Lost and Found in Cedar Cove (Short Story) [NOOK Book]

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Debbie Macomber’s heartwarming new series, set at the Rose Harbor Inn in  picturesque Cedar Cove, displays the author’s signature talent for creating characters who feel like friends, and small towns that feel like home. In this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Jo Marie Rose readies her inn for spring, turning to her new ...
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Lost and Found in Cedar Cove (Short Story)

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Debbie Macomber’s heartwarming new series, set at the Rose Harbor Inn in  picturesque Cedar Cove, displays the author’s signature talent for creating characters who feel like friends, and small towns that feel like home. In this original short story available exclusively as an eBook, Jo Marie Rose readies her inn for spring, turning to her new friends Grace and Olivia when she needs them most.
 
Jo Marie has big plans for her bed-and-breakfast. With the help of handyman Mark Taylor, she intends to plant a beautiful rose garden in time for her upcoming open house. Jo Marie and Mark rarely see eye to eye—especially on matters of home improvement—but she knows he has her best interests at heart. After the two walk the grounds, Jo Marie realizes that her beloved rescue dog, Rover, is missing, and at a time when she most needs a friend, Mark abruptly leaves. Confused by Mark’s behavior and worried for Rover’s safety, Jo Marie searches for her precious pup all over Cedar Cove. Rover is on an adventure of his own—one that will lead to a delightful surprise for two unlikely people.
 
Includes an excerpt from Rose Harbor in Bloom, the next novel in Debbie Macomber’s new series.
 
Also from Debbie Macomber: watch the new original series Cedar Cove on Hallmark Channel, Saturdays at 8:00/7:00c, starting July 20.
 
Praise for The Inn at Rose Harbor
 
“Charming . . . warm and serene . . . a wonderful novel.”—Bookreporter
 
“[An] emotionally charged romance.”Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804177863
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Series: Rose Harbor
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 3,481
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber, the author of Starting Now, The Inn at Rose Harbor, Angels at the Table, A Turn in the Road, 1105 Yakima Street, Hannah’s List, and Twenty Wishes, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Eight of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, with three debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists. In 2009 and 2010, Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle were Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year. Debbie Macomber has more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide.

Biography

Publishing did not come easy to self-described "creative speller" Debbie Macomber. When Macomber decided to follow her dreams of becoming a bestselling novelist, she had a lot of obstacles in her path. For starters, Macomber is dyslexic. On top of this, she had only a high school degree, four young children at home, and absolutely no connections in the publishing world. If there's one thing you can say about Debbie Macomber, however, it is that she does not give up. She rented a typewriter and started writing, determined to break into the world of romance fiction.

The years went on and the rejection letters piled up. Her family was living on a shoestring budget, and Debbie was beginning to think that her dreams of being a novelist might never be fulfilled. She began writing for magazines to earn some extra money, and she eventually saved up enough to attend a romance writer's conference with three hundred other aspiring novelists. The organizers of the conference picked ten manuscripts to review in a group critique session. Debbie was thrilled to learn that her manuscript would be one of the novels discussed.

Her excitement quickly faded when an editor from Harlequin tore her manuscript to pieces in front of the crowded room, evoking peals of laughter from the assembled writers. Afterwards, Macomber approached the editor and asked her what she could do to improve her novel. "Throw it away," the editor suggested.

Many writers would have given up right then and there, but not Macomber. The deeply religious Macomber took a lesson from Job and gathered strength from adversity. She returned home and mailed one last manuscript to Silhouette, a publisher of romance novels. "It cost $10 to mail it off," Macomber told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2000. "My husband was out of work at this time, in Alaska, trying to find a job. The children and I were living on his $250-a-week unemployment, and I can't tell you what $10 was to us at that time."

It turned out to be the best $10 Macomber ever spent. In 1984, Silhouette published her novel, Heartsong. (Incidentally, although Heartsong was Macomber's first sale, she actually published another book, Starlight, before Heartsong went to print.) Heartsong went on to become the first romance novel to ever be reviewed in Publishers Weekly, and Macomber was finally on her way.

Today, Macomber is one of the most widely read authors in America. A regular on the New York Times bestseller charts, she is best known for her Cedar Cove novels, a heartwarming story sequence set in a small town in Washington state, and for her Knitting Books series, featuring a group of women who patronize a Seattle yarn store. In addition, her backlist of early romances, including several contemporary Westerns, has been reissued with great success.

Macomber has made a successful transition from conventional romance to the somewhat more flexible genre known as "women's fiction." "I was at a point in my life where I found it difficult to identify with a 25-year-old heroine," Macomber said in an interview with ContemporaryRomanceWriters.com. "I found that I wanted to write more about the friendships women share with each other." To judge from her avid, ever-increasing fan base, Debbie's readers heartily approve.

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Macomber:

"I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness.' I've always been a creative speller and never achieved good grades in school. I graduated from high school but didn't have the opportunity to attend college, so I did what young women my age did at the time -- I married. I was a teenager, and Wayne and I (now married nearly 37 years) had four children in five years."

"I'm a yarnaholic. That means I have more yarn stashed away than any one person could possibly use in three or four lifetimes. There's something inspiring about yarn that makes me feel I could never have enough. Often I'll go into my yarn room (yes, room!) and just hold skeins of yarn and dream about projects. It's a comforting thing to do."

"My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers -- it's what my children call my ‘dead author wall.' I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few."

"I'm morning person, and rip into the day with a half-mile swim (FYI: a half mile is a whole lot farther in the water than it is on land) at the local pool before I head into the office, arriving before eight. It takes me until nine or ten to read through all of the guest book entries from my web site and the mail before I go upstairs to the turret where I do my writing. Yes, I write in a turret -- is that romantic, or what? I started blogging last September and really enjoy sharing bits and pieces of my life with my readers. Once I'm home for the day, I cook dinner, trying out new recipes. Along with cooking, I also enjoy eating, especially when the meal is accompanied by a glass of good wine. Wayne and I take particular pleasure in sampling eastern Washington State wines (since we were both born and raised in that part of the state).

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    1. Hometown:
      Port Orchard, Washington
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 22, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Yakima, Washington
    1. Education:
      Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Short

    35ish pages...more like a prequel...the story was sweet but ended too quickly.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Short story

    Short introduction to future novel series, I presume. No plot or character development, but several story lines left hanging.

    Disappointing.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    O

    This is why i hate short stories. Too short to even invest in a storyline. And for these blamed kids on here.....please go somewhere else and play your stupid games. I come here to read reviews not have to scroll thru a bunch of stupid roleplaying posts of kids playing games. Take your games to a web site or a play ground, this is for books that grown ups read!!!!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Very disappointing....I did not realize that this book was only

    Very disappointing....I did not realize that this book was only 44 pages.  Story lines did not get a chance to be fully developed.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2013

    Lost and Found In Cedar Cove is an eshort in the Rose Harbor ser

    Lost and Found In Cedar Cove is an eshort in the Rose Harbor series by popular American author, Debbie Macomber. As Jo Marie discusses plans for her rose garden and gazebo with her prickly handyman, Mark Taylor, she realises her closest companion, her dog Rover, is absent. After a search of the grounds, Jo Marie spends an anxious afternoon searching for him. But Rover appears to have plans of his own that involve a certain pair of teens. Cedar Cove favourites, Grace and Olivia make a brief appearance, but the show is stolen by the handyman, who goes to new lengths to be contrary and curmudgeonly. As a bonus, there is a preview of the next Rose Harbor novel, Rose Harbor in Bloom. Sweet.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    rip off

    This should be free. Not enough of a story to even bother reading. All I could think was Really? This is all!?

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Eh.

    Nothing special, I wouldn't recommend it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Excellent little short story

    Jo Marie lost Rover, but Rover was on a mission helping two young teenagers who needed to be found. After Amanda and Travis learned a little bit abouteach other, Rover let himself be found. Animals always have this special abilty in helping humans. Excellent story.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    So short.....good reading though...

    So short.....good reading though...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

    This was a cute, sweet tale that really gets you into the feel o

    This was a cute, sweet tale that really gets you into the feel of Cedar Cove.  Macomber takes off with her same, brilliant storytelling, never letting you go.  Although not an overly in depth story, being that it is a short story not a novel, the story itself is quite well developed.  You get to know a bit about this community as well as about the community of Cedar Cove as well as its residents.  It was a story that left me with a warm, fulfilled feeling at the ending, which is the point.  It was a brilliant, albeit quick read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.  

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

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    Dog Lovers Must Read

    Another sweet story from Cedar Cove. Perhaps a bit predictable but lovable all the same. I can't get enough! Curl up with a cup of tea visit Cedar Cove - you'll be glad you did.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

    This was a great little short story to keep us up to date with t

    This was a great little short story to keep us up to date with the Rose Harbor series. I hate to see all the people complaining and giving 1 or 2 stars because the book was too short. If they had looked at the product details, it clearly states that the book is 36 pages.You cannot get a full length novel in 36 pages, now can you? It actually DID load to my Nook and I enjoyed it very much. It was worth $.99.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Makes me want to read the rest of the series.

    If you'd like a little stay-cation, "Lost and Found in Cedar Cove," is a nice read. I met new characters and look forward to reading a good story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

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    I love all of Debbie Macomber's books. This short story captures your heart quickly and is a fast-moving read. I enjoyed it as I do all of her stories.

    There are times when I don't want a deep and serious story. This short story lifted my spirit and was perfect.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2013

    Short story is a sweet taste

    Debbie Macomber brings you back for a quick trip to visit your favorite location to take a mental vacation.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2013

    Good story

    Good story. I enjoyed it very much !

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Recommend

    Debbie writes wonderful books. One feels like they are right in the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Love her books

    I have not read this book yet, but I have never read a Debbie Macomber book that I did not love.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    The book was represented as an eBook to go on Nook. However, af

    The book was represented as an eBook to go on Nook. However, after purchasing it and waiting to weeks for the book to come out it is not a book that can be put on Nook. I was quite disappointed that Barnes and Noble would represent the book this way. I tried twice to reach Customer Service online to have it time out. I finally called and requested a refund.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    highly recommended

    As always, enjoy Debbie Macomber's work. Fun and interesting characters

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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