Synopses & Reviews
Thyme and Tide B and B
44 Cranberry Point
Cedar Grove, Washington
I love living in Cedar grove, but things haven't been the same since a man did in our B and B. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam. We still don't have any idea why he came here and -- most important of all -- who killed him. Because he now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope somebody figures it out soon!
Not that we're providing the only news in Cedar Cove these days. I heard that Jon Bowman and Maryellen Sherman are getting married. And Maryellen's mom, Grace, has more than her share of interested men! The question is: Which one is she going to choose? Olivia -- I guess it's Olivia Griffin now -- is back from her honeymoon, and her mother, Charlotte (who's in her mid-seventies at least), seems to have a man in her life, too. I'm not so sure Olivia's too pleased. . . .
There's lots of other gossip I could tell you. Come by for a cup of tea and one of my blueberry muffins and we'll talk.
"The books in Macomber's contemporary Cedar Cove series are like a box of assorted Krispy Kremes: light and fluffy but irresistibly delicious and addictive. In this fourth entry, Peggy and Bob Beldon, owners of the Thyme & Tide B&B, are still recovering from the shock of discovering Bob's war buddy, Max Russell, murdered in one of their rooms. Bob suspects that Max's death has something to do with a horrible experience in Vietnam and now finds himself looking over his shoulder, fearing for his own safety. More unsettling is Max's fragile daughter, who shows up on a stormy night seeking shelter and answers. Almost everyone from Macomber's previous books (311 Pelican Court, etc.) makes an appearance in this one, each with his or her own bit of drama. Readers will be eager to learn whether Celia and Ian will have the courage to try for another baby after the premature death of their infant daughter, or whether Maryellen can convince Jon to forgive his parents before their wedding day, or whether the charming man courting Olivia's 70-year-old mother is really who he says he is. While most of these questions are left unanswered, this installment ties up the Beldons' story with a satisfying and surprising denouement. Agent, Irene Goodman. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
- 16 Lighthouse Road (Mira Books, 9/01) spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #10, five weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, reaching #11, and three weeks on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list, reaching #10.
- 16 Lighthouse Road achieved a 58% NSR.
- 204 Rosewood Lane (Mira Books, 9/02) spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #12, five weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, reaching #12, and reached #14 on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.
- 311 Pelican Court (Mira Books, 9/03) reached #14 on the New York Times bestseller list and spent six weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, reaching #17.
- Darling Daughters (Harlequin Books, 7/02) spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #11, and two additional weeks on the extended list. It also reached #12 on the USA Today bestseller list and spent three weeks on the Publishers Weekly list.
In the highly anticipated novel in her bestselling Cedar Cove series, Macomber picks up on the trail of the unsolved murder that occurred at the Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast in "311 Pelican Court." Original.
About the Author
Debbie Macomber, the author of Hannah's List, Summer on Blossom Street, Twenty Wishes and the Cedar Cove series, is one of today's leading voices in women's fiction. A regular on every major bestseller list with more than 140 million copies of her books in print, the award-winning author celebrated her third publishing "triple crown" in September 2009 when the latest in her Cedar Cove series, 92 Pacific Boulevard, scored #1 on the New York Times, USAToday and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. That same month Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook debuted on the New York Times list at #8, and her hometown of Port Orchard, Washington, on which her Cedar Cove series is based, welcomed readers from 42 states and seven foreign countries to the first-ever, five-day "Cedar Cove Days" festival. Debbie's popularity is worldwide with her books translated into twenty-three languages. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of eight grandchildren. They live in Washington State and winter in Florida.