As often as I've seen Debbie Macomber's name on the bestseller lists, I admit that "Lost and Found in Cedar Cove" was my introduction to her work. In the story, Rose Harbor Inn owner Jo Marie and her handyman Mark Taylor were both likeable characters (okay, Mark was a bit of a curmudgeon, but he has a lot of potential). They'll get along just fine as long as Jo Marie keeps feeding him her homemade cookies. On the younger side, Amanda and Travis, high school seniors, didn't appear to have anything in common, but he needed to graduate to be able to play college football, and she was the best tutor around. The two couples' stories are tied together by the sudden disappearance of Jo Marie's beloved dog, Rover, with consequences that none of them could have predicted.
I enjoyed the story very much, and I liked Ms. Macomber's easy writing style. There was enough suspense about Rover's disappearance to keep me turning the pages of my Kindle until the ending, which was very satisfying.
Now that I've been introduced to Cedar Cove and some of its characters, I think I'll be back for more.