By Debbie Macomber

Having been born and raised in a relatively small town, as was my husband, it was a natural extension of my life as an author to create a series that was based on small town life as I know it. Where else would one find radio bingo or a local drug store that's also a post office, a liquor store and an ice cream parlor? That's small town life as I knew it.

The Cedar Cove series was popular with readers but it was beyond my imagination to ever think it would come to life on television. Hallmark Channel made that possible. You can imagine how thrilled I was to learn when Hallmark Channel decided to use Cedar Cove as the launch pad for their first scripted television series. We were even more elated when we learned that the series had been renewed for a second season. Season two starts with a wonderful two-part series called "Letting Go" that involves just about everyone from the first season. Naturally, each episode features Olivia, beautifully played by Andie MacDowell. She and Dylan Neal, who plays the role of Jack, are at the very center of the series. Of course the most important character is the town of Cedar Cove itself and all the personalities that make up the community. Typically, there's a bit of drama, a dash of suspense and more than a few tugs on the heart. So, my friends, welcome back to Cedar Cove. As always, Moon's got coffee brewing. Olivia's in the courthouse and Jack's looking for that big story for the newspaper. For more from Debbie, visit her website!