Picked up a copy of 8 Sandpiper Way without having read any of the previous titles in Deb Macomber's Cedar Cove series. Didn't matter. Each title stands alone. I'm hooked... and plan to read all the other titles in this series.
There aren't that many secrets to keep in a close-knit community like Cedar Cove, Washington. So, when Emily Flemming finds an earring in her husband's pocket, she is understandably upset. The lost earring is definitely not hers, and Emily is worried that her husband Dave might be having an affair. She doesn't want to believe that Dave could or would cheat on her, but he's been acting so strangely lately that she just can't be certain.
Dave Flemming is a pastor - a loving husband and a wonderful father to their two boys; he truly is a good, upstanding, moral man - and Emily is deeply ashamed of her thoughts. However, she just can't stop herself from thinking this way. There's just something different about her husband, and she can't put her finger on what it is exactly. She has just learned that some jewelry was recently stolen from an elderly woman's house - and Dave used to visit the lady quite a bit.
Emily can't believe that Dave is guilty of doing anything illegal - that's just not in his nature. However, since he doesn't tell her where he's been when he comes home so late - she can't help but wonder just what is happening with him. Something is definitely going on with Dave; something certainly seems wrong with him, and Emily is determined to find out just what it is.
First of all, let me say that I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick and easy read for me, and a fairly pleasant way to spend a couple of days. I certainly appreciated having the list of characters at the beginning of the book; it was really helpful to know who was who as I was reading.
I must say that the story's plot actually wasn't all that difficult to follow. The storyline itself was pretty simple, and nothing really mind-blowing or overly dramatic happened; at least in my opinion. Although, I would still give this book an A!
Another excellent story in this series! A gentle quick read, yet with some mystery to keep the reader turning pages!
Interesting read. I have read all 9 of the series and I really enjoyed all of them. I would recommend reading the series from the beginning so you don't get confused with all the characters.
I love the Cedar Cove Series. The books are just amazing. It makes me wish I lived in such a place like that. A lot of people are lucky if they even know theie neighbors let alone a whole small town.