1225 Christmas Tree Lane By Debbie Macomber
Publication Date: September 27, 2011 | Series: Cedar Cove Series (Book 12)
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 number one. And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth’s ex-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! What would the holidays be without a new Christmas story from Debbie Macomber?
A little Christmas in July? Well, I had a hard time finishing this book. I have read many of Debbie Macomber's novels. I read the entire Cedar Cove series in fact. I had read one of the books, and out of order, or on their own, I wouldn't recommend you read them. It wasn't until I read the entire series, in the correct order that I liked this series to book 11. Then this book, I found it slow starting, and most of it was like watching a rerun of a television show. I was skipping through paragraph after paragraph of things I already knew/read in previous books to get to small pieces of a new story added in. In my opinion the series could have ended with book 11.