I'm really sorry this is the last Cedar Cove book, although this one was definitely not up to Cedar Cove standards. I do love getting updates on characters from previous books in series, but this one was a syopsis of every previous book, not just an update. I was disappointed, to say the least, but I still liked it. Everybody is neatly tied up in ribbon, but there was just too much backstory. Maybe Debbie Macomber was tired of writing them and tried to get a pricey holiday book out. She did, but not up to her usual good stories. I felt kind of cheated since so much of it was over-redundant, but the updates were good.
The only thing good about this book wasn't the actual storyline of 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, rather it was the summary of the happily ever after of all the charachters of Cedar Cove Series. The actual storyline was so boring I had to skip through it....it would have been better she had done the book and then do the summary of the charachters in a short story-format at the end.
This was the usual upbeat Debbie Macomber book that was enjoyable reading. The author stated that this was the last in the Cedar Cover series and this book referred to many previous incidents in other books. It was a nice completion of the series and if you have read the others, you need to not miss this final chapter in delightful Cedar Cove.