Mary Jo Wyse is a young single woman with a problem: she is nine months pregnant, and the father of her child no longer wishes to be involved in her life. She should have seen the signs when David stopped calling and could never find the time to visit or talk with her, but she continued to make excuses for him to her family – even though in her heart she knew he was gone.
Mack McAfee has had a number of jobs in his twenty-plus years, none of them as satisfying as his current employment. He’s come home to the little town of Cedar Cove to work as a paramedic. While he has come to love the people and the job, he is lonely and ready to settle down.
Grace and Cliff Harding have been blessed to find each other and share in a wonderful life. They are quick to share those blessings with anyone who comes across their path; that’s how they came to spend a very special Christmas Eve with Mary Jo Wyse and her family.
Mary Jo’s three brothers left their home to go in search of their sister. They are fraught with worry about the impending birth but insistent that the father of the child make things right. In their rush, they manage to remember the new baby and stop to pick up a gift for the new mother. The arrival of the three, bearing gifts, adds an interesting twist to this eternal Christmas story.
Author Debbie Macomber always brings her readers stories that make them think and characters who make them smile. Her Blossom Street ladies gave her fans people to love and an opportunity to be swept away to a quieter place. Each Christmas season, she returns with a story that helps to prepare our hearts. A Cedar Cove Christmas rewrites the traditional story in contemporary settings and allows the reader to think again of that young pregnant girl, traveling to a distant country and giving birth among the animals. This one is worth reading through in a day.