Wednesday, January 10, 2018

204 Rosewood Lane

I just finished 204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber.  It is the second in the Cedar Cove series.

I seem to gravitate toward books in series and I am not sure why.  Perhaps it is because if it is a good book I hate to see it end so if there is a "next" book -- it doesn't really end. 

This was a good follow up to the first book -- 16 Lighthouse Road -- and it leaves enough dangling questions to lead right into the next book which is what I plan to do in just a little while. 

The first book introduces and explores Olivia Lockhart, the real main character of the series.  This second book is focused on her friend Grace Sherman.  Grace is going through a rough time after her husband left for no apparent reason and try as she might, she couldn't find him.  There is another mystery involving an unknown person who shows up at the local bed and breakfast and passes on while he is there.  His identity is a mystery yet to be solved.  I am hoping to learn more about him in the third book.

So, if you like series books I would recommend.  I did watch the mini-series on tv and the books follow closely so if you want to get a feel for the books, watch the show.  It is all really quite good


Yesterday we lost my mother in law of 45 years.  She was 96 years old and had been blessed with a long, healthy life, a large family and many opportunities.  It is sad but at the same time a life to be celebrated with joy.  It was a peaceful passing and she had the opportunity to see all of her sons and have her daughter speak to her on the phone from Cleveland.  There was time for everybody to say what they needed to say, visit with grandchildren and great-grandchildren and for everybody to process what was happening. 

It was a beautiful day yesterday -- the temps were mild and the sun was shining.  There was no better day for her to continue her journey into the next life where I am sure she was met by her husband and all her siblings.  I am sure there was a joyful noise in Heaven.

Godspeed, Granny