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 #1. And #2 is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth’s long-divorced 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 Rating: 3 out of 5
I have not read the others in the series and for that reason I thought the constant introduction to new individuals and the brief memories of their own issues was confusing when mixed with the story of Beth and her Ex husband and daughters. It barely holds as a stand alone and if you are like me and haven't read the others in the series, you will be confused trying to categorize all the town residents with their significant others and family and how they got together. While reading, I wished they'd just stop the trips down memory lane for all the residents and just tell the story of Beth and her family. It would of made it a LOT shorter but a LOT less confusing as well! I also think however that if you'd read the other stories in this series, you wouldn't mind the recap and the story would flow very well.