Author: Debbie Macomber
Where I got it: From NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber comes a heartwarming new series based in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove, where a charming cast of characters finds love, forgiveness, and renewal behind the doors of the cozy Rose Harbor Inn.
Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking a sense of peace and a fresh start. Coping with the death of her husband, she purchases a local bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to begin her life anew. Yet the inn holds more surprises than Jo Marie can imagine.
Her first guest is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather. The two have never seen eye to eye, and Joshua has little hope that they can reconcile their differences. But a long-lost acquaintance from Joshua’s high school days proves to him that forgiveness is never out of reach and love can bloom even where it’s least expected.
The other guest is Abby Kincaid, who has returned to Cedar Cove to attend her brother’s wedding. Back for the first time in twenty years, she almost wishes she hadn’t come, the picturesque town harboring painful memories from her past. And while Abby reconnects with family and old friends, she realizes she can only move on if she truly allows herself to let go.
A touching novel of life’s grand possibilities and the heart’s ability to heal, The Inn at Rose Harbor is a welcome introduction to an unforgettable set of friends.
There’s something so awesome about a small town story, especially from Debbie Macomber. Her books are always so fun to read, because they always make you smile. The Inn at Rose Harbor is no exception.
Jo Marie bought the bed and breakfast in Cedar Cove to get a new start after her husband’s tragic death in Afghanistan. Her friends and family all think she’s crazy to move so soon after his death, but she knows it’s the right move for her. She’s even more certain when she meets her first two guests – two people raised in this small town, returning with some serious baggage. Jo Marie is determined that her B&B will be a place of hope and healing for both herself, and her guests.
This was such a sweet book, but it left a lot of loose ends – I’m seriously hoping that it’s got at least a sequel, because there are things I want to know!!! As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the light read, and smile making storyline. Definitely a great book for some light summer reading!