by Debbie Macomber

September 2005
ISBN: 0-7783-2208-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

Debbie Macomber welcomes readers back to Cedar Cove in her latest book 50 Harbor Point. We as readers are welcomed into the home of Roy and Corrie McAfee. As you may recall Roy and Corrie settled in Cedar Cove when Roy retired from the police force. He has established himself as a private investigator, and the case that currently has his interest is his own. For months the McAfee’s have been receiving anonymous postcards that have now stopped, but turned into personal gifts arriving on their doorstep. Who could be sending these gifts?

Even with the worry of who might be trying to grab the McAfee’s attention they’re excited about the fact that their daughter Linette is going to be employed at the new medical clinic getting set to open in Cedar Cove. Corrie feels that having Linette close will allow a bond to form that has been somewhat missing with her daughter living far away.

Linette doesn’t only strengthen the bond with her parents, but also finds a new friend who helps make the transition to life in Cedar Cove easier. Gloria Ashton is Linette’s neighbor in her apartment complex. Their friendship is instant and warm. However Linette’s love life is not running as smoothly. She is experiencing the many ups and downs of romance that most of us suffer through. In the end we as readers are cheering her on for having made the right decisions, and hopefully in future books we shall see the further development of Linette’s relationship.

Ms. Macomber takes an imaginary small town and brings it to life in a way that only she can. She has brought back all our favorite residents and updated their stories without detracting from the major focus of 50 Harbor Street which is the final resolution of the McAfee’s stalker.

I, for one, can hardly wait until next year when we are once again welcomed into the warm loving atmosphere of Cedar Cove.

Reviewed in August 2005 by Sandi.

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