Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Review of Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber

Read for: Reading Across the States & because I love this series
Synopsis: "Set in Cedar Cove’s charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber’s captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.

Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has met fascinating people from all walks of life, but none have piqued her interest quite like handyman Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends—and are becoming something more—yet he still won’t reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that he’s moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. As she grapples with Mark’s decision and tries to convince him to stay, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers.

Best friends Kellie Crenshaw and Katie Gilroy have returned to Cedar Cove for their ten-year high school reunion, looking to face down old hurts and find a sense of closure. Kellie, known as Coco, wants to finally confront the boy who callously broke her heart. Katie, however, wishes to reconnect with her old boyfriend, James—the man she still loves and the one who got away. As Katie hopes for a second chance, Coco discovers that people can change—and both look to the exciting possibilities ahead.

Heartwarming and uplifting, Silver Linings is a beautiful novel of letting go of the past and embracing the unexpected."

My Review: It took me a little while to get into this book since it had been so long since I read the previous one in the series. Once I did though I was totally wrapped up in the story and the characters. I enjoyed reading about Coco and Katie, it is funny to think about how much my view has changed since my own ten year reunion and now going on my 15, similar to the girls, those events in high school still affected me a little but now they don't even matter any more. It was interesting to watch the developments in their lives as they faced those people and events that made them who they are now. Jo Marie's story continues as well, I really like how Macomber set up this series with one long ongoing storyline and then each book also has a shorter book long storyline. Jo Marie has a rough time in this book and had some serious tear jerking moments, I was definitely tearing up and had to stop reading until I got home from work. It also has another cliffhanger ending with Jo Marie and Mark. I really hope the next book doesn't take too long to come out so that I can just jump right in without the settling in period again.
My Rating: I really enjoyed this book, I just wish I hadn't struggled to get back into the storyline at first, that is just simply because there was such a wide gap between publishing of the books (normally I get all the books in the series before starting to read them). I give it a rating of Four Paws!


  1. What is it with authors taking so long between books. I know they have lives but come on! ;) I'm glad you enjoyed this one. It sounds cute and I adore the cover.

    1. I know, right! They have us hanging on every word! I really do try to get all the books before starting a series but I started with the first novella when it came out for free and was hooked. Now I must anxiously await the next book!