The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
(Ballantine Books, 2012, 340 pages)
- 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.
I’m a big fan Debbie Macomber and I couldn’t wait to start reading her new Cedar Cove series. She writes with such warmth and compassion. She didn’t disappoint with this one, her first of many more to come, I hope. Debbie’s writing is easy and you can feel the emotion behind what she writes. A heartfelt story of healing, life, death, past friendships and starting over. I always love a feel-good story and Debbie Macomber never fails. Like other books from this author, this book is 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. I really enjoyed the first installment of this new series and it was great to see a few familiar faces along the way from the first Cedar Cove series. I can’t wait to read the second installment.