Saturday, April 20, 2013

Book Review: 311 Pelican Court (Cedar Cove Book 3) (no spoilers)

Book: 311 Pelican Court
Author: Debbie Macomber
Series: Cedar Cove Book 3
Publication: September 1st, 2003
Source: Digital Library
Rating: 5/5 stars

Summary (from goodreads):

Rosie Cox 
311 Pelican Court
 Cedar Cove, Washington

 Dear Reader,

One thing about Cedar Cove — people sure are interested in what other people are doing. Take me, for instance. Everybody in the town knows that my husband, Zach, and I recently got a divorce. Everybody also know that Judge Olivia Lockhard decreed a pretty unusual custody arrangement. It won't be the kids moving between my place and Zach's. We're the ones who'll be going back and forth!

Olivia isn't immune to gossip herself. Will she stay with Jack, the guy who runs our local paper, or will she get back with her ex? Inquiring minds want to know!

But the really big gossip has to do with the dead guy — the man who died at a local bed-and-breakfast. Who is he and why did he show up there in the middle of the night? Roy McAfee, our local private investigator, is absolutely determined to find out. I hope he does — and then I'll let you know! See you soon. . . Rosie

My Thoughts:

I have to admit that I didn't enjoy this cedar cove novel as much as the previous novel, but it still was an amazing novel. I found myself really waiting for Rosie and Zach's diagolue to come back. I really enjoyed their after divorce relationship, no matter how weird it was. This was a big book for Olivia and Grace. They had a number of life changes. I found Mary Ellen really interesting in this book also and I hope she continues to have a big part of the series.

The biggest focus of the story was the guy who died at the bed and breakfast. Roy McAfee, the private investigator, refused to give up. A number of secrets about Bob Peldon came out during this novel. The most surprising relationship was the one that formed between Olivia's mother Charlotte and a friend, Ben Rhoades.

Overall I fell in love with the Cedar Cove story all over again. There is just a relaxed feeling to these books that makes it very easy to fall in love with the characters. I will be doing another character follow along for this novel so you can check that out if you have read the book, but if you haven't read this book it is time for you to begin the series. I understand this series won't be for everybody, but it is an amazing series that is very easy to relate to.

Thanks for reading



  1. This is the first time I hear of this book and series. It sounds like it's more realistic and more normal than what I've been reading.

    1. It is an amazing series. The characters are so real. The writing is so relaxed and you just feel like you are part of their small town.


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