First line: Almost home.
From the back cover:
Guess what? I'm falling in love! With Mack McAfee.
My baby daughter, Noelle, and I have been living next door to Mack since the spring. I'm still a little wary about our relationship, because I haven't always made good decisions when it comes to men. My baby's father, David Rhodes, is testament to that. I'm so worried he might sue for custody.
In the meantime, the World War II letters I found are a wonderful distraction. Both Mack and I are trying to learn what happened to the soldier who wrote them and the woman he loved.
Come by sometime for a glass of iced tea and I'll show you the letters. Plus I'll tell you the latest about Grace and Olivia, my brother Linc and his wife Lori (who tied the knot about five minutes after they met!), and all our other mutual friends. Oh, and maybe Mack can join us...
-Mary Jo Wyse
My thoughts: This is the tenth book in the Cedar Cover series and it is one of my favorites. I feel like I am catching up with old friends when I am reading this series. While the main storyline in 1022 Evergreen Place focuses on the relationship between Mack and Mary Jo (after all, that is their address!), we are able to find out what is going on with the other characters we've come to know. I love how each chapter is told from a different character's point of view. With all the switching back and forth, it makes you want to keep reading just to get back to everyone's story - it's almost, but not quite, as if there are mini-cliff hangers at the end of each chapter. I particularly enjoyed the mystery surrounding the letters Mary Jo found. It was interesting reading the brief history snippets about WWII that Mack and Mary Jo came across during their research. Of course, along the way, there are hints of future storylines and I cannot wait for the next installment of the Cedar Cove series to come out.
(I purchased this book.)