1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber

Title:  1225 Christmas Tree Lane

A Cedar Cove Novel

Author:  Debbie Macomber

Genre:  Christmas; Series Romance

Published:  September 2011 – Mira

About:  (Goodreads synopsis) The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise.

But …someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she’s determined to place in good homes. That’s complication number one. And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth’s ex-husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas. The girls have visions of a mom-and-dad reunion dancing in their heads.

As always in life— and in Cedar Cove —there are surprises, too. More than one family’s going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending!

My brief take:  I’ve enjoyed Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane is book 12 and the final novel in the series. We get to know Beth Morehouse, her daughters, and her ex-husband. The synopsis above explains their story. The puppies serve as a way to bring back characters from previous books. They adopt the puppies and the reader gets caught up on what’s new in their lives.

You’ll have to read the book to see if Beth’s daughters get their Christmas wish. As you might expect Debbie Macomber gives all of the Cedar Cove residents a fond farewell in this satisfying series finale. I smiled as I turned the last page.

Recommended to fans of small town fiction, the author, and the Cedar Cove series.

Source:  Library book.

Disclaimer:  See sidebar. I was not compensated for my review.

14 thoughts on “1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber

  1. Mary, I almost downloaded this book on my Color Nook this a.m. but decided not to. I just might have to do that now that I read your review. Have a great Friday and Weekend!!


    • Macomber has a list with brief character descriptions at the start of each book so you probably could read out of order. I’m not sure if the final book of the series would be as satisfying if you hadn’t read at least a few previous books.


  2. I have heard that Macomber’s books are very good and very gentle stories, and I would like to try them out sometime.This could potentially make a really great Christmas read, if the books can be read out of order! Great review today!


  3. Sounds like perfect seasonal reading, sadly our library cannot get hold of a copy and I’m not convinced that having read it once I’d want to read it again.


    • I’m not sure I’ll re-read this series. I don’t own many of them. For that matter, I rarely re-read ANY book. Just too many out there that I want to read for the first time 🙂


  4. Small town fiction always appeals to me. I haven’t read any in this series so I think I would start from the first just to get a feel for the characters. Glad you “smiled” when you finished this one. Have a great weekend and happy reading, Mary!


    • I’ve always thought this series would make a great Hallmark Channel series. They’re light, relatable, and I think the town is a great setting.


  5. I’ve enjoyed this series. Each book felt like sitting down for a cup of tea with an old friend and catching up on the news. I thought this was a fitting finale and I also thought that it was wise of Macomber to end it. Some series drag on way too long and it’s better to end them well.


  6. I love Debbie Macomber’s writing style, it is warm and heartfelt and her books are always comforting and engaging. I have read the earlier books in the series and see that I now need to catch up. I love having a series to read and it seems fitting to have the final 12th novel be a Christmas themed one. Thanks for sharing your review Mary.


  7. I do enjoy Macomber very much. The one thing I’ve learned is that I need to start with book one. Getting to know these characters like you did will really make it that much more enjoyable for me. Loved your review.


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