After a comedy of errors on Christmas Eve, a five-month pregnant woman, traveling to Cedar Cove to search for her child's father--who doesn't know she's pregnant--finds herself lodging in an apartment above a barn. The residents of Cedar Grove come to her rescue as an early labor begins.
For the first half, the book seemed like a fairly typical Christmas feel-good: a quick and easy read that wouldn't challenge the mind much. As the second half unfolded, however, it all just seemed a bit forced—nary a twist or turn in the quest to jam every Christmas vignette into the story. By the time we got to the three Wyse men navigating by following a star...err, fireworks launched outside the barn...I was glad for the book to end.
Very light, very enjoyable Christmas reading.
She goes into labor on Christmas Eve surrounded by caring people. Baby Noelle is born shortly thereafter her brohters (the three Wyse men!) arrive with gifts.
This is a delightful story, full of Christmas cheer, which parallels Jesus' birth. It makes you want to get to Cedar Cove on a Christmas Eve yourself!
Mary Jo Wyse is about to have a baby and the father is nowhere to be found. She goes off to his hometown to find him and there meets some wonderful people who try and help as much as she can. It is also Christmas Eve. She had come across from Seattle on the ferry to the small town of Cedar Cove and now is much too tired to return that night but there is no room to be found anywhere. A woman who befriends her lets her stay in an apartment above the garage of her home, a garage that is currently housing some animals from a Nativity play.
Mary Jo's three brothers come looking for her and get lost and have to ask directions from a King. They see a star and well, you'll have to read the book to see what happens, but I think you can guess.
So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests but offer her a room over their stable (currently sheltering the animals—including a donkey and camel—for Cedar Cove’s Nativity pageant!)
When Mary Jo goes into labor that night, a young man named Mack McAfee, a paramedic, comes to her rescue, just as her brothers—the three Wyse men—show up in town. The people of Cedar Cove join them in celebrating the birth of baby Noel. But no one has more to celebrate than Mack. Because this Christmas brings him faith, hope and love. – debbiemacomber.com
For some reason I’ve never read Debbie Macomber. I have always meant to read her but never gotten around to it until now.I got a copy for one of the people I was Secret Santa to and it made me finally go and check out a copy from the library. A Cedar Cover Christmas is my first visit with the folks in Cedar Cove and I will be back for more soon.
With many similarities to The Christmas story-a pregnant Mary (Jo), 3 Wyse men, and a birth on Christmas Eve-this was just the story to help me feel in the holiday spirit. This was a fast read and it doesn’t require a lot of work and that’s just what I look for this time of year. The characters are all very sweet and everything works out for the best. It’s a nice story and right now I can use all the nice stories there are.
Such similarities to the first Christmas: the 3 Wyse men, they got lost, saw the fireworks(star),etc.