Review: The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber

The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Novel
Brand New Series
Ballantine Books (August 14, 2012)
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0345528926

The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Novel

Debbie Macomber takes us back to Cedar Cove, Washington for her brand new series. This series features Jo Marie Rose. She has came to Cedar Cove to make a fresh start after the death of her husband. She has purchased the local Bed & Breakfast and renamed it Rose Harbor Inn. Her surname may be Rose but there is not a single rose bush on the property, but there will be a rose being planted very soon.

Her first guest is Joshua Weaver. He has come to Cedar Cove after receiving a call from his stepfather’s neighbor telling him that the man was very ill. There is no love lost between Josh and his stepfather. The man kicked him out of the house before he even graduated high school. A friend of Josh’s from high school reenters his life. She hopes that with her help these two men can reconcile before it is too late.

Abby Kincaid arrives in town for her brother’s wedding. She hasn’t been back to Cedar Cove for twenty years. The town holds so many painful memories, she is almost wishing she had stayed in Florida. She runs into an old high school friend who suggests a lunch with all her old Cedar Cove friends. Abby agrees when her mother is invited too. This lunch is going to be a monumental event for Abby. Is she ready to face her past and try to move forward?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I am thrilled the Debbie Macomber is not done with Cedar Cove but taking the stories in a different direction. I loved it when characters from the previous series drop by the inn to introduce themselves to Jo Marie.

Like other books from this author the books are full of flawed characters who learn to forgive and fall in love again. This one had some real tearjerker moments so keep a tissue handy.

Jo Marie’s story is one many women are living today as their spouse doesn’t come home from Afghanistan and women have gone through forever back in time. Buying the inn to help her through her grief and feeling her husband’s presence in very special ways is so moving.

This series promises to be quite inspiring as Jo Marie is effected by guests and the way the guests are effected by Jo Marie and the folks of Cedar Cove. Macomber fans will love this and don’t worry if you haven’t read any of her books this is a great story to start your journey with Debbie Macomber.


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