The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber

Title: The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
Rose Harbor Series Book One
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction
Length: 352 pages
Book Rating: B+


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.

The Review:

Debbie Macomber’s latest release The Inn at Rose Harbor is a beautiful novel about new beginnings, forgiveness, and healing. A weekend at the Rose Harbor Inn proves to be an emotional journey for B&B owner Jo Marie Rose, and two of her guests Joshua Weaver and Abby Kincaid.

Jo Marie Rose, the Rose Harbor Inn, and the B&B guests are the heart and soul of this delightful new series set in the fictional town of Cedar Cove. Jo Marie is a widow struggling with the grief over her husband’s death in Afghanistan. With this fresh start in her life, Jo Marie is slowly coming to terms with her loss and moving on with her life.

Jo Marie’s B&B guests both have painful histories in Cedar Cove. Their return to Cedar Cove provides them an opportunity to gain new perspectives on events from their respective pasts. Both of them renew old friendships and find new hope for their futures as they work through their emotional baggage.

The Inn at Rose Harbor is told from each of the three main characters points of view. The chapters alternate with each of their stories and their paths cross occasionally at the B&B. The individual stories are quite compelling and emotional. The resolutions to their story lines are wonderfully optimistic and realistic. Josh and Abby leave Rose Harbor Inn with much lighter hearts and promising new relationships.

The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber is an uplifting story of redemption, forgiveness and love. The story is heartfelt and the characters are three-dimensional and well-developed. It is a wonderful first installment to what promises to be an outstanding new series and I am looking forward to my next visit at the Rose Harbor Inn.

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One Response to The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber

  1. Timitra

    Sounds good-thanks Kathy!