Debbie Macomber's sweet small-town romance series Cedar Cove is now a weekly television show on Hallmark starring Andie MacDowell! Check out Rachel's recaps of the 2-hours series premiere, episode 2, episode 3,episode 4, episode 5, episode 6, episode 7, episode 8, episode 9, episode 10, and episode 11. And now, onto her recap of the show's two-part Christmas special, episodes 12 and 13, “A New Life” and “Homecoming”:
One thing is for certain. After this two-part episode, Google-then-iTunes searches for the name “Hayley Sales” will escalate madly, as the singer-songwriter guest stars as Shelly, a pregnant vagabond who checks into the Thyme and Tide and finds a job at Moon’s Cafe in the space of about a second and a half. Gorgeous, silken-haired and golden-voiced, the lost waif awakens the curiosity of B&B matriarch Peggy Belden (Barbara Niven), whose husband Bob (Bruce Boxleitner) abjures her to stay out of their new guest’s business (“We’re a bed and breakfast, not a bed and rescue.”). He has much bigger things to be worrying over: Christmas decorations, for one.