Rachel Peyton, married for only ten months and already
separated from her husband Bruce, has given up any hope of
declaring a truce with her 13-year-old stepdaughter,
Jolene. Having been best friends since Jolene was 6 years
old, the teen declares she now hates Rachel, is jealous of
her, and wants her gone from her dad's life and hers. Since
Rachel is pregnant and keeping her presence unknown to
Bruce, tension is high as Christmas draws near. Bruce and
Rachel love each other but the tension Jolene causes is
dangerous to the unborn baby's survival. How to make
Jolene see herself for the spoiled child she is an
Rachel and Bruce are not the only residents of Cedar Cove
with problems. Olivia and Jack Griffin are facing the
realization that Olivia's parents are showing signs of
dementia or Alzheimer's and fear for them living alone.
Linc Wyse's auto repair business is going down the tubes
when his wife's father is blackballing his business to
bankrupt him because he does not approve of his daughter
Lori marrying Linc. Along with other friends, relatives
and neighbors of the nostalgic little settlement of Cedar
Cove, they support and rely on each other for comfort and
the needed support to work through their problems.
1105 Yakima Street is the 10th book in the Cedar Cove
series. Each and every family is filled with love and
caring for each other as they strive to work through the
path that has been given them. Written about the average
family woman in the average small town, these characters
are strong, caring, and full of courage and hope. As in the
other novels in this series, Debbie Macomber presents her
story in a way that makes it extremely difficult for the
reader to put the book aside until that last page has been
turned, leaving the reader with a warm and fuzzy feeling.
I anxiously await the next installment of Cedar Cove.
Dear Listener, Youíve probably heard that my wife has left
me. Rachelís pregnant, and she says that she canít handle
the stress in our household anymore. My thirteen-year-old
daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe itís my fault.
As a widower I spoiled her Ė Jolene was reading over my
shoulder just now and says thatís not true. She claims
Rachel ruined everything. But thatís not true. The real
question is: How can I get my wife back? I donít even know
where she is.
Sheís not with Teri Polgar or any of her other friends
from the salon. The other question isÖwhen will Jolene
grow up and stop acting like such a brat? Of course, Iím
not the only one in town with problems. Linc Wyseís father-
in-law is trying to destroy his business. And you know
Charlotte Rhodes? Seems sheís becoming forgetful, and the
familyís worried about her and Ben. Lots of other stuff
going on Ė but Rachel is better at keeping up with it than
I am. If you have any idea where my wife is, please give
me a call. Please.