Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Review of Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber

Read for: Netgalley/ Requested Review/ I LOVE this series
This is the final book in the series, to see my reviews of the rest of the books click the links below.
Synopsis: "The much-anticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber’s beloved Rose Harbor series, set in the picturesque town of Cedar Cove, Sweet Tomorrows is a vibrant and poignant novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future—come what may.

Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he’s ever coming back. The Rose Harbor Inn barely seems the same without Mark, but Jo Marie can’t bear to lose herself in grief once more. Determined to move forward, she begins dating again, and finds companionship when she takes on a boarder who is starting a new chapter herself.

Recovering from a twice-broken heart, Emily Gaffney, a young teacher, is staying at the inn while she looks for a home of her own. Having given up on marriage, Emily dreams of adopting children someday. She has her eye on one house in particular—with room for kids. Although Emily’s inquiries about the house are rudely rebuffed, her rocky start with the owner eventually blossoms into something resembling friendship. But when the relationship verges on something more, Emily will have to rethink what she truly wants and the chances she’s willing to take.

The inn seems to be working its magic again—Emily opening herself up to love, Jo Marie moving on—until Jo Marie receives shocking news.

With Debbie Macomber’s trademark charm and wisdom, Sweet Tomorrows brings to a close the journeys of cherished characters who feel like old friends. Macomber has created an enchanting place in the Rose Harbor Inn that readers will never forget."

My Review:  I have been following this series from the very first novella, and have loved the emotional journey every step of the way. This book is the conclusion of the series and that made it a very bittersweet book to read. I actually kept putting it off and would only read a few pages at a time because I didn't want it to end but then ended up binge reading it over the weekend. It was an extremely emotional book, I was a blubbering mess more than once throughout the book. I have to say that I enjoyed the appearances of several of the characters from the various books and the connection of Emily in the story. I must say though that I found Mark to be a much different character, I really loved his gruff, closed off, short answer personality, the brief chapters of his perspective were not what I remember him being like. This was definitely a great book to end the series with, plenty of ups and downs and emotional experiences. I do have a few unanswered questions but then if everything was wrapped up nicely in a bow I don't think I would have enjoyed it quite as much.
My Rating: While I wish this series could continue forever, I think that this was a beautiful conclusion.  I can't help but give this a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
You can find out more about Debbie Macomber, the Rose Harbor Series and her other works on her Goodreads Page or Website.
Sweet Tomorrows has not yet been released, it will be available on August 2nd, but it is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many other book sellers.


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed the series as a whole. There's series I haven't finished yet because I don't want to say goodbye to the characters.

    1. It is so hard but at least I can always revisit them whenever I want by re-reading the books.

  2. I want to climb into that cover and stay in that hammock forever!