a new start after the loss of her husband. Jo Marie’s Inn is filled with guests who are struggling with personal issues. Her first guest, Joshua Weaver, has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. They have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua hopes that they can reconcile their differences. Her second guest Abby, who has not been home for 20 years, has returned for her brother's wedding. She is dealing with painful memories of a friend who was killed in an automobile accident in which Abby was the driver. Will both guests come to peace with their past?
Emily, a widowed mother of one, is heartbroken when her daughter Heather tells her she's too busy with school to come home for Christmas. Emily who lives in Leavenworth, Washington can't imagine a Christmas without Heather, so Emily decides to surprise Heather in Cambridge. Emily finds an internet site and decides to swap her house in Washington. Emily swaps houses with Charles, a professor from Harvard, who hates Christmas. Emily arrives in Boston and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it's Santa's village! Meanwhile, Emily's friend Faith Kerrigan travels to Leavenworth to visit her and instead finds Charles. Then Charles's brother, Ray, shows up at his home in Boston to discover that he isn't there but Emily is. Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings romance begins in unexpected ways. Trading Christmas formerly When Christmas Comes
Meet Rose, Izzy, Frieda, and Lenore, four dogs that work hard on the farm doing various jobs. They're good friends now, but it wasn't always this way. Each dog has a different role on the farm and a unique story.
Ellie spends a long summer visiting her grandmother while her unemployed father seeks better paying employment. What makes the visit harder is Ellie's grandmother does not want her to be there. The grandmother is bitter, in part because she blames Lizzie and her dad for the death of Lizzie's mother. However her Uncle Roger is more welcoming and Ellie learns to do the hard work that is expected of her on the farm and she makes a strange friend of a magpie she names Sammie.
Debbie Macomber returns to the story of Bethanne Hamlin who we first met in A Good Yarn (#2 in the Blossom Street series). Bethanne was a wreck after her husband Grant left her for a younger woman. Bethanne struggled to pick up the pieces of her life, support her two children, and keep the family home. Surprising herself, she started her own party planning business and made a success of her new career. Bethanne takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. They're driving to Florida for Ruth's 50th high-school reunion. A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. Meanwhile, Annie's out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him! For Bethanne, she has twenty years of memories and two children with Grant. Can she forgive and trust again? A handsome biker she meets on the road proves a major distraction. Will this grieving widower challenge her feelings for Grant?
Mark Nolan becomes the guardian of his 6 year old niece Holly after his sister dies in a car accident. Mark is a single guy and doesn’t know what to do so he persuades his brother Sam to share responsibility. Holly was traumatized from the accident and will not speak. One day visiting the local toy shop the owner, Maggie Collins gives Holly a magical shell. Holly seems to bond with Maggie. Maggie and Mark immediately find an attraction to each other, but Mark already has a girlfriend and Maggie is recovering from her husband’s death from cancer. Will they find a way to overcome their feelings?
This Christmas, Mrs. Miracle is working in the toy department at Finley's. Her boss is none other than Jake Finley, the owner's son. For Jake, holiday memories were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Holly Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly's widowed brother is in the army and won't be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley's that he desperately wants, if she can figure out a way to afford it. Fortunately, it's Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking!