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Summery: Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wise arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby’s father. David Rhodes had said he’d be in town. But he isn’t. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there’s no room at the local inn .

So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests but offer her a room over their stable (currently sheltering the animals—including a donkey and camel—for Cedar Cove’s Nativity pageant!)

When Mary Jo goes into labor that night, a young man named Mack McAfee, a paramedic, comes to her rescue, just as her brothers—the three Wyse men—show up in town. The people of Cedar Cove join them in celebrating the birth of baby Noel. But no one has more to celebrate than Mack. Because this Christmas brings him faith, hope and love. – debbiemacomber.com

For some reason I’ve never read Debbie Macomber. I have always meant to read her but never gotten around to it until now.I got a copy for one of the people I was Secret Santa to and it made me finally go and check out a copy from the library. A Cedar Cover Christmas is my first visit with the folks in Cedar Cove and I will be back for more soon.

With many similarities to The Christmas story-a pregnant Mary (Jo), 3 Wyse men, and a birth on Christmas Eve-this was just the story to help me feel in the holiday spirit. This was a fast read and it doesn’t require a lot of work and that’s just what I look for this time of year. The characters are all very sweet and everything works out for the best. It’s a nice story and right now I can use all the nice stories there are.

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