1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber

Title:  1105 Yakima Street – A Cedar Cove novel

Author:  Debbie Macomber

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Published:  August 2011 – Mira

About:  As with each Cedar Cove novel, the reader is updated with a note from one of the main characters. This note is from Bruce:

Dear Reader,

You’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says 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, give me a call. Please.

My brief take:  I’ve enjoyed the Cedar Cove series and  1105 Yakima Street is no exception. As Debbie Macomber’s small town series winds down (there’s still one more book) she ties up a few story lines started in previous books.

A few thoughts: I wondered how the Rachel, Bruce and Jolene problems would be resolved but, happily, they are.  Linc Wyse lives up to his surname and solves some issues in his wife’s family. It was hard to see a beloved character like Charlotte Rhodes begin to decline. It’s something many readers will relate to. One of my favorite story lines in this book was that of Gloria and Chad. Life has changed for them both and the future is theirs to decide.

If you’re like me and have kept up with the series you’ll want to read 1105 Yakima Street. If Cedar Cove is new to you – well, you’re in for a treat. Begin with the first: 16 Lighthouse Road. It’s the start of a heartwarming series. I’m glad there’s another book to read before the series ends and I’m happy to report that Debbie Macomber has a new series in the works.

Source:  I bought it.

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8 thoughts on “1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber

  1. That little introduction is enough to make me want to pick up these books and give them a try! It sounds like there is a lot going on here, and I would love the chance to check it out for myself. Great review today!


    • I always thought these books would make a perfect Hallmark channel series. Lots of story lines, characters, issues. Thankfully, Macomber includes a character list at the beginning of the books – at least the later ones.


  2. I realy enjoyed this series. The Christmas book 1225 Christmas Tree Lane is the last book and I think she ended it well. I’ll miss the series but it’s time and I’m glad she’s ending it on good terms instead of going on too long and having folks just quit because they’re bored.


  3. I love Debbie Macomber’s writing too. I agree with you about the Hallmark Channel series. There are lots of great characters in this series that would do very well in a TV series. I wonder if they have talked about it. Debbie does have her Christmas book on Hallmark. I think this year is the third year.


  4. I liked this one too, Mary. Debbie Macomber is one of those authors who I can always count on with a lovely story. It’s been a fun series, but I’m also glad it’s winding to a close with the next book. An even dozen is a good number, I think.

    I always wait until after Thanksgiving to read Christmas stories, so I look forward to starting 1225 Christmas Tree Lane the day after.


    • Hi Leslie. I’m on the reserve list at my local library for a kindle edition of the final book in the series. It’s the first time that I’ve tried to borrow an ebook. Hope I get it before Christmas but I’m 14th on the list. I have plenty of other books to read until then 🙂


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