Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Inn at Rose Harbor (Rose Harbor #1) by Debbie Macomber
About Debbie Macomber
With more than 140 million copies of her books in print, Debbie Macomber is one of today's most popular authors.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes heartwarming tales about small-town life, home and family, enduring friendships and women who knit. Every book features the delightful sense of humor for which readers around the world clamor. Not bad for a woman who is dyslexic and didn't learn to read until she was in the fifth grade.
Being dyslexic did not deter the young mother of four from pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming published. She celebrated her first sale in 1982 when Silhouette Books acquired her manuscript, Heartsong. The book became the first category romance ever to be reviewed by Publishers Weekly. She was soon featured in Newsweek—and demand for her books quickly exceeded her wildest dreams.
Debbie is the author of the popular Cedar Cover series, Blossom Street series, and the Angel series. In 2012, she launches the Inn at Rose Harbor series.
The Inn at Rose Harbor (Rose Harbor #1)
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.
I have been a Debbie Macomber fan for a long time, and have read just about all of her books. Was so happy to find out that this book takes place in Cedar Cove, how I loved that series, and old friends.
When Jo Marie Rose buys the B&B at the Cove she changes the name to Rose Harbor Inn. Jo Marie is grieving the loss of her husband, and looking for a new start. So begins our new journey....we meet some of our beloved characters from before, but so far just a quick hello..hoping for more.
We meet new characters who are visiting the inn, both have their own problems, needing healing and forgiveness. Both have come for different reasons, and both dreading their visits.
We also meet the handyman, Mark, who comes to rescue, whether she wants him to or not, and he begrudgingly does so. He has a really gruff exterior, but keep wondering what is underneath, and if he is going to end up with Jo Marie. Guess will have to wait for the next book in this series.
We find a lot of closure in this book, and self healing. Also we bring a wonderful Dog into this, welcome Rover! I enjoyed this, and hope you will find this a refreshing read.
I got this book out of my Library, and the opinions are my own.
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