The second book in Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series, 204
ROSEWOOD LANE, answers the question that's been puzzling her fans for months: What happened to Dan?
Grace Sherman's husband, Dan, suddenly disappeared with no
explanation in the first novel in the series, 16 LIGHTHOUSE ROAD.
Rumors suggested that he'd taken off with a new woman, but
even the private investigator Grace hired hasn't been able to find a single clue. ..so far.
While Grace and her daughters try to come to terms with
Dan's disappearance, her friends in Cedar Cove are her support system and her solace. But life isn't standing
still for them these days, either.
Justine, daughter of family court judge Olivia Lockhart,
has made a hasty marriage to childhood friend Seth Gunderson. Though they seem to be truly in love, a
former suitor is hoping she'll reconsider. He shows up to
press his suit just as Justine is feeling discouraged by her husband's long absences as captain of an Alaskan fishing
Olivia herself is finding the road to romance a bit rocky
as the man in her life, Jack Griffin, deals with his son's dismay over his girlfriend's unexpected pregnancy.
Jack's preoccupation with his son's problems coincides with
the reappearance of Olivia's former husband, throwing their future into turmoil, as well.
Everyone in town knows about the marital problems that are
worsening between Zach and Rosie Cox, and they wonder if he' s consoling himself with his new assistant -
which is what his wife suspects. As they get ready to
appear before Judge Lockhart, they need to prepare themselves for a dose of her special kind of justice. ...
Grace's daughters are showing the strain of dealing with
their dad's disappearance, too. Kelly, pregnant with her first - and long-awaited - child, is convinced that her father will return in time for the birth. Now she's outraged that her mother is filing for divorce without knowing Dan's fate.
For Maryellen, the loss of her father has reconfirmed her lack of faith in the male of the species -just when a new man, a photographer whose work she sells at the gallery she
manages, is catching her eye.
Then, just as the reasons behind Dan's disappearance are
revealed, a stranger comes to town, books into the local bed and breakfast - and turns up dead the next
morning! No one knows who he was or why he came to Cedar
Everyone in Cedar Cove is talking about babies, marriages,
a mysterious death, breakups and reunions - and life goes on in the little town.
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction